Incidents involving National Socialist Council of Nagaland - Isak-Muivah
December 2: One NSCN-IM cadre was arrested by troops of 17 AR from View Land in Ukhrul District. The militant was identified as H Mawonshang (28) of Kachai village in Ukhrul District. Mawonshang was reportedly handed over to Porompat Police Station along with a 9 mm pistol and two live rounds.
November 30: Security Forces arrested three cadres of the NSCN-IM along with arms and ammunition from Ukhrul town. The arrested militants were identified as Kaping Luikham (24) Ephrem AS (30) and Ramreiyo Kapai (29). A 9mm Pistol along with 6 live ammunitions, 90 Detonators, 2.5 kilograms of high explosives and 5 meters of safety fuze were recovered from the arrested militants who along with recoveries were handed over to Porampat Police station.
October 9: The NSCN-K, NNC and the NSCN-IM made a joint commitment to check rampant extortions and abductions by the Naga militants ‘through a collective mechanism’. "Acknowledging that kidnappings and extortions have become unbearable concern for all, irrespective of business communities or the general public, the Joint Working Group (JWG) (of the three Naga organisations) agreed to vigilantly check through a collective mechanism forthwith," mentioned one of the five point agreement. Another point of commitment made by these Naga armed groups said that activities and movements of its cadres should remain confined to their own respective ‘jurisdictions’ and ‘territories’. The agreement was signed jointly by V.S. Atem of the NSCN-IM, C. Singson of NSCN-K and Zhopra Vero of the NNC at the initiative of the Church led Forum for Naga Reconciliation.
October 5: NSCN-IM leader, Antony Shing aka Ningkhan Shimrang, who allegedly went missing from Kathmandu in Nepal on September 27, was subsequently arrested by the by sleuths of the National Investigating Agency (NIA) in Bihar. He reported to be an alleged top arms supplier to several outfits. He would be produced in an NIA court in Delhi. Shing was the ‘foreign affairs head’ of the NSCN-IM and Naga community groups claimed that he was on his way to New Delhi to attend the peace talks. Shing allegedly traveled to Kathmandu from Chiang Mai in Thailand on a Bangladeshi passport, but then went missing from Tribhuvan airport.
October 1: The Union Government extended the "disturbed areas" notification under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958, for Tirap and Changlang Districts of Arunachal Pradesh for six months. The decision was taken on basis of inputs that the NSCN-IM and the NSCN-K are actively involved in anti-social activity.
September 30: A NSCN-IM cadre, James Thomas, was arrested by the Assam Rifles. He belonged to Rengpang of Tamenglong District in Manipur. He was involved in extortion activities along National Highway-53.
September 27: Anthony Shing aka Ningkhan Shimray (49), head of the NSCN-IM foreign affairs, went missing in Nepal, when he landed in Tribhuvan Airport in Kathmandu after flying from Bangkok by the Royal Nepal Airlines.
September 21: The Guwahati High Court directed the Deputy Secretary of Manipur Home Department for the contempt of court in connection with the case relating to NSCN-IM killing of Ukhrul District officials.
September 18: The Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) organised a meeting of top leaders of the NSCN-IM, NSCN-K and the NNC at Ikishe village near Dimapur. Three major Naga groups said they would reconcile their differences and make a united stand for securing the rights of the Naga people.
September 14: The NSCN-K accused the rival NSCN-IM of violating the Covenant of Reconciliation. The NSCN–K consequently decided not to attend the leadership meet of the Naga groups scheduled between September 18 and 20.
September 7: The NSCN-K and NNC accused the NSCN-IM of threatening the Covenant of Reconciliation (COR). NSCN-K and NNC in a joint press statement said it was "extremely unfortunate to witness the too frequent anti reconciliatory actions perpetrated by Hebron campers" while Naga people under the aegis of Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) were earnestly pursuing the reconciliation of all Naga political groups.
September 6: Self styled 'chairman' of NSCN-IM Khurmi region, Ngruw Koningam Moyon alias Paul Mizo alias Kobeng (48) of Komlathabi of Chandel District in Manipur, was sent to judicial custody under National Security Act. He was arrested by the Imphal West District Police from Dewlahland area on August 26.
