Incident Summary:

10/10/2017: Assailants armed with greandes and firearms attacked an Indian Army base in Niausa, Arunachal Pradesh, India. There were no reported casualties in the ensuing clash. The National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Arunachal Pradesh


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Longding district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Indian Army
Specific Description Military Base
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
A grenade and AK-47 and AK-56 assault rifles were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Rebels attack army camp," The Telegraph (India), October 10, 2017.
"NSCN-K fires on Army camp, forced to flee," Asian Age, October 10, 2017.
"India: Army base attacked in Arunachal," The Tribune Online, October 10, 2017.