CHRONOLOGY: 2016

  • June 28: Isak Chishi Swu, chairman of the Isak-Muivah faction of National Socialist Council of Nagaland, dies at a private hospital in Delhi at 12.40 pm. He was 87. Swu, hailing from Zunheboto district of Nagaland, had been undergoing treatment for renal and other internal organ complications for more than a year. Once a dreaded rebel along with NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah, Swu was one of the principal signatories of a ceasefire agreement in July 1997 that helped usher in peace in secessionism-battered Nagaland. Talks thereafter led to the Framework Naga Accord in August 2015.

 

CHRONOLOGY: 2015

  • January 13: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh reiterates that there will be no talks with militant outfits that indulge in violence, though doors are open for parleys with others.
  • January 14: Joint team of Police and NIA arrests three militants of NDFB-IKS from Kohima. The arrested militants are identified as ' commander of 3rd battalion', Ajoi Basumatary alias B Buhum (32); ' forest secretary', Dilip Basumatary alias Bir Baisa (40) and ' deputy commander' 14th battalion, Khamrei Basumatary alias udla (35).
  • January 17: The apex civil organizations of 'Eastern Nagaland' declare the districts of Tuensang, Mon, Longleng, and Kiphire as "No tax zone on teaching community" on account of "the poor educational stagnancy and economic condition" the region
  • January 23: Shambhu Singh, Joint Secretary for North East in Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) states that a massive security alert has been sounded across Northeast India after separatist rebels announced a boycott of the Republic Day celebrations on January 26.
  • January 27: NIA files charge sheet before the Special NIA Court Dimapur against five Police officials of Nagaland Police, including an SP on charges of allegedly selling government ammunition to militants. The accused are identified as Enyimi Chakhesang, Sejongmong Sangtam, James Ovung, Longlise Sangtam and Sashitsungba Longcher. They have been accused of being involved in smuggling arms meant for the department to NSCN-IM.
  • January 28: NSCN-KK has welcomes 29 'home comers' who have recently joined its fold. Twenty five of the cadres belonged to NSCN-K, two to NSCN-IM and one former IRB trooper.
  • January 29: NSCN-IM 'general secretary' Thuingaleng Muivah leaves Dimapur for New Delhi to resume talks with the Government of India. NSCN-IM 'chairman' Isak Chisi Swu is already in Delhi.
  • January 30: Two employees of Gayatri-Maytas, who were reportedly abducted by NSCN-K from Phek district, are rescued by a Sumi Hoho team. The rescued are identified as Devendra Kumar Gupta and Kalinga Sethi.
  • February 2: NSCN-IM president Isak Chishi Swu reiterates that the 'protracted war' waged 'to achieve an 'honorable solution' would continue and remind Nagas and others, that the issue of Nagas versus India and Burma (Myanmar) was not a contest of strength but to uphold 'the historical rights of the Naga people against 'belligerent powers'.
  • February 17: Assam-Nagaland border area is tense following attempts made allegedly some Nagas to build houses inside Assam territory. Reports say that, a group of people came to the areas under the B-sector of the Assam-Nagaland border area and threatened the Assamese people saying that they will build their houses in the area. Naga people came to Rajapukhuri, Romanbasti in Golaghat district on February 16 and asked the Assamese villagers to vacate the land.
  • February 25: NSCN-K states that “offensive operations” by Assam Rifles on its workers posted in various towns besides kidnapping several of its “people’s army personnel” on medical treatment have become daily routine. NSCN-K ‘public relations officer’ Isak Sumi and ‘secretary’ of CFSB Khekaho Rochill stated that NSCN-K would henceforth resort to equal retaliation in the event of any ‘provocation’.
  • February 26: According to The Assam Tribune, highly placed sources in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) made it clear that the Government is not keen on starting talks with any more militant outfit as enough opportunity was given to the ultra groups to shun violence and solve their problems through discussions.
  • February 26: : Union minister of state for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju in a written reply in Rajya Sabha stated that Government of India had been implementing a scheme for surrender-cum-rehabilitation of militants of North East region, since 1998, reports Nagaland Post. He said under the scheme, one time grant of Rs 150,000 and monthly stipend of Rs 3500 are given to surrendered militants, and in case of Manipur, he said one time grant of Rs 250,000 and monthly stipend of Rs 4000 per militant was given under a special surrender-cum-rehabilitation scheme formulated in 2012. He also added that Rs 155.5 million was released to North Eastern States payment of stipend to surrendered militants.
  • March 13: MHA is likely to reject any more extension of cease-fire agreement with NSCN-K.
  • March 15: The Union Government decides to complete the process of talks with NSCN-IM within this year, and the leadership of the militant outfit has also agreed to the Government's decision.
  • March 25: NSCN-K abandons its designated camp at Suruhuto in Zunheboto district against the backdrop of strong speculations that Government of India may not extend cease-fire. NSCN-K CFSB supervisor Wangtin Naga states that he was informed that a group of people under the command of ‘general’ Niki Sumi abandon the designated camp.
  • March 27: NSCN-K abrogates the 14-year old cease-fire agreement with Government of India after NSCN-K president and Chairman S.S Khaplang, along with other leaders resolved to abrogate it.
  • March 28: NSCN-K is heading for another split as SS Khaplang expelled Wangtin Naga, Supervisor of the outfit’s CFSB. Wangtin participated in the Cease Fire meeting with Government of India. In a statement NSCN-K says that ‘chairman and president’ of NSCN-K has expelled ‘kilonser’ (minister) Wangtin Naga and ‘kilonser’ Tikhak from both the ‘party’ and the ‘government’.
  • Marech 28: Expelled NSCN-K leaders Y Wangtin Naga and P Tithak decide to float a new Naga militant outfit. In a meeting held under the leadership of Y Wangtin Naga and P Tikhak unanimously resolved to disapprove the unilateral decision of Khaplang to abrogate the ceasefire.
  • March 30: Y Wangtin Naga and P Tithak, the two expelled leaders NSCN-K states that their new party "would work for peace and national reconciliation and build a better society for the Naga people", reports The Assam Tribune.
  • March 31: Prime Minister Narendra Modi assures a solution to the Indo-Naga peace talk within the next 18 months.
  • March 31: Military 'supervisor' 'lieutenant general' Niki Sumi of NSCN-K states that "peace and sovereignty" were indivisible components in the context of the "Naga struggle".
  • April 1: NSCN-IM says that the unresolved case between the Government of India and the Nagas will soon come to a negotiated and honourable conclusion. It also reiterates that the Government "truly admits futility of seeking military solution". Maintaining that both parties have "become more committed and mature to foresee a shared future"
  • April 5: NSCN-IM 'general secretary' Th Muivah states that the Naga sovereignty and integration are still on the talks agenda. He says that the NSCN had neither intentionally nor consciously given up on these issues as they remained the inherent rights of the Nagas. “We have not endangered the Naga people's aspirations on sovereignty and integration and neither will we in the days to come." Muivah informed the Nagas and all others that the Government of India and the Nagas, represented by the NSCN, are in the process of working out an honourable political solution acceptable to both. However, he noted that in a political negotiation, no party can expect cent per cent victory. "Political negotiation is a process of give and take between two entities or parties and we are moving forward positively."
  • April 6: Y. Wangtin Naga and P. Tithak form a new outfit, NSCN-Reformation.
  • April 7: Y. Wangtin Naga, 'co-convener' of NSCN-R states that top posts of the outfit were yet to be filled up and that some senior people are expected to join. He also states that NSCN-R would have to sign a ceasefire agreement with the Government of India. "I will write to the chairman of the Ceasefire Supervisory Board (CFSB), Lieutenant General. (retd) N.K. Singh, tomorrow to explain the status of the new organisation and also about the ceasefire. He will then have to take up the matter with the government".
  • April 7-8: NSCN-IM has carried out a series of consultation among the Nagas while Central leaders discussed the Naga issue with Chief Minister TR Zeliang, showing the seriousness of Naga peace talks.
  • April 8: NSCN-K reiterates that it would not compromise on 'naga sovereignty' and 'Pan-naga' identity and reaffirmed its abrogation of the cease fire with the Centre.
  • April 12: Joint Secretary (North-East) Shambhu Singh states that it may not be possible to construct fencing all along the border with Myanmar because of the terrain. But the Government may go for construction of fencing in the areas where such construction is feasible. He also added that so far, the Government of Myanmar is yet to take strong action to evict the camps of the militants from the territory of that country. According to an estimate, the total strength of Indian militants in Myanmar should be around 2,000.
  • April 16: Patrolling along the Indo-Myanmar border is intensified to check militant movement after NSCN-K abrogated the ceasefire. UMHA will soon impose night curfew along the border for an indefinite period and will allow movement of people only through designated routes.
  • April 20: NSCN-R claims that that the “basic idea” behind naming NSCN-Reformation was also its “humble attempt” to reform the Naga National movement by involving all the people. The ‘MIP’ secretary said they intentionally did not tag the name of the party with the name of the leaders as “it is neither a personal movement nor a private issue”.
  • April 23: NSCN(R) begins to draft modalities to sign a ceasefire by April 27, with the Government of India. A functionary of NSCN-R stated that both sides would have to meet and work out modalities, which would include truce ground rules, before signing the papers. The group also stated that they have more than 200 cadres who would be resettled in designated camps.
  • April 23: Nine north-eastern militant groups, including CorCom, ULFA-I, NSCN-K , UNLF have formed a joint front, United National Liberation Front of West South East Asia (UNLFW). At least three rounds of meetings were held among representatives of the outfits at undisclosed locations in Sagaing division of Myanmar over the last one month. SS Khaplang the ‘chairman’ of NSCN-K has been selected as the ‘chief’ of the ‘united front’.
  • April 27: NSCN-R signs a cease-fire agreement for one year with the Government of India.
  • April 27: NSCN-KK extends the cease-fire agreement for another year, with effect from April 28, 2015 as the existing agreement between the two parties expired on April 27, 2015.
  • April 28: The Government of India decides not to engage with NSCN-K any longer in the Naga peace process. The Government states that the earlier ceasefire agreement with NSCN-K is no longer valid.
  • April 29: Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju states that Northeast based militant outfits are procuring arms from Sino-Myanmar border towns and Southeast Asia.
  • April 30: Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari appeals to the insurgent groups of the Northeast region to shun violence and join the mainstream.
  • May 3: Eight Assam Rifles soldier and another soldier of 164 Naga Territorial Army Battalion are killed while nine troopers injured in two separate ambushes by NSCN-K at a place ten kilometres north east of Tobu town and opposite Border Post 148, between Changlangshu and Tobu town in Mon district. Three men died on the spot in the first ambush. Five troopers are killed in the second ambush. The Assam Rifles reinforcement party reportedly retaliated in which one NSCN-K militant was killed, while another who was injured, was dragged away by the other militants.
  • May 4: Newly floated conglomerate of militant group UNLFW claims responsibility for the ambush on Security Forces in Mon district on May 3.
  • May 4: Following withdrawal of NSCN-K from the ceasefire agreement with Government of India and involvement of militants belonging to the outfit in acts of violence including attacks on Security Forces, a full-scale operation is launched in Nagaland.
  • May 12: NSCN-IM senior functionary who attended the closed-door meeting between the Centre and NSCN-IM stated: "The talks were positive on the integration issue. We also discussed setting up of more designated camps in Naga-inhabited areas in neighbouring states”.
  • May 14: Government of India interlocutor R.N. Ravi briefed the people about the status of peace talks, at Khonoma village in Kohima district. Ravi said that the solution to the protracted Naga "political problem" will be comprehensive and not piecemeal. He also stated that tall outstanding issues, except a few have been resolved. He further added that NSCN-IM demand for ‘sovereignty’ was still on the table. He added that "sovereignty has different shades" and both sides were working on it.
  • May 15: R.N. Ravi says that sovereignty and integration were among the subjects on the agenda of NSCN-IM. He stated that sovereignty has many meanings and many shades” but it was still being discussed by both sides in order to move forward. He however made it clear, that if ‘sovereignty’ was to mean “total independence”, then it was ruled out. NSCN-IM has kept integration as its agenda and that both the parties are “just examining” on the “best possible way” to deal with it.
  • May 17: Assam Rifles and NSCN-K exchanged fire at an area between Wansoi, Langnok and Nokyan village in Tuensang. According to a security source, around 10 militants had entered from Pangsha, International Trade Centre area and were trying to get into Tunesang, Longleng and Mokokchung.
  • May 17: NSCN-R accuses Paresh Baruah led ULFA-I of using Khaplang. Wangtin Naga of NSCN-R states that NSCN-K had been reduced to a nominal head of the party and was controlled by Paresh Baruah. He says sovereignty has become just a subject for Khaplang to keep his kitchen fire burning.
  • May 20: Night curfew has been imposed in Indo-Myanmar border and Nagaland-Arunachal Pradesh inter State border. The order prohibits all vehicular movement, person or group in the 1km belt in Nagaland side bordering Myanmar and Arunachal Pradesh. The order has been put into force in view of the volatile situation following the cease-fire abrogation by NSCN-K.
  • May 30: One Assam Rifles trooper is injured in an ambush by NSCN-K militants at Kisama in Kohima district. Sources stated that there were around 10-12 militants involved in the ambush. The ambush, according to security officers, was retaliation against arrest of NSCN-K 'finance secretary' Khekaho Rochill from Dimapur on May 28 and arrest of Inavi Assumi and Toki Kinny who were arrested along Zunheboto-Kohima road via Chakabama in Dimapur district on May 26.
  • May 31: Taking serious note of the recent attacks on security forces in the Northeast by militant outfits, particularly Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh has categorically stated that the Centre is closely monitoring the security scenario in these states. He stated that Security situation in North Eastern states is being monitored regularly at various levels, with sustained counter insurgency (CI) operations against militant outfits".
  • June 4: 18 Indian Army soldiers are killed and 11 others injured when militants ambushed their convoy in Manipur’s Chandel district. Naga rebel outfit NSCN-K has claimed responsibilit
  • June 9: Indian Army's surgical strike deep inside Myanmar, bordering Manipur, lasted for about 45 minutes and over 100 northeast militants may have been killed in the operation, stated a Home Ministry source. On Nagaland border too, Army's special forces pursued militants into Myanmar and killed 15 insurgents. Indian Air Force choppers and drones assisted the Special Forces. Army declared officially and made it clear that it was not a one-off operation but symbolized its decision not to be constrained by borders and to be pre-emptive in dealing with terror threats.
  • June 9: Special Forces go across the border and are in “constant communication with Myanmar authorities”. The operations, which began at 7 am are conducted by 21 Special Forces (Para), along with troops of 27 Sector and 10 Sector of Assam Rifles (AR).
  • June 11: NSCN-IM which is in peace talks with Government of India expresses its desire to help security forces hunt down NSCN-K, reports Nagaland Post. But the offer was turned down.
  • June 12: Union Ministry of Home Affairs prepares a note for the Union Cabinet for declaring NSCN-K as outlawed after the June 4 ambush.
  • June 16: NSA Ajit Doval visits Myanmar. India is likely to push Myanmar to press NSCN-K to retract its decision to abrogate ceasefire with India and return to the negotiating table.
  • June 19: Myanmar refuses any more joint military operation against NSCN militants. According to sources, Myanmar told National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, who recently visited the country, that they have some “limitations”.
  • June 19: Government of India gives nod to reverse the “historical blunders” and “unconstitutional acts” of UMHA which through an executive order in 2005-06 had debarred the State Government from intervening into any law and order issue concerning NSCN.
  • June 19: RN Ravi, the chief interlocutor for Naga peace talks states that the focus of the Centre has been to reverse all those mistakes that have been dragging the peace-talks since 1997 without any solution.” He asserted that solution of the Naga peace talks was not possible without the pro-active and transparent involvement of all the stakeholders.
  • June 25: Myanmar Army positions itself nearer Indian border in a bid to choke the supply route of insurgents from the Northeast. Indian officials states that the current operation is aimed at insurgent camps operating in Taga of Myanmar which requires seven days of travel through dense jungles from Indo-Myanmar border.
  • June 27: According to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, over 600 people, including Security Forces have been killed in militant attacks and insurgencies in the north-eastern states of the country in the last four years. 614 people lost their lives, including 105 security personnel, in 3,493 militant attacks and extremist groups’ violence. Further as many as 721 militant and insurgents were killed by security forces between 2011 and May 31, 2015.
  • July 5: Arrested militants of NSCN-K reveal to interrogators that plans to attack Indian forces had been building up since February. The decision to end cease fire taken under pressure from Khaplang's military advisor Nikki Sumi and other members from Myanmar. A meeting held in Taga (Myanmar) had pressed for it in November 2014. The announcement was delayed as Khaplang wanted to secure his interests in Myanmar. Khaplang signed a ceasefire agreement with Myanmar in February.
  • July 10: According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Centre is planning to seek extradition of SS Khaplang, ‘chairman’ of NSCN-K for his role in creating disturbance in India. Sources said that the NIA which is investigating June 4 ambush is likely to make Khaplang one of the accused, following which Government of India will seek extradition from Myanmar.
  • July 11: Nagaland CM T.R. Zeliang urges the central government to convince NSCN-K to resume the ceasefire to avoid further violence in the State.
  • July 26: Government of India’s Interlocutor to the Naga peace talks, R.N. Ravi states that solution to decades long Naga political issue was likely to arrive within this year.
  • July 26: Home Ministry sources state that Myanmar assured India that it would not oppose operations by Indian security forces within the territory of that country if such operations are done in “hot pursuit” of militants and close to the international border. But at the same time, Myanmar wanted assurance from India that no citizen of that country would be harmed in such operations.
  • July 26: Commander in Chief of Myanmar Armed Forces Senior General Min Aung Hlaing makes an important four-day visit to India.
  • July 27: Naga Hoho and ENPO hold a consultative meeting in Dimapur to chalk out their plan to visit Naga militants in Myanmar. Though the date has not been finalised, the two organisations discussed about the State Government's proposal for them to meet S.S. Khaplang and request him to restart ceasefire.
  • July 29: Government of India and NSCN-IM are all set to sign a preamble to the agreement on the Naga political issue. The preamble has been drafted.
  • July 29: Myanmar expressed its commitment to deepening security and defence engagement with India. The commitment was conveyed by commander-in-chief of Myanmar Defence Services Senior General U Min Aung Hlaing
  • July 31: Naga organisations endorsed the demand for integration of Naga contiguous areas under one administrative unit in the agreement between Government of India and NSCN-IM. NSCN-IM sources said they would sign an agreement on a "pan-Naga" solution to the talks but Nagaland chief minister T.R. Zeliang told that after meeting representatives of Naga organisations that the demand for integration has not been dropped.
  • August 3: Government of India and NSCN-IM sign a peace accord at New Delhi. The accord is actually a "framework of agreement" that lays the broad contours under which new rules of the game will be written and signed. Reports state that negotiators had agreed to set up a mechanism to discuss decommissioning of arms now held by NSCN-IM. The Prime Minister stated that “Today, we mark not merely the end of a problem, but the beginning of a new future. We will not only try to heal wounds and resolve problems, but also be your partner as you restore your pride and prestige”.
  • August 3: R.N Ravi , the chief interlocutor of Government of India for Naga peace talks states that the agreement was signed in view of the request made by NSCN-IM ‘chairman’ Isak Chishi Swu, who wanted an agreement signed between the two entities in his lifetime. Emissary to collective leadership of NSCN-IM, V.S Atem, states that “we have agreed to share sovereign power with each other”.
  • August 3: NSCN-IM ‘general secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah states that “Better understanding has been arrived at and a framework agreement has been concluded, based on the unique history and position of the Nagas and recognising the universal principle that in a democracy sovereignty lies with the people.” Prime Minister stated that NSCN's accord will not only inspire other insurgent groups to return to peace but also want NSCN to be partners in protecting the eastern frontier with Myanmar
  • August 4: NSCN-KK ‘envoy to collective leadership, Alezo Venuh and ‘advisor’ to collective leadership, C. Singson said “it has nothing to do with us as it (Peace Accord) is for Muivah”. They also added that the group has no problem with “Naga Peace Accord” if the agreement was “good for Mr. Muviah and Southern Nagas”.
  • August 4: Adinno Phizo, ‘president’ of NNC stated that “Nagas are not Indians and Nagaland is not Indian territory.
  • August 4: Nagaland CM appeals to Nagas to come together to share their feelings, views and aspirations so that they could collectively work to find a better and effective way to facilitate the Naga peace process so as to arrive at a settlement that was honourable and acceptable to all.
  • August 4: Governor of Assam and Nagaland, PB Acharya stated that the territorial integrity of all the states would remain intact.
  • August 5: Naga Hoho appeals to Government of India and NSCN-IM to share the contents of the “Framework Agreement.
  • August 5: Government of India interlocutor for Naga Peace Talks R.N. Ravi briefed UMHA about the peace accord signed between NSCN-IM and GoI During a meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Sigh, he confirmed that the 'accord' was really a "framework agreement".
  • August 7: NNC-NA alleges that called ‘peace accord’ has flabbergasted the populace of Nagaland, when all the NPGs over ground or civil organisations were anxiously awaiting for an acceptable solution. NNC-NA also stated that said it would not accept and shall not be a party to the “Accord or disaccord”, until all the contents is revealed to the people.
  • August 12: NSCN-IM states that it has agreed to share sovereignty with Government of India.
  • August 12: NSCN-IM ‘general secretary’ Muivah, upon arrival at Dimapur airport, said they have agreed in principle to resolve the decades-old Indo-Naga political issue based on shared sovereignty. He appealed to the neighbouring states to understand the issue of the Naga people, which had been prolonged for decades. He said the Naga people would have to co-exist with the Assamese, Arunachalese and the Manipuris.
  • August 13: Two cadres of NSCN-K are killed in an encounter with 31 AR personnel at Tamatai area under Mokokchung district of Nagaland.
  • August 17: The ‘health minister’-cum-political advisor of NSCN-K Ngamsinlung Panmei is arrested from Lodi Colony area in New Delhi.
  • August 18: India asks Myanmar to hand over four top leaders of the NSCN-K including its chief S.S. Khaplang, holding them responsible for ambushing an Army convoy in Manipur in June 4. India sought the custody of the outfit’s military commander Niki Sumi, Kirichu and Asang, who were believed to have planned and supervised the attack.
  • August 20: Task Force constituted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, headed by JIC Chairman observes that villagers living along the India-Myanmar border areas are at the mercy of the militants and undesirable elements because of lack of presence of administration in the area. The Task Force pointed out that around three lakh people in around 250 villages are living in the 10-kilometre belt along the international border and as there is hardly any presence of administration in the area, the people are left at the mercy of “God, militants and undesirable elements”. The Task Force pointed out that there are around 20 “split villages” in the States of Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur. Half of the villages are located in India and the other half in Myanmar. The Task Force said that a survey of such villages should be conducted and the Indian citizens should be given identity cards so that they can be identified easily.
  • August 21: NSCN-KK states that Government of India should try to resolve the political issue of Nagas of Nagaland first while making clear that it will not accept the peace accord signed between NSCN-IM and Government of India.
  • August 22: NNC rejects the Naga peace accord signed on August 3.
  • August 25: Th Muivah ‘general secretary’ of NSCN-IM reaffirmed that the framework of the Naga Peace Accord should lead to an acceptable and honourable settlement of the Indo-Naga issue. It was also learnt that Muivah had spoken about the proposed ‘Pan-Naga Hoho’ that would look after the welfare of Naga areas which could not be included in the Naga integration due to geographical location. Muivah had revealed that Government of India had accepted it as part of the competencies. He said the ‘Pan-Naga Hoho’ will be a statutory body with certain powers having separate budget, and “very unique for the Nagas”.
  • August 25: NSCN-IM is recruiting fresh cadre from parts of eastern Nagaland. The recruitment drive was started immediately after the Naga accord was signed. NSCN-IM ministry of information and publicity admitted that the recruitment was on, but said it was “completely on a voluntary basis”. According to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, two army and four paramilitary battalions would be raised to accommodate the existing NSCN-IM militants, numbering around 5000.
  • August 26: Fifty six Nagaland legislators and over 50 members of NSCN-IM held a closed-door 3rd consultative meeting for over five hours at Chumukedima Police Complex in Dimapur. In the meeting, legislators raised concerns over non involvement of other Naga Political Groups in the ongoing talk. The legislators had reportedly suggested that before inking the final agreement, all the Groups should be taken on board for lasting and peaceful solution.
  • August 27: R.N. Ravi states that Naga Peace Accord is to be a ‘division of power’, with Nagas having absolute power. He cited the case with Article 371(A), contained in the 16-Point Agreement. He said though Nagaland enjoyed absolute safeguard as per the Article, the Centre would have ‘eminent domain’ and overriding power. Ravi said the first point in sharing sovereign power was that Nagas will be the ‘master’ and secondly, in case of minerals and resources “whatever is below and above land” will belong to Nagas. Ravi said sharing sovereign power will not be mere semantics or playing with words but that there will be a “genuine devolution” where Nagas will become “almost sovereign-like.” He said this was what Government of India translated in terms of uniqueness of Naga history. When asked if the issue of Article 371(A) only covered Nagas of Nagaland, Ravi replied that both the entities were “talking about Nagas comprehensively” and not only about Nagas of Nagaland. On the crucial issue of integration of Naga areas in the Northeast, Ravi admitted that it still remained in the agenda but added that it would have to be achieved through a democratic process, reports Nagaland Post. He made it clear, that physical integration in terms of boundary was not possible at this point of time, since Government of India was “not going to touch the boundaries of other States”. On inclusiveness of other Naga Political Groups, Ravi replied “when I say inclusiveness, we want all groups to join and share the ownership.” He said that the Government of India was serious about other groups joining the consultations and for which invitations were sent. Ravi also made it clear that there will be just one Interlocutor and one talk for the Naga issue. He said having several interlocutors and several talks could result in several solutions which would only make a “mockery of the Naga issue”. He said the settlement was not restricted to the NSCN (I-M) but with entire Nagas.
  • August 28: Reports state that at least six militants of NSCN-K militants are killed, when troops of 23 Assam Rifles and 21 Para commandos reportedly laid an ambush along the Pangsha International Trade Centre area, bordering Myanmar in Tuensang district.
  • September 1: Four member team of NMA led by its President Abieu Meru and adviser Rosemary Dzivichu, went to Myanmar via Pangsha and met senior leaders of NSCN-K. The team spent the night in the outfit's camp and met Niki Sumi and other top leaders. The team conveyed the people's desire for peace in Nagaland and urged the outfit to resume its truce.
  • September 3: A delegation of NMA which met NSCN-K leaders states that NSCN-K was not averse to resume ceasefire with the Centre and is also not against or in favour of the recently signed 'Peace Accord'. NMA advisor Rosemary Dzuvichu said the meeting with NSCN(K), which had unilaterally called off the ceasefire, and the four-member delegation of the association was held on August 31 in Tuengsang district on the international border with Myanmar.