September 4: At least 109 militants of different outfits surrendered in Arunachal Pradesh in the past eight years along with a huge quantity of arms and ammunition, Home Minister Tako Dabi informed the State Legislative Assembly. Most of the militants surrendered in Tirap and Changlang Districts before the Army and Para Military Forces since 2003, he said. Altogether 76 militants of both the NSCN-IM and National Socialist Council of Nagaland–Khaplang (NSCN-K) along with 14 United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) cadres and 19 of All Adivasi National Liberation Army (AANLA) surrendered during the period, Dabi said.
August 30: Reacting to NSCN-IM ‘kilonser (minister)’ V. Horam’s allegation that NSCN-K was involved in the killing of ‘major’ Ngachonmi at Tizit in Mon District on August 26, the NSCN-K asked him to furnish the names of its cadres who allegedly assisted the Assam Rifles in the operation.
August 29: The pro-talks group of ULFA directly named the NSCN-IM as the main culprit in the recent Charaipung episode in Sivasagar District, reports Telegraph. ULFA pro-talks leader Mrinal Hazarika said that the NSCN-IM has been systematically trying to grab territories under Assam and Arunachal Pradesh for inclusion in its 'Greater Nagalim'. Assam Tribune adds that the Assam Government has taken up with the Government of India the issue of involvement of militants belonging to the NSCN-IM in creating disturbance in Assam.
Assam Government Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the State Government has issued clear instructions to the Police forces of all the Districts to take strong action against any NSCN-IM cadre found to be indulging in any unlawful activity within the geographical territory of Assam. Sarma admitted that there have been instances of extortion by NSCN cadres in North Cachar Hills District and operations have been launched against those involved. He revealed that the NSCN cadres also tried to extort money from the people of Assam living in the areas bordering Nagaland and a good number of people were served with demand notes
The HNLC maintains an on-and-off relationship with the NSCN-IM, NDFB and NLFT, according to the ADGP (Meghalaya) who also said the outfit's nexus with ULFA is not yet ascertained. At present, the HNLC has around 50 active cadres, but each one of them does not have arms and ammunitions. "The figure might not be accurate as it is based on our assessment on sightings and technical intercepts," Jain said. The outfit has its camps at Maulvi Bazar, Sylhet and Chittagong Hill Tract of Bangladesh. Many of its leaders are into betel nut plantations and own stone quarries in the neighbouring country.
August 27: In spite of high-level meeting between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh Governments the activities of NSCN-IM have not decreased in Charaipung area within Charaideo sub-division at of Sivasagar District, according to Assam Tribune. The NSCN-IM cadres have built more bunkers in the area in the last two days. A team of journalists who visited the area witnessed bunkers in each and every house of Arunachalis at Naharani and Tanglum villages in Charaipung.
The Assam Rifles denied the NSCN-IM's allegation that operation at Namsa in Mon District, which resulted in killing one NSCN-IM cadre and arrest of five cadres, was pre planned, according to Nagaland Post. Pointing out that the said camp was not notified, the Assam Rifles stated the cadres were concentrating there for quiet some time. "Huge cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered along with administrative stores which were in gross violation of ceasefire ground rules," the statement said. "Time and again" the cadres violated the cease-fire ground rules and were involved in using "un-parliamentary and offensive language" against the Assam Rifles, which the statement said should be restrained in the interest of peace and tranquillity. The statement further said the NSCN-IM was solely responsible for disturbing peace in the State by not observing ceasefire ground rules.
August 26: A NSCN-K cadre, identified as self styled Khapur Zaremo Odyuo, was killed by the rival NSCN-IM cadres during a factional clash at Mekokla village in Wokha District.
A NSCN-IM cadre, identified as 'major' Ngachonmi Tangkhul, was killed and five others arrested as Security Forces neutralised a militant hideout at Tongma colony in Namsa area of Mon District.
A NSCN-IM cadre, Ngruw Koningam Mayon alias Paul Mizo alias Kobeng (48), was arrested by the Imphal West District Police from Deulahland. One election identity card was seized from his possession. He disclosed that he belonged to Chandel District and he joined the NSCN-IM in November 1989 under one self styled chairman of Khurmi Region Dahrin in Chandel and was now at the rank of a 'deputy kilonser (minister) of the education department' of the NSCN-IM.
