January 1: Union Ministry of Home Affairs declared Nagaland as "disturbed area" for six more months with effect from December 30, 2017.
January 23: NSCN-IM opposed the Assembly elections in Nagaland which was due to held February 27. The group said the election would be a serious obstacle towards finding an early political solution to the Naga problem. The group said they were committed to an early negotiated political settlement, but the election is "bound to undermine" the progress of the ongoing talks between them and the Centre and become a serious obstacle towards finding an early political solution'.
January 30: An NSCN-K militant identified as A. Konyak who was a 'kilonser' (minister) of the militant group was arrested. The militant was reportedly involved in extortion activities.
February 4: NSCN-IM declared that it fully supported the decision of the Core Committee of CCNTHCO churches, tribal bodies on going for solution to the Naga issue and hence not to go for election. NSCN-IM also warned that any 'national worker' found disobeying the decision of the Naga people would face serious consequences. The statement further said 'We reiterate our stand that imposed election is not acceptable to the Naga people'.
February 11: Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju mentioned that Nagaland recorded 19 insurgency related incidents in 2017 where three civilians were killed.
February 19: According to a Ministry of Home Affairs report seven states in the northeast registered 308 militancy-related cases in 2017, coming down from 484 in 2016. The report also stated that 574 insurgency-related cases were reported in 2015, while the year 2014 reported 824 such incidents. Altogether the report said that insurgency in Northeast had been decreasing.
March 11: NSCN-K militant named as 'deputy secretary' Ukehtho Z Chopy was arrested from general area jail colony in Kohima.
May 1: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said that AFSPA will continue in Nagaland because it is a "special case" and the "peace agreement" hasn't been finalized. Nagaland, Manipur and Assam are the only three States in the North East that would go on with imposing AFSPA.
June 4: NSCN (IM) has issued a clarification in relation to the May 31 incident between Namsang and Shumshi village under Deomali jurisdiction in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh. In the incident, Two cadres of NSCN (Unification) were reportedly killed while a civilian was injured. NSCN (IM) via a press statement on Sunday night clarified that the engagement in the gunfight resulting in loss of precious lives was never intended. It said, “It was an absolute unintentional occurrence, never motivated by any ill-attempt to disrespect all that the Naga civil bodies have ceaselessly embodied in various covenants”.
June 4: Three days ahead of the tentative date for the next round of negotiations on June 7, the working committee of Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) has suspended all negotiations with Government of India. The NNPGs’ took this step after Assam Rifles’ raid at Jotsoma residence of Naga National Council (parent body) general secretary and co-convenor of the working committee, V Nagi, in Kohima district on June 2. The working committee of NNPGs in a statement said it has decided to suspend all negotiations unless Government of India comes clean on the question of “haphazard actions” of its agencies that undermine the agreed principle signed on November 17, 2017 between the two entities. The working committee, further said that the latest action of Assam Rifles is an insult to all sections of Nagas who have come to trust the ongoing political talks between Government of India and NNPGs. They also said that it would serve no purpose to continue the dialogue since all the progress in the Indo-Naga political negotiations between the two entities appeared to be a trivial matter for Government of India.
June 11: Violating its ongoing truce with the centre allegations have been made that the NSCN-IM is running a parallel government and collecting house tax from the villagers of Assam’s Dima Hasao district. According to a village headman of Zeme village of Dima Hasao district the NSCN is not only demanding house tax but also, Rs 10,000 from each family that has availed of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. The Government of the People’s Republic of Nagalim office of Asalu Zeliangrong region circulated letters to the Zeme villages of Dima Hasao demanding house tax.
June 12: The working committee of the Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) has decided to resume their talks with the centre. The NNPGs took the decision after an appeal made by the apex Naga tribal bodies and gaonburhas of Nagaland to continue the dialogue in the greater interest of the Nagas. The NNPGs on June 3 had decided to suspend all negotiations with the Government of India in protest against the raid carried out by the Assam Rifles on the residence of its co-convener and general secretary of the NNC(parent vody), V Negi at Jotsoma in Kohima district on June 2.
June 12: Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said that a resolution of the Naga problem would be a win-win situation for the entire North East even as he ruled out integration of Naga contiguous areas with neighboring states.
June 15: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will take over the investigation into the extortion activities committed by NSCN (K) top leaders. Many of them were arrested in West Jaintia Hills in May. West Jaintia Hills SP Vivek Syiem said the NIA has prayed in the court to take up the case and formal orders will be released shortly.