CHRONOLOGY: 2014

  • January 3: Highly decomposed bodies of nine persons, who were blindfolded with hands tied and shot from close range, are found in a gorge area in Dimapur district. One of the bodies was identified to be of a missing Karbi student leader from Bokajan in Assam, the other eight bodies were yet to be identified.
  • January 5 : Police arrest four persons from Rotomi village of Zunheboto district in connection with the killing of a village headman's son in Assam's Karbi Anglong district . The four persons were picked up for the killing of DC Rongpi, son of Karagaon village headman Sar Rongpi on January 4. The four have been identified as Zhutovi Seme, Yeheka Chobhy, Yehakato Chobhy and the prime suspect Zakato Choby.
  • January 7: Sumi Baghi Hoho (Sumi general public meeting) at the Town Hall Zunheboto, under the aegis of the Sumi Hoho passed four resolutions among which was to delink all ties with NSCN-IM with immediate effect and therefore, all forms of taxations from Sumis to the NSCN-IM shall cease to exist.
  • January 14: Thirteen members of 'Naga armies' from NSCN-KK join NSCN-K.
  • January 16: The body of senior leader of the ULFA-I, Partha Pratim Gogoi, who was killed by his colleagues on January 15, is recovered in Upper Tiro village under Naginimora Police Station in Mon district .
  • January 22: Troops of 37- AR arrest one arms dealer, identified as, H Hukato Laboh (34), in Dimapur district.
  • January 23: One of Sumi Volunteers, Nipulo Chishi (19), injured during the December 28-30, 2013 confrontation between a group of people and cadres of NSCN-IM at Mukalimi village in Zunheboto district (Nagaland) died in Shillong (Meghalaya). He was shifted to Shillong recently after his condition deteriorated because of an injury in his abdomen.
  • February 1: Naga Hoho (apex body of Naga tribes of Nagaland) says that the NSCN-IM should openly admit the blunder particularly at the Sumi people for the crimes committed by its cadres and for not complying with the demand of the Sumi Hoho (apex body of Sumi Tribes) in the aftermath of the December 21 incident.
  • February 1; ACAUT reaffirms to stand by its 31 October 2013 resolutions on underground tax. ACAUT`s latest statement came after some businessmen in Dimapur market had revealed that a Naga militant outfit had served monetary demand letters to them few days ago. ACAUT held a meeting after BAN received complaints from its members about the Naga militant outfit`s extortion notes.
  • February 6: Troops of 29 AR arrest two alleged arms dealer along with one 7.65 mm pistol and one magazine with two live rounds of 7.65 mm. Assam Rifles states that the two accused identified as Motsuthung Lotha and W James Singh are handed over to West Police Station, Dimapur.
  • February 6: A committee of the ruling DAN meets a team of the NSCN-KK to push forward the ongoing reconciliation process between Naga militant groups. The committee will next meet the NSCN-K, followed by the NSCN-IM, the NNC and the FGN.
  • February 8: Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio after his five-day visit to Myanmar says his visit was to promote peace, better understanding and development. Nagaland Government has been urging both the Governments of India and Myanmar to focus on the suffering of Nagas in Myanmar, said Rio and appreciated Myanmar for giving recognition to the Naga community there and constituting the Naga Self-Administered Zone.
  • February 8: The East Dimapur Business Association (EDBA) says it is 'very concerned' that despite the ban based on the people's mandate, NSCN-IM is 'selling calendars in its jurisdiction.'
  • February 11: NPAC ( National Political Advisory Committee) demands that the State Government impose "total ban on all forms of illegal taxation in the state carried out in the form of entry tax, wholesale tax, retail tax, syndicates, etc. on essential commodities to rescue the people from the clutches of unbearable miseries." Reiterating that over 16 years of "Indo-Naga" political peace talk has failed to provide any signs of breakthrough, the committee urged the government of India and the negotiating parties to arrive at an early settlement without any further delay.
  • February 20: NIA is probing 15 cases in the Northeast region dealing with arms smuggling, providing arms to the militant groups by Police personnel amongst others.
  • February 21: NSCN-K informs that "all kinds of taxation" have been "banned in Naga country", "till further order comes into effect probably in the month of March, 2014".
  • March 1: Security forces arrest two NSCN-KK cadres during a joint operation in Chainejan near Kulajan in Wokha district. One .22 Pistol with magazine, seven .22 mm live rounds and five .5.56mm live rounds were recovered from the two identified as Leacy Chumbemo Kikon and Rajaoeo Robema Yanthan.
  • March 2: Troops of 23 AR neutralise "an arms factory" and arrested a person, Hatho Khimunagan, in Noklak area under Tuensang District. AR Public Relation Office (PRO) stated that three .22 pistols, seventeen rounds of live ammunition and tools used in manufacturing arms were recovered from his possession.
  • March 4: Steering Committee of the Eastern Nagaland People's Organisation (ENPO) at its consultative meeting held at Lempong Convention hall Longleng district Headquarter, declares to re-strengthen its resolve for a separate Frontier Nagaland state to be carved out of present Nagaland.
  • March 6: Former NSCN-K 'kilonser (minister)' Kughalu Mulatonu along with 'colonel' Vikato and 'Zunheboto town commander' 'Major' Heikhu and three cadres arrive at Khehoi camp in Dimapur district of the NSCN-KK in a bid to join the outfit.
  • March 12: 33 AR arrest three NSCN-IM militants from Coal Mines near Naginimora area in Mon district along with arms, ammunition and "other war like stores". The NSCN-IM cadres have been identified as Panreishang Tangkhul and Yalem Konyak from 'military wing' and Simon Konyak from a 'civil wing'.
  • March 15: Nine houses are set ablaze allegedly by encroachers in Khukuri basti area along the Nagaland–Assam border in Dimapur. According to Additional Superintendent of Police ( SP-Border, Assam) S Ali Ahmed, around 100 persons armed with sharp weapons, bows and arrows came to Khukuri basti village near Rangapahar border outpost under Dhansiri Police Station and set on fire nine houses.
  • March 16: ULFA-I 'commander in chief' Paresh Barua expresses his gratitude to NSCN-K, CorCom of Manipur, KLO, NDFB and other “brotherly organizations” for their cooperation and help extended to the ULFA over the years.
  • March 19: Representatives of NSCN-K, ULFA-I, NDFB-IKS and the Manipur-based PLA are to participate in the deliberations for creation of an umbrella organisation in Taga of Sagaing division in north-west Myanmar on March 20. The meeting is likely to be convened by NSCN-K 'chairman' S.S. Khaplang, an influential leader in parts of northern Myanmar. However, it is going to be ULFA-I 'commander-in-chief' Paresh Baruah who will be the main operator in the group.
  • March 24: Based on 'one government one tax' resolution passed on 31 October 2013 rally in Dimapur, the ACAUT Nagaland team begins its State-wide tour at Mon district to seek the mandate of the public and to get first hand information on the grievances faced by the public due to unabated taxation by militants.
  • March 26: Hundreds of people-- businessmen, students, NGOs and well wishers gathered at Town Hall Mokokchung District to attend the public meeting cum tour organized by ACAUT.
  • March 27: ACAUT Nagaland reaffirms its stand on "one government, one tax" in a year based on the resolution adopted on 31 October 2013 in Dimapur.
  • March 28: A two-day reconciliation meeting of three Naga militant groups including NSCN-IM, NSCN-KK and NNC/FGN in Dimapur under the banner of FNR concludes with the signing of "Lenten Agreement". The agreement was signed by six top leaders of the three groups. It states that, as agreed in the Naga Concordant signed on August 26, 2011, they have agreed "in principle to form the NNG".
  • April 11: Nagaland has 84.64 per cent of voter turnout in the Lok Sabha poll.
  • April 25: Representatives of Govt. of India and NSCN-KK agree to extend the cease fire for another year with effect from 25 April 2014. Joint Secretary (MHA-NE) Shambhu Singh signed on behalf of GoI while C. Singson, Supervisor of CFSB signed on behalf of the GPRN/NSCN.
  • April 27: NSCN-KK cadre 'private' Shepu Zhimo is arrested from East colony of Zunheboto district. A .22 pistol with magazine, live round and one mobile phone are recovered.
  • April 28: 33 Assam Rifles arrest one NSCN-K 'central council member', Ganpong Konyak from Zakhlom Ward in Mon district.
  • April 28: Leaders of NSCN-K leave for New Delhi for talks on further extension of cease fire. The yearlong ceasefire between Centre and NSCN-K expired on April 27, but further talks on its extension have stalled. SS Khaplang, the leader of the group deputed some of the functionaries to meet representatives of the Centre to sign the truce extension.
  • April 27: MHA report states that CPI-Maoists are establishing a separate network for procurement of ammunition from the Naga militants.
  • April 29: Govt. of India and NSCN-K sign ceasefire extension agreement. Joint Secretary Shambhu Singh MHE-NE signs on behalf of GoI and Y. Wangtin Naga supervisor of CFSB signs on behalf of NSCN-K.
  • May 2: NSCN-IM creates a new department under an 'officer on special duty' to follow strict orders and assignments so as to minimize all forms of "illegal activities" prevailing in and around Dimapur district.
  • May 6: NSCN-KK reaffirms its previous decision pertaining extraction and exploration of oil in the State. It says that any company, Indian or international must ensure employment and other opportunities for Naga youths before " setting up oil refinery and other necessary infrastructure".
  • May 14: NSCN-K 'president', S.S. Khaplang suspends 'finance secretary' Zeramo from the outfit for a year. In a suspension Ahza (order) NSCN-K Khaplang states that suspension was done for his failure to respond to the continuous efforts to report to the headquarters and has been found guilty of misusing his power, and function and misappropriation of a huge amount of money.
  • May 14: NSCN-IM decision to ban discos and pubs in Dimapur town is lauded by Naga Women Hoho Dimapur (NWHDF). NSCN-IM recently decides to ban all the night clubs and brothels with immediate effect "after taking serious note on the moral degradation of the Nagas."
  • May 16: Eighteen cadres of NSCN-IM join NSCN-KK. In a press release by MIP NSCN-KK while welcoming the cadres, stated that "home comers" expressed that collective leadership of Khole Konyak and N. Kitovi Zhimomi was "only true platform for the cause of the Nagas as a whole."
  • May 17: ACAUT Nagaland state tour culminated at Centre Point Zunheboto.
  • May 20: Two NSCN-IM extortionists identified as Wonthungo Ngullie and Amento Sema are caught by the public at Doyang in Wokha district. A .9 mm revolver with five rounds, extortion notes and 'tax' receipts are recovered from them.
  • May 24: Two FGN militants are arrested in Dzukou Point in Kohima while demanding money from passenger vehicles. The arrested militants have been identified as 'Lieutanant' Thonu and Yangmaso.
  • May 24: A meeting of Diphupar area villages coordination committee resolves to support ACAUT's movement "One Government One Tax" and another resolution was passed that any village violating the resolution should pay 'tax' for the remaining signatory villages.
  • May 25: Sumi Hoho states that it has decided to abrogate relations with NSCN-IM and not to pay 'tax' to the group. They also lauded ACAUT Nagaland, for the movement against corruption and parallel taxation.
  • May 26: NSCN-IM in a meeting at 'Command Headquarters' Hebron decides to stop dialogue with ACAUT Nagaland. MIP states that ACAUT "politicized the taxation issue to achieve "its nefarious design in undermining the Naga political stand".
  • May 27: Assam Rifles arrest one militant of NSCN-KK identified as '2nd lieutenant' Nangpa Chang from Dewal Market in Chumuke dima in Dimapur district. Two .22 mm Pistols with two magazines are recovered from him.
  • May 28: 12 militants of NSCN-K join NSCN-KK.
  • June 3: Militants, identified as Vekuvo and Thomas belonging to NNC-NA kill a civilian identified as Chivoveyi Nienu in Phek district.
  • June 7: Myanmar-based NSCN-K seeks Statehood for the Naga people in Myanmar. According to a source, the outfit has already submitted a proposal for statehood to the Union Government of Myanmar. The NSCN-K signed a bilateral ceasefire with the Myanmar Government in May 2012 after signing of a ceasefire agreement, the Myanmar Government has granted the Nagas self-administrative autonomy.
  • June 9: NSCN-IM officially' rubbishes report that the Naga political issue will be settled in line with the 1986 Mizoram Accord.
  • June 10: Nine UPLA militants including 'CinC' Nikunja Kathar and 'deputy CinC' Langning Terang are arrested for extortion from Darogapathar Block 'B' area in Dimapur.
  • June 16: Naga leaders in Myanmar criticise NSCN-K's demand for sovereignty of Nagaland, comprising the Naga-inhabited areas of India and Myanmar. Three Naga MPS from Myanmar blame the Naga national movement for the backwardness of Naga areas in Myanmar.
  • June 16: NSCN-KK supported the recent statement issued by Naga MPs of Myanmar in which they criticize NSCN-K’s demand for sovereignty and the decision of Myanmarese Nagas, to sign a cease-fire agreement with the Myanmar Government.
  • June 26: Nine NSCN-K militants have join NSCN-KK.
  • June 29: Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju says that he wants action oriented talks and solutions and states that the talks should be comprehensive with the militants. He said that several militant groups had sent feelers that they were keen to come over ground and hold talks.
  • July 1: NNC-NA introduces Sopula Imchen as its 'women wing president’. It has been directed that all women wing serving under different ranks and files have been directed to cooperate with the newly appointed 'women wing president'.
  • July 7: NSCN-IM states in New Delhi that UPA "lacked decisive leadership" and blamed UPA for failure to evolve a solution to the insurgency in Nagaland.
  • July 8: Four NSCN-IM militants are arrested by AR from Pungro Road in Kiphire district. The militants have been identified as 'corporal' Thsangamlung, 'sergeant' Wungrainjam, 'sergeant' Sword Thangkhul and 'second lieutenant" Sochlpen Thangkhul. Eleven rounds of ammunition and official documents of NSCN-IM were recovered from them.
  • July 9: Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma states in Tura of West Garo Hills district that the UN has agreed to accord special consultative status to the northeastern states for the UN Economic and Social Council. The special status to the Northeast means that the forum will ensure discussions and policy innovations on development challenges in fields such as employment, education and health. It will also give the states an opportunity to be a part of select themes drawn from the UN's millennium development goals.
  • July 10: NSCN-KK signs Geneva Call's three Deeds of Commitment on protecting children in armed conflict, banning anti-personnel mines, and prohibiting sexual violence and against gender discrimination. Geneva Call is a NGO based in Switzerland.
  • July 16: Formal talks between NSCN-IM and Govt. of India resumes in New Delhi. The Government representative is Ajit Lal while Th. Muivah is representing NSCN-IM in the peace talks.
  • July 17: Ceasefire review meeting with NSCN-IM is held after five months. The January 3 Pachaspura killing in which nine Karbis were killed by alleged NSCN-IM militants and present tension in Ukhrul are discussed.
  • July 18: Govt. of India holds ceasefire review meetings with NSCN-K in Police Complex in Chumukedima, Dimapur. Chairman of CFSB retired Maj. Gen NK Singh stated that the GoI representatives told NSCN-K to stop extortion and restrict movement of armed cadres in public places.
  • July 18: NSCN-K leader Wangtin Naga states in Chumkedima in Dimapur after CFMG meeting about idea of forming a common front of northeast militant groups but denied having any links with other militant groups of the region or having provided them with shelter in camps based in Myanmar.
  • July 31: ACAUT General Secretary Solomon L. Awomi is abducted from Dimapur by NSCN-KK and is taken to designated camp at Khehoyi village, about 15 kilometres from Dimapur.
  • August 2: NSCN-KK releases ACAUT Secretary and EDBA President Solomon L. Awomi after he signed a "bond agreement" with representatives of NSCN-KK.
  • August 3: ACAUT Nagaland states that the "agreement" signed by its Secretary Solomon L. Awomi with NSCN-KK on August 2 was done under pressure and says that the agreement is "totally unacceptable and stands null and void" for itself and the Naga people.
  • August 11: Naga Hoho through its communication cell expresses dismay with the appointment of retired Special Director of IB .N. Ravi as the new interlocutor for Naga talks. Naga Hoho appeals to appoint another interlocutor who possessed no military or IB background.
  • August 12: NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah and chairman Isak Swu say there is a perceptible change to the approach of the Centre to the Naga peace talks. Muivah further added that frequent changes in the Centre's "interlocutors" have slowed down the pace of talks.
  • August 12: Union Minister of Home Affairs, Rajnath Singh states that the Government was willing to hold talks with Northeast insurgents if they would shun arms.
  • August 13: Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju states that MHA is implementing a scheme for surrender-cum-rehabilitation of militants of the northeastern region.
  • August 17: Govt. of India advises the Chief Ministers of Assam and Nagaland to hold talks to evolve ways for defusing the tension along the inter-state border. Centre has also given new directives to the personnel of CRPF along the disputed areas of the border.
  • August 17: Joint Secretary Northeast Shambhu Singh points out that as a case regarding the boundary dispute between Assam and Nagaland is pending before the Supreme Court, it is not possible for the Centre to intervene for resolving the issue.
  • August 19: BSF IG states that militants groups of the Northeast continue to receive 'substantial quantity' of illegal arms and ammunition from China and Myanmar.
  • August 20: MHA submits a report to PMO on the current violence along the Assam-Nagaland border after Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought details on it.
  • August 21: In a meeting at Guwahati, Assam and Nagaland decide to put in place a joint mechanism for regular coordination between their officials to prevent the recurrence of violence over the long-pending boundary dispute. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang arrived at this agreement in the presence of Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju.
  • August 25: Truck driver Gopal Gautham and his assistant Nawaj kidnapped on August 13 are released near the Nagaland State capital, Kohima.
  • August 26: Central Government decides to implant special kind of fence over water along the riverine India-Bangladesh border to stop illegal immigration.
  • August 28: Chairman of JIC RN Ravi is appointed by the Government as the 'official interlocutor’ for Naga peace talks.
  • August 29: The Government of India appoints R N Ravi, Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee, as the new official interlocutor and Government of India representative for Naga peace talks.
  • August 30: A hideout suspected to be a training camp used CPI-Maoists to train militant Adivasis under AANLA is reportedly busted by a special team of Police.
  • August 30: At a high-level meeting held at the Police Complex in Chumukedima Nagaland and Assam agree to "continue with the efforts to resolve the border issues from the chief secretary down to the deputy commissioner level".
  • September 1: Following the August 18 meeting held between representatives of Nagaland and Assam, a four-member team from Wokha district is formed to coordinate with their Assam counterpart. The committee would hold "people to people" dialogue and make efforts to discuss all outstanding issues in Ralan.
  • September 3: NSCN-IM expresses grave reservations on the appointment of R.N. Ravi as Centre's interlocutor for the ongoing Naga peace talks. According to NSCN-IM, Ravi is well known for his “antagonistic approach” to the Naga issue and has come as a total surprise to the NSCN-IM.
  • September 4: CM State TR Zeliang urges the Centre to set up a LOC along the disputed inter-State border to check fresh encroachments.
  • September 16: Dimapur Police unearths a well-organized network of “illegal taxation on transport and commercial vehicles” where some NSCN-IM cadres and more than 17 transport & goods company were reportedly involved.
  • September 18: Assam Rifles arrest five unidentified NSCN-K militants with weapons at Ngangting in Tuensang district.
  • September 23: NSCN-IM sends a senior leader to Myanmar to explore fallback options in case of failed negotiations with Govt. of India.
  • September 26: Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang says his Government is planning to amend the ILP system to facilitate the flow of people from outside the State. He said non-locals would be issued the ILP for at least a year or for six months. He says the 15-day period of ILP was too short for labourers.
  • October 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is unlikely to meet the NSCN-IM leaders and instead the Home Ministry has been told that negotiations will take place only at the level of the Central interlocutor RN Ravi. The move by the Government may come as a surprise because the NSCN-IM leaders have, called on the Prime Ministers in the past. NSCN-IM top leaders Isak Chisi Swu and Th Muivah have sent feelers several times for a meeting with Modi.
  • October 9: Govt. of India offers Sixth Schedule as a possible solution to the Naga issue in the course of the ongoing political dialogue with NSCN-IM. Pan Naga Development Council was mooted at one instance in the course of exploring a solution to the Naga issue. However, the idea could not bear fruit as a solution to the peace process.
  • October 10: NSCN-IM sends a senior member identified as ‘colonel’ Thotmathing to Myanmar. He is said to be in touch with KYKL to explore fallback options in case of failed negotiations with Govt. of India. He is believed to have led 40 militants to Myanmar recently. Almost a hundred armed cadres are now said to be in Kattha near Hesin, north of Tamu in Myanmar. This is the first time in over a decade that the rebels have reopened channels with other northeastern outfits with bases in Myanmar.
  • October 10: NSCN has had channels of communication open with the Chinese but the outfit had restrained from building a physical base in Myanmar. NSCN-IM also claims that it has crack teams placed in many locations in Myanmar and the outfit is prepared for the worst.
  • October 10: Peace Interlocutor RN Ravi submits "a paper on strategy and action on Northeast policies" to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. It was further discussed with Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiu. MHA set a three-month deadline to revise the Northeast policies. It was also agreed that tough approach towards the insurgent groups needs to be adopted and they shall not be allowed to run their extortion racket.
  • October 14: Security Forces arrest three alleged arms peddlers identified as Havij Uddin , Mohammed Alim and Saidul Islam from Tenyiphe, Dimapur. Two 7.65 mm pistols are recovered from them.
  • October 14: NSCN-IM 'chairman' Issak Chisi Swu writes to all the churches in Nagaland to organise a special prayer programme on October 19 to pray for the success of the peace talks.
  • October 15: Former Mizoram CM Zoramthanga states that he is ready to broker peace between the Government and any insurgent group, if he is needed.