August 25: Reacting to the threats by NSCN-IM that it would evict Assamese people living in Tirap District of Arunachal Pradesh if the economic blockade launched by All Assam Students Union (AASU) and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) activists in the wake of NSCN-IM attacks on the villagers of Charaipung area in Assam continues, the pro-talk faction of ULFA said it would begin an economic blockade against Changlang District by closing the Margherita-Changlang road at Margherita from 5am for 72 hours.
Reacting to the warning of pro-talk ULFA group of taking action against Naga people in Assam if the NSCN-IM attacks the people of Assam in the trouble torn Assam- Arunachal Pradesh border, the NSCN-K appealed for the restraint.
At least four houses were set ablaze by suspected NSCN cadres at Charaipung under Charaideo sub-division in Sivasagar District. Denying involvement in the border violence, NSCN-IM said it was under ceasefire and involved in peace talks, although they have camps nearby.
Even after the shoot-at-sight order issued by the Government along the Assam-Arunachal border areas in Sivasagar District on August 24, the activities of NSCN-IM are going on in five Arunachali-dominated villages within Assam, reported Assam Tribune. Militants from across the inter-State border (Assam-Arunachal) set ablaze the house of one Putul Tirky at No. 2 Saraipung Salongamara Panikabasti in Sivasagar District on the same day. The militants reportedly have built dozens of bunkers in Naharani, Hasirusa, Kamko, Ashinbasti and Tanglungbasti and are guarding them with arms.
The talk between district administration and representatives of 12 organisations under the banner of All Assam Students Union (AASU) and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) failed. The organisations have refused to withdraw the ongoing economic blockade until and unless NSCN cadres leave the area and restoration of peace and tranquility in the border areas.
NSCN-IM leader, D.T Lincoln Poumai, defected to the rival NSCN-K in Dimapur.
The Union Home Minister, P. Chidambaram said that it is a matter of great satisfaction that a number of groups are engaged in talks with the Government of India. Among them are NSCN-IM, pro-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), Nunisa faction of the Dima Halim Daogah (DHD), Black Widow (BW), United People's Democratic Solidarity (UPDS), Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC), Karbi Longri North Cachar Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF), Kuki National Organization (KNO) and United Peoples Front (UPF), he said. H further added, "We have appointed two Interlocutors: RS Pandey to talk to the NSCN (IM) and PC Haldar to talk to NDFB (PT), DHD (Nunisa), DHD (J), KLNLF, UPDS and ANVC, besides ULFA [United Liberation Front of Asom]."
August 24: Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Environment and Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain were fired at during their visit to the troubled region bordering Arunachal Pradesh after their convoy was blocked by tree trunks on a dug-up road in Sivasagar District. Nobody was injured. An hour before the attack, Sarma warned the NSCN-IM to refrain from its act of arson and intimidation on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border or face the consequences during an interaction with reporters at Charaipung. He also said the Arunachal Pradesh Government would be officially asked to drive away all NSCN-IM militants from Tirap and Changlang Districts.
Assam Rifles arrested a Naga National Worker (People Safeguard Group) cadre, identified as Yaokhaiek (30) and one NSCN-IM cadre from Phungcham road junction area in Ukhrul District on August 24. One locally made pistol, four live ammunitions of 9-mm pistol, one grenade, five magazine, 500 kilograms of marijuana and a vehicle were recovered from their possession.
August 23: Assam Minister of Law, Sericulture, Handloom & Textile Pronob Gogoi refuted the allegations that State Government has not taken any effective measure to contain the growing NSCN-IM influence in the along Assam-Arunachal and Assam-Nagaland border region. The report adds that suspected NSCN-IM militants often serve extortion notes to the tea growers. There are as many as 120 small tea growers in the region.
August 22: a labourer of the tea grower, Manglo Guwala, was abducted by NSCN-IM militants in Naharani village of Sivasagar District, Assam. A local villager, Babu Das, said, "The NSCN-IM slapped extortion notices and demanded tax from Assam villagers, but when we refused to pay, the militants came and started attacking us."
SFs in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh on August 22 launched a joint counter-insurgency operation to evict NSCN-IM militants involved in raiding border villages in Sivasagar District, Assam, leading to a volatile situation in the past week. The joint operation by the Police forces of the two States came close on the heels of NSCN-IM militants abducting a labourer of an Assam small tea grower, besides torching two of his houses. "We have decided for joint patrolling and sensitize the area to ensure peace and restore calm," Akhilesh Singh, Sivasagar SP, said. Police and paramilitary troopers on either side of the border have not only started patrolling, but also began selective operations in areas where NSCN-IM militants could have possible bases.
