2015 Manipur ambush

United Liberation Front of Western South East Asia (UNLFW) separatists ambushed a military convoy in Chandel district on 4 June 2015, resulting in the loss of life for eighteen soldiers of the Indian Army. Fifteen soldiers also suffered serious injury. The United Liberation Front, a separatist group operating in North-east India, publicly claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.[1]

2015 Manipur ambush
Part of the insurgency in Northeast India
Date4 June 2015
 India United Liberation Front of Western South East Asia (UNLFW)
Units involved

 Indian Army

National Socialist Council of Nagaland-K (NSCN-K)
Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup
Casualties and losses
18 killed
15 wounded

In response to United Liberation Front attack on Indian troops, Indian military successfully carried out a cross-border operation into Myanmar. Indian officials confirm that the cross border operation resulted in the death of 15-20 separatists belonging to NSCN-K who were believed to be responsible for the attack on Indian armed forces in Manipur.[2][3] However, Myanmar government rejected Indian claims and stated that the Indian military operation against separatists took place entirely on Indian side of the border and Indian troops did not cross Myanmar's border.[4][5]

NSCN-K have suffered casulity. According NSCN-K, Indian troops attack 2 camp belonging to NSCN-K and NSCN-IM. The Indian government has claimed more than 120 militants have been neutralised.[6]


  1. ^ "Ensuring Peace in the Northeast".
  2. ^ "Manipur massacre: Indian Army hits back, kills 20 insurgents in Myanmar". Firstpost.
  3. ^ "Manipur attack: Indian Army hunts down insurgents along Myanmar border". Zee News.
  4. ^ "Government denies India operation took place inside Myanmar". Myanmar Times. 11 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Myanmar denies Indian Army raid inside its territory". 11 June 2015. Archived from the original on 14 June 2015.
  6. ^ "NSCN(K) challenges Indian Army to display bodies of those killed in attack". Economic Times. 11 June 2015.