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Ceasefire with 3 Naga groups extended

Published: 2nd May, 2022

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The Centre has extended ceasefire agreement with three Naga groups for further period of one year. 

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Which are those three insurgent groups of Nagaland?

The ceasefire agreement is in operation between the Centre and the three insurgent groups of Nagaland namely:

  • National Socialist Council of Nagaland-NK (NSCN/NK)
  • National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Reformation (NSCN/R) and
  • National Socialist Council of Nagaland-K-Khango (NSCN/K-Khango).

About Naga Ceasefire Agreements:

  • The Naga groups include NSCN-NK, NSCN-R and NSCN-K-Khango.
  • All these groups are breakaway factions of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) and National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K).
  • This agreement is a significant boost to the Naga peace process and in line with Prime Minister of India's vision of 'insurgency free, prosperous North East'.
  • In September 2021, the Centre had entered into a one-year ceasefire agreement with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (K) Niki Group.
  • The Centre had earlier signed a “Framework Agreement” with the NSCN (IM) in August 2015.

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