Suspected NSCN militants set ablaze two houses at No. 2 Charaipung area of Sivasagar District. Twelve militants entered a small tea garden of Khagen Handique and set ablaze the houses of two labourers Sunil Muro and Rajesh Mura.
August 21: NSCN-IM militants set ablaze two houses of a small tea grower, Dilip Handique of Naharani village in Sivasagar District, Assam.
August 20: NSCN-IM cadres opened fire at a team of Assam Police led by Sivasagar Superintendent of Police (SP) Akhilesh Kumar Singh at Charaipung Bimalapur area within Charaideo sub-division in Sivasagar District. One Assam Police Battalion (APBn) trooper, Nareswar Taran, was injured as he fell from a hillside while two NSCN-IM cadres were reportedly injured in the encounter that followed for half an hour between the Police and a group of around 30-40 NSCN-IM cadres. Seeing the Police personnel moving towards Naharani (No 1 Charaipung), a village of Arunachalis within Assam border, the NSCN-IM cadres opened fire indiscriminately targeting the SP. The SP, however, managed to escape.
Inter-State peace meeting was held on August 19 at Bimalapur in which Assam Law Minister Pranab Gogoi and Taku Dabi, Home Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, participated along with other high Police and administrative officers of the two States. The joint meeting decided to bring about normalcy and peace in the region by starting joint patrolling by Assam and Arunachal Pradesh Police and constituting peace committees with citizens of both the States. Defying all the decisions of joint peace initiative, the NSCN-IM again created a tense situation which is prevailing since August 13. After the firing, the villagers of the border area started to flee from the area. Sources informed that the NSCN-IM has built bunkers at Naharani, Hachirusa, Kamko, Tanglam and Ashimbasti within Assam border.
August 18-19: Telegraph reports that around 35 persons entered Assam through No.1 Charaipung area in the Sivasagar District and set ablaze some huts of the labourers of a small tea garden in the night. Subsequently, another group of 50 persons entered Assam through Assinbasti in same the Charaipung area and set ablaze the house of a small tea grower. Later, there was heavy exchange of fire across the boundary between Police in Assam and Naga militants in Arunachal Pradesh. There were no officially confirmed reports of any casualty from either side but local sources said at least two Naga militants were injured in the exchange of fire. The Police said the continuous onslaught by goons from Arunachal Pradesh indicated the existence of groups over which the official machinery has little or no control. Assam Tribune reports that the exchange of fire occurred between the Assam Police and Arunachal Police backed by NSCN- IM and NSCN-K cadres in these areas.
August 17: The NSCN-IM alleged that the NSCN-K and Naga National Council (NNC) were "aggressively advancing for territorial expansion everywhere" by taking "undue advantage of the unity and reconciliation". Cautioning that such action was a "breach of trust and betrayal" of the covenant of reconciliation, the NSCN-IM said it could no longer tolerate it. The Naga group further warned that in the event of any confrontation between the two sides "anywhere, anytime" the blame should be put on the "aggressors and intruders" and not on it. It said the NSCN-IM was duty bound to defend the issue "against enemies within and without."
August 10: Arunachal Pradesh asked the Union Government to fence the India-Myanmar border to check the movement of militants from India's Northeast who have set up base in the dense forests of the State. Arunachal Pradesh Home Minister, Tako Dabi, in Agartala said the ULFA, the NDFB, the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K have set up their base camps in the forests of Arunachal Pradesh.
August 6: The intelligence sources confirmed that the HNLC is planning "something big" which might shock the Shillong city this time. The outfit, after losing its ground a few years ago, is desperate to make its presence felt once again in the city, sources said. "Once it is able to develop the fear psychosis in the minds of the people, they would be able to extort money from the city's non-tribal businessmen," sources said claiming that extortion drive by HHLC has been totally wiped out. Meanwhile, the sources have not denied any nexus between HNLC and jehadi outfits like al Qaeda for subversive acts. There is also strong suspect about HNLC getting arms from the NDFB and NSCN-IM. "As per our information, HNLC does not have enough arms," the sources said.