 

CHRONOLOGY: 2013

  • April 5: Two NSCN-Khole/Kitovi cadres are arrested by Assam Rifles personnel in Dimapur. The apprehended cadres have been identified as ‘self-style’ corporal Nothuto and ‘self-style’ corporal Kecha of NSCN-KK from Chakabama Road, Kohima.
  • October 31: Thousands of Naga people in Dimapur come out on to the streets to express their resentment and opposition against illegal and unabated taxation imposed on them and vowed not to pay multiple tax to any underground group. They have also resolved not to be cowed down by the barrel of the gun and to take the responsibility to shape the future of Nagaland. The ‘Public Awareness Rally’ was called by the Action Committee Against Unabated Taxation (ACAUT) against multiple and unabated taxation in Nagaland at Clock Tower. The rally, the first of its kind in Nagaland, received unprecedented response from the public despite the NSCN-IM imposing ban on it and warning to take steps or measures to obstruct what it called anti-national designs to murder the long struggle for national cause.
  • December 9: Mr Shambhu Singh, Joint Secretary in Charge of the Northeast in the Union Home Ministry, says that the talks with the NSCN (IM) “havn’t moved much”. “The group has given up the demand for sovereignty. It has also given up the Naga integration demand for the time being. They have submitted demands, which we are yet to respond to because these involve states like Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh,” he said. He said the list of demands, which were negotiable, was submitted before the Centre only in July 2011. “The real negotiation started after that. Demands that had been raised before were not negotiable. So finding a solution to such a complex issue, which is more than 60 years old, is not easy. We are on shaky ground and I can’t tell you how things will shape up in the end,” the joint secretary said. He also said the government had realised that a peace deal with the NSCN (I-M) would not end the problems of the Nagas. “There is no guarantee that an agreement clinched with the NSCN (I-M) will be accepted by the entire people in Nagaland. Ignoring voices of other Nagas groups will lead to nowhere and will be more problematic.”
  • December 13: Centre’s interlocutor to Naga peace talks, Mr RS Pandey, joins the Bharatiya Janata Party.