June 17: A deadly ambush on Assam Rifles soldiers killed two personnel and injured four others in Mon district on Sunday. According to sources the a two-vehicle convoy of the 40 AR comprising 6 personnel were returning after a routine patrol when they came under a heavy gunfire around 3:00 pm near Tenyak bridge. Later The NSCN (K) claimed responsibility for the attack.
June 28: Indian Army commandos attacked an NSCN (K) camp in Myanmar along the Indo-Myanmar border in Mon district. According to Army sources, the attack left inflicting some casualties. A media report stated that a team of 12 Para Commandos ambushed a check post of the NSCN-K located in the vicinity of its Shwelo camp inside Myanmar on Wednesday. As stated by an army officer the gunfight continued for half hour and the rebels suffered at least four to five casualties. The pursuit of the rebels was initiated after three Assam Rifles personnel and three others were wounded in a deadly attack by the NSCN (K) in Mon on June 18.
June 28: A convoy of the 7 AR was came under ambush when 2 suspected IEDs exploded as the convoy was nearing the Tizu river while on its way from Kiphire to Meluri in Phek district. One jawan was injured in the attack. Militant group NSCN-K claimed the responsibility of the attack by saying “Naga Army led UNLFW demolition trainees… set up IED ambush on Indian Security Forces”.
July 3: A joint team of the Assam Rifles and the Indian army destroyed three major NSCN(IM) campsb and a logistic base in an operations in Motongsa village in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh .
July 28: According to a report, Myanmar Army has launched an operation against the NSCN (K) camps in Sagaing region of Myanmar and thus forcing many militants to flee.
August 7: Assam Rifles has busted an NSCN (IM) temporary camp at New Ngaolong in Paren district of Nagaland. According to the Assam Rifles press release, the troopers launched a search operation and noticed the presence of a group of 10 to 15 NSCN (IM) cadres in the temporary camp. On demand by Assam Rifles to surrender as per ceasefire ground rules guidelines, the NSCN (IM), responded by opening automatic fire on the security forces.
The NSCN (IM) cadres managed to flee into the thick cover of forest, thus violating the ceasefire ground rules.
Later the temporary camp was destroyed by the security forces of Assam Rifles.
August 17: The National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K) has unanimously elected Yung Aung as the new acting chairman of the party, at the same time impeaching Lt. Gen. Khango for violating the principles of the party.
August 21: After 2 decades of discussion, the Naga rebels have agreed to drop the demand for Greater Nagaland, and reached a common understanding with the Government of India that boundaries of Neighboring countries will not be touched.
The Center's interlocutor for NSCN (IM) R N Ravi has conveyed to a parliamentary panel attached to the Home Ministry that initially the Nagas had stuck to the idea of unification of Naga inhabited areas had stuck to the idea of unification of Naga inhabited area, resolutely maintaining their stand – ‘No integration, no solution. However, they have now reached a common understanding with the government that boundaries of the neighboring states will not be touched.
The interlocutor further added that while the government was moving forward with the NSCN (IM), the integration of the other relatively smaller armed groups with the peace talk was a challenge as the NSCN (IM) had threatened to pull out of the talks if any other smaller group was engaged. However, integration of these smaller groups was important as they were getting desperate.
However, the government was successful in achieving this and during the last one year, six Nagaland based Naga armed groups had come together and were engaged with the peace process.
The committee is of the considered view that any agreement that may be finally arrived at must allay the fear of the stakeholders in these states and the state government must be kept abreast with the emerging dynamics of the talks.
September 29: NSCN-K formally splits into two factions — one led by Khango Konyak, while the other led by Yung Aung (NSCN-K founder SS Khaplang’s nephew). The group led by Konyak comprise of Naga cadres belonging to India, while the faction led by Aung comprise of Nagas from Myanmar. Earlier in August 2018, Khango Konyak was removed from the post of Chairman of NSCN-K and Aung made the new Chairman.
February 9: AR arrested two NSCN-K militants, identified as 'sergeant major' Ivuto Chophy and 'corporal' Kunovi, from Sumi Gate area in Zunheboto District. arrested duo were engaged in extortion activities at Zunheboto town.
February 14: Right now the Union government is involved in peace talks with different insurgent groups of the Northeast in particular ULFA-PTF, NDFB-P, NDFB-RD, KLNLF- all from Assam. Nagaland militant groups like the NSCN-IM, NSCN-KN and NSCN-R were under ceasefire agreements.At the moment, altogether 23 underground outfits of Manipur, consisting two umbrella organizations - the UPF and KNO are currently under SoO agreement with the Union Government. Three valley-based underground outfits of Manipur - the URF, KCP-L and KYKL-MDF have signed MoU with the Union Government.