August 5: The Union Government and the Opposition parties criticised the NSCN-IM for provoking an economic blockade once again on the National Highway to Manipur. The issue was discussed in the Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Parliament) during zero hour on.
August 2: At least 37 militants surrendered before the Assam Rifles at Khonsa in Tirap District. They included 23 NSCN-K and seven each from the NSCN-IM and All Adivasi National Liberation Army (AANLA). They also laid down 21 pistols, one M-16 assault rifle, one .22 Chinese rifle, one 9-mm carbine, one revolver, seven grenades and five SBBL guns. With August 2's surrender, so far 102 Northeast based militants surrendered at Khonsa in the last two years.
August 1: The NSCN-IM criticised the unity between the NSCN-K and NNC at Monyakshu in Mon District on July 15 terming it as a betrayal of the efforts of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR).
July 29: The Union Government's interlocutor R.S. Pandey said that there is no breakdown in the ongoing talks with the NSCN-IM. "Talks are being held here in a cordial atmosphere. It will resume in the coming days," Pandey told IANS. "Today we had informal interactions. The talks will continue in the coming days." "We have been able to reach agreement on certain issues. We have yet to agree on certain other issues. But the talks will continue," he added.
July 28; Another round of talks between the Centre and the NSCN-IM ended inconclusively in New Delhi. NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah met Union Joint Secretary (Home) in charge of Northeast Naveen Verma and Centre's Interlocutor R.S. Pandey and other officials for over two hours. "There was no new point raised by the NSCN (I-M)," said a Government source after the meeting. An informal round is likely to be held with Pandey again on July 30 (tomorrow).
July 27: The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Mullapally Ramachandran informed the Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament), replying to a question, "Dialogue with NSCN-IM [National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah] is continuing. The details in this regard cannot be disclosed as negotiations are underway" .
July 26: A NSCN-K leader, Kughalu Mulatonu, said the Chinese found their way to militant camps in Sagaing division of Myanmar via New Delhi. The NSCN-K refers Sagaing division of Myanmar as Eastern Nagaland. The revelation came two months after the arrest of a Chinese spy, Guang Liang, near Kibithu in Arunachal Pradesh. The person claimed that he was from Henan province of central China. This division adjoining Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland is dominated by at least six Naga tribes and is easier to access from India. Mulatonu said from a camp near Dimapur in Nagaland: "Yes, they (the Chinese) openly and legally come to India via Delhi and meet us." The Khaplang faction, led by S.S. Khaplang, a Myanmar-based Hemi Naga, retains control over most of the 30 Northeast militant camps in Sagaing division. "The government of India gets to know of such meetings well before they are held. The last of such meetings was in 2009," Mulatonu said. He, however, declined to divulge what usually gets discussed at these meetings. Security agencies said the Chinese often get in touch with NSCN-K leaders, its rival NSCN-IM and other Northeast militant groups camped in Sagaing Division to strike deals for small arms. "In all probability, the Chinese people visit the rebel camps to strike deals for small arms," a Nagaland-based intelligence officer said on condition of anonymity.
July 25: A Nepali youth, Rajesh Sonar (32), was arrested during a joint raid by the Army and Police on suspicion of having links with the NSCN Belbari area in Dibrugarh District. One 7.62 pistol, five rounds of live cartridges, 50,000 counterfeit notes, a cellular phone and an ATM card were recovered from the possession of arrested youth. He was arrested while circulating the counterfeit notes. The Army also claimed that the information extracted from the recovered documents in general and the subscriber identity module (SIM) card of Sonar's mobile in particular proved his close links with the NSCN. The sources further claimed that he was working as a conduit of the militant organization at Belbari area.
July 23: NSCN-IM 'general secretary' Thuingaleng Muivah met Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram in New Delhi and discussed with him issues related to the Naga peace process. Muivah apprised Chidambaram about his nearly one-and-a-half-month-long 'peace mission' across Nagaland and its outcome. The issue of his failed trip to his ancestral village in Manipur is also said to have figured in the nearly hour-long meeting. The NSCN-IM leader had also met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
July 19: At least 324 were registered in Manipur against Thuingaleng Muivah, 'general secretary' of NSCN-IM and the NSCN-IM cadres in connection with the crimes committed within the territory of Manipur, informed Ibobi Singh, Manipur Chief Minister. The Chief Minister admitted that Muivah, general secretary of NSCN-IM was invited by the Government of India for peace parley and that the Manipur Government could not intervene into it. He, however, assured the House that if Muivah steps inside the territory of Manipur, the 'general secretary' of NSCN-IM will be arrested at once.