CHRONOLOGY: 2012

  • January 2: Two civilians are injured as NSCN-K militants open fire. The injured include Lüsüla (15) and Malüfü (26), of Reguri Village in Phek district.
  • January 2: Three cadres of NSCN - Khole-Kitovi faction join the NSCN-K with arms and ammunition. The three cadres are Picho Lotha, Zubemo Lotha and Yambo Lotha.
  • January 5: NSCN-K urges the Civil Society members not interfere with the internal functioning of the organization. A statement issued by the outfit says: "The internal matters of NSCN-K should be left uninterrupted so long the opinions and views of the people concerned are not sought or in other words the civil societies are asked to do a thorough background check of any issue, acquire basic content and context of the nature of the issue".
  • January 6: Sumi Hoho (apex body of the Sumi tribe) 'Vice-President' Kitoho Rotokha resigns from his post. NSCN-K asks 'vice-president' of Sumi Hoho, Kitoho Rotokha to resign immediately or face "dire consequences", alleging that Kitoho was siding with the Khole-Kitovi faction of NSCN.
  • January 7: ZUF releases an NSCN-IM cadre, 'sergeant major' Meikiurou Kamei alias Charlis (40), who was caught by the ZUF cadres from Awangkhun in Tamenglong district on January 1.
  • January 8: State Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio denies MHA's accusation that the Government [NPF led] allowed a meeting of its legislators and top NSCN I-M leaders to discuss candidates for Manipur Assembly elections.
  • January 8: Naga women bodies including Naga Women Hoho, Dimapur (NWHD), Sumi Totimi Hoho (STH) Nagaland and Western Sumi Totomi Hoho (WSTH) Dimapur, expressing "unhappiness towards the false allegation" against Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur Husheli Sema by NSCN-K, appealed the group to "desist" from such accusations. NSCN-K had recently accused the DC of 'fund diversion.
  • January 8: Three Civilians are injured and a house is set ablaze during a clash between NSCN-IM and NSCN-K at Chasa village in Tirap district. The clashes stopped after arrival of Security Forces in the area.
  • January 10: NSCN Khole-Kitovi on the issue of 'Frontier Nagaland State' warns ENPO with exemplary punishment if the organisation (ENPO) did not stop its "evil designs". ENPO is agitating for the creation of a separate state of Frontier Nagaland comprising Mon, Kiphire, Longleng and Tuensang districts and has refused to cooperate with NSCN Khole-Kitovi.
  • January 14: Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram denies permission to NSCN-IM to travel to Zunheboto district, the hometown of their Chairman Isaac Chishi Swu, under their own security.
  • January 15: Security Forces arrest five top cadres of NSCN-K from Athibung area in Peren district of Nagaland.
  • January 15: NSCN-Khaplang kills a cadre of NSCN-Khole Kitovi at Athibung town in Peren district during an attack.
  • January 17: A peaceful and near total shutdown of shops and business establishments takes place following the 12-hour shut down call by NSCN-IM across "Nagalim" (Naga inhabited areas) in protest against the 'conditions' imposed on the visit of Isak and Muivah, planned for January 13-15 to Zunheboto district.
  • January 18: The NSCN-IM says that the peace process is severely affected by the imposing of 'conditions' on the visit of the collective leadership of the NSCN-IM to Nagaland by the Centre.
  • January 19: A senior functionary of the NSCN-K, identified as Ghukato Assumi, is killed by the rival NSCN-Khole-Kitovi faction in a factional clash at Zunheboto district.
  • January 19: One NSCN-K militant, identified as 'second lieutenant' Athui Rongmai, is killed in the Athibung designated camp in a factional clash in Peren district by NSCN-Khole-Kitovi faction.
  • January 20: NSCN-Khole-Kitovi says that it would not 'interfere' in the forthcoming Manipur assembly elections.
  • January 21: One NSCN-K 'commander' and his son are injured in a skirmish of factional feud between NSCN-K and NSCN-Khole-kitovi in Kohima district.
  • January 22: Nagaland remains tense with the factional feud between NSCN-K and NSCN-Khole-Kitovi intensifying during the past few days. In a renewed spate of violence, the two rival NSCN groups clashed at Zunheboto district injuring one cadre of the Khole-Kitovi faction.
  • January 22: Bhutan 'Prime Minister' Jigme Y Thinley says that there is no camp of any militant formation of the northeast in Bhutan.
  • January 24: State Government cautions the MHA, Government of India and expressed apprehension that the setting up of a designated camp of AANLA militants along the Assam-Nagaland may affect peace in the disputed border areas. Earlier, on January 22 a newspaper reported that All AANLA has already started a training camp in the foothill between Chandalashung 'B' and New Chandalashung in Ralan area under Wokha district along the interstate border. The report further states that the training started during the month of October 2011 and it was estimated that the number of CPI-Maoist trainees in the camp was around 300.
  • January 30: Security Forces destroys a suspected CPI-Maoist training camp run by AANLA at Jandalashung 'B' in Ralan area of Wokha district. Though no sophisticated arms are recovered from the site, around 200 dummy training wooden guns and weapons used by the AANLA cadres are found.
  • January 31: One NSCN - Khole-Kitovi cadre, identified as one 'sergeant major' S. Sangtam, is arrested by Assam Rifles personnel from Old Minister Hill area of Kohima.
  • January 31: NSCN-IM celebrated its "32nd Raising Day" at Hebron area of Dimapur designated camp with chairman Isak Chishi Swu unfurling "Naga national flag."
  • January 31: AANLA 'Publicity Secretary' Etwa Urang admits the presence of around 60 AANLA militants residing in the camp at Ralan area along the disputed Assam-Nagaland border. He clarifies that the AANLA cadres were staying there temporarily until the State Government allotted a designated camp for them. The camp was dismantled by Security Forces on January 30.
  • February 5: Two NSCN-Khole-Kitovi cadres, identified as one 'sergeant major' Thangboi and 'corporal' Jackson Kuki, are killed after NSCN-K cadres attacked a 'mobile camp' of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi on the outskirts of Athibung area in Peren district.
  • February 5: A businessman identified as Rakesh Kumar, who was allegedly abducted by militants on January 19, is rescued by the Police.
  • February 7: In a suspected factional clash, two cadres of NSCN-K are killed and another severely injured near Hotel Kent in Dimapur. While the slain cadres were identified as Wangkei and 'captain' Wanbon, the injured cadre was identified as 'lance corporal' Nyamsai.
  • February 7: Assam Rifles arrest six cadres of NSCN-IM during the raid of a house of one 'major' Yimkachang of NSCN-IM at Yimyu Ward, Mokokchung district. Three .22 revolvers and two pistols were seized from them. The arrestees were identified as Aluba Ao, Zulu, Among Imchen, Atiba, Wati Lkr and Imli Nochet.
  • February 10: A cadre of NSCN-K, identified as 'lieutenant' Tony Kiho, is killed by unidentified assailants near the 6th Mile area of Dimapur district. According to Police, the victim was picked up by assailants from some other place and brought near 6th Mile in a gypsy with his hands tied.
  • February 20: Security Forces arrest four non-locals on charges of illegal possession of a .22 country made pistol and 63 rounds of .22 ammunition at Delux point in Dimapur district. The arrestees are identified as Abul Hussain, Jubayer Ahmed, Najmul Laskar and Zakir Hussain, all from Assam.
  • February 20: Security Forces arrest one 'captain' of NSCN-IM, identified as Kaphung Koi Muinao, from Sewak Colony of Dimapur along with arms and ammunition, for violation of Cease Fire Ground Rules.
  • February 23: In an emergency meeting, NSCN-K resolves to endorse the FNR appeal to "re-strengthen" the reconciliation process and has forwarded the same to S.S Khaplang, 'chairman' and 'president' of the outift, for "final approval". NSCN-K in a said its 'cabinet, while awaiting the "presidential assent" to participate in the meet, has also resolved to restrain its "armed wing/People's Army of Nagaland commanders from launching any offensive campaign". The statement said that the decisions were "necessitated" in order to facilitate a "conducive" atmosphere for the proposed reconciliation meet on February 29.
  • February 24: One NSCN-K cadre, identified as Gairalung Zeliang of Nagasin village inTamenglong district, is killed in a factional clash with rival NSCN-khole-Kitovi cadres.
  • February 24: Under the aegis of Naga Peace Facilitation Committee Delhi (NPFCD), a demonstration is held at Jantar Mantar in the backdrop of the protracted "political dialogue" between Government of India and NSCN-IM going on since August 1, 1997. NPFCD also submitted a two page memorandum to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in reiteration of the demands of the Nagas in Delhi for fruitful solution at the earliest.
  • February 28: Major General (retd) N. George, who was recently appointed as chairman of CFSB, said Government of India (GoI), has decided against allotting anymore designated camps except the NSCN-K sub-office at Dimapur.
  • February 28: Suspected NSCN-K militants kill two NSCN-Khole Kitovi militants, identified as Khamhi Konyak and Lemnyu Konyak, at an unspecified place in the State.
  • February 28: The FNR organizes a Naga reconciliation meeting. The meeting is supported by the signatories of the Covenant of Reconciliation, Naga Concordant, churches, Naga people and its tribal organizations. The meeting attended by over 20,000 people from Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, called upon all Naga groups to end armed confrontations amongst themselves and join "Naga Reconciliation: A Journey of Common Hope".
  • March 1: Affirming and reiterating its "sincere and firm" commitment to uphold the CoR, as per the commitment made by 'chairman' S.S Khaplang, NSCN-K appreciates FNR's "steadfast pursuit of Naga reconciliation". Stating that S.S. Khaplang, though unable to attend the reconciliation meet on short notice due to health and security concerns, MIP, in a statement, said he has extended sincere "appreciation and acknowledgement for the effort."
  • March 5: Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio expresses happiness at the resolutions adopted at the February 29 'Naga Reconciliation Meeting' called by the FNR. "If we (Nagas) don't show such unity, we do not have a future. As long as you cling to your individualism, 'villagism' and tribalism, we'll not survive," the Chief Minister said. Rio felt that, since Nagas are divided and placed in two countries (India and Myanmar), they should try to hammer out a settlement with India and Myanmar respectively.
  • March 8: Security Forces arrest two militants belonging to NSCN-IM from Signal Basti in Dimapur district.
  • March 12: NNC said that after thorough deliberation it welcomed the resolutions adopted on February 29 (in Dimapur) at the Naga Reconciliation Meeting (NRM) under the banner of FNR, especially the 3rd resolution that "made about the NNC this time as rightly stated."
  • March 12: The NSCN-IM, while appreciating the tireless efforts of the FNR towards bringing all the Naga outfits into one fold, said that it cannot accept in toto the resolutions adopted by the FNR during the NRM.
  • March 15: Three dead bodies suspected to be of NSCN-Khole Kitovi cadres are found few hundred metres away from Chui Village Junction in Mon district.
  • March 17: A kapur (area administrator) of the NSCN-Khole-kitovi, identified as Kito Sumi, is shot dead by suspected NSCN-K at Naga Hospital at Kohima. A civilian is also injured.
  • March 19: CM Neiphiu Rio informs the State Assembly that he was not aware of the progress of political talks between the Union Government and the NSCN-IM since the State was not a party to the dialogue between the two.
  • March 21: NSCN-IM Chairman Isak Chishi Swu while addressing the 33rd republic day celebration of the NSCN-IM at the Council headquarters, Hebron says that both the NSCN -IM and the government of India which have been in negotiation for the past 15 years at the highest level, are determined to work out an acceptable solution based on the "unique history" and "situation" of the Nagas and an "interdependent relationship"
  • March 27: Three militants from Nagaland are killed at Koura Basti near Kherbari along Nagaland-Assam border. According to sources, the incident occurred when around nine to 10 militants reportedly went to 'collect tax' from a stone quarry located in that area.
  • March 27: Security Forces arrest one person, identified as A. Samuel Chophi of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi while "collecting tax" in Purana Bazaar in Dimapur district.
  • March 28: Security Forces arrest two NSCN-Khole-kitovi cadres, identified as Khekivi Chisi and Bokaho Awomi, in Diphupar in Dimapur district.
  • March 28: Three NSCN-IM cadres, identified as R.S. Tamreiyo, P S Graceson and R Kurakmiu, are arrested in Singrijan area in the district. INR 10,000, four live rounds of .303 and tax collection receipts are recovered from them.
  • March 30: In continued factional clashes, two militants, one each from NSCN-K, identified as one Tsilise, and another from NSCN-Khole-Kitovi cadre, identified as one Johnson, are killed in Kiphire in the morning. Another NSCN-K cadre also receives minor injury during the clash.
  • April 1: The Assam Rifles arrest a suspected arms dealer identified as Obed Kamei (24), a resident of Tamenglong district of Manipur, with a pistol and two magazines at Nui Colony, Burma Camp in Dimapur district.
  • April 2: Organised by Angami Youth Organisation (AYO) and supported by several Naga organizations, a rally of Naga youths assemble at Downtown Kohima Public Ground and later march to the Secretarite. The rally submitted a memorandum to Home Minister Imkong L Imchen asking the government to prevail over the militants who defied the voice of the people.
  • April 12: The Khaplang group signs a truce with the Myanmar Government.
  • April 13: Assam Rifles arrest 13 NSCN-IM cadres along with one .9mm Pistol, one .22 Rifle, more than 3000 rounds ammo of various weapons, detonators and large amount of communication and surveillance equipments in an operation at Chumukedima ward No. 1 in Dimapur district.
  • April 19: Security Forces arrest six cadres of NSCN-Khole/Kitovi faction after they busted a camp of the militant group in general area of Nuton Basti in Dimapur. They were arrested along with one AK 56 assault Rifle, 74 live rounds of 7.62mm AK, two live rounds of 7.65 mm, two live rounds of .22 mm, with tax collection receipts and various incriminating documents.
  • April 19: Eastern Naga Students' Association (ENSA) welcomed the NSCN-K proposed "bilateral cease-fire" to bring an end to the decades old conflict and work out a solution to the Naga political issue in Myanmar Naga areas through peaceful means.
  • April 21: Two cadres of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi, identified as 'Lieutenant' Engo Konyak and '2nd Lieutenant' Shannau Konyak, are killed by NSCN-K cadres in at the junction of Phushumi village near V.K. town under Zunheboto district.
  • April 26: Talks that will ink the crucial bilateral cease-fire agreement between NSCN-K and Myanmar Government on the long drawn Naga-Myanmar political issue is reported to have started at "Khamti" town in Myanmar located beyond the borders of India.
  • April 27: GoI and NSCN-Khole-Kitovi sign a fresh cease-fire agreement in Delhi. NSCN-Khole-Kitovi's CFSB supervisor C Singson confirmed that his group has signed fresh cease-fire with Government of India. The ceasefire is effective from April 28, 2012 for a period of one year.
  • April 27: Cease-fire agreement (CFA) between the GoI and NSCN-K could not be extended. NSCN-K on April 27 said that it would not "continue bilateral cease-fire" with the GoI at the "dictation" of MHA.
  • April 28: N Kitovi Zhimomi 'general secretary' of the NSCN-Khole-Kitovi says his cadres would abide by the ceasefire ground rules, but would not deposit arms before final negotiations/agreements.
  • April 29: Reacting to the reports of delay in the extension of cease-fire between the Government of India and NSCN-K, Nagaland Government appealed to the Centre to further extend the cease-fire between the two entities.
  • May 1: The meeting between representatives of GoI and NSCN-K leaders for extension of ceasefire scheduled on April 30 in Delhi has been postponed as more NSCN-K leaders are expected to arrive in Delhi to attend the meeting. NSCN-K sources said the minor differences between the GoI and NSCN-K have been ironed out in a meeting held on April 28.
  • May 2: Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur, referring to the issue of militants operating in the northeastern States of India getting help from China, told the Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament) that the Chinese Government has conveyed that it would never support armed groups that are against the Government of India.
  • May 3: Bilateral ceasefire agreement between NCSN-K and theGoI was extended for another year, five days after it last expired on April 28.
  • May 3: Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio advocates for two separate solutions to Naga political problem, one with New Delhi while other with Myanmar, since the Nagas were divided between the two countries by the erstwhile colonial rulers.
  • May 8: With the extension of the cease fire between the GoI and the NSCN-K on May 3, 2012, the latter became the only outfit in the region to have entered into a cease fire agreement with two countries-India and Myanmar.
  • May 8: Assam Rifles personnel arrest two tax collectors of NSCN-Khole- Kitovi, identified as Bokato Zhimo and Ramlal Shah, from Marwari Patti in Dimapur. Some tax collection receipts and INR 3,000 in cash were recovered from them.
  • May 9: Security Forces arrested one Ghosheto Swu, a regular tax collector of NSCN-IM from Signal Basti in Dimapur. The accused confessed to have carried out tax collection in Signal Basti area on "commission basis." Tax collection receipts and incriminating documents along with INR 1890 were also seized from him.
  • May 9: Security Forces arrest two "tax collectors" of FGN, identified as Vikujha Awomi and Nilota Aye from Darogapathar area in Dimapur along with 'tax collection' receipts and cash.
  • May 9: Exactly a month after signing a ceasefire agreement with the Myanmarese authority, the NSCN-K said it will open a "truce supervisory" office in the neighbouring country, Myanmar at Khamti town.
  • May 10: Four cadres belonging to FGN, identified as Arum Zhimo, Mughato Zhimo, Akito Sema and Abeto Zhimomi, are arrested while collecting tax from brick laden trucks in Darogajan and Bamanpukhri areas in Dimapur. Various tax collection receipts of the FGN along with INR 9725 are seized from their possession. All the accused along with the seized items were later handed over to Dimapur Police.
  • May 10: India has sought the details of the major ground rules of the ceasefire agreement inked between the Myanmar Government and NSCN-K, which is currently on ceasefire with the Government of India as well.
  • May 11: GoI in a move to bring about "final settlement" to the protracted Naga political issue says it is ready to engage all three Naga militant groups- NSCN-IM, NSCN-K and NSCN-Khole-Kitovi for peace talks.
  • May 13: The Naga Hoho, the apex body of the Nagas after deliberating over the 15 year-long Indo-Naga cease fire vis-à-vis political dialogue between the NSCN-IM and Government of India has called for Indo-Naga political settlement within 2012.
  • May 14: Myanmar has granted autonomy to the NSCN-K in three districts of Sagaing, an administrative region in the northwest of the country, bordering Nagaland and Manipur to its north. Y. Wangtin Naga, an NSCN-K leader from India who was one of the six signatories of the April 9 bilateral ceasefire with the Myanmar Government said, "Nagas have autonomy in Lahe, Layse and Nanyang in Sagaing region and we are looking for self-administration in more Naga populated districts in Kachin." The Khaplang cadres, who are now free to move unarmed anywhere in Myanmar, also want self-administration in the Naga areas of Mawlaik, Phongpyn and Homlin in Sagaing and Tanai (Teniang) and Shingbwiyang areas in Kachin State. Having struck a peace deal with Naypyidaw, the new capital of Myanmar, the rebels are hoping it will give them greater bargaining power with New Delhi. "This is the first time in 70 years of Naga fighting that any organisation has signed agreements with two countries," Wanting said.
  • May 14: Drawing attention to "recent political development" wherein the NSCN-Khole-Kitovi group had purportedly expressed desire to "seek political settlement within the boundary of the so-called Nagaland state" as intimated to the Government of India through joint secretary MHA, Sambhu Singh, NSCN-IM in a communiqué issued by its 'chief principal secretary' Samson Jajo announced that it would henceforth refrain from attending the May 21 scheduled reconciliation meeting at the highest level at Chiang Mai Thailand "till clarification is made to the Naga people by the said group".
  • May 14: A joint meeting of the NSCN-IM Steering Committee and Council of Kilonsers term the move by the Khole-Kitovi group as "calculated-deliberate step to sabotage the hard earned 14 years negotiations being held at the highest level of the GoI and the NSCN." The NSCN-IM joint council also termed it as an "assault on the Reconciliation process" and opined that the FNR was "required to make its position very clear on the matter."
  • May 15: A day after the NSCN-IM accused the NSCN-Khole-Kitovi of "attempting to sabotage" its 14 years of negotiations with the GoI by seeking "political settlement within the boundary of the so-called Nagaland state", the NSCN-Khole-Kitovi responded to clarify "certain misgivings" from NSCN-IM. In a statement, Alezo Venuh, leader of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi pointed out that since the formation of the FNR in 2008, NSCN-Khole-Kitovi was "very vocal" that a meaningful reconciliation among Nagas would not be forthcoming as long as NSCN-IM leadership "believed in having reconciliation process and political negotiations running parallel to each other." Asserting that reconciliation process included all sections of Nagas, Venuh asserted that one could not say the same about the negotiations between GoI and NSCN-IM "because Nagas are still in the dark about the core demands and the progress or lack of it." Affirming its position on the question of the word "Nagaland", he said the word "Nagaland" encompassed "all Naga lands" irrespective of national or international boundary demarcations.
  • May 15: The NNC has welcomes the ceasefire agreement signed between the NSCN-K and the junta-backed Myanmar Government. In a statement issued from London, NNC 'president' Adinno Phizo says, the ceasefire would bring much needed peace to the region.
  • May 16: Top CPI-Maoist leaders, including one Moina Dohotiya are actively involved in the outfit's expansion into the northeast. The report quotes a source within the security establishment as saying, "There are about 100 listed cadres and they have three carbines, a couple of .315 rifles and pistols, few grenades and one M16 rifle”. "The Maoists have so far recruited youths from the state and few Khamti boys from Arunachal Pradesh.
  • May 22: Police personnel posted at Chumukedima check gate in Dimapur district rescue an abducted trader from the clutches of his abductors at around 7:30 pm while he was being taken to Medziphema in a car. Two of the abductors identified as Ngahsi Vaphei and Thangpoi Changloi are arrested while another two fled under cover of darkness. Thangpoi Changloi revealed he was a member of KRA, Manipur-based militant outfit and presently staying in Dimapur. It was also revealed that abductors had demanded INR 50,000 as ransom for his release.
  • May 26: Despite the absence of top NSCN-IM leaders, the FNR holds its meeting for reconciling rival Naga groups in Chiang Mai, Thailand. NSCN-Khole-Kiotovi 'chairman' Khole Konyak and 'general secretary' Kitovi Zhimomi, NNC 'president' Singnya and 'vice president' Zhopra Vero attend the meeting. The meeting, convened "to hammer out Naga political differences", was FNR's attempt to create a space to constructively address all misunderstandings between various groups and bring rebel leaders to transcend factional interest for the Naga future. NSCN and NNC leaders said it would not be appropriate in the absence of the NSCN-IM to take any decision affecting the future of the Nagas which must be rooted in the historical and political rights of the Nagas "established by the leaders of the Naga political movements."
  • May 27: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Myanmar's President, Thein Sein assert that both countries would work out a joint strategy to tackle terrorism and insurgency. A senior Government official accompanying the prime minister, when asked if New Delhi would involve other Naga groups in pursuit of a political settlement replied: "We do not want to hold talks and give privilege to only one or two groups…. we want the all the groups to be involved and ready to accommodate."
  • May 29: Fresh clash erupts between cadres of NSCN-K and NSCN-Khole-Kitovi at Zunheboto town claiming the life of a civilian and leaving two others injured. The firing incident took place at South Point colony.
  • May 31: India has sought the custody of Northeast militants in case they are captured in Myanmar. This is conveyed to Myanmar's top leadership during the Prime Minister Manmohan Sing's visit to the country.
  • June 5: Union Home minister P. Chidambaram rules out 'Frontier Nagaland' State as demanded by ENPO comprising of four districts-Tuensang, Mon, Kiphire and Longleng -on the ground that the centre did not find it viable and instead put forth three suggestions for the consideration of the Government of Nagaland.
  • June 5: One NSCN-K cadre was killed in the wee hours at DC hill Zunheboto area in the district.
  • June 5: Security Forces arrest seven NSCN-Khole-Kitovi cadres near Shamatore in Tuensang district and recover a large quantity arms, ammunition and warlike stores. The recovered items include four sophisticated rifles, one lathode (grenade launcher), 376 rounds of ammunition, seven live grenade rounds and other warlike stores.
  • June 8: Security Forces arrest three NSCN-K cadres near Tuensang-Pangsha-Noklak road tri-junction. One AK 56 rifle, 226 rounds of ammunition and warlike stores were seized during the operation.
  • June 18: Continuing its stand to curb all 'taxation' by organizations, groups, underground factions etc. in all educational institutions, NSF and ENSF delegation reportedly meet NSCN-IM leaders at Hebron camp (Dimapur). NSF and ENSF taking cognizance of complaints on 'taxation' demands by various organizations on educational institutions held a joint meeting on June 9 wherein it decided to ban all forms of taxation.
  • June 19: An eight member delegation - five NSF members led by its president Kelhouneizo Yhome and three ENSF members led by its president Hawang T. Wangsha -- meets NSCN-Khole-Kitovi's NPSC and cabinet members at Khehoi designated camp over the demand for exemption of tax on educational institutions.
  • June 23: The ENPO rejects a INR 5 Billion development package offered by the Nagaland Government in lieu of a separate State demanded by this organisation of six tribes inhabiting four eastern districts. The ENPO said it would stick to its demand for creation of a "Frontier Nagaland," comprising Tuensang, Mon, Kiphire and Longleng districts, carved out of the State.
  • June 26: Asserting it has so far rejected all the offers made by State and the union Government including autonomous council, regional council and economic package, ENPO said it has unanimously resolved to stand firm on its demand for separate Statehood-"Frontier Nagaland".
  • June 26: Three NSCN-Khole-Kitovi cadres are arrested with arms and ammunition during a search operation near Ashoka Tea Garden, Tizit in Mon district. The cadres were identified as 'lieutenant' Wangkam Konyak, 'lieutenant' Samato S Aye and 'sergeant major' Towang Konyak.
  • June 27: NSF and ENSF, which jointly visited leaders of Naga militant factions from June 18 - 22 over the issue of exemption of taxes on educational institutions and its employees, on June 27, states that the outfits have "seriously taken" note of their "joint decision" and agreed upon to put up the matter in the forthcoming budget session/Tatar session for further discussion and consideration. NSF and ENSF delegation met top leaders of NSCN-IM on June 18 at Hebron, the leadership of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi at Khehoi on June 19, leaders of NSCN-Khaplang on June 21 at Mon, Non Accordist group of NNC/FGN-NA on June 22 at Noklak and NNC/FGN on June 25 at Kohima.
  • June 28: Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio sought the intervention of Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for securing the safe release of two Nagas held hostage by KPLT on June 10 from a power project near Diphu, Karbi Anglong (Assam).
  • July 1: One cadre of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi faction identified as Aloto Raju Peyu is abducted from Zunheboto town and later killed allegedly by NSCN-Khaplang cadres. The body was later found at Kawoto village.
  • July 2: A five-member team led by Naga Hoho president Keviletuo Kiewhuo visits Delhi in the third week of June and met responsible authorities of the GoI engaged with Indo-Naga peace process.
  • July 3: Union Government stats that the NSCN-K led by S.S. Khaplang, which signed a ceasefire with Myanmar on April 9, is providing shelter to Northeast insurgent outfits. The union representatives and the NSCN-K leadership that met in Kohima discussed several issues, including the one on providing shelter and aiding northeastern outfits, including ULFA, despite being warned by New Delhi against doing so.
  • July 4: Taken by surprise with reports of Gayatri Projects Limited, Hyderabad, to withdraw from the State because of extortion demands, the Nagaland Government said the matter was never brought to its notice. The road project under Special Accelerated Road Development Programme for North Eastern Region in the State is being executed by Gayatri Projects Limited, in a joint venture with Maytas Infra Limited, since 2011.
  • July 5: The NSCN-K Ceasefire Supervisory Board (CSB) supervisor Lincoln states that the group is willing to stop all forms of factional violence provided the Khole-Kitovi faction also agrees to totally stop it. Reacting to the statement of Centre’s representative and CSB Chairman Maj Gen (retd) N George that “factional clashes between the groups have reached a stage not conducive for public safety”, Lincoln said, “We are for peace,” adding that if he (George) is in a position to convene a joint sitting with other groups, NSCN-K is willing to talk across the table in order to stop all forms of factional violence”.
  • July 11: The MHA has sent a fax addressed to the Nagaland chief secretary, seeking details of alleged nexus between a militant group and a liquor syndicate operating in the State. In a faxed message, the MHA official claimed that the ministry had "received" inputs regarding the nexus. According to the MHA's fax marked 'Secret', it stated that the syndicate in Nagaland was "awarded contract" for supplying tax free liquor to paramilitary forces.
  • July 13: Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio does not rule out the alleged nexus between militant groups and the liquor syndicate operating in the State and says that the State Government will thoroughly investigate into the matter to bring out the truth.
  • July 14: NSCN-Khole-Kitovi 'under secretary' identified as Tohokhe Awomi is reportedly abducted and killed by NSCN-Khaplang and his body was found near Jalukie bridge in Peren district.
  • July 16: The monthly ceasefire review meeting between the NSCN-IM and GoI representatives headed by CFMG chairman, Major General (Retd), N George is held, and deliberated on three issues - NSCN-IM azha (order) on Changki villagers, taxation (extortion) and recent assault of two students by NSCN-IM cadres.
  • July 26: PAC of the ruling DAN holds a meeting with prominent Church leaders, Naga Hoho and ENPO keeping in the view the Centre and NSCN-IM in talks to ink an interim agreement. T.M. Lotha, convener of the committee and former Home Minister, said they had requested church leaders to pray for the success of the ongoing talks. The committee members also requested Naga Hoho, ENPO and other Naga groups to organise a mass rally in all district headquarters as a sign of support for an early solution to the peace talks.
  • July 28:One suspected NSCN-K militant is found shot dead near Thilixu village Baptist Church in Dimapur district.
  • July 29: The NSCN-Khole-Kitovi reiterats that any company, be it Indian or international, willing to explore and extract mineral resources in Nagaland must first invest in setting up infrastructure in the State to ensure that employment and other opportunities are available to the Naga youths.
  • July 30: NSCN-K 'chairman', S.S. Khaplang states that his government would reject any political solution within Indian constitution unless it was the "sovereignty solution".
  • July 31: Former Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram in his last press conference as the Union Home Minister of India, observes that the ongoing peace talks between NSCN-IM and GoI have reached a "sensitive stage" and efforts were on to iron out a longstanding solution to the Naga political issue. Chidambaram made it clear stating "first we will try to reach an agreement with NSCN-IM. Only then, we will talk with the other two groups provided they are willing to talk. As everybody knows, one group lives outside India." On the possibility of an interim Government comprising representatives from NSCN and others, Chidambaram cautioned, The Minister also added that all the 60 legislators of the Nagaland Assembly belonging to various political parties were slated to reach New Delhi to meet him and the Prime Minister on August 6 and 7 in support of the ongoing peace talks.
  • August 3: Suspected NSCN-KK militants kill three militants belonging to NSCN-K in New Market area of Kohima town.
  • August 5: GPRN/NSCN through its MIP, reminds that the 'Naga Concordant' signed on August 26, 2011 by the signatories-- GPRN/NSCN (Khole-Kitovi), NSCN/GPRN-Isak-Muivah [NSCN-IM] and NNC/FGN [Naga National Council/ Federal Government of Nagaland]-- resolved to form one 'Naga National Government' on the basis of historical and political rights. In view of the recent statements about the 'Alternative Arrangement', GPRN/NSCN asked if Delhi was aware of the Naga Concordant and whether NSCN (I-M) leaders Isak and Th. Muivah were aware of their signatures in the August 26, 2011 pledge.
  • August 6: Security Forces arrest five militants, including a woman belonging to Arunachal Pradesh based UPDF, from platform number 2 of Dimapur railway station in Dimapur.
  • August 13: Police arrest one KPLT militant from Dimapur. According to a police source, Sarkiri Tisso is arrested along with a 7.65 caliber pistol and four live bullets.
  • August 25: NSCN-Khole-Kitovi cadres kill one NSCN-K 'lieutenant' allegedly in Kiphire town (Eastern Nagaland) near BOC area. The NSCN-K alleged that Subziba Sangtam was abducted by the NSCN-Khole/Kitovi group who killed him.
  • August 26: In a suspected inter factional-clash related incident, one person is reportedly killed and another injured in Doyapur sub-division area in Dimapur district. The victims reportedly belonged to the NSCN-K faction.
  • August 27: The body of the slain NSCN-K victim who was reportedly killed in a suspected inter factional-clash related incident in the night of August 26 in Doyapur area, Dimapur has been identified as "sergeant" Khekavi Awomi (22). Police said that the body was retrieved from the jungle, a kilometer away from Lhothavi village.
  • August 28: Tension prevails in Zunheboto town after a reported confrontation between 21 Assam Rifles personnel and some suspected NSCN-IM cadres. The incident which took place near south point colony area petrol pump, around 10.30 pm later led to stone pelting.
  • August 31: NSCN-Khole-Kitovi in a statement says that in order to work out a solution to the Naga imbroglio, there is an urgent need to look into the problems faced by Nagas in Myanmar.
  • September 1: ENPO urged NSCN-K and NSCN-Khole Kitovi faction to adhere to ENPO's December 18, 2007 resolution. This comes in wake of faction clash between the outfits in Kiphire district. ENPO's resolution states that on behalf of the six tribes [Konyak, Khiamniungan, Chang, Yimchunger, Sangtam and Phom], ENPO has urged all factions/groups to honour and adhere to the joint resolutions of peace and tranquility, and to strictly restrain from any forms of violence and conflict within ENPO jurisdiction.
  • September 2: NSCN-Khole-Kitovi's team comprising of three members led by 'kilonser' Akato Chophi has left for Delhi to discuss on the Naga political issue with Central political leaders. Chophi said that the discussions would be focused on Naga political issues with the Government of India and added that they hoped for a positive response from them.
  • September 2: NSCN-K has released NSCN- Khole-Kitovi's 'sergeant major' Botai Wangnaoham unharmed in presence of local leaders and family members who was in their custody as "gesture of good faith".
  • September 3: A civilian and one NSCN-Khole-Kitovi cadre were killed while two more civilians sustained injuries when suspected NSCN-K cadres attack the house of NSCN-khole-Kitovi Yimchunger region 'chairman' identified as Yimthong Yimchunger at Longya Ward, Kiphire town (district). The deceased identified as khapur Tsingthong (NSCN-Khole-Kitovi) and a civilian identified as Luthong of Zanger village.
  • September 6: United Front formed by northeastern militants in Myanmar and resurgence of their activities in Bangladesh are on the agenda of a three-day annual DGP Conference that began in New Delhi.
  • September 8: One cadre of NSCN-K is killed by the rival cadres of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi at Tizit town in Mon district of Nagaland. NSCN-K's 'ministry of information and publicity' secretary informs that Wangchah Kon-yak was abducted by the NSCN-Khole-Kitovi faction in the night of September 7.
  • September 17: NSCN-IM expresses surprise over the recent statement made by UHM Sushil Kumar Shinde, saying that the Indian constitution does not provide for an "Interim Government" which appeared in various national and local media. On September 11, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde had asserted that as per the Constitution, there would be no such 'Interim Government' as in the case with Nagaland.
  • September 21: The Nagaland Assembly takes serious note of the frequent loss of arms and ammunition that mostly land in the hands of militants in the State. Between 1998 and 2012, the State has lost 152 guns of different calibers and 44,550 rounds of ammunition. The lost weapons included automatic rifles like AK-47, SLR, carbine and machine guns. State CM Neiphiu Rio said that his Government would take strict action against Police personnel who rob arms and ammunition. The CM informed the State assembly that 152 arms, 44,550 ammunitions had been lost from the Armed Battalion and DEF from 1998 to 2012 in the State. CM further said that a criminal case had been registered and Police had made a breakthrough in arresting the culprits and recovering some arms and ammunition.
  • September 24: About 5000 citizens of Kiphire town in Kiphire district take out a peace rally against factional violence, which has hampered peaceful atmosphere of the town in recent months.
  • September 28: A one year old minor boy was killed by bullet wounds inflicted on him allegedly by NSCN-Khole-Kitovi cadres in Zunheboto.
  • September 30: Strongly condemning the "discriminatory acts of Dimasa militants and youth" against the minority communities in Dima Hasao on September 28, ZUF alleges Assam Government of showing apathy towards the minority communities in the run up to "convert the NC hills district as land of Dimasa people".
  • September 30: NSCN-Khole-Kitovi issues a clarification with regard to the September 28 incident at Zunheboto saying the minor was accidentally killed.
  • October 2: Dimapur Police arrests three persons while they were extorting INR 5000 each as yearly tax in the name of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi from two trucks at Diphupar B village gate. The three arrested have been identified as Toloho Yeptho, ('under secretary', NSCN-Khole-Kitovi), Akumba Awomi and Mughavi Chishi.
  • October 2: Warning against the proposal to declare North Cachar Hills (Dima Hasao) district (Assam) as Dimasa Territorial Council, Zeliangrong Baudi (Assam, Manipur and Nagaland), said the Assam Government and Union Government that it would not part even an inch of their land to Dimasa Territorial Council.
  • October 4: Zeliangrong Baudi, the apex body of the Zeliangrong tribe, Nagaland, calls a 24-hr total bandh (shut down strike) in Peren district from October 4, 6 am till October 5 morning. The bandh is called to express "solidarity" with Zeme tribe living in Assam and the resentment against the proposal of declaring Dima Hasao in Assam as Dimasa Territorial Council.
  • October 10: Centre is talking to Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur chief ministers for a consensus on steps relating to the welfare of Nagas living in the two States before it reaches a final settlement with the NSCN-IM. A solution is likely before March, 2013, Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said. "I have been talking to the chief ministers of both Arunachal and Manipur and we are trying to reach a consensus on this," he said, in reply to a question on the progress of Naga talks. Shinde's statement comes a day after he held talks with Manipur chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh.
  • October 15: A 20-member team led by Nagaland Legislative Assembly speaker Kiyanielie Peseyie (including the Nagaland chief minister) meets Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, Union Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar, NDA chairman Sharad Yadav and NSCN-IM collective leadership. The NSCN-IM 'chairman' Isak Chishi Swu and 'general secretary', Thuingaleng Muivah told the team that if any solution/agreement is arrived at, it should be incorporated in the constitution of India.
  • October 16: If any solution was arrived at between NSCN-IM and government of India, it would be an "inclusive" one for all Nagas. This was stated by NSCN-IM's leader T.T. Among.
  • October 24: Heavy exchange of gun-fire reportedly between NSCN-K and NSCN-Khole-Kitovi breaks out in the heart of Aboi town, Mon district.
  • October 25: One NSCN-K militants, identified as one Lanuwapang, is shot dead by rival NSCN - Khole-Kitovi cadres near Mizo Church area of Kohima.
  • October 26: NSCN-Khole-Kitovi has lauded the stand of S.S. Khaplang of NSCN-K regarding the Naga political settlement through a letter to FNR.
  • October 29: One NSCN-Khole-Kitovi cadre, identified as 'Captain' identified as Shekugha Zhimo, is shot at by an unidentified assailants in the New colony area of Zunheboto town of the same district. Sources said that Shekugha was inside a grocery shop when the assailant attacked him.
  • October 30: With a final settlement to the 15 years long political negotiation between the Government of India and the NSCN-IM reportedly at its concluding stage, the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) recommitted itself to protecting the interest of the people. The CLP also resolved to rally around the Chief Minister in any decision taken to uphold the interest of the people.
  • November 5: Three NSCN-K cadres are killed and two civilians injured in a factional clash with NSCN-Khole-Kitovi in Dimapur.
  • November 6: NSCN-IM 'General Secretary', Thuingaleng Muivah, before leaving for New Delhi, clarified that NSCN-IM has not dropped the demand of the Naga integration.
  • November 8: The NNC-NA has expressed apprehension about the impending accord between the Centre and the NSCN-IM. A senior member of the NNC-NA General (retired), T.M. Keyho said that accepting the Constitution would never be an honourable and acceptable solution to the Naga people.
  • November 12: NSCN-K has indicated that it was ready to sit down for talks with the Central Government provided it was given a written invitation. NSCN-K' chaplee kilonser' (finance minister), Hokato Vusshe disclosed this to media.
  • November 12: 28 militants from NSCN-Khole-Kitovi from two regions leave their camps and join NSCN-K.
  • November 18: A clash between NSCN-K and NSCN-Khole-Kitovi militants claims the life of a civilian at Kulhopu village of Satakha sub-division in Zunheboto district. The victim believed to be in his 70's has been identified as Thakhezu.
  • November 19: Cadres of NSCN-K and NSCN-Khole-Kitovi exchange fire at Phoinching area under Mon district when the cadres of both the groups faced each other.
  • November 19: The frontal Sumi tribal bodies, SH, SKH and STH appeal NSCN-Khole-Kitovi, NSCN-K and NSCN-IM to stop factional violence to create a congenial atmosphere. Sumi Hoho, Sumi Kukami Hoho & Sumi Totomi Hoho also submitted a joint representation to the kilo kilonsers (home affairs) of three factions.
  • November 22: NSCN-Khole-Kitovi 'ato kilonser' (Prime Minister), N. Kitovi Zhimomi says that any solution that may come about between Central Government and NSCN-IM could not be applied beyond Manipur. He claimed that the current talks between the NSCN-IM and the Central Government were confined only to Naga inhabited areas in Manipur, since the Central Government has rejected both sovereignty and integration, and thus, the alternative arrangement for the Nagas of Manipur had nothing to do with the Nagas of Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.
  • November 25: Four NSCN-Khole-Kitovi militants of Phom region, join NSCN-K.
  • November 28: NSCN-Khole-Kitovi begins the first phase of ID drive for all non-Nagas above the age of fifteen. The drive followed a decision taken after a meeting of Gaon Buras (Village Headman) and council chairmen of villages, colonies, wards and khels of Dimapur on 2nd October at Khehoi designated camp and the meeting of all non-Naga community leaders at Hotel Saramati on October 28. NSCN-Khole-Kitovi has exempted Central Armed forces and Government job holders from the drive.
  • December 3: NSCN-K militants kill two NSCN-Khole-Kitovi militants, identified as "2nd Lieutenant" Sheye Konyak and "Sergeant Major" Wochamo Ezung, at Murgi Patti in Dimapur.
  • December 5: Two NSCN-Khole-Kitovi cadres are killed in Longkhim town in Tuensang district after an altercation between cadres of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi and those formerly with the outfit who defected to NSCN-K. The deceased are identified as 'lieutenant' Lemthong Tsaba and Chumkyuse.
  • December 7: According to Nagaland DGP, O. Alem, in order to strengthen District Police Stations, the State Government has taken a decision to post one company each from eight NAP battalions at every district of the State.
  • December 8: The people of Dimapur unanimously resolves to stand against any rebel faction, who indulges in violence, thereby, disturbing the peace in the area. This decision was taken at a meeting of civil societies held at Naga Council Hall.
  • December 10: NSCN-IM has taken strong exception to the summons being served to its leaders by the NIA. In a joint meeting of its 'steering committee' and 'cabinet', the NSCN-IM termed the summons as "not only an insult to the Naga people but a naked assault on the successive Prime Ministers of India who have been consistently striving to bring about an honourable political solution to the more-than 15-years-long political negotiation."
  • December13: One person is injured in Kohima when three gunmen, purportedly belonging to NSCN-K, fired at one NSCN-Khole-Kitovi cadre at Mohon Khola.
  • December 16: Six militants belonging to NSCN-K and NSCN-KK are reportedly killed in Kiphire and Phek districts. In Kiphire, two NSCN-K cadres, identified as 'lieutenant' Among of Anatonger village and '2nd lieutenant' Tholo Pochury of Phongkhuri, village are shot dead by NSCN-KK cadres. NSCN-K armed cadres of Mobile 5 unit led by commander "colonel" Kuruchu reportedly killed four NSCN-KK functionaries in Meluri in the afternoon.
  • December 17: Suspected NSCN-KK militants kill a NSCN-K militant at his residence Alahuto Colony in Zunheboto district. The wife of the victim identified as Mughatoli also sustained a bullet injury. NSCN-K 'deputy secretary' Inovi Z Ayemi, blamed NSCN-KK stationed under 'Zunheboto town command' for the incident.
  • December 17: NSCN-K 'chairman' SS Khaplang, in view of impending Christmas and New Year celebrations, directs all his cadres to maintain maximum restrain and refrain from attacking other factions unless attacked upon by the rivals. Khaplang has directed NSCN-K cadres "not to launch any offensive action against any Naga brothers be it rivals from December 20, 2012 to January 20, 2013".
  • December 18: NSCN-IM blames the Central Government for "not tightening the rein" on NIA under MHA. In a press release, NSCN-IM ' MIP' terms it "strange" the way the Government of India has been "changing its colour" in handling Naga issue for more than fifteen years. The 'MIP' pointed out that 2012 has been accepted as the "most crucial stage" of the political negotiation as people have been waiting for the Government to announce the basis for Naga political solution.
  • December 23: Three NSCN-IM militants are arrested by Security Forces from the Chiephobozou Police Station area of Kohima district. The militants from "Chiemakhuma camp" are identified as 'Second Lieutenant' Apum, 'Corporal' Nali and 'Lieutenant Corporal' Fulu.

