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Govt extends ceasefire with 2 Naga armed groups till 2018


New Delhi : The government has extended the ceasefire with two Naga armed groups — National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Reformation (NSCN-R) and National Socialist Council of Nagaland NSCN-Nekpao-Kithovi (NSCN-NK) — till April 27, 2018, it was announced on Tuesday.

The decision was taken during a meeting between Home Ministry officials and the Ceasefire Supervisory Board of both the Naga factions here.

“A ceasefire is in operation between the Indian government and NSCN-R and also between the government and NSCN-NK. It was decided to extend the suspension of operation with NSCN-R and NSCN-NK for a further period of one year with effect from April 28, 2017,” said an official statement.

The Home Ministry team was headed by Satyendra Garg, Joint Secretary (North East), while the NSCN-R was led by Imlongnuski Chang and NSCN-NK by Jack Zhimomi — both supervisors of respective Ceasefire Supervisory Board.

Besides NSCN-R and NSCN-NK, there are several other armed groups of Nagaland such as NSCN-Isak-Muivah, NSCN-Khaplang and Naga National Council.–IANS

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