NSCN-IM 'general secretary' Thuingaleng Muivah wants more powers for Centre's interlocutor R.S. Pandey to accelerate the 13-year-old Naga peace talks. The Naga leader, who arrived New Delhi on July 15 with at least eight deputies for the next round of peace talks, would like to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister P. Chidambaram to convey this request, among others, before the official dialogue begins. Sources said the peace talks between the Centre's representatives R.S. Pandey, home ministry officials and a nine-member delegation of the outfit could be held next week.
July 13: Nagaland Page reports that four militant groups of Manipur, ULFA and the NSCN-K have jointly decided to put up a joint front against the NSCN-IM in Manipur, following a senior level meeting held in Bangladesh recently. According to sources, UNLF, People's Liberation Army (PLA), ULFA, Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL), PREPAK and NSCN-K discussed the prevailing situation in Manipur and Nagaland and expressed their satisfaction in putting up a joint front against NSCN-IM in Manipur. UNLF 'chairman', R.K. Meghan reiterated the aim to achieve independence of Manipur and integration of Kabaw valley of Myanmar. He expressed his desire of having good relationship with the NSCN-K, PLA and ULFA. Meghan also pressed upon having strong bondage with Paresh Baruah, 'commander-in-chief' of ULFA in restoring glory of Ahoms and Meitei confederacy.
The next round of talks between the Union Government and NSCN-IM is likely to take place on July 16 or 17 in New Delhi.
July 12: NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah would proceed to Peren District as part of his ‘peace and reconciliation mission’.
NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah ended his 'reconciliation mission' across Nagaland in Peren town, according to Nagaland Page. "Peren is our last stop under the ongoing reconciliation mission but it has turned out to be the best in every respect," said Muivah. He said, "If the Nagas failed this time we would be a lost people without hope. We must step forward to correct ourselves, leaving aside individual's interest."
July 8: After more than a month's tour to several places in Nagaland, NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah arrived at Kohima.
July 3: NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah on his 'peace and reconciliation mission' across Nagaland reached Tuensang. He asked the people to understand each other by not allowing India to take advantage of the differences among the Nagas. He differed with the stand taken by the Tuensang people and the NSCN-K that there should be unity first and solution next, saying this is "a very irresponsible way of facing the Naga issue."
Muivah said Tuensang area which was a freeland was downgraded by former Prime Minister Late Jawaharlal Nehru as "no man’s land" and described it as "wrong" on the part of Nehru. He said that Nehru called Tuensang by that name as he did not want the land to be called Naga land but a land that anybody could claim. "This is disrespect to the Nagas and to the six tribes of Tuensang which must be corrected. We have to understand our history and our right that we are the master of ourselves," Muivah said.
July 1: The NSCN-IM declared of ‘revoking’ its ban on the Sumi Hoho (apex council of the Sumi Naga tribe).
June 28: Affirming that no one should be barred from going to one's native village, the Church-led Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) asked the NSCN-IM to review and keep in abeyance the remaining part of its 'goodwill mission' to enable the Forum to initiate a reconciliation meeting at various levels of the political leadership in Nagaland.
June 25: The NNC termed NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah’s current "peace mission" to several places in Nagaland as "a peace mission of crocodile tears". The NNC asked if there was any room for Muivah to "initiate and launch his private peace and reconciliation mission" after allegedly killing about three thousand Nagas in the past three decades.
June 24: Indicating the Centre's position on the NSCN-IM demand for Nagalim (Greater Nagaland), Union Minister for Development of Northeastern Region (DoNER) B. K. Handique said it would not be possible to change the boundaries of the Northeastern States, reports Times of India. "It will be difficult to change the borders of the northeastern states. If somebody wants a bigger state, then land will have to be taken from other states. There will be stiff resistance to such a move," said Handique.
