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Cease fire between GoI and 2 factions of NSCN and extended for one year

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Imphal, April 21,

The ceasefire agreement is between the central government and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Reformation) and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland(Neopao Konyak/Kitovi) has been extended for one more year with effect from April 28.
Reports reaching here said that the agreement was signed on Thursday by Joint Secretary Satyendra Garg on behalf of Home Ministry, Jack Jimomi, supervisor GPRN/NSCN) and Viniho Kiho Swu, co-supervisor) on behalf of NSCN/NK, and Toshi Longkumer on behalf of NSCN/R.
The two armed rebel groups, which operate in Nagaland, are among several other armed groups of the state such as NSCN (Isak-Muivah) and NSCN (Khaplang).
While the NSCN(I-M) has entered into a ceasefire agreement in 1997 and has been maintaining it since then, the NSCN(K) had abrogated the peace talk in March 2015.
After abrogating the ceasefire, Khaplang’s rebels went on a killing spree, attacking Indian soldiers in Nagaland and Manipur. The outfit mounted a deadly ambush on an army convoy in Manipur’s Chandel district on June 4, 2015, killing 18 soldiers.

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