As the well-planned and surgical strike against terror camps across the India-Myanamar border sent a clear message that New Delhi will not tolerate the scourge, highly placed sources said Wednesday that more such operations could be mounted in future if the situation warrants.
"More such attacks may take place if there are intelligence inputs of a threat (of the kind of attack May 4 in Manipur that claimed the lives of 18 Indian Army soldiers and injured many more). The forces are always ready for such operations," a senior officer told IANS, on condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to speak to the media.
According to sources, elements of 21 Para (SF) of the Parachute Regiment that carried out the strike on Tuesday did not suffer any losses but caused "significant casualties" among the terrorists.
Officially, the army has not released figures for militants killed in the attack but these are estimated to be between 15 and 25.
Sources said the camps that were attacked were a few kilometers inside Myanmar border, but refusing to name the exact location.
"The camps were a few kilometers inside the Myanmar border," the sources told IANS.
The paratroopers were flown to the target in the indigenous Dhruv advanced light helicopters.
The Additional Director General of Military Operations, Maj. Gen. Ranbir Singh had said on Tuesday that the Myanmarese authorities were taken into confidence ahead of the attack.