The escalating situation along the Indo-Myanmar border has led to a surge in the number of displaced individuals seeking safety in Mizoram. Authorities are closely monitoring the situation, and efforts are underway to provide aid and support to those affected by the recent developments. The influx of refugees highlights the impact of geopolitical tensions on civilian populations in the border regions.
The refugees, hailing from Myanmar, entered Mizoram’s Champhai district following the airstrikes. According to reports, several individuals who sustained injuries during the Myanmar army airstrike have crossed the international border and were promptly admitted to hospitals in Mizoram for necessary medical treatment.
James Lalrinchhan, Deputy Commissioner of Champhai district, told ANI over the phone that, around 2000 Myanmar nationals have entered Champhai district following the fresh incident. “Several injured Myanmar nationals also entered into Champhai district by crossing the international border,” Lalrinchhan told ANI.
Further details are awaited in the case.
This comes as Myanmar’s military junta is facing its biggest test since taking power in a 2021 coup after three ethnic minority forces launched a coordinated offensive in late October, capturing some towns and military posts, Reuters reported.Last week, the military-installed president said that Myanmar was at risk of “breaking apart” because of an ineffective response to the rebellion.
As per Reuters, the new combat will be another blow for the junta which is increasingly stretched amid mounting armed opposition, fuelled by anger over the coup and crackdown.