Signs peace deal with key Naga faction:–The union government and the key Naga faction NSCN-IM on august 3, 2015 signed a peace accord aimed at ending India longest running insurgency, Caping protracted peace talks that began in 1997.
The accord was signed by Thuingaleng Muivah, general secretary of the national Socialist Council of Nagalism-IM and one of the key leaders who had spearheaded the rebel movement in Nagaland, on the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
FROM WAR TO PEACE
- April 1, 1937: Naga areas brought directly under British Crown.
- Dec 1, 1963: Nagaland becomes a state after six years of being a union territory.
- Nov 11, 1975: shilling accord signed between New Delhi and nags but rejected by rebels.
- Jan 31, 1980: rebel leaders Isak Chishi Swu, Thuingaleng Muivah and SS Khaplang from national socialist council of Nagaland seeking self rule.
- April 30, 1988: Khaplang breaks away to from NSCN-K; the other group is called NSCN- Isak Muivah.
- July 25, 1997: India announces three-month ceasefire with NSCN-IM.
- March 27, 2015: NSCN-K junks ceasefire.
- Aug 3, 2015: PM announces signing of Naga peace Accord.
The insurgency bin Nagaland began within years of India’ s independence from Britain in 1997, with tribal leaders from the region that was part of the undivided Assam saying the area was never part of India it is regarded as the world longest running insurgency.