2011

  • January 3: One ‘Federal Government of Nagaland’ (FGN) cadre, identified as ‘Major’ Shikato Sema (19), is arrested from Burma Camp area. A .22 locally made pistol with 3 live rounds recovered from his possession.
  • January 4: Troops of 24 Assam Rifles arrest one NSCN-K cadre, identified as ‘Sergeant’ Viheto Yepthomi (29), from Purana Bazaar in the Dimapur district.
  • January 8: Eastern Nagaland People's Organisation (ENPO) organize public rallies simultaneously in the Districts of Tuensang, Mon, Kiphire and Longleng demanding the creation of a new state christened as 'Frontier Nagaland' by bifurcating Nagaland. The ENPO is the apex organization of six Naga tribes including Konyak, Khiamniungan, Chang, Yimchunger, Sangtam and Phom confining in the four districts, has submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister urging him to realize the demand.
  • January 19: The special crime branch (Kolkata) of CBI arrest one NSCN-IM cadre, identified as ‘lance corporal’ Kaping Luikham, for his alleged involvement in the 2007 murder of former Lok Sabha (lower house of parliament) member from Arunachal Pradesh Wangcha Rajkumar, from Imphal, the capital of Manipur.
  • January 21: Police arrest the self-styled ‘finance secretary’ of the PULF identifeid as Islauddin(24) along with his gang, including a former assistant of a news agency (ANI) identified as Losu Mao(28) in Dimapur. The other arrested are identfied as Lohrü and Dipankar Ghosh (30).
  • January 24: The Union Home Ministry offers a 29-point counter proposal to the NSCN-IM which had earlier submitted a 32-point charter of demands, said the outfit's 'Minister for Religious affairs' P. Mor. The counter proposal includes financial sops, facilities and accommodating the "Kilonsers" (Ministers) of the NSCN-IM as members of parliament and the "Tatars" (members) as ministers in the state.
  • January 27: Five NSCN-IM militants lay down their arms to the state Police Chief at Leimakhong military headquarters in Imphal.
  • January 29: SFs arrest an extortionist NSCN-IM militant, identified as Ayot (30) near Jharnapani (NH-29) of Dimapur district. The arrested militant is reported to be a "section officer" of NSCN- IM highway command.
  • January 31: At the backdrop of Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation (ENPO)’s demand for a new State christened as ‘Frontier Nagaland’ by carving out of Nagaland, NSCN-IM ‘chairman’ Isak Chisi Swu said that integration of all Naga areas is ‘our birthright.
  • February 4: One of the three criminals arrested in relation to an abduction case in Dimapur is reportedly a cadre of NSCN-K.
  • February 22: One armed NSCN-IM militant, identified as Enor Rengma (19) of Toshizu village in Doyapur area of Dimapur district is arrested by Security Forces at Kushiabil in Dimapur.
  • February 22: An NSCN-IM cadre, identified as ‘captain’ Taochon Muinao (32), is arrested by the Security Forces in Old Chumukedima in Dimapur district.
  • February 25: Anti-kidnap and extortion set up of the Dimapur Police rescue two traders, identified as Vighan Kumar and Upendra Shah of Kohima who were abducted by five suspected militants from Senjum village of Dimapur.
  • February 28: Two NSCN-K cadres are injured during a factional clash in Myanmar. It was learnt that the two NSCN factions - NSCN-K and NSCN-IM were engaged in a fierce gun battle since February 24.
  • March 2: The NSCN-IM holds the first round of talks with the Government's newly appointed interlocutor R S Pandey during which the group submitted a list of 30 demands that includes sovereignty for Nagaland.
  • March 3: Against the backdrop of the decision by the NSCN-K and NNC/FGN not to participate in the proposed highest level talks for reconciliation till the NSCN- IM stops its military offensive in Eastern Nagaland, NSCN-IM 'General Secretary' and 'ato kilonser' (Prime Minister) Th. Muivah asserts that the NSCN-IM was at liberty to send its men on duty and that the top leadership are in Nagaland to talk about reconciliation.
  • March 4: According to Nagaland Post, the NSCN-IM claims that 'ato kilonser' ('Prime minister') Kitovi Zhimomi of NSCN-K during the September 18 meeting of 2010 said that the 'Chairman' of NSCN-K, Khaplang, was against reconciliation in a Joint Working Group meeting.
  • March 6: The Government's interlocutor RS Pandey said that Government is willing to offer Nagaland, greater autonomy in running its affairs and is learnt to be considering a move to transfer a few subjects from the Concurrent List to the State List exclusively in the case of this state to resolve the six-decade-old conflict and insurgency.
  • March 8: Security Forces arrest one NSCN-K cadre, identified as Himato Sumi, from Padumphukri area in Dimapur district and recovered two 7.65 mm pistols from his possession.
  • March 12: According to a report, two NSCN-K cadres identified as ‘Captain’ Kughaho Chishi and ‘Lieutenant’ Akato Yeptho are detained by local people near Naharbari in Dimapur district while abducting a non-local student.
  • March 15: One NSCN-IM cadre is killed in a factional clash in Phek district. The killing took place when a group of NSCN-IM cadre attacked a camp belonging to the NSCN-K near Old Thewati village.
  • March 16: Four days after a Guwahati based businessman identified as Mithu Ahmed was abducted for ransom from Dimapur, Security Forces rescue the victim from Duncan Basti area.
  • March 17: The NSCN-K head from Tirap district in Arunachal Pradesh, a self-styled 'brigadier' Chipu Menon alias Khunwang, is killed in Mon district of Nagaland. Khunwang is reportedly killed by another Khaplang cadre using a blunt object.
  • March 22: The Union Government appoints Lieutenant General Jacob the new Chairman of the ceasefire monitoring group, after the tenure of Lieutenant General Mandhata Singh got over in November 2010.
  • March 29: Joint Parliamentary Working Committee (JPWC) of the 11th NLA adopts a series of resolutions including the decision to meet all the different Naga leaders for consultation to find "a common Naga voice". A resolution signed by NLA ‘speaker’ Kiyanilie Peseyie, State Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and ‘leader of opposition’ Tokheho, also welcomed the renewed efforts of the UPA Government and the NSCN-IM in resuming "Indo-Naga political dialogue".
  • April 4: A total of 38 armed cadres of the Khaplang group of the NSCN, NSCN-K, and the ‘Federal Government of Nagaland (Singnya)’ who returned to the NSCN-IM are felicitated.
  • April 5: Armed militants loot a mobile showroom "Cell Sell", near Chishi Complex, Circular road, Dimapur after assaulting the owner at gun point. They reportedly decamped with a cash of INR 35,000 and mobile handsets.
  • April 15: Two NSCN-K militants are reportedly arrested by the Assam Rifles in Forest Colony in Kohima.
  • May 1: Two persons identified as one Amat Konyak, and Achai Konyak are arrested with arms by Security Forces at Signal Basti in Dimapur district. Two "illegal" .22 Bolt Action Rifles with magazines are recovered from them.
  • May 4: The NSCN-K warns its members of action if they contradict the policy of the 'government' stating that none of its officials whether civil, military or at regional level is authorized to participate in the forthcoming by-election to 26 Aonglenden constituency under Ao region (Mokokchung district).
  • May 12: The bullet-riddled body of a businessman, who was abducted on May 10 by suspected NSCN-IM militants from the Walford area in Dimapur district is found in the 7th Mile area of Dimapur. NSCN-IM 'major', Resu, is arrested in connection with the murder of the trader. According to sources, the abductors had sought INR 30 million from the trader`s family to release him as ransom.
  • May 12: The Police headquarters (PHQ) has reportedly come to know from "reliable source" that militant factions have demanded to all Nagaland government departments, except Police and district administration, to pay the "so-called 'annual salary tax'" for the year 2011 at 24% from one month pay for a year.
  • May 19: Security Forces conduct a raid on the private residence of senior NSCN-IM leader K.K. Angami at Chedema village in Kohima district, where a huge cache of assorted ammunition, cash and incriminating documents were seized. Security Forces also recover INR 473,000 in cash and huge cache of live ammunition of different assorted weapons numbering 231 in total.
  • June 4: According to the NSCN-IM, one Nechizo, of 'Naga Army' (NSCN-IM's armed wing) hailing from Thehe-phu village in Phek District was killed by the NNC (Non Accordist).
  • June 7: NSCN-K supremo SS Khaplang is expelled from the outfit. The decision to remove the Myanmar based Khaplang as the outfit’s chairman was taken during the groupd National Hoho (parliament session) held at its Khehoi designated camp near Dimapur. Khole Konyak, the commander-in-chief of the group is elected as the acting chairman. According to The Telegraph report, Khaplang had been taking unilateral decisions from his hideout in Myanmar without consulting the leaders at Kheloi camp. Before the split, the outfit’s council and general headquarters were in Myanmar. Khaplang is said to have his own NSCN faction from Myanmar as he still commands a considerable number of cadres ther. The NSCN now has three factions: Swu and Muivah, Kitovi Zimomi (general secretary of the unsplit NSCN-K) and Khole, and Khaplang.
  • June 10: The SS Khaplang-led NSCN(K) expels its general secretary N Kitovi Zhimomi for his anti party activities. Senior advisor to the group, Azheto Chophy, deputy kilonser, finance, Angpa Konyak, and kilonsers Athrom Konyak, Seochem Sangtam, Yimto Yimchunger, Jack Zhimomi and Jungshi Wati are also expelled.
  • June 21: Members of the Arunachal Naga Liberation Front (ANLF) led by their “commander-in-chief” Hanglon Nocte and general secretary Sepkam Lungfi formally merges with the NSCN under the leadership of SS Khaplang.
  • June 21: S.S.Khaplang, 'chairman' of NSCN-K expells Khole Konyak from the post of 'commander-in-chief' of 'Naga army' for his anti party activities who in recent past joined hands with the breakaway faction led by Kitovi Zhimomi. He is replaced by an incumbent Kumchok who joined the 'Naga army' in the year 1965, and has served in different capacities.
  • June 23: Security Forces arrest two NNC cadres "2nd lt" Vikiho Sema (24) and "raja peyu" Ato Sema (30) on extortion charges from Dimapur district.
  • June 24: The Indian faction of NSCN K suffers jolt with its 'finance kilonser' (finance minister), Kughalu Mulatonu, joining the group's Myanmar-based 'chairman', S.S. Khaplang.
  • June 25: One PULF militant, identified as Muhammad Altaf, is arrested by Security Forces near Faith Hospital, Dimapur on June 25. On interrogation, the arrested accused revealed that he was a cadre of Manipur-based insurgent outfit PULF and currently operating in Dimapur.
  • July 3: Four militants of NSCN-IM – Haokam Haokip (20), Bipul Basumatary (23), Pannagam Kamhoa (15), and Raja Basumatary (22) surrender before the Security Forces at Lekhapani in Tinsukia district of Assam.
  • July 6: Union Government says that State of Nagaland is declared a "disturbed area" for a further period of one year with effect from June 30 under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958.
  • July 11: NSCN-K takes responsibility for the July 10 killing of Babul Rongmei, 'Chairman' Barak Valley Hill Tribes Development Council, at Sabadashpur in Cachar district of Assam.
  • July 14: Many heavily armed cadres of the NSCN-K have allegedly intruded into Nagaland from Myanmar.
  • July 21: According to Nagaland DGP K Kire, there has been confusion as to how they would deal with groups of the newly split factions of erstwhile NSCN-K.
  • July 21: The Sumi Hoho (the apex organisation of Sumi tribe in Nagaland) and the Sumi Frontal Organizations ask all militant outfits to immediately withdraw from Zunheboto district and confine to their respective "designated camps".
  • July 22: Imkong L. Imchen says the collection of 'taxes' by militant factions was a violation of the Ceasefire Ground Rules that the latter agreed upon during the signing of the Ceasefire with the Union Government.
  • July 25: The Nagaland Cabinet decides to seek clarification from the Centre on confusions regarding which of the two factions of erstwhile NSCN-K, NSCN-Khaplang and NSCN-Khole was in ceasefire agreement and whether both the factions reaffirmed their commitment to the same.
  • July 27: NSCN (Khaplang) advises 'Kehoi campers' (Khole faction) and State Government to clear the confusion over the current cease fire signed between GoI and erstwhile NSCN-K on April 27, 2001.
  • August 5: A statement issued by the Information and publicity sector of the NSCN-IM said that talks with the Centre were on the right track and solutions would be hammered out on the spirit of “shared sovereignty”. The statement also said the solution would also be on the “unique identity with an interdependent relationship.
  • August 7: Ceasefire which was extended to NSCN-K will now be applicable to both NSCN led by Kitovi and Khole and NSCN led by Khaplang, says CFSB 'chairman Major General' (retired) Eppen Jacob Kochekkan after a closed-door meeting with representatives of NSCN at Police Conference hall Chumukedima in Dimapur district.
  • August 9: 'Convener' of Cease Fire Supervisory Board of NSCN-K, Y. Wangtin Naga says that the outfit was sheltering North East militants in the Eastern Sector as they were 'brothers belonging to revolutionary groups'.
  • August 14: Addressing the NSCN-IM cadres at camp Hebron, in Dimapur during the observation of the 65th 'Naga Independence Day', the outfit's chairman Isak Chisi Swu and its general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured the NSCN-IM leaders that India would go the 'extra-mile and seek solution outside the box'.
  • August 15: Chief minister Neiphiu Rio says that taking into consideration the sentiments of the people of Tuensang, Longleng, Mon and Kiphire, the Government decides to propose the creation of an autonomous council for them.
  • August 24: Security Forces arrest three top cadres of NSCN-K while extorting money from shop-keepers Moa Market in Kohima district. The accused have been identified as Razu Peyu Lanu Jamir (29), Akholie (26) and Khapur Zhalie Angami (40). An extortion booklet along with some extorted cash was also recovered from their possession.
  • August 26: In a major development, the culmination of a series of meetings between six top leaders of three Naga militant outfits - Isak Chishi Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah of NSCN-IM, 'General' Khole Konyak and N. Kitovi Zhimomi of NSCN-Khole-Kitovi and 'Brigadier' S. Singnya and Zhopra Vero of NNC, resolved "in principle" to work towards the formation of one "Naga National Government". According to a joint declaration signed by all the six leaders titled "Naga Concordant", a High Level Commission (HLC) with the six as members has been formed to ensure the realization of the proposed "Naga National Government". The HLC would be headed by either the chairman/president or general secretary/vice president with four other "competent members" in the ranks of kilonser/major general and above "as deemed fit by the respective governments." To expedite the process, the HLC would hold meetings without delay in presence of FNR as "facilitators".
  • August 26: The apex traditional body of all Naga tribes, the Naga Hoho urges the FNR to press for inclusion of all Naga militant groups into the fold of the reconciliation process.
  • August 29: So far an unknown group, YLF, abducts four Tikhirs tribesmen from High Bridge between Sikur and Lasukiur in Kiphire District, when they were in their way to attend Tikhir Tribal Council (TTC) meeting at Kiusum scheduled to be held August 30.
  • August 29: NSCN-K decides to pull out of the Naga reconciliation process.
  • August 29: The Khaplang faction of the NSCN decides to pull out from the Naga reconciliation process after its rivals decided not to harbour any rebel group of the region averse to the Naga political cause. The outfit also admitted that it has ties with the Manipur-based UNLF, PLA and PREPAK. The NSCN-K criticized Khole Konyak, Kitovo Zhimoni and S. Singnya of falling in the trap of the Isak-Muivah group, which, it alleged, was trying to solve the Naga problem with New Delhi by compromising on Naga sovereignty.
  • September 4: Suspected militants abduct a school student while he was waiting for a bus in Dimapur.
  • September 7: The Myanmar Army launches its first attack against various Indian militant groups, including ULFA in Sagaing province. There are reports that ULFA's mobile headquarters at Sagaing was destroyed in the attack. Unconfirmed reports said ULFA 'commander-in-chief' Paresh Baruah and S.S Khaplang, the former 'chief' of NSCN-K, managed to escape unhurt. Besides Sagaing, ULFA has three other camps in Myanmar
  • September 8: Heavily armed Myanmar Army, numbering around 300 to 400, reportedly move inside NSCN-K base area, where the outfit's council headquarter is located.
  • September 10: The ULFA and NSCN-K are planning to shift their camps in Myanmar amid reports of a crackdown by the Myanmarese army on them. The NSCN-K claimed that about 400 Myanmarese soldiers had moved into the area where its headquarters were located.
  • September 11: The Myanmar army launches a second offensive in Sagaing province against various Indian militant groups, including ULFA, who have their bases there. Around 250 cadres of about 10 North-Eastern militant outfits, including ULFA-ATF, NSCN-K, PLA, PREPAK and UNLF, were present in camps at Sagaing in North Myanmar bordering India. Sources said the militant outfits have sent about 200 armed cadres as reinforcement to Myanmar.
  • September 12: The NSCN-K says ULFA 'commander-in-chief' Paresh Barua is in China and not in Myanmar. 'Envoy' to the collective leadership of the outfit, Kughalu Mulatonu, quoting reports from Myanmar, said the military might have overrun a few mobile camps of the NSCN-K but there was no report of any casualty.
  • September 12: The Khaplang faction of the NSCN says that some weeks ago New Delhi supplied over 50 truckloads of arms and ammunition to Myanmar to flush out Indian rebels taking refuge in Myanmar. It also said that around 400 troops moved inside the base area of the Khaplang faction last week.
  • September 14: Myanmar Army overruns two camps of NSCN (Khaplang) and UNLF in Sagaing division of Myanmar, killing one cadre each from NSCN and UNLF.
  • September 14: According to NSCN-K, at least one cadre each from NSCN-K and UNLF are killed as their camps are heavily attacked by the Myanmar Army in Sagaing division.
  • September 15: Unidentified persons abduct Tushar Mehra, a class X Kendriya Vidyalaya student from Dimapur. The abductors demanded INR 5 million for safe release of Tushar.
  • September 17: A high-level meeting chaired by Nagaland Home Minister Imkong Imchen, calls for expediting the proposed community policing mechanism in and around Dimapur to check growing crime in the commercial town, reports The Sentinel.
  • September 17: The 15-year-old Tushar Mehra, who was abducted from Dimapur on September 15, is released by his abductors.
  • September 19: One person is killed and three others injured, including two Assam Rifles (AR) personnel and a class XI student, in a shootout at the National Highway (NH, 2) near old Modern College at upper AG colony in Kohima district.
  • September 19: Security Forces arrest one "assistant sectional officer" of National NSCN-IM, identified as Aloto Shikhu (29), while extorting money from shopkeepers. INR 5000 was recovered from his possession.
  • September 22: Three NSCN-IM cadres are apprehended by the BSF at Indramchera Nallah in the general area of border outpost of Silsuri, Mizoram while they were tring to cross over to the Indian side from Bangladesh.
  • October 13: The Government of India is likely to renew its plea to Myanmar to bust the camps operated by militants of the region. India is preparing to host the biggest-ever official delegation of Myanmar led by President U Thein Sein. Sources said India is likely to press for sustained operations against the militant outfits operating out of the border areas of the country. Several of the militant outfits including NSCN-K, ULFA, NDFB, besides PLA, UNLF, and PREPAK, among others, maintain and operate bases in that country.
  • October 16: Yangon, the capital of Myanmar tells New Delhi to provide satellite imagery of Northeast militant camps based across the border in Myanmar, so that a military operation can be launched.
  • October 20: Eight NSCN-K militants of Chakhesang region in Nagaland including 'Lieutenant Colonel' Veswusayi Lohe and 'regional secretary', Kuosato Dozo along with six others join NSCN-Khole-Kitovi faction. The other six members are identified as Cunezo Demo, Khrunetso, Chivosa, Kuzota, Thupusa and Vesakhoto.
  • November 2: An extortionist identified as Kruse Terhuja of NNC/FGN who had escaped the dragnet of NSA some two months ago is rearrested by the Kohima Police while serving demand notes to business establishment in Phulbari of Kohima district.
  • November 13: The negotiation between the Indian Government and the NSCN-IM is in its final stages. The final settlement envisages a "special federal relationship" between India and Nagaland and creation of a "Supra-state body" for the Nagas to "preserve, protect and promote their cultural, social and customary practices." The offer to create a pan-Naga 'Supra State Body', instead of the "Greater Nagalim" demanded by the NSCN, has been touted by Indian negotiators as the "second best option for the Naga people". The "Greater Nagalim" that would involve merger of Naga-inhabited areas of Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh with the State of Nagaland is likely to provoke huge resistance in these States. So Delhi is offering to create the "Supra State Body", to which the legal authority and decision-making power of the Naga populated areas of Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh will be formally transferred. This, the Indian officials say, is recognition of the "distinct identity" of the Nagas, and will surely merit a major Constitutional amendment.
  • November 14: President of the KIN, Asat Doungel, is 'forcefully abducted' from his Medziphema residence in Dimapur district. KIN accused the Kuki Tribal Union of spearheading Asat's abduction under the patronage of the NSCN-I-M.
  • November 16: Kuki Students' & Youth Organisation, Nagaland (KSO-N) appeals to the NSCN-IM for early and safe release of KIN 'president 'Asat Doungel, who was reportedly abducted from his Medziphema residence in Dimapur on November 14.
  • November 19: The Centre informs Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh that there is no move to grant a 'supra state body' status to Nagas settled across the Northeast and the negotiators, who have been talking to the NSCN-IM, has never promised the outfit any such arrangement that may have severe inter-state ramifications.
  • November 20: Kuki Inpi president, Asat Doungel who was allegedly abducted by NSCN-IM from Dimapur on November 14 is released unharmed.
  • November 24: Dimapur Police apprehends five NSCN (IM) cadres in two separate incidents in Dimapur.
  • November 25: Two cadres belonging to FGN are arrested while they were extorting money from shops in Chumukedima in Dimapur. The cadres are identified as Boto Yepthomi (25) and Yeshika Zhimomi (23). 21 Tax receipts and extorted cash amounting to INR 2100 are recovered from their possession.
  • November 27: One of the deserters from NSCN-U, identified as Herato Sumi, was killed by NSCN-U in a four hours gun fight at Sailhem in Peren district near Assam border.
  • November 29: Police arrests former 'sergeant major' and deserter of the NSCN-U, identified as Vihuto, near Nsong town under Tening Sub-division in Peren district.
  • November 30: NSCN-IM president Isak Chishi Swu appoints 'Maj. Gen' Phungthing Shimrang as the new Naga 'Army chief'.
  • December 7: Various Naga militant factions impose taxes on all and sundry-State Government, private business and people- which has been pegged at around a whopping INR 1300 crore each year.
  • December 13: Security Forces arrest a militant belonging to NSCN-U, identified as 'Sergeant Major' Vilhou, while extorting money from business establishments in and around Naga Hospital area in Kohima.
  • December 13: After the meeting with Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, NSCN-IM 'General Secretary' Thuingaleng Muivah says, "Misunderstandings have been thrashed out. There is better understanding that is all I can say."
  • December 22: NSCN-K attacks the NSCN-Khole-Kitovi camp, killing one militant and injuring others at Ghukiye village in Zunheboto district.
  • December 22: ULFA-ATF leader Paresh Baruah, accuses Thuingaleng Muivah 'General Secretary' NSCN-IM, of disintegrating the Northeast insurgent movements by siding with the Indian Government thus, failing to keep his promise made to the people of Nagaland.
  • December 23: One militant of NSCN-Khole-Kitvoi is killed and another seriously injured in a factional clash with NSCN-K at Zunheboto district.
  • December 24: A total of 21 militants of the NSCN (K-Unification), NNC and Prepak surrender to Major General B. Poonen of GOC 57 Mountain Division and Director General of Police (DGP) Yumnam Joykumar Singh at the Army headquarters in Leimakhong with 21 weapons.
  • December 27: Sumi Hoho (the Apex body of Sumi Tribe) sends a representation to the Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram requesting him "to remove" all the "designated camps" within Zunheboto district or ask the NSCN groups to "strictly implement" cease-fire ground rules both "in letter and spirit".
  • December 28: Suspected NSCN-K kills a militant belonging to the NSCN Khole-Kitovi at Purana Bazaar in Dimapur. A civilian also sustaines injuries in the militant attack.
  • December 29: NSCN-Khole-Kitovi militants fire indiscriminately at a top commander of the NSCN-K, 'Captain' Hokivi, at Agri colony in Kohima. Hokivi escapes unhurt but stray bullets injure three civilians identified as Vimhazou Angami, Raju Chetri and Meletso Chakhesang (9).
  • December 30: MHA in its year-end review for 2011 terms it as one of the most successful years in terms of bringing rebel groups to the negotiation table in Assam as well as in other northeastern states. Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram says that 2012 will be a year of settlement and MoS will be signed with at least four militant groups in the region.
  • December 31: The NSCN-IM chairman Isak Chisi Swu says that the outfit has reached the "threshold" of achieving its goal and Nagas should prepare to enter a "new Nagalim" in the New Year.