The Union Government has informed that various other insurgent outfits, including the UPDS, DHD of Assam and ANVC and ANVC-B of Meghalaya have signed memorandum of settlement with the Government and dissolved themselves. Therefore, many members of insurgent outfits have surrendered after laying down arms and joined the mainstream of society.
March 22: NSCN-IM re-elected the outfit’s 'vice chairman' 'general' Khole Konyak and 'general secretary', Thuingaleng Muivah for another six years term in the course of a meeting of the NSCN-IM council at council headquarters, Camp Hebron in Dimapur District.
The Minister of State Kiren Rijiju in a statement said that 15,314 militants have surrendered under the surrender-cum-rehabilitation policy for the northeastern region. Totally 235 individuals are still undergoing rehabilitation under the Surrender-cum-Rehabilitation Scheme as of financial year 2016-17.
April 13: The 'chief of Naga army' of NSCN-IM, Phunting Shimrang in an interview with 'The Week' magazine accused the Government of India of delaying the final settlement to the decades-old Naga issue. He alleged that the Central Government was trying to "humiliate" the Nagas by delaying the settlement.
April 18: The Union Government during a meeting held between Union Home Ministry officials and the Ceasefire Supervisory Board of both the Naga factions in New Delhi, announced about the extension of the ceasefire with two Naga armed groups- NSCN-R and NSCN-NK till April 27, 2018.
April 22: NSCN-IM through a press release announced that the 'government' run by the group took a decision to halve the 'annual tax' they impose on Nagaland Government employees. They informed that 'employee tax' had been reduced from the existing 24% to 12%. It is known that both the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K run parallel 'governments' in areas they dominate in Nagaland, neighboring states and Myanmar.
April 25: A special court of the NIA in Dimapur has issued non-bailable warrants against a NSCN-K militant, named 'colonel' Akaho and an NSCN-IM member named Aheto, in relation to connected to pilfering of arms and ammunition from a Police armory in Nagaland and supplying those to militant groups.
April 27: The NSCN-IM made a strong pitch demanding the unification of the contiguous Naga inhabited areas in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur into a greater Nagaland, "Nagalim".
April 28: Government of India and the GPRN/ NSCN have "mutually agreed" to extend the Cease-Fire agreement with effect from April 28 2017 for a period of one year. According to GPRN/NSCN press release, this agreement was signed on April 17, 2017 on in New Delhi.
May 5: AR apprehended nine unidentified militants of NSCN-IM at Julukie town in Peren District. AR personnel recovered Five AK series Rifles, one US made gun, one shot gun, one .22 rifle, one pellet gun, 2 pistols, 5 hand grenades, one radio set, 300 rounds of various caliber and various documents related to NSCN-IM from the possession of the arrested militants.
May 9: The NSCN-IM made a statement that the 'Indo-Naga political talks' is nearing its logical conclusions. The outfit has also reiterated its stands for 'shared sovereignty' with India in the statement.
May 11: NSCN-IM, in an announcement, criticized the agenda of "Nagas of Nagaland" of NNPGs and said that it is against the spirit of 'Naga nationalism'. Further referring to the Framework Agreement between NASN-IM and GoI, the statement said that NNPG's stand is unfortunate and it is an attempt to mislead the people as the 'road map for integrations'.
May 29: One person was killed and four others were injured in a bomb blast that was triggered inside a medical store at Church road in Dimapur Town. As per information, available investigation is still going on and Police has not yet ensure involvement of any group in the incident.
June 6: An encounter took place between a joint team of the 164 Territorial Army along with 12 Para and suspected ULFA-I together with NSCN-K militants at a place near Tizit subdivision of Mon District. During the heavy firing from both sides, a Major of the Territorial Army, a civilian and three militants were killed. Army personnel recovered two AK-56 rifles, an AK-47 rifle, nine magazines, 277 rounds of ammunition, two hand grenades, four mobile handsets, medicines, blankets, sharp weapons from the encounter spot.
June 9: SS Khaplang, The ‘chairman’ of the NSCN-K died at Taga region in Myanmar, he was 77 years old. He also led a newly formed platform of northeastern militant groups called the UNLFW.
June 12: who is the new 'chairman' of the NSCN-K, Khango Konyak was likely to be the head of the UNLFW, which is a co9nglomerate of the militant groups of North East.
