India nudges Myanmar crackdown on Naga rebels

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  1. Myanmarese army has taken control of the headquarters of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN), Khaplang group, situated in the Myanmar’s Sagaing Region.
  2. NSCN aims at forming ‘Nagalim’ or Greater Nagaland which would consist of all Naga inhabited areas of North-East and some areas in adjoining Myanmar.In 1988,NSCN got split due to differences on talks with India.The two groups formed are: NSCN(IM) formed by Isak Chisi Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah and NSCN(K) formed by S. S. Khaplang.
  3. In 2015, the NSCN (IM) faction entered into peace talks with the Indian government.On the other hand,NSCN(K) had established their base in Myanmar and were involved in strikes against Indian Security Forces.
  4. The Naga Peace Accord was signed between the Government of India and the Naga armed groups headed by the NSCN-IM in 2015. The accord seeks to end the Naga insurgency.