2010

  • January 3: One activist belonging to Federal Government of Nagaland (FGN) is killed in a shoot out with the NSCN (I-M) activists at Kigutouma village, under Kohima district at around 7 pm. The slain activist of Chakhesang community is from Porba village, under Phek district.
  • January 4: The NSCN-IM rejects the Centre’s offer of peace talk stating that it did not come from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
  • January 7: NSCN (IM) militants abduct six Assam Rifles personnel near Pfutsero in Phek district.
  • January 10: The NSCN-K alleges that Chenithung of Morakjo village under Lotha region, one of its former cadre and later defected to the NSCN-IM, was involved in the extortion drive in which a trader called Jawai was asked to pay ransom of INR 2, 50,000 at Rengmapani village in Dimapur district.
  • January 11: Unidentified militants injure a personal of the India Reserve Battalion (IRB) as they open fire on troops at High School Junction area in Kohima.
  • January 12: Asheto Sema, a militant of the Naga National Council is nabbed by Dimapur police for extorting money from commercial vehicles and establishments in Dimapur.
  • January 15: Two NNC militants are arrested by Dimapur police from their camp at Sunrise Colony in Burma Camp for extorting money from commercial vehicles and establishments in Dimapur.
  • January 19: Two NSCN-IM cadres involved in extortion are nabbed by Assam Rifles from Pfutsero town in Phek district.
  • January 20: The self-styled 'finance secretary' of the PULF along with four extortionists are arrested by Dimapur district Police.
  • January 27: Reports say that the NSCN-IM joins hands with Hurriyat Conference of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Dal Khalsa of Punjab, in order to put pressure on the Government for an ‘early solution to the impasse in Nagaland, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab’.
  • January 31: According to NSCN (IM) GS T Muivah, the logic of participation of all groups in the talks was antithesis of the current peace process being held at the prime ministerial level with the Centre. He states this on the occasion of the 30th Raising Day of the outfit.
  • January 31: Nagaland Home Department states that over 10 militant groups from the Northeast are operating in Dimapur in nexus with the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K. He also says about reports of visits of Maoist leaders to Dimapur from other parts of the country.
  • January 31: The National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) opposes the participation of other “non-mandated” Naga militant groups in the current peace process while it insists on integration of Naga-inhabited areas under one administrative umbrella. Thuingaleng Muivah, General Secretary of the group, said that the logic of participation of all groups in the talks was antithesis of the current peace process being held at the prime ministerial level with the Centre. “It is another form of unity first, negotiation next, as propagated by the adversaries of the Naga people,” Muivah said in his statement on the occasion of the 30th Raising Day of the NSCN (I-M) at its council headquarters, Camp Hebron.
  • February 5: According to a report in the Nagaland Page, at least six NSCN cadres are shot dead by three disgruntled cadres of the outfit with automatic rifles near India-Bangladesh border in Tripura sector. The killing is confirmed by NSCN sources.
  • February 9: The Centre decides to hold the next round of talks with NSCN (IM) in April 2010. Muivah accepts the government of India's invitation to come for the talks.
  • February 11: The Government of India appoints R. S. Pandey as the new interlocutor to facilitate peace talks with the NSCN-IM.
  • February 11: National Investigation Agency (NIA) registers a case in January 2010 against top leaders of the NSCN-IM for trying to revive its activities in the Northeast.
  • February 15: The 'steering committee' of NSCN-IM is reconstituted while the 'council of kilonsers (ministers) and tatar hoho (parliament)' is rearranged with effect from February 9.
  • February 17: The NSCN-K declares that there cannot be any solution to the Naga issue until sovereignty is achieved.
  • February 26: According to the NSCN-K, the talk between NSCN-IM and Government of India is just a meeting and not a political dialogue. NSCN-IM leader Thuingaleng Muivah can only take up social issues and problems of Ukhrul district in Manipur but not a Naga issue.
  • February 27: Three ‘highway commanders’ of Union faction of the Kuki Revolutionary Army (KRA), are arrested for extortion by the Police from Dhobinala in Dimapur.
  • February 27: According to Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai, final settlement to the Naga political issue could only be achieved when the "Government of India holds talks with all the Naga underground groups."
  • March 2: The first round of talks with the newly appointed interlocutor from the Central Govt. R S Pandey takes place at a BSF Camp in Delhi. General Secretary of NSCN (I-M), Thuingaleng Muivah tells newsmen that they had a comprehensive discussion with the Union Home Minister and that the NSCN-IM would continue the negotiation with the Government of India. The Government of India is reported to have prepared a set of proposals in response to the list of demands submitted by the NSCN (I-M). The meeting between the Naga delegation and Chidamabaram at North Block, which was also attended by Union Home Secretary G K Pillai and Special Secretary Internal Security, U K Bansal, lasted for over an hour.
  • March 3: In the second day of first round of dialogue, the Centre presents the counter proposal to the NSCN (IM) to resolve the vexed Naga problem. The NSCN (IM) delegation, led by general secretary Th Muivah, includes convenor of the steering committee V S Atem. The Union Government delegation, led by RS Pandey, includes top officials of the Home Ministry.
  • March 12: Police arrest three NSCN-K cadres near Naharbari in Dimapur district. The militants were found abducting a non-local student.
  • March 18: The NSCN(IM) categorically rejects the Central Government’s offer of greater autonomy to Naga people. “We will never compromise on the issue of Sovereignty”, said Muivah addressing the media.
  • March 21: Central intelligence agencies indicate that the NSCN-IM is rearming. The outfit is procuring sophisticated weapons, arms and ammunition - mostly of Chinese origin - and getting clear support from a neighbouring country.
  • March 21: NSCN-IM general secretary, Thuingaleng Muivah, addressing the '30th republic day' celebration of the NSCN at Camp Hebron in Dimapur, said, "Nagas will not accept Indian Constitution…no imposition on us…we'll accept only acceptable negotiated settlement and that will be worked out ….".
  • March 21: NSCN-K 'prime minister' N. Kito Zhimomi addressing a press conference at a designated camp of the outfit in Khehoi near Dimapur said that without including the issue of sovereignty the NSCN-K would never enter into talks with the Government of India.
  • March 22: Talks between the Government and NSCN IM) are deadlocked as the two “core demands” of the 30-point charter of demands presented to the Government are not acceptable to the Government. The demand for integration of Naga inhabited areas for creation greater Nagalim and the demand for a separate constitution for Nagalim to protect the unique identity of the Naga people are the two core demands.
  • April 4: At least 70 Manipur bound trucks are stopped by NSCN (K) from carrying essential commodities such as rice and sugar at Dimapur on a demand for Rs five million.
  • April 5: Dimapur Police arrests a NSCN-K 'sergeant' Sunny Anal, in connection with the seizure of Manipur-bound trucks. Subsequently, the Manipur-bound trucks loaded with rice and sugar, which were stranded at Food Corporation of India godown in Dimapur, left for Manipur.
  • April 6: According to R. S. Pandey, the new interlocutor appointed by the Centre, the Union Government is "honestly sincere" to find solution to the protracted Naga political issue. On the Naga sovereignty issue, he said India had a concept of "shared sovereignty." He states this in Kohima.
  • April 8: The NSCN-K states that the Centre should realize that the issue was between the Government of India and the Naga people and not with NSCN-IM.
  • April 10: The NSCN-K lifts the ‘ban’ on the Western Sumi Hoho (apex tribal council) following change of its leadership. The ‘ban’ on the tribal council was imposed by the NSCN-K on July 29, 2008.
  • April 16: Aggrieved Teachers' Liberation Front (ATLF), a new outfit, is formed with some members having procured small arms from various sympathisers. Both the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K state that they would not tolerate any move to take up arms though they viewed the issues as sensitive.
  • April 17: The NSCN-IM resumes talks with the Union Government in New Delhi and discusses differences over some points in the memorandum it had submitted earlier.
  • April 19: One NSCN-IM cadre and two of his accomplices are nabbed by Dimapur Police from rail gate area. The militants were trying to flee after forcibly snatching a cellular phone and Rs 3,500 in cash from a daily labourer.
  • April 21: According to a statement made by the NSCN-IM, the 'annual ration tax' is fixed at Rs 200 per household for fiscal year 2010-2011.
  • April 22: One militant of NSCN-IM, along with four persons, are nabbed by troops. The cadres were traveling at Singrijan area in Dimapur district.
  • April 23: One NSCN-IM cadre and one of his accomplices are arrested by the Security Forces from Wungram colony in Dimapur.
  • April 27: Security forces arrest one NSCN-K cadre from Burma Camp area in Dimapur.
  • April 30: Security forces arrest a NSCN-IM cadre at Wungram colony in Dimapur.
  • May 2: NSCN-IM ‘general secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah says at Dimapur that he is going ahead with the visit to Manipur and that it is his birthright.
  • May 2: A combined force of the Thoubal district and Assam Rifles arrest a KYKL cadre during a search operation at Kakching Khunou bazaar area.
  • May 3: The Union Government extends the cease-fire agreement with the NSCN-K for one more year till April 28, 2011.
  • May 6: The Joint Working Group of the NSCN-IM, NSCN-K and Naga NNC, formed in Nagaland to carry forward the Naga reconciliation process, states: "No one should be barred from ones native land." This is in the wake of the Manipur Government’s decision to prevent the entry of NSCN-IM ‘general secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah into Manipur to visit his native village.
  • May 7: At least 400 Manipur bound trucks and oil tankers are stopped in Nagaland.
  • May 7: Cease-fire monitoring cell authority of the NSCN-IM, Phungthing Shimrang, states that Thuingaleng Muivah deferred his visit to Manipur until the situation normalised, after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asked him to do so.
  • May 7: Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio says that the State Cabinet resolved to request NSCN-IM leader to consider postponing his visit to Somdal of Ukhrul district in Manipur, till the stabilization of situation.
  • May 9: NSCN(IM) condemns the Manipur government’s decision to debar the entry of its general secretary Thuigaleng Muivah into the state and says he would certainly complete his journey. “We have undertaken this journey of peace...Respecting the wishes of the Naga people, but it is unfortunate that the Manipur government has opposed the visit of Muivah... And we condemn...The irrationality of the state government,” NSCN (I-M) said in a press statement. Muivah, camping at Viswema village near Nagaland-Manipur border since May 5, would definitely visit his native village Somdal in Ukhrul district and other Naga-inhabited areas in Manipur, it said. The outfit said the Centre had communicated its concern and requested to defer the visit of Muivah till situation stabilises in Manipur.
  • May 9: Two unidentified attackers assault Naga Hoho (apex tribal council) general secretary Chuba Ozukum, joint secretary V. Vashum and member of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation Nepuni Piku at a hotel in Kohima.
  • May 12: Talks between the Centre and NSCN (IM) fails over the proposed visit of Th Muivah to his native village in Manipur. The rebel outfit maintains that Muivah will go ahead with his plan. The talks were held at Viswema village on the Nagaland-Manipur border between Union Home Secretary GK Pillai, Naga peace interlocutor RS Pande and Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio on one hand and Muivah and senior NSCN(IM) leaders on the other.
  • May 19: 13 GPRN/NSCN activists including a ‘deputy kilonser’ defect to NSCN (IM) with one Ak-56 rifle. Iheshe ‘deputy kilonser’ MRA (USR) who led the defection, said they joined the NSCN (I-M) as there was no sign of any talks between the government of India and GPRN/NSCN to solve the Naga political issue. “Naga political solution without talks may not be possible” he said. The other members who defected included ‘secretary of Tatar Hoho’ Shighoto (UT- I); ‘joint secretary & incharge’ Lota (Sumi region) Kahoi Swu, ‘deputy secretary’ (Saramati region) Tansumong, ‘under secretaries’ Inache (Sumi region), Nitokhe (USR), Khekiho (UT-1), Hokiye (UT-1); ‘sectional officer’ (UT-1) Hovito; ‘assistant sectional officer’ (UT-1) Anato; ‘2nd Lt.’ (Sumi) Hekugha Ayemi; ‘sgt. Maj.’ (Saramati) Khungakhiu and ‘private’ (Pochury) Ruchu.
  • June 1: The Centre and the NSCN(IM) holds peace talks for the first time in Nagaland where the contentious issue of integration of Naga-inhabited areas, as demanded by the outfit, is discussed. On the demand for a single administrative setup of Naga–inhabited areas of the region, Centre’s interlocutor R S Pandey told reporters that the Centre needed consensus among the states concerned on the issue.
  • June 12: A delegation of Naga Students' Federation (NSF) meets Union Home Minister P Chidambaram in New Delhi and requests him to direct Manipur to withdraw forces from Naga-inhabited areas. Chidambaram asked them to lift the restriction of movement of Manipur registration vehicles as early as possible.
  • June 18: The over 60-day economic blockade of two highways in Manipur is temporarily suspended by Naga students. The agitators, however, decided to ‘sever’ all ties with the Manipur government and sought an ‘alternative arrangement’ for Nagas in Manipur from the Centre.
  • July 8: After more than a month's tour to several places in Nagaland, NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah arrives at Kohima.
  • July 12: NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah ends his 'reconciliation mission' across Nagaland in Peren town.
  • July 15: The NSCN-K and the NNC are united "unconditionally" at Monyukshu town.
  • July 16: Three persons including two cadres of NSCN-K arrested from Holy Cross School junction in Dimapur while they were waiting to receive extorted money.
  • July 17: Three cadres of NNC are arrested from Jorphukhri, Purana bazaar while trying to extort money from a furniture shop.
  • July 19: NSCN-IM 'general secretary' Thuingaleng Muivah wants more powers for Centre's interlocutor R.S. Pandey to accelerate the 13-year-old Naga peace talks.
  • July 20: The first coordination committee meeting of the NSCN-K and NNC is held at Oking in Dimapur district. The outfits asked all other Naga political groups to unite under the banner of the unconditional unity agreed between the two groups.
  • July 23: NSCN-IM 'general secretary' Thuingaleng Muivah meets Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram in New Delhi and discusses with him issues related to the Naga peace process. Muivah apprises Chidambaram about his nearly one-and-a-half-month-long 'peace mission' across Nagaland and its outcome.
  • July 28: A round of talks between the Centre and the NSCN-IM ends inconclusively in New Delhi.
  • July 28: Three cadres of NSCN-K are arrested along with arms and ammunition by Assam Rifle personnel from Niuland area in Dimapur.
  • July 29: The Union Government's interlocutor R.S. Pandey says that there is no breakdown in the ongoing talks with the NSCN-IM. "Talks are being held here in a cordial atmosphere. It will resume in the coming days," Pandey states IANS. Referring to reports from Kohima that the United Nagaland Council (UNC) has threatened to resume the economic blockade on Manipur if the "demands of the Naga people are not accepted by July 31 by the centre", R.S. Pandey says, "UNC threat and talks with NSCN, which are proceeding in a cordial atmosphere, were two separate issues".
  • July 29: The Co-ordination Committee of the recently merged NSCN-K and NNC says that reconciliation and unity was "hard but possible" and appealed to all other groups to pursue the path of reconciliation.
  • August 16: The NSCN-K informs that many criminals and fraudulent persons are extracting unauthorized ‘tax’ from the general public in Angami region, using the outfit’s name.
  • August 17: The NSCN-IM alleges that the NSCN-K and NNC are "aggressively advancing for territorial expansion everywhere" by taking "undue advantage of the unity and reconciliation".
  • August 23: United Naga Council intensifies its pressure to the center by extending the on going blockade imposed along the National Highway 39 and 53 in Manipur by another 25 days, after the earlier blockade failed to evoke any response from the New Delhi to look into the demands of the Nagas in Manipur.
  • August 23: The NSCN (IM) denies media reports of its involvement in the incidents along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border, leading to joint operations launched against it. The NSCN (IM) dismisses the media reports as “false allegations” .
  • Aug 23: One NSCN (I-M) activist identified as ‘2nd Lt’ Moatoshi is shot dead by unidentified gunmen at Rail Bazaar road near a petrol pump, opposite Railway Station, Dimapur.
  • August 25: D.T Lincoln, one of the top leaders of NSCN-IM defects to the rival NSCN-K group in Dimapur. He was a member of NSCN-IM's highest decision making body, called 'Steering Committee'.
  • August 25: NSCN-IM leader, DT Lincoln Poumai, defects to the rival NSCN-K faction in Dimapur.
  • August 25: Reacting to the warning of pro-talk ULFA group of taking action against Naga people in Assam if the NSCN-IM attacks the people of Assam in the trouble torn Assam- Arunachal Pradesh border, the NSCN-K appeals for the restraint.
  • August 25: Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram says that while the year 2009 was a distinct improvement on the year 2008, it is in the 2010 that has seen a dramatic decline in the number of incidents and in the number of casualties in the Northeast. There have been only 464 incidents until August 15, as against 1,297 and 1,561 for the whole year in 2009 and 2008 respectively.
  • August 25: The growing links between the CPI-Maoist and some of the militant outfits of the Northeast region is discussed in greater detail in the conference of the Directors General of Police (DGPs) and Inspectors General of Police (IGPs) of all the States held in New Delhi. The security agencies have come across links between the CPI-Maoist and the NSC-IM which is under cease-fire agreement with the Union Government. Sources said that the security agencies have definite information of NSCN-IM leaders attending a meeting of the Maoist groups in Dandakaryana in Chattisgarh.
  • August 26: One NSCN-K cadre is killed by the rival NSCN-IM cadres during a factional clash at Mekokla village in Wokha district.
  • August 26: One NSCN-IM cadre, identified as 'major' Ngachonmi Tangkhul, is killed and five others arrested as Security Forces neutralised a militant hideout at Tongma colony in Namsa area of Mon district.
  • August 26: The Assam Rifles denies the NSCN-IM allegation that operation at Namsa in Mon district, which resulted in killing one NSCN-IM cadre and arrest of five cadres, was pre planned.
  • August 30: Reacting to NSCN-IM ‘kilonser (minister)’ V. Horam’s allegation that NSCN-K was involved in the killing of ‘major’ Ngachonmi at Tizit in Mon district on August 26, the NSCN-K asks him to furnish the names of its cadres who allegedly assisted the Assam Rifles in the operation.
  • September 18: Top leaders of three Naga underground organizations meet for the first time and vow to work towards ending hostilities among themselves and consolidating understanding. NSCN(I-M) general secretary Th Muivah, NSCN(K) general secretary N Kitovi Zhimomi and NNC/FGN president S Singnya held a meeting organised by the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) at Dimapur.
  • October 9: The NSCN-K, NNC and the NSCN-IM make a joint commitment to check rampant extortions and abductions by the Naga militants ‘through a collective mechanism’.
  • October 12: The NIA is allowed by a Delhi Court to interrogate NSCN-IM chief arms procurer Anthony Shimray, in custody for 14 days. The NIA, in its first-ever FIR, accuses Shimray of conspiring with arms dealers in China and Thailand to procure a huge quantity of arms and ammunition for carrying out "terrorist activities" in the country.
  • October 18: Senior National Socialist Council of Nagalim (I-M), Anthony Shimrey is arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with gun running. Highly placed sources told The Assam Tribune that the security agencies were getting reports of involvement of Shimrey, the head of the Foreign Affairs department of the NSCN (I-M) in gun running for a long time and the NIA recently arrested him on charges of waging war against the nation. Though officially it was shown that the NSCN leader was arrested in Bihar-Nepal border, actually he was picked up in the neighbouring country and handed over to India. Sources revealed that Shimrey was picked up by security forces of Nepal in Kathmandu immediately after his arrival from Bangkok and later he was handed over to India. He is now in the custody of the NIA. Giving an account of the charges against Shimrey, sources said that he was involved in gun running for a long time and there were confirmed reports that he frequently visited China to procure weapons from the clandestine arms dealers. Sources revealed that the Chinese army, as a part of its modernization drive, dumped huge number of weapons and different militant groups of India are now using those weapons. Sources said that Shimrey was one of those involved in procuring such weapons and those were brought to Chittagong or Coxes Bazar in Bangladesh to be brought into India. There were also reports that of late, the militants started bringing in weapons through Myanmar as security measures in Bangladesh have been tightened.
  • October 22: The UNC announces to call a 12-hour 'total bandh' in the districts of Chandel, Ukhrul and Tamenglong on October 25 demanding to expedite the ongoing 'Indo-Naga peace process'.
  • October 24: Fourteen cadres of anti-talk faction of the NDFB are arrested from Mon district and Tizit inter-State check gate in Nagaland.
  • October 25: The Naga students’ community Delhi takes out a silent rally in Delhi and submits a memorandum to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, urging him to expedite the "Indo-Naga peace process."
  • October 31: Five cadres of the NSCN-K are held along with arms and ammunition by the NSCN-IM at Chomi village under Kiphire district.
  • November 8: A Delhi court extends judicial custody of Anthony Shimray, chief arms procurer of NSCN-IM till November 22.
  • November 11: Police arrests one ULFA cadre, identified as Timpa Ghutia of Balijan area in Assam during frisking at Tizit town in Mon district. According to Police, the ULFA cadre had recently undergone arms training.
  • November 20: Three cadres of the NSCN-K are arrested by 24 AR personnel near Hevukhu village in Niuland area in Dimapur district.
  • December 6: Two Territorial Army (TA) troopers and two NSCN-K cadres are arrested along with arms from Dimapur Railway station area by SF personnel.
  • December 28: Police recovers a stolen vehicle and arrests five persons, including a cadre belonging to NSCN-IM, near the outfit’s designated camp at Chumukhuma village on the outskirts of Kohima.