June 13: the 'Working Group' of six Naga militant known as the NNPGs are NNC-FGN, GPRN)/ NSCN-U, NSCN-R, NNC (Parent body), GDRN/NNC-NA and NPGN/NNC-NA in a statement have expressed its readiness to enter into a 'political negotiation' with the Government of India. The statement said they are ready ‘for a lasting political solution' to the 'protracted Naga political problem' if they were invited by the Government of India.
June 20: Lieutenant general (retired)' Khango Konyak was formally 'elected' as 'chairman/president' of GPRN of the NSCN-K.
June 30: Entire Nagaland has been declared once again as "disturbed area" for another six more months under the AFSPA, which empowers security forces to conduct operations anywhere without any prior notice." The 'disturbed area’ status for a period of six months would be effective from 30th June, 2017.
August 29: The talks between the Government of India and NSCN-IM are in "advanced stage" and the Centre had rejected the demand of the group to allow Nagaland to have separate constitution and Greater Nagaland. In the meantime, the Centre is also hopeful that the NSCN-K would also rejoin the peace process.
October 13-14: NSCN-K 'chairman', Khango Konyak was 'unanimously elected' as the new 'chairman' of the UNLFWSEA.
November 1: The latest statistics of Union Ministry of Home Affairs revealed that, approximately 37 persons including nine SFs personnel were killed in the insurgency related violence in the Northeast region over the last seven months. Official statistics said that 28 civilians and nine security personnel were killed in 204 insurgency related violence across the Northeastern States.
January 3: SFs arrested the 'finance secretary' of the NSCN-K, and two other NSCN-K cadres, from Dimapur in separate operations
January 4: Assam Rifles apprehended two cadres of NSCN-IM, including a 'sergeant major and a civil wing cadre from near City Tower in Dimapur.
January 8: The 32 AR personnel arrested two cadres of the NSCN-R identified as 'captain' Mughaito Chopi and 'captain' Kimiyeto Sumi together with extortion slips, arms and ammunition New Market Dimapur area. AR recovered one 9 mm pistol and one .32 country made pistol along with 14 live rounds of 9 mm and 42 live rounds of .32. along with 44 extortion slips and approximately INR 60,000 in cash.
January 20: NSCN-IM and Government of India during a talk held in New Delhi decided to accelerate the peace process by holding 'formal talks' twice a week. According to sources, Thuingaleng Muivah and 10 other members represented the NSCN-IM while interlocutor RN Ravi represented the Government of India.
February 1: Representatives of NSCN-IM and the Government of India would be holding a formal talk on February 2. According to sources, the NSCN-IM delegation would be represented by its general secretary Th. Muivah while the Government of India would be represented by interlocutor R N Ravi.
February 6: A young couple, identified as T. Alemba Sangtam and Naro was killed in a shooting incident, which was suspected to be an ambush by unidentified assailants at Shamator in Tuensang District.
February 10: Founded on January 14, 2016, the newly created Naga outfit, Eastern Naga National Government (ENNG) has planned to form an armed wing. the ENNG proclaimed R Stephan Naga as its 'president', Khongwon Mossang as 'home minister', M Saiman as 'defiance minister' and Kim Juv Ng as 'foreign minister ‘The outfit’s armed wing is to be known as the Eastern Naga Independent Army (ENIA). ENNG has declared areas like Districts of Tirap, Changlang and Longding in Arunachal Pradesh under its influence, which they called as 'Peace Zone'.
Agencies have the opinion that once the ENNG is able to establish control in Tirap, Changlang and Longding; it will cause direct effect on NSCN-K activities in the area and create difficulties for other Indian insurgent Groups (IIGs) who use this area for infiltration.
ENNG, by releasing its manifesto and vision statement to the local media on January 17 and 22, accused the Naga national representatives of destroying Naga solidarity and leading Nagas down the road of bloodshed. The outfit's manifesto mentioned Naga leadership's failure to come up with a viable solution to the Naga issue despite the revolution spanning 50 years.
February 17: Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang and members of the PWC of the Nagaland Joint Legislator’s Forum on Naga political issue met the NSCN-IM ‘general secretary’ Th. Muivah and senior members of the group in New Delhi. During the meeting both sides discussed in detail the status and progress of the on-going Naga political dialogue, where PWC also extended its support to facilitate the peace process.
