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After the attack, India asked fighters from Myanmar to close the airspace.

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“India should prevent Myanmar fighter jets from entering Indian airspace during the operations by the military regime of bombing,” said an international human rights group. Fortify Rights claims that Myanmar’s air force “dropped bombs on both sides of the Myanmar-India border” on Tuesday and Wednesday. 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, but no casualties were reported on the Indian side, the human rights group added.

Salai Htet Ni, a spokesman for the CNF, which claims to represent the mainly Christian Chin minority located in western Myanmar, said on Wednesday that seven bombs were dropped.“Some of our houses were destroyed by their air strike. One bomb landed on the Indian side,” he told AFP news agency. Media based in Chin state carried footage of what was claimed to be a Myanmar fighter jet and the damage inflicted on Camp Victoria and the site where a bomb landed inside India.

According to AFP, the number of CNF fighters has declined in recent years and the group signed a ceasefire with the Myanmar military in 2015. However, the CNF has since struck a deal with forces fighting the military government that seized power in Myanmar in February 2021.

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