2009

  • January 8: NSCN-IM militants abduct six Assam Rifles personnel, including Captain Shapam Momo, along with their arms and ammunition at Zhamai in the Phek District. They were reportedly kept in the confinement at a nearby NSCN-IM designated camp in Kopamedzu.
  • January 9: NSCN (I-M) releases the five 33 AR jawans including a Captain identified as one S. Momo along with their weapons whom it took into its custody on January 8 for forcibly entering its area.
  • January 13: An underground activist from Nagaland is killed and another civilian injured in an encounter with Assam Police that took place at Lahorijan Market at 9.30 p.m. The slain activist is identified as one Honato Sumi, aged 25 from Suruhoto range. Assam Police claim that the activist, earlier with the NSCN(I-M) had later joined the ‘GPRN/NSCN’.
  • January 22: All six NSCN (I-M) activists who were detained in the ‘GPRN/NSCN’ Khehoi designated camp since December 18, are released unconditionally.
  • January 24: A combined force of Nagaland Police and India Reserve Battalion arrest two NSCN-K cadres, Sheto Awomi and Vinohoto, in the Dimapur area.
  • January 25: Suspected militants kill a trader, identified as H. Atovi Yepthomi, near a temple at New Market area in Dimapur.
  • January 28: The Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FRN) along with the support of apex tribal bodies and churches, will be holding a ‘Naga Convention for Reconciliation and Peace’ on February 21 and 22 at Kohima local ground in both Nagamese and English for the convenience of the general public.
  • January 31: NSCN (I-M) holds its 29th Raising Day at 8:30 a.m at its Council headquarters, Hebron.
  • February 3: Troops of 24 Assam Rifles arrest ‘Sgt’ Isaac Rochel (21 years), a cadre of the ‘NSCN/GPRN’ faction.
  • February 4: The Assam Rifles ransack an NSCN (IM) “road operation party” post at Bade village, in Dimapur, just about 25 kilometers away from the outfit’s headquarter, Hebron Camp.
  • February 5: Dimapur police intercept a Maruti Alto car (NL01C 2873) from the Kher Mahal area and arrest an NSCN (IM) cadre identified as 'ss' Major Khahoto Chishi, son of Ghumakha Chishi of Chekiye village.
  • February 5: A combined force of the Dimapur District Police and India Reserve Battalion arrest one NSCN-IM cadre, identified as ‘major’ Khahoto Chishi, at Khermahal area in Dimapur.
  • February 7: Seven persons, including a NSCN-IM militant, are arrested by police for possessing arms and ammunition at Lotha colony area in Dimapur town.
  • February 7: NSCN-IM militants kill two NNC cadres, M. Sinoi Poh and M. Jopoah, in an internecine clash between Somra and Tusom villages in the Dimapur District.
  • February 8: An NSCN-IM cadre and six others, are arrested with arms and ammunitions in Dimapur town.
  • February 9: Two NSCN-U militants are arrested by the police for demanding ransom from a cashier of a branch office of the State Bank of India. They are nabbed in his residence at Rest House Colony in the Tseminyu area of Kohima District and are identified as Ahulo Kent and Gwasinlo Kent.
  • February 11: One NSCN-K militant is arrested by Assam Rifles personnel along the road between Chetwetnyu and Chenmoho areas in the Mon District, while he was trying to infiltrate from Myanmar.
  • February 17: The Special Branch Team, Dimapur police and IRB personnel arrest two PULF activists from Notun Bosti area.
  • February 21-22: Two-day long Naga Convention for Reconciliation and Peace begins in Kohima. Several Naga community groups, militant outfits and church groups present.
  • February 22: An NSCN-IM functionary ‘Lt. Col.’ H Ningshen confesses to the brutal killing of SDO Dr Th. Kishan, his driver Aribam Rajen and an official Y Token.

 

  • February 23: Appreciating the discussion and resolution adopted at the two-day Naga Convention for Reconciliation and Peace held at Kohima local ground from February 21 to 22, the NSCN-IM welcomes the statement of commitment that the Naga reconciliation must take place at the highest level of all Naga political groups, saying that it was an indication of positive development. February 28: Two abducted non-local businessmen are rescued by the 26 Assam Rifles from the Axis Bank premises in Kohima. The two businessmen are identified as Gurung and S. Dey. They were abducted by suspected NSCN (K) activists on February 26 and kept in captivity.

 

  • March 5:  Dimapur police apprehend an ‘NSCN/GPRN’ cadre on charges of extorting money from trucks at Padum Pukhuri area.

 

  • March 6: According to NSCN-IM, its cadres were fired upon by the NSCN-K at Khukiye village (Lukhayi) at 11 am on March 5. The MIP/GPRN in a release says the NSCN-K fired upon the NSCN-IM cadres at a time when the Naga Consultative Meeting was underway. 
  • March 6: The Assam Rifles apprehend two NSCN (I-M) cadres in two separate incidents.
  • March 6: An MVCP established by 164 TA Bn (H & H) in Tuensang intercepts a private taxi (NL-03T-0166) and apprehends an NSCN (I-M) cadre along with one .22 pistol and 6 live rounds.

 

  • March 9: Two women and a teenaged girl are injured in an IED blast while tilling land at Shikavi village near Dimapur. The improvised explosive device (IED) is found planted at the forest area near NSCN (I-M)’s headquarters of ‘Camp Hebron’.

 

  • March 15: A clash takes place between rival factions of the NSCN at Sungha village, about 22 kms from Bhandari under Wokha district.
  • March 15: Two activists of the NSCN (I-M) are arrested by the 24 Assam Rifles patrolling party at Seithekiema (C) for illegal possession of arms. Police identified the two activists as ‘Sgt Major’ Ali Yangba Ao (32) of Mokokchung village and ‘Lance Corporal’ Thoidambou (21).

 

  • March 17:  One NSCN (I-M) activist is killed in a factional clash with the GPRN/NSCN at Liphi village around 22 km from Bhandari sub division under Wokha district. The deceased is identified as ‘Sgt’ Khole Mao (30) of Shajouba village, Tadubi sub-division under Senapati district, Manipur.

 

  • March 18: One NSCN (I-M) activist is shot dead at Bor Lingri near Tea Estate under Karbi Anglong district, Assam. The deceased is identified as ‘Leacy Corporal’ Rockyson Tangkhul (28) of New Tusom Village, Ukhrul district, Manipur.

 

  • March 19: ‘GPRN/NSCN’ claims to have killed one NSCN (I-M) activist and left four others seriously injured during a “pre-dawn attack” at Lamnan village.

 

  • March 30:  Accoding to NSCN (I-M), GPRN/NSCN abducts one of its activists, “Corporal” Morinshang from Super Market Bus parking.

 

  • April 23: Home Ministry meeting with NSCN(K) as the truce between the two expires in April 24, 2009.

 

  • April 24: The Central Government extends the ceasefire agreement with NSCN-K for another one year till April 23, 2010.

 

 

  • May 2: NSCN-K cadres open fire on the speaker of the Sumi Students' Union, Benato Swu, and former president and advisor to Kiphire Sumi Students' Union, Atoka N. Chophy, in Dimapur injuring both. Later the NSCN-K apologises for the attack on students leaders.

 

  • May 9: Assam Rifles arrests two KYKL militants, Rabindro Sharma and K. Dolendra Singh, for extorting money from a shop at Marwari Patti area in Dimapur.

 

  • May 11: Two KYKL cadres are arrested by Assam Assam Rifles jawans at Marowari patty in Dimapur in charge of extortion.

 

  • May 24:  GPRN/NSCN condemns the abduction and killing of its Regional Chairman, Angami Region, Kevingulie Yiesie whose bullet riddled body was recovered by the police on May 23 at Terhuoyiecha, Peducha village (Lalmati).

 

  • May 24: The body of Kevinguli Yeise, a self-styled NSCN(K) secretary and chairman of the Angami Region of NSCN(K), is recovered at Kiruphema in Dimapur along the National Highway -39. He was abducted by suspected NSCN(IM) militants from his residence at Medziphema.

 

  • May 25: Three NSCN(K) cadres are arrested by troops of Assam Rifles and two abducted businessmen are released from the militants from New Colony under Burma camp area in Dimapur town. MAY 26: Two persons are injured –one NSCN (I-M) activist and another bystander- in a shoot out in Dimapur City ’s crowded trade centre ( Nyamo Lotha Road ).
  • June 16:  About 400-600 houses including some granaries at Inavi village, located near Hebron Campwere are burnt down by around 150 cadre members of the NSCN (IM).
  • June 30: Three cadres of United Naga Peoples Council are arrested by the police during a raid at New Checkon in Imphal East.
  • July 3: NSCN-K alleges that NSCN-IM have abducted and murdered one of their “leacy” (a middle ranking officer) on july1.
  • July 4: Two PLA militants are gunned down in an encounter with troops of 29 AR, 26 Sector under HQ IGAR(S) during a combing operation in Ril Ram Centre village.
  • July 20: NSCN (I-M) kills the two accused in a sensational rape incident at Dimapur defying repeated pleas from the district administration to hand over.
  • September 13: The NSCN-K says that it would not start talks with the Centre till all the Naga groups are united.
  • September 25: Three Naga groups- NSCN-IM, NSCN-K and the Federal Government of Nagaland (FGN) – makes a “declaration of commitment” to relentlessly pursue Naga reconciliation during the meeting of the first joint working group of several Naga outfits at Chiang Mai, Thailand. The JWG, however, has rejected any form of conditional package offered to the Nagas by the Government of India.
  • September 27: One NSCN-K cadre is shot dead by unidentified gunmen at Tinali-Duncan Bosti junction in Dimapur.
  • September 30: One NSCN-IM activist is abducted by unknown miscreants from his residence at Chandmari colony and later shot dead at Aradura hill.
  • October 12: AR personnel arrest two NSCN(K) activists near Wungram Colony in Dimapur.
  • October 13: An NSCN (K) cadre identified as ‘Kapu’ Aloboto Wotsa (22) resident of Thahekhu village is apprehended by the Special Operation Team (SOT) of Dimapur police at a cement godown near Firing Range at around 9.30 am.
  • October 19: An IRB patrolling party intercepts a Maruti Van (Nl-07-4356) and apprehends three NSCN (K) activists along with arms at Agri colony junction, Kohima.
  • December 27: Reports say that the NSCN (Khaplang) bringst in heavily armed members of Myanmar-based Kachin Independent Army (KIA) to take on its rival, the NSCN (Isak-Muivah), in a renewed turf war in two districts of Arunachal Pradesh. “NSCN-K has turned to the Kachin Independent Army for logistical help to build up bases in the twin districts of Arunachal Pradesh — Tirap and Changlang — and heavily armed KIA fighters have already entered these two districts along the Indo-Myanmar border,” according to a senior police official. The police official said the NSCN (K) had also started a recruitment drive in the twin districts to take on the rival faction.
  • December 29: A joint patrolling party of the IRB and the police arrests one NSCN (K) activist near Durga Mandir at around 3.30 p.m for possession of illegal arms and ammunition.