February 22: In a press release, NSCN-IM welcomed 22 Naga cadres from numerous groups for their decision in joining the mainstream. MIP said that they have realized that after the signing of the "Framework Agreement" on August 3, 2015, the road to permanent settlement has been paved and "today they are here to strengthen the on-going peace process". NSCN-IM has also appreciated the fellow comrades for their right decision.
February 29: NSCN-R expressed its willingness to participate in the “present talk”, but maintained that ball was in the court of both NSCN-IM and GoI. In a press release, MIP NSCN-R said the group wanted to see a successful talk participated by all the stakeholders.
March 15: Government of India and NSCN-IM held crucial talks at New Delhi. Interlocutor for Naga talks, R.N. Ravi represented the Government of India Government of India was represented by and NSCN-IM was represented by its general secretary Th. Muivah.
March 30: A tribunal initiated by the central government has upheld the ban on NSCN-K for five years. The Centre had created the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal comprising of a Delhi High Court judge for adjudicating whether there is sufficient cause for declaring NSCN-K an unlawful association under sub-section (1) of Section 3 of the UAPA, 1967. The Union Ministry of Home Affairs had declared NSCN-K an unlawful organization for a period of five years under this act on September 16, 2015.
April 17: AR had busted an “illegal detention centre” of NSCN-KK at Half Nagarjan in Dimapur and arrested two cadres of the group, identified as ‘Sargent Major’ Toluto Chishi and ‘Lieutenant’ Kherito Yamchunger.
April 18: Government of India and GPRN/NSCN-KK mutually decided to extend the Cease Fire (CF) Agreement with effect from April 28, i.e., till April 27, 2017 for a period of one more year. The intention of this extension is “to bring about a lasting peace in the state of Nagaland with the involvement of Naga people". The ceasefire agreement was signed between Government of India which was represented by Union Ministry of Home Affairs joint secretary, Satyendra Garg and GPRN/NSCN-KK, led by Jack Zhimomi and Chen Konyak. GPRN/NSCN-KK in spite of that elucidated that it won't be joining the Naga peace accord stating that the pact was an understanding between the GoI and NSCN-IM.
In order to bring about a lasting peace in Nagaland collaborating the involvement of Naga people the NSCN-R also extended its Cease-Fire Agreement with the Government of India for another year came to effect from April 28, 2016, i.e., till April 27, 2017.
April 27: The Government of India and NSCN-R had extended the ceasefire agreement for another year that came to effect from April 28. The agreement was signed between Satyendra Garg, joint secretary, MHA on behalf of Government of India and Imlongnukshi Chang and Kavishe Sumi on behalf of NSCN-R.
May 2: According to Satyendra Garg, a Union Ministry of Home Affairs joint secretary in-charge of northeast affairs, the Indian Government had no plans to re-enter into a ceasefire agreement with Naga insurgent group, NSCN-K.
May 9: A press release from the MIP NSCN-R stated that 10 members from different Naga Political Groups joined the NSCN-R. Of the ten members, include six from the NSCN-KK and two each from the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K.
May 17: NSCN-IM elected ‘general’ (retired) Kholi Konyak as 'vice-chairman' of the group. The NSCN-IM in a statement said that the Government of India and the outfit "have now reached the most crucial and concluding stage" and by its very nature approved of Naga unity and reconciliation.
May 19: 'General' (retired) Kholi Konyak sworn as the 'vice chairman' of the NSCN-IM at a brief ceremony held at New Delhi.
May 22: According to a report The NIA was going to approach Myanmar and ask it’s authorities to arrest NSCN-K, 'chief' SS Khaplang in addition to search his hideouts and identify the outfit's camps near the border. The agency besides, has readied a request for red corner notices against Khaplang and 20 other terrorists of the outfit, that would l be forwarded to Interpol in a week.
May 23: A powerful cadre of the NSCN-K, identified as 'captain' Nasaka Kinny was arrested from Thilixu area in Dimapur District. He was carrying an INR 2 lakh reward on his head because of his involvement in the attack on AR troops at IG stadium on 26 March 2015. Police recovered one AK-47 rifle, one US carbine, one Chinese hand grenade, two .22 rifle and two single barrel rifle, one prismatic compass, and 194 rounds of assorted ammunition from his possession.
May 30: The newly appointed ‘vice-chairman’ of NSCN-IM ‘General’ (Retired) Kholi Konyak, shed light on his stand that he joined NSCN-IM under the leadership of ‘chairman’, Issac Swu and ‘general secretary’, Th. Muivah to unite with “our” own Naga brothers and to achieve “our” common goal “if not at least die trying for the cause”. Kholi said that the recent development of joining hands with NSCN-IM was not a “surrender to my enemies” but to unite with my own Naga brothers.
