In 1995, the Chin National Army aided the Indian army’s Operation Golden Bird to intercept a weapons shipment by the PLA and other Indian rebels via Myanmar territory.
A stable Myanmar is in India’s interest. In the short term at least, New Delhi will avoid antagonizing the junta, which could play into the hands of regional rival China.
Can the Chin National Army successfully capitalize on Indian frustration at the cozy ties between the Tatmadaw and anti-New Delhi insurgents?
Amid a changed security landscape since the Feb. 1 military coup, the Indian rebel group and others appear to be reasserting their presence inside Myanmar.