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2008

  • January 8: NSCN-IM announces the expulsion of its self-styled home minister Azito Chopi.
  • January 14: NSCN-IM insurgents gun down three senior members of rival NSCN-K in Mokokchung district for allegedly indulging in extortion.
  • February 8: Fifteen of the 51 youths abducted last month by NSCN-K rebels from Arunachal Pradesh and taken to training camps in Myanmar have escaped from there and returned home. The remaining 36 youths from Tirap and Changlang districts were given arms training by NSCN-K at their camps at Kamka, 40 km inside Myanmar .
  • February 10: Thoubal police commandos nab two cadres including one NSCN(IM) working as “tax collector” from the vehicles plying on the highway.
  • February 11: NSCN (K) rejects charges that it had abducted 39 boys from the frontier state of Arunachal Pradesh in January, saying the youths had joined the outfit of their own volition following a 'recruitment drive'.
  • February 15: Four extortionists, including three suspected NSCN (I-M) activists, were arrested while taking money from various shops in Dimapur.
  • February 28: Cadres of the NCSN (K) engaged in a gunfight with the troops of the Assam Rifles at a place at forest gate, an entry point to Tamenglong town causing injuries to at least one person each on both sides.
  • March 11: Security forces arrest six militants of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland – United (NSCN-U), including a senior ‘commander’, along with a cache of arms and ammunition at United North block in Dimapur. The seizure include one AK-47 rifle with magazine, one .22 rifle, one double barrel 12 Bore DBBL, one 7.65mm pistol (Italian made) with three magazines, one .38 revolver and two Chinese grenades.
  • March 28: Two NSCN-IM leaders, Hangsing and Longshen, are abducted from their respective houses by the NSCN-U. Meanwhile, the NSCN-U alleges that four persons were abducted by the NSCN-IM on March 25 in Dimapur and one of them was tortured resulting in his death.
  • April 3: Two NSCN(IM) cadres are abducted by NSCN(U)
  • April 4: NSCN-IM ‘Sgt Major’ James was abducted from his residence in Dimapur’s Burma Camp area and NSCN-IM Section Officer Shomy Sharon and Assistant Section Officer T Shangreingam were abducted from Super Market in Dimapur by NSCN(U).
  • April 11: Militants of the NSCN-K shot dead Simreisang Tangkhul, a ‘sergeant major’ of the NSCN-IM, at Dikiuram area under Tamei sub-division in the Tamenglong district.
  • April 11: Three NSCN(K) cadres and one NSCN(IM) were found killed at two different places under Tamenglong district.
  • April 14: At least three cadres including two of the NSCN(K) and one of the NSCN(IM) died while another cadre of the former was wounded in a marathon gunbattle that took place at a government high school complex located between Tousem Khullen and Khunou under Tousem sub-division of Tamenglong district of Manipur.
  • April 17: Violence broke out in Dimapur between the NSCN-IM and the NSCN-Unification group resulting in the death of one NSCN-IM officer and two cadres of the NSCN-Unification group. NSCN-IM 'lieutenant' Shondhar succumbed to his injury at Dimapur
  • April 22: In a fierce gunbattle today at Tenyiephe in Dimapur NSCN-IM and GPRN/NSCN-Unification cadres have been killed in continuing factional clashes. The NSCN-IM claimed that four cadres of the rival GPRN/NSCN-Unification have been killed in the clash while the latter faction too claims that four NSCN-IM cadres were killed.
  • April 29: Naga National Council (NNC/FGN) factions too contributed their share of turmoil in the State by engaging in a clash.
  • April 30: A self-styled ‘colonel’ of the NSCN-IM, working as the ‘Commanding Officer’ of its NP Battalion in Tamenglong district, identified as LY Shanga (Yurthing), died after a lethod accidentally went off in his hand at Camp Hebron.
  • May 3: Two NSCN (I-M) cadres shot down by rival NSCN (Unification) at Dimapur. The bullet-riddled bodies were recovered near a petrol pump at Dimapur and the deceased were identified as an area commander and a lance corporal of NSCN (I-M).
  • May 4: Two activists of the NSCN (Unification) were killed by rival NSCN (IM) in Merapani area near the Assam-Nagaland border. The two NSCN (U) activists were killed by rival NSCN (IM) near Forest Range office at Merapani in Wokha district.
  • May 4: Five persons – two NSCN (I-M) cadres, a civilian, a student and another unidentified person were killed and two others critically injured in separate incidents in Dimapur.
  • May 5: Unidentified gunmen abducted two persons and shot them from close range at Duncan Basti, killing one on the spot and critically injuring the other. The deceased was a 33-year-old civilian from Ukhrul disrict, while the injured person was an ex-member in NSCN(I-M) set up.
  • May 13: At least six civilians belonging to the Tangkhul community are abducted and later killed by the NSCN-U militants at Vihokhu village in the Dimapur district.
  • May 16: During an internecine clash, at least 14 cadres of the NSCN-K and the NSCN-U are killed by the rival NSCN-IM militants at Seithekema C village in the Dimapur district. Two civilians were later killed by the NSCN-IM militants when they opened fire on people who attacked the cease-fire monitoring cell of the outfit located in the same area.
  • May 21: A trader belonging to the Tangkhul community is shot dead by the NSCN-U militants at Supermarket area in the Dimapur district.
  • May 28: One civilian and one NSCN-U cadre are killed by NSCN(IM) in Dimapur.
  • May 28: NSCN-IM militants abduct and later shot dead one NSCN-K militant, Zakaito Zhimomi, and a civilian, Vihugha Aomi, in Dimapur. The militants also abduct two other persons from the incident site.
  • May 29: NSCN-IM militants assault some civilians, including a mother and school staff, at Pimla in Dimapur.
  • June 1: Mr. M. L. Kumawat, Special Secretary (Internal Security) of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), is appointed by the Central Govt. as Chairman of the Cease-fire Monitoring Group (CFMG) and Cease-fire Supervisory Board (CFSB) in Nagaland.
  • June 2: The ‘2nd Lt.’ Supongnungsang Longchar of the NSCN-IM and his driver Jyoti Joshi are abducted and later shot dead by unidentified militants at East Block in Dimapur.
  • June 2: A trader is rescued by Nagaland police when he was being abducted by three unidentified militants at Army Supply road.
  • June 3: Four NSCN-IM militants desert the Camp Hebron in Dimapur and joined the rival NSCN-K in the Zeliangrong region.
  • June 4: Twelve Naga underground cadres belonging to GPRN/NSCN group, killed in a fierce gunfight with rival NSCN-IM in Seithikima area, about 17 km off Nagaland’s commercial town of Dimapur.
  • June 7: NSCN (U) kill one NSCN-IM militant, identified as ‘captain’ Avito at Super Market area in Dimapur.
  • June 7: In continued factional killings in Dimapur, an NSCN-IM activist was shot dead.
  • June 10: NSCN (U) insurgents killed a ‘sergeant major’ of NSCN-IM at Tseminyu town in the Kohima district.
  • June 13: Suspected militants abduct two persons from the Supermarket area and later shot dead inside the Kohima local ground.
  • June 14: One NSCN-U cadre, Chuba Phom, is shot dead by unidentified militants along Chate River in the Dimapur district.
  • June 18: Army arrest the ‘publicity secretary’ of the Black Widow (BW), identified as Paiprang Dimasa, and a NSCN-IM militant from a hotel in Dimapur. While Paiprang is handed over to police, the NSCN-IM militant was released.
  • June 19: Assam Rifles arrest four NSCN-IM cadres while travelling in a vehicle from Dimapur towards Ukhrul along Piphema road under Medziphema police station.
  • June 23: NSCN-IM cadre Tsengpeng is killed during a factional clash with the NSCN-U militants in Dimapur.
  • June 25: NSCN-IM cadre Venda Shan is shot dead by the NSCN-U cadres at Tsetungse village near Dimapur.
  • June 26: Seven NSCN-U militants are killed when their main camp located at Vihokhu is overrun by the rival NSCN-IM militants. All the leaders of the NSCN-U camping at Vihokhu have reportedly fled and over 45 vehicles belonging to the militants of the camp have also been burnt down completely.
  • July 2: One cadre of the Non-Accordist faction of the NNC, identified as Nikheto Zhimo, is killed by unidentified militants at Medziphema in the Dimapur district.
  • July 5: One NSCN-K militant and a civilian are killed in an attack by the NSCN-IM cadres near Dimapur. According to NSCN-K sources, heavily-armed NSCN-IM cadres attacked its hideout at Hetoi village in Dimapur district and following an exchange of fire a civilian is killed.
  • July 9: Two NSCN-K cadres, Khuzheto and Hokiye Yeptho, are abducted and later shot dead by the rival NSCN-IM militants at Diphupar village in the Dimapur district. The NSCN-K sources claimed that three NSCN-IM cadres were also killed in the clash.
  • July 10: One NSCN-K cadre, Wangkam Konyak, is abducted by five NSCN-IM militants from his residence at Thilixu New and later shot dead near Daeshin Academy School at Diphupar ‘B’ village.
  • July 10: Police recovered the dead body of a NSCN-IM militant, D.T. Haokip, earlier abducted and subsequently killed, from the Nagarjan area in Dimapur.
  • July 10: Police recovered the dead body of a former NSCN-IM militant, H.Yarkao alias Felix, from a temple near the railway tracks in Dimapur.
  • July 10: One former NSCN-IM cadre, A.S. Yungam, is abducted by the NSCN-K cadres from PR Hill and later shot dead at New Market in the capital Kohima.
  • July 11: One civilian is killed when NSCN-IM militants attacked hideouts of the NSCN-K at Lhotovi village in the Dimapur district.
  • July 13: The dead bodies of two persons, abducted by suspected militants from Kohima on July 9 and later shot dead, are recovered along the National Highway-151. They are identified as Avito and Aloto.
  • July 13: Assam Rifles personnel arrest NSCN-IM cadre Aphong Tangkhul while he was moving from Patkai Bridge towards Seithekima village ‘C’.
  • July 13: NSCN-K cadre A. Z. Jami deserts the outfit after failing to get ‘positive response’ from its ‘chairman’, S. S. Khaplang.
  • July 14: NSCN-K militants abduct and shot dead one NSCN-IM militant, R.V. Sahrünü, near SKV petrol pump area in Kohima. Sahrünü’s nephew was also abducted with him.
  • July 14: Dimapur district police recovered the dead body of a NSCN-K militant, Hotovi Yeptho, who was killed by the rival faction.
  • July 14: Four NSCN-K cadres are arrested by India Reserve Battalion personnel from the Hong Kong market area.
  • July 15: The NSCN-IM asks all public leaders and civil society groups to restrain from keeping personal guards with arms on the "pretext of security matter." "In the event of any undesirable/unwanted incident taking place out of non-compliance of the government directive, the concern person shall be solely held responsible," said a press release issued by the outfit.
  • July 16: The Kohima district police recover the dead body of a person, Shevota Rhakho, near Merema village along the National Highway-61. Shevota was shot dead by unidentified militants. Three empty cases of AK-47 bullets are recovered from the incident site.
  • July 16: A. Z. Jami, who deserted the NSCN-K, joins the rival NSCN-IM group along with ten others from the Lotha region.
  • July 17: 35 cadres desert the NSCN-K and later join the rival NSCN-IM.
  • July 17: Two drivers belonging to Manipur are rescued by the Kohima district police. The drivers were earlier abducted by unidentified militants near KMC dumping site.
  • July 21: The dead body of a NSCN-IM cadre, Hokheshe Kinimi, is recovered by the Dimapur district police from the Burma Camp area. Police also recover four empty cases of 9-mm from the incident site. According to unconfirmed reports, Hokheshe had recently defected from the rival NSCN-K.
  • July 23: The dead body of a person, Raju Mandal, is recovered by the Diphupar police near Sugar Mill village at 5th Mile in Dimapur. The NSCN-IM alleged that Raju, a son-in-law of its leader Vikheshe, was shot dead by the rival NSCN-U.
  • July 23: unidentified militants shot at and wounded two persons, J.G. Lorin and nephew Tenyenlo Kemp, on the New Secretariat road in Kohima.
  • July 24: Three unidentified militants shot dead one Hutovi Achumi, at Railway Crossing, below the Fly Over Bridge, in the Zunheboto district. Two empty cases of 9-mm pistol were recovered from the incident site.
  • July 26: Suspected militants kill one trader, Sandeep, in Dimapur. The NSCN-U alleged that he was killed by five NSCN-IM cadres.
  • July 27: Three unidentified militants shot at and wounded one NSCN-U cadre, Avikhe Chophy, in Dimapur. Police recovered an empty case of .32 from the incident site.
  • July 27: NSCN-IM militants abduct and shot dead one NSCN-K cadre, Vitoshe Sumi, and a civilian, Hunato Sumi. The deceased were abducted from Bor Lingri and later shot dead at Signal Angami.
  • July 29: In separate factional clashes in Dimapur, two NSCN-IM cadres are killed while one from the NSCN-K and two civilians are injured.
  • August 1: During a factional clash with the rival NSCN-IM militants one NSCN-U cadre, Vikheto Achumi, is killed. The clash took place at a farm land between Kuhuboto town and Vihokhu village in the Dimapur district.
  • August 8: One NSCN-IM militant, ‘major’ Ningtam Tangkhul, is shot dead by unidentified militants at Jalukie town in the Peren district.
  • August 12: Swapan Chandra Das, a non-local trader is shot at and wounded by two suspected militants in Dimapur.
  • August 18: Unidentified militants killed one NSCN-IM militant, ‘capt’ David Tangkhul, at his residence near Razhu Point in Kohima.
  • August 18: ‘Capt’ Ashun Tangkhul, an NSCN-IM militant is abducted from a bus at Jotsoma in Kohima when he is on his way to Dimapur.
  • August 20: One gaonbura (village headman) and a member of the Dobashis (chiefs of Naga customary courts) Joint Forum, identified as P.P. Zeliang, is shot dead by the NSCN militants at his residence in West Yard Colony in Dimapur.
  • August 25: Unidentified militants shot dead one NSCN-IM cadre, identified as ‘2nd Lt’ Moatoshi’, at Rail Bazaar road in Dimapur. The NSCN-IM accused its rival NSCN-K for the killing.
  • August 27: Unidentified militants shot dead one NSCN-IM militant, ‘s/s sergeant major’ Thomas Poumai, at Lower Lerie colony in Kohima.
  • August 27: Around 30 NSCN-IM militants attack a combined force of the NSCN-K and Black Widow (BW) militants between Jalukie and Phaijaing in the Peren district. Police confirmed that there are no casualties.
  • September 2: Two suspected militants open fire at a bar in Sewak Colony in Dimapur killing one and injuring another.
  • September 3: Two NSCN-IM militants, identified as ‘lieutenant’ Among Pochury and ‘sergeant’ Anito Sumi, are arrested by Nagaland Police during a search operation at Hotel De Oriental Dream in Dimapur.
  • September 4: Two persons, including one NSCN-K cadre, are arrested by Nagaland Police while trying to extort money from people at Walford colony in Dimapur.
  • September 10: Two dead bodies of NSCN-K cadres, Aoluin and Moajungshi, are recovered by the Mokokchung District Police at a forest between Khensa and Chungtia villages.
  • September 12: Dead body of one NSCN-K cadre, identified as ‘s/s’ SO Hukato Achumi, is recovered near Delhi Public School in the Dimapur district.
  • September 14: The dead body of one non-local teenager, Uttam Das, is recovered near Naga Hospital in Kohima. Uttam was reportedly abducted by unidentified militants from his place of work in D Block area on September 13 evening.
  • September 15: Japheth Rengma, an NSCN(K) cadre is killed by NSCN-IM militants after abducting him from Paramedical area in the Kohima district.
  • September 17: The dead body of a NSCN-K cadre, Imdongsungba, is recovered by Mokokchung district police from a place along the Tuensang Road. Police says he is shot by the rival NSCN-IM.
  • September 18: One NSCN-K cadre is killed by the rival NSCN-IM militants during a factional clash at Forest Colony in Namsa of Mon district.
  • September 20: In a firing by unidentified militants, one NSCN-K cadre is killed and three others, including a civilian, are injured at a hotel at Burma Camp bazaar in Dimapur.
  • September 23: One NSCN-IM militant, identified as Moatoshi, is shot dead by unidentified gunmen at Rail Bazaar road near a petrol pump opposite Dimapur Railway Station.
  • September 26: An NSCN-IM cadre, identified as ‘Lt’ Starling, is shot dead by unidentified militants outside a photocopy shop opposite Chishi Complex in Circular Road in Dimapur.
  • September 28: Unidentified militants chased and shot dead one NSCN-K cadre, Tokheho Aye, near Telephone distribution box at Tinali near Duncan Bosti junction in Dimapur.
  • October 1: One NSCN-M cadre is abducted by unidentified militants from his residence at Chandmari colony in Kohima and later shot dead at Aradura hill.
  • October 3: In an attack by NSCN(IM), three NSCN-K cadres are killed at Lower Agri colony in Kohima.
  • October 11: One NSCN-K cadre is shot dead by the rival NSCN-IM militants at Diphupar village in the Dimapur district.
  • October 15: Unidentified militants shot dead Farid Ansari, a former employee of a construction company, at the Circular Road in Dimapur.
  • October 16: Prashantjit Dhar, a trader, is abducted by five unidentified militants from his residence at Lhomithi colony in Dimapur. The abductors have reportedly demanded a ransom of INR 20 million for his safe release.
  • October 19: NSCN-K militant ‘corporal’ Khriebu Pochury’s dead body is recovered from an unspecified place in Kohima. Khriebu was reportedly abducted by the rival NSCN-IM militants from Electrical colony in Kohima on October 17 and was later shot dead.
  • October 20: Three NSCN-K cadres are arrested by Personnel of the India Reserve Battalion while traveling along with arms in a vehicle at Agri colony junction in Kohima.
  • October 25: A NSCN-K cadre, identified as self-styled ‘private’ Hopeto Sumi, is killed by the rival NSCN-IM militants at Phaiphijang Colony in Dimapur.
  • October 26: Three FCI truck drivers coming from Manipur are abducted by suspected KLA militants at Home Pipe area in Dimapur.
  • October 27: Suspected KLA militants release the three truck drivers who were abducted from Dimapur on October 26-evening, after payment the ransom worth INR 15,000 to the abductors.
  • October 28: Two unidentified militants abduct manager of a restaurant, near Latika Hall in Dimapur, and later released.
  • October 29: The dead body of trader Suresh Kumar Yadav from Motihari district of Bihar is recovered from lower Bye-pass near Kohima town. The slain trader was abducted and later killed by suspected militants.
  • October 30: Unidentified militants shot dead one suspected NSCN-K cadre, Kehoi Sumi, near Zion Hospital.
  • October 31: India Reserve Battalion personnel arrest two NSCN-IM cadres, Akato Sumi and Hureya Sumi, during a search operation at Railway Bazaar in Dimapur.
  • November 4: Four NSCN-K cadres defect to the NSCN-IM camp in the Mokokchung district.
  • November 5: Three NSCN-K cadres are arrested by Assam Rifles personnel while traveling in a vehicle in the Cathedral area under Kohima South police station in Kohima.
  • November 6: Fourteen suspected KNF cadres are arrested by the Dimapur District Police and India Reserve Battalion personnel in two simultaneous separate search operations in Dimapur, and rescue one driver earlier abducted by the suspected militants.
  • November 10: Two NSCN-IM cadres are arrested by Dimapur district police near central jail junction for trying to threaten some under training India Reserve Battalion personnel.
  • November 30: At least 14 villagers, including nine teenaged boys of Phek district abducted by suspected militants for forceful recruitment. Five guards and a boy released later.
  • November 30: At least 14 youths are reportedly kidnapped from Ninu village under Wakka circle of Arunachal’s Tirap district during this month by the NSCN (I-M), as part of its ongoing recruitment drive, according to UNI.
  • November 30: A local man of Ninu Village, suspected to be an NSCN (I-M) cadre, reportedly recruits 16 youths from the village, besides two from Longsom, three from Bera and one from Konsa in the district, with a target to recruit 50 youths from Khonsa, Longding and Kanubari circles.
  • December 3: Eight out of the 14 youths who were abducted by suspected NSCN (K) cadres from Purr village under Phek on November 29 return home. The eight youths returned to Purr in two separate batches and the remaining six youths are still missing. “It is feared that the group under hostage may have been forced to cross over to Myanmar to hit safe havens of NSCN (K)”, A release said about the six missing youths.
  • December 10: ‘GPRN/NSCN’ alleges that one of its officials ‘khapur’ Theja Kent Rengma, son of Kerisele of Tsosinyu Village, is killed in cold blood in front of his wife and children by the rival NSCN (I-M).
  • December 13: Two prominent businessmen of Dimapur are abducted while taking their routine morning walk, near Dimapur Club. The Chamber of Commerce Dimapur (CCD) and Nagaland Medicine Dealers’ Association (NMDA) issue an ultimatum to go for an indefinite closure of shops and business establishments in Dimapur from December 15 (Monday) onwards, if the duo is not released by Sunday. The two businessmen identified as Kailash Kala and Bimal Jain.
  • December 14: The two businessmen abducted on December 13 are released unharmed by their captors.
  • December 30: A joint patrolling party of the IRB and the police arrests one NSCN (K) activist near Durga Mandir for possession of illegal arms and ammunition. The activist is identified as “2nd Lt” Inaka Achumi (30) NSCN (K), son of Kheniho Achumi of Thilixu village.

2007

  • January 18: Nagaland Police arrests 10 NSCN-K militants, including ‘finance secretary’ Inaka Swu, at an unspecified place between Officers Hill colony and Paramedical colony in the Kohima district. One AK-56 assault rifle, one M-20 and a .32 pistol recovered from their possession.
  • February 8: Insurgents belonging to NSCN-IM abduct seven civilians from a court room at Pungro in Tuensang district. They are subsequently killed at an unspecified location.
  • February 15: Unconfirmed reports say that at least hundred insurgents, belonging to NSCN-K and ULFA, are killed during a massive counter-insurgency operation launched by Myanmarese army along the Indo-Myanmar border.
  • April 15: Six NSCN-K insurgents are killed during internecine clashes with rival NSCN-IM insurgents. Incident takes place in Zunheboto district.
  • September 3: Twelve insurgents belonging to Kuki insurgent group KLA are killed by NSCN-IM insurgents at a forest near Tangkhul in Ukhrul district of Manipur.
  • October 2: Eight NSCN-K insurgents are arrested along with two AK series rifles, one SLR and one .303 rifle from a house at Project Colony, Zunheboto.
  • October 3: NSCN-K insurgents gun down four persons, including two NSCN-IM members, at AG Colony on the outskirts of Kohima.
  • October 8: NSCN-IM chairman Isak Chishi Swu exfiltrates from India and enters Bangladesh through Dawki in Meghalaya.
  • October 24-25: At least five hundred houses, granaries and church buildings are set ablaze by NSCN-IM insurgents at Inavi village in Peren district.
  • October 25: NSCN-IM insurgents launch an attack on a camp of rival group NSCN-K at Medziphema village in Kohima. Six insurgents are killed in the gun battle.
  • November 24: The Governor of Goa, S. C. Jamir, survives an assassination attempt when his 30-vehicle convoy is attacked with improvised explosive devices near Changki in Mokokchung district. This is the fourth attempt on the life of the former Nagaland Chief Minister. However, no outfit claimed responsibility.
  • November 28: In continued internecine clashes, NSCN-K insurgents kill two leaders of the rival NSCN-IM at Tizit in Mon district.
  • December 24: Police hints at the involvement of NSCN (I-M) in the killing of former MP and minister of Arunachal Pradesh Wangcha Rajkumar. He was shot dead at Deomati in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh on December 23.

2006

  • May 3: Security Forces arrests the 'joint secretary (home)' of the UPDS, Dhonsing Teron, from an unspecified location in the Dimapur town.
  • May 19: NSCN-IM insurgents kill the self-styled education minister of rival group NSCN-K, Nampang Konyak, at his residence in Mon district.
  • September 20: Five insurgents are killed in internecine clashes between NSCN-K and NSCN-IM. Incident takes place in Old Chalkot village of Peren district.
  • October 9: At least eight NSCN-K insurgents are killed and ten others sustain injuries when rival NSCN-IM insurgents launch an attack on a mobile camp of NSCN-K at Shoixe village in Zunheboto district.
  • December 16: Suspected militants of the NSCN-IM kills the ‘education kilonser (minister)’ of the Naga National Council (NNC)’s Adinno faction, Palang Khiamniungan, at Phoolbari in Kohima.

2005

  • March 24: In internecine clashes between NSCN-IM and NSCN-K insurgents, at least ten people lose their lives and several others sustain injuries.
  • November 10: NSCN-IM militants abducts seven persons from the Phek district, including Pfutsero Town Council chairman Dingulo Khutso, Chakhesang pastor Nuvosaye Vese and village elder Puneru Chakhesang.
  • November 15: NSCN-IM releases seven Chakhesang leaders, who the outfit had abducted from Pfutsero town in the Phek district.

2004

  • March 24: NSCN-IM abducts two cadres of the ‘Federal government of Nagaland’, administrative wing of the Naga National Council (NNC), identified as ‘brigadier’ Kekouhetuo and ‘colonel’ Nyuhetou, from the Oking hospital area of capital Kohima.
  • May 13: NSCN-IM insurgents abduct Abenla, the wife of leader of the opposition in Nagaland legislative assembly, I. Imkong, from Tsutapala gate at Mariani in Jorhat district of Assam.
  • July 1: Unidentified gunmen shoots dead an NSCN(IM) “lieutenant” in Kohima.
  • July 5: Insurgents belonging to NSCN-K kill Indian National Congress leader and Mokokchung Chamber of Commerce member, Tinumeren, in Mokochung district.
  • July 31: The self-styled revenue minister of NSCN-K, Ripuni Ao, is arrested along with five of his associates by Assam police from Joyanagar area under Dispur police station in Guwahati.

2003

  • December 15: Eighteen youths are abducted by NSCN-K insurgents from various parts of Changlang district in Arunachal Pradesh. Among the abducted are six girls.
  • December 29: A tribal king and his son are abducted by insurgents belonging to NSCN-IM from Kolan village in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh.

2002

  • January 18: NSCN-IM insurgents kill six NSCN-K insurgents at Tenyiphe-II near Dimapur.
  • March 18: NSCN-IM insurgents abduct Yambem Thamkishore Singh, the Deputy Commissioner of Chandel district of Manipur. He is released after a few days in captivity.
  • March 26: Pallav Roy Chowdhury, a police officer of Namtak in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh, is abducted and subsequently killed by NSCN-IM insurgents for his refusal to comply with the outfit’s extortion demands.
  • April 14: Thirteen insurgents of NSCN-IM and the rival Khaplang faction surrender to the Indian Army’s Area Commander in Tuensang town.
  • September 29: Football coach M K Shimray is abducted and later killed by an unidentified militant group in Kohima. AR engages the abductors in an encounter in Chandmari locality, and kills a militant while a JCO of the AR sustains injuries.

2000

  • January 19: The NSCN-IM general secretary T. Muivah is arrested in Thailand for illegal entry into the country from Pakistan.
  • May 3,4,5,6 & 7: In serious internecine clashes between NSCN-IM and NSCN-K, as many as seventy insurgents belonging to both groups lose their lives.
  • September 18: The General Secretary of the NSCN (I-M), T. Muivah, in jail since January 19, 2000 in Bangkok for travelling on forged documents, released on bail.

1999

  • August 19: NSCN-IM insurgents kill Dally Mungro, the general secretary of rival insurgent group NSCN-K in Kohima district.
  • November 29: Another attempt is made by NSCN-IM insurgents to assassinate Nagaland Chief Minister S C Jamir, near Piphema in Kohima district. The Chief Minister survives but two security forces personnel lose their lives.

1998

  • April 7: Eight army personnel are killed and fifteen others are injured in an ambush laid by NSCN-IM insurgents on an army convoy. The convoy was on its way to Kechire from Zunheboto.
  • April 19: Insurgents belonging to NSCN-K kill eight security forces personnel at an unspecified place.

1997

  • July 22: Eight security force personnel are killed and twelve others sustain injuries in an ambush by NSCN-IM insurgents on their convoy. Incident takes place at Kiruma village near state capital Kohima.
  • July 31: Five army personnel are killed and four others sustain injuries as a powerful IED device is detonated by NSCN-IM insurgents along the Kohima-Dimapur section of National Highway 39.
  • September 29: Insurgents belonging to NSCN-IM make an abortive bid on the life of Nagaland Chief Minister S.C. Jamir and two former Union Ministers. All three leaders escape unhurt in the attack.

1996

  • February 7: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer, his wife, and four others lose their lives in an ambush by NSCN-IM at Lailing forest outpost near Halflong in North Cachar Hills district of Assam.
  • February 19: In an ambush by NSCN-K insurgents, seven personnel belonging to the Army Development Group (ADG) are killed and four others are injured. Incident takes place at Thingtin village, about 74 km from Kohima town.
  • May 18: The self-styled home minister of NSCN-IM, Joshua, is arrested by army personnel along with four other insurgents from a hideout near Dimapur.
  • July 15: Six security forces personnel are killed and three others grievously injured in an explosion triggered by NSCN-IM insurgents near Dimapur Central Jail.
  • September 28: Police arrest a very senior leader of NSCN-IM, Angelus Shimrang, and five other insurgents from Nongrah area of Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya.
  • October 6: The deputy commander-in-chief of NSCN-IM, Hansi Tangkhul, is arrested by security forces from Dimapur.
  • December 9: Twenty-nine persons are killed and as many injured in an ambush by NSCN-IM insurgents on a bus at Jhalukie in Kohima district.
  • December 10: NSCN-IM insurgents gun down thirty persons belonging to the Kuki community in Dimapur.
  • December 25: The wife, daughter and grandson of Nagaland commerce minister, K.K Hollohon, are killed and eleven others are injured as their vehicle is blown up in a powerful explosion triggered by NSCN-IM insurgents at Arai Mile on the outskirts of Kohima.

1995

  • March 28: NSCN-IM insurgents kill the Deputy Commissioner of Kohima, DLV Reddy, and injure his bodyguard near Student Martyr Column in Kohima.
  • August 4: Two leaders of NSCN-IM are among eight militants killed by the security forces near Kohima town.
  • December 4: In an ambush laid by NSCN-IM insurgents, nine security personnel lose their lives.

1994

  • January 19: Security forces personnel kill five NSCN-IM militants and capture 17 in a raid on their camp in Kohima district.
  • January 27: The self-styled finance secretary of NSCN-IM, Khayee Hura, is arrested by security forces from Dimapur.
  • August 26: Insurgents belonging to NSCN-K kill the Mokokchung Superintendent of Police, Ved Prakash, along with his bodyguard and driver in Mokokchung.
  • December 27: The commanding officer of the 16 th Maratha Light Infantry, Lt. Col. K. B. Punicha, one security force personnel, three civilians and one insurgent are killed in an encounter with NSCN-IM insurgents in Mokokchung town.

1993

  • February 16: NSCN-IM insurgents kill eleven persons, including five security forces personnel, in an ambush in Tuensang district.
  • August 15: Five persons are killed and several others sustain injuries in internecine clashes between NSCN-IM and NSCN-K insurgents near Aghunato town in Zunheboto district.
  • September 2: NSCN-IM insurgents kill political leader Ankim Khumto Anal.
  • September 10: Indian Army raids a base of NSCN-IM at Niuland near Dimapur, killing six rebels.
  • December 15: In a major ambush, NSCN-IM insurgents kill fifteen security forces personnel near Mokokchung town.

1992

  • June 12: Thirteen security forces personnel are killed in an ambush by NSCN-IM insurgents.
  • August 12: NSCN-IM insurgents abduct and subsequently kill thirteen Naga National Council (NNC) activists in Jalukie sub-division of Kohima district.
  • November 19: NSCN-IM insurgents shot at former Nagaland Chief Minister S. C. Jamir at Nagaland House in New Delhi. Jamir is injured in the attack.

1988

  • April 30: NSCN splits into two groups, following severe inter-factional clashes. One faction is led by Khaplang (NSCN-K) and the other by Isak Swu and T. Muivah (NSCN-IM).

1956

  • December: Phizo escapes to then East Pakistan.

1948

  • July 9: Phizo and some of his associates arrested.

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