June 21: NSCN-IM leader Thuingaleng Muivah arrived at Pughoboto in Zunheboto District to consult different sections of society to carry the Naga peace process forward, reports Nagaland Post. The apex tribal council, Sumi Hoho, had opposed Muivah’s visit at this stage because NSCN-IM had made certain adverse remarks against it including banning the Sumi Hoho. The council cautioned that if some unfortunate incident occurred during his visit, the Hoho should not be held responsible.
The people of Pughoboto, led by the District gaonburhas (village heads) union, however, welcomed Muivah when he arrived from Jotsoma, Police sources said. He is likely to stay for next few days at Pughoboto, the home town of NSCN-IM ‘chairman’ Isak Chishi Swu.
June 17: The miscreants set ablaze a security barrack after it was vacated by the Assam Rifles personnel at Taphou in Senapati District. Troop vacated after reports of NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah’s withdrawing from Pfutsero of Phek District in the neighbouring State of Nagaland came.
The Assam Rifles arrested four NSCN-IM cadres from outskirts of Jotsoma village in Kohima District when they were brandishing weapons and threatening the local people, in violation of the cease-fire ground rules. Two AK-56 rifles, one M16 rifle, one 9-mm locally made pistol and one hand grenade were recovered from their possession. The NSCN-IM claimed that its cadres were providing security to their general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah.
June 16: NSCN-IM ‘general secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah arrived at Jotsoma village near Kohima as part of his 'peace mission' to hold consultations with civil society leaders on the Naga talks issue. Muivah said reconciliation was necessary and that he was ready for talks for reconciliation anytime with other Naga groups.
June 15: The ‘general secretary’ of NSCN-IM, Thuingaleng Muivah, will next tour Khonoma, the native village of NNC founder A.Z. Phizo. As part of his peace and goodwill mission, he will arrive at Jotsoma village, six kilometres from Kohima, on June 16. His peace mission will also include a trip to Pughoboto, the hometown of Isak Chishi Swu, the ‘chairman’ of the NSCN-IM.
The Konyak Union said that it would neither welcome nor oppose the visit of Muivah to Mon District. The union said it would not be held responsible if any untoward incident happened during the visit of the NSCN-IM leader.
NSCN-IM functionaries, led by V.S. Atem, are in New Delhi meeting policymakers to defuse the current impasse arising out of the Manipur Government not allowing Muivah to visit his ancestral village Somdal in Ukhrul District of Manipur.
June 14: NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah was likely to return to Kohima in Nagaland sometime next week for onward journey to his native village Somdal in Ukhrul District of Manipur.
June 11: A cease-fire ground rules review meeting between the Union Government and the NSCN-IM would be held in New Delhi on 14.
June 10: Union Home Secretary G. K. Pillai said that with the situation in Manipur improving, the economic blockade in the State would be lifted in the next few days. "The situation has improved, according to Nagaland Page. I am hopeful in the next couple of days, the blockade on National Highway 39 would be suspended," said Pillai. He also said it would have been better if NSCN-IM leader Thuingaleng Muivah had gone to visit his home village in Manipur after District-level elections were over.
The NSCN-IM, NNC and NSCN-K have pledged and resolved not to issue any statement to the media against each other any more, which is detrimental to the Naga reconciliation process. The Joint Working Group of the three outfits and the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) met in Dimapur.
The NNC in Khiamniungan region alleged that some armed NSCN-IM cadres were roaming around in uniform "in combat gesture" in the region since May 28.
Mainpur Works Minister K. Ranjit accused the All Naga Students Association Manipur (ANSAM) of being a mouthpiece of the NSCN-IM.
June 8: The Kuki Movement for Human Rights (KMHR) has, in an open letter to NSCN-IM general secretary, Thuingaleng Muivah, said when he claimed it was his birthright to visit his native home, he has forgotten that many innocent Kukis who have the same right will not return to their villages to reunite with their parents, brothers, sisters and loved ones. KMHR chairman, T. Lunkim said many human right activists would endorse Muivah's birth right to return and visit his village Somdal, where his beloved family members, who have not seen you for the last 47 years, would be happy to meet him face to face. However, Lunkim reminded Muivah about the past history where many innocent Kukis, "not criminals like him" were pulled out of buses at Mao gate by the NSCN-IM and butchered.
