Nga-Ye-Pan Military Operation

Nga-Ye-Pan Military Operation Phase 1

                  Col. Than Shwe (now Senior General Than Shwe) of the Ministry of Defence giving instructions to
                       the responsible officials on the activities to be carried out by Operation Nga-Yi-Pan phase (6).

       In addition to Moe Hein Military Operations, where Tatmadaw had engagements with the enemy and destroyed opium refineries, poppy fields were also destroyed by Nga-Ye-Pan Military Operations, Phase 1 to 8. Phase 1 of the Nga-Ye-Pan Military Operations were carried out in 30 townships in Eastern Command region in the Shan State, from 25 October 1980 to 24 February 1981. Tatmadaw, People's Police Force and National races joined hands and destroyed 16076.43 acres of clandestine poppy fields.

                                         Popy fields being destroyed during the Operation Ngayepan phase (1)