Fortify Rights said Myanmar’s air force ‘dropped bombs on both sides of the Myanmar-India border’ in raids this week.
India should stop Myanmar’s warplanes from entering Indian airspace during operations by the military regime to bomb targets in areas near the Indian border, an international human rights group has said.
Fortify Rights claimed that Myanmar’s air force had “dropped bombs on both sides of the Myanmar-India border” in deadly attacks on Tuesday and Wednesday against an ethnic-Chin rebel group.
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Five Chin National Front (CNF) soldiers were killed, including two women, in the air raids which reportedly started on Tuesday when bombs were dropped on the ethnic armed group’s Camp Victoria in Myanmar’s Chin state, which abuts India’s Mizoram state, the rights group said.
Two bombs dropped by the Myanmar air force also landed on the Indian side of the border, near the village of Farkawn in Mizoram’s Champhai district, the rights group added, though no injuries were reported on the Indian side.
“New Delhi shouldn’t tolerate the junta’s incursions on its airspace, and Indian authorities should do everything in their power to ensure the security of civilians and border areas,” Fortify Rights chief executive officer Matthew Smith said in a statement on Thursday.
“India must not allow the junta to continue destabilizing the region by using Indian airspace in its attacks and should support efforts to hold the junta accountable for its crimes,” he said.