June 7: Former Deputy Commissioner of Ukhrul District, Pankaj Kumar Pal, who had been placed under suspension in the case related to the abduction and subsequent killing of then Kasom Khullen Sub-Divisional Officer Thingnam Kishan and his two subordinate staff, Revenue Mandal Y. Token and driver A. Rajen Sharma, by the armed cadres of the NSCN-IM in 2009, was sent on deputation to Bihar for three years.
June 5:As part of the public movement being launched under the aegis of United Committee Manipur (UCM), a public meeting was held at Kakching Khunou and resolved to oppose proposed visit of NSCN-IM ‘general secretary’ Thuileng Muivah at any cost. All those who spoke at the meeting decried the conduct of the Government of India in trying to disintegrate Manipur and called for collective efforts to thwart any attempt to break apart the territorial integrity of Manipur.
G .K. Pillai said that there was evidence of CPI-Maoists establishing links with insurgents in the Northeastern region. Thuingaleng Muivah, leader of the NSCN-IM, admitted that the CPI -Maoists had approached him. Intelligence sources said that the Naga separatist group helped the CPI-Maoists in arms-smuggling through Myanmar and Bangladesh. The CPI-Maoists also established links with the banned ULFA and the Manipur-based PLA.
The NSCN-K said that the Covenant of Reconciliation did not anoint NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah or anyone to represent the Nagas and create social unrest in Manipur and Nagaland. "It is wrong on the part of Nagas or Manipur state to solely believe in the wisdom of Th Muivah and some Civil Society leaders from Nagaland, on the question of integration of Naga areas into Nagaland albeit with a little help from the Government of India," the NSCN-K stated, adding, "No amount of pressuring Manipur Government, economic blockades or memorandum to GoI shall suffice."
About the Autonomous District Council (ADC) elections in the Naga areas in Manipur, the NSCN-K stated that the unopposed winners are nephews and nieces of IM leaders. "It is not a mistake that in 2009, Tangkhul Naga Long pleaded with the GOI to make Ukhrul the summer capital of Manipur. Let those spearheading the social unrest in Manipur state realizes that Nagas of Nagaland state are not fools. Beneath the façade of Hohos and Hahas lies the general public who knows who is confusing them. Those enjoying the benefits of two states i.e Manipur and Nagaland under the guise of National workers should not talk about the subject which is simply not theirs," the outfit said.
June 4: After a month-long stay at Viswema village in Kohima, NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah would leave for Pfutsero in Phek District against the back of opposition by the NSCN-K and NNC.
The Manipur Government rushed additional State Forces to Ukhrul and Senapati Districts to prevent any attempt by NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah to enter the State through the two Districts. The deployment came within hours of Muivah leaving Viswema in Kohima District for Pfutsero in Phek District in Nagaland. "Yes we have sent strong state forces, led by senior officers, to Ukhrul and Senapati to bar Muivah’s entry. We are on high alert and have taken maximum precautions. We will not allow him to enter Manipur," Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh said. Sangai Express adds that Muivah planned to enter Manipur from Kohima-Jessami road.
NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah arrived at Pfutsero in Phek District on a "goodwill mission" after camping at Viswema in Kohima District for nearly a month. NSCN-IM sources said Muivah would camp at Pfutsero for about two weeks before chalking out his tour schedule. The sources said he would visit Mokokchung, Zunheboto, Tuensang and Mon Districts to strengthen the peace process.
The NSCN-IM asked all fair price shops and whole sellers in Dimapur District to fairly distribute the essential commodities which were meant for the public. The outfit warned that any person caught black marketing or selling commodities meant for public distribution would be seriously dealt with.
Union Home Secretary G. K. Pillai said in Shillong, Meghalaya that there has been "significant progress" in the peace talks held between the Centre and the NSCN-IM in Nagaland and the outfit has been invited for the next round of parleys in Delhi. "The talks have progressed well. The other day interlocutor RS Pandey and Muivah met in Kohima. Thereafter they have issued a press statement. I do not need to say more, because they are the ones who are directly involved," Pillai said. "I think significant progress has been made in this round of talks," he said, adding, "Muivah has been requested to come forward for further talks," said the Home Secretary.
June 2: Sources said that Muivah, who is currently camping at Viswema village in Nagaland, is set to proceed to Pfutsero and enter Manipur through Jessami which lies on the border of Nagaland and Manipur and then take the road to Ukhrul District headquarters.
Troops arrested five persons, including two NSCN-IM