Centre, NSCN-IM issue joint statement on Naga talks
Centre, NSCN-IM issue joint statement on Naga talks [Security]
Almost a year after the framework agreement on Naga peace talks was finalised, Centre and NSCN-IM issued a joint statement saying they were “closer than ever before to final settlement and hope to conclude it sooner than later.”
The Centre had signed framework agreement with NSCN-IM on August 3, 2015 at a much-publicised ceremony at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence.
The signing of the framework agreement came after over 80 rounds of negotiations that spanned 18 years with first breakthrough in 1997 when the ceasefire agreement was sealed.
The prolonged illness and the death of NSCN-IM Chairman Isak Chishi Swu adversely impacted the process and his departure is a big loss for both sides.