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Union Government signed historic peace accord with NSCN (I-M)

The signing of the pact is the end of over 80 rounds of negotiations that spanned 16 years with first breakthrough in 1997 when ceasefire agreement was sealed.

Aug 4, 2015 11:11 IST
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National Socialist Council of Nagaland Isak-MuivahUnion Government on 3 August 2015 signed a landmark peace accord with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland Isak-Muivah (NSCN (I-M)), putting an end to almost two decades long pending peace talks.

The signing of the pact is the end of over 80 rounds of negotiations that spanned 16 years with first breakthrough in 1997 when ceasefire agreement was sealed.

The accord was signed at the Prime Minister's official residence 7 RCR, New Delhi in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, the NSCN (IM) leader Th. Muivah, and government's interlocutor for Naga peace talks RN Ravi.

RN Ravi inked the document on behalf of the Union government, while NSCN (IM) chairman Isak Chishi Swu and general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah were the signatories on behalf of the Naga organisation.

However, NSCN-Khaplang (NSCN-K), the faction of the NSCN which broke away in 1988 was not part of the settlement.

Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM)
Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) is a Naga outfit operating in Northeast India. The group was named after its two leaders, Isak Chishi Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah.

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