June 17: The NSCN-IM argued that it has the “sole legitimacy to represent and collect tax,” and pointed out various reasons for its position. It further condemned the Against Corruption and Unabated Taxation (ACAUT) Nagaland for its efforts to “sabotage the very foundational principle of the Naga Government on taxation…”
June 28: Isak Chisi Swu, co-founder and chairman of NSCN-IM died in a hospital in New Delhi, after a long term illness.
June 30: The Central Government renewed its “disturbed area” status on Nagaland. This would allow the armed forces power to carry on with search, raid and arrest without a warrant under AFSPA for another six months.
July 8: The general secretary’ of the NSCN-IM, Thuingaleng Muivah one of the signatories of framework agreement with the Government in 2015 said that the outfit had not given up its demand for sovereignty. Muivah also said that “Nagas were never under Indian rule”, and a separate flag and passport for Nagas was not just a “demand” but a right.
July 9: NSCN-IM was expecting to appoint a new ‘chairman’ soon to expedite the Naga peace process after former ‘chairman’ Isak Chishi Swu passed away on June 28. Sources indicated that discussions are under way to reach a consensus on the appointment. The new chairman will also become the president of the GPRN.
July 19: NSCN-IM’s home minister kilo kilonser, Rh. Raising said that “solution as per the Framework Agreement” was not far off from its final stage it would be focused on shared sovereignty, common identify of the Nagas (encompassing all Naga inhabited areas) Pan-Naga body, with the uniqueness of the Naga history being duly acknowledged among other.
July 23: The NSCN-IM declared untrue the fact that its general secretary Th Muivah had abandoned on the question of sovereignty and integration and stated that ‘It is nothing but a desperate attempt to confuse the Naga people that such a notion is being floated’.
August 12: A year after Naga Framework Agreement was signed the Centre and the NSCN-IM issued a joint statement where they said that they were “closer than ever before to the final settlement and hope to conclude it sooner than later”. The joint statement, issued by Government interlocutor for Naga talks R.N. Ravi and NSCN-IM ‘general secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah.
August 19: NSCN-K MIP, through a press statement claimed that the “Naga army cadres gunned down 5-6 Indian army commandos” in a heavy shoot out, that happened on Friday August 19 from 3.30 a.m. to 6 a.m.
August 22: Myanmar military authorities however contradicted the news that there was a recent exchange of gunfire on its soil between Indian army and the NSCN-K as reported by some media. They refuted some media reports which said the Army entered Myanmar territory and fought with the NSCN-K on August 19 and that the fighting lasted for three hours.
September 2: NSCN-K triggered an ambush on the AR convoy near Aghunato in Zunheboto District in the evening injuring at least four AR jawans (troops). Reports stated that The AR personnel were travelling in four vehicles-three mini trucks and one gypsy when cadres of the NSCN-K started firing randomly from two-three directions. According to Army sources four AR jawans were injured during the ambush.
September 3 : The NSCN-K however claimed in the September 2 ambush six personnel of the 5 AR were killed leaving four others sustained critical injuries, in near Aghunato town in Zunheboto District. AR sources even though denied any such fatalities in the ambush.
October 11: The NSCN-IM said it had the legitimate right to collect tax from the people as they represented the voice of the Naga people. The ACAUT, a citizens' group, had been firmly protesting this illegal methods of taxation by militant groups. NIA was also concerned about the NSCN-K’s unabated collection lakhs of rupees even after abrogating the ceasefire last year (2015).
November 24: The Security Forces arrested a chairman' of TLA, identified as Bidyut Amsong alias Sanjit Amsong alias Bipen Das, from Tuensang District. The arrested cadre was allegedly involved in number of insurgent activities in Karbi Anglong District and that had plotted the grenade blast at Jagiroad in Marigoan District and at Roha Chariali in Nowgaon District of Assam on May 17.
December 13: Yesonu Veyie, 'convenor mediation committee' NTC in a press release said that Six 'NNPGs' - GPRN/NSCN, NNC-FGN, NPGN/NNC-NA, NSCN-R and GDRN/NNC-NA in complete agreement decided to join hands in the interest of the Naga people. The group formed an interim body called the 'Working Group' led by GPRN/NSCN 'ato kilonser' (Prime Minister) and unanimously adopted a five-point resolution, the press release added.
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.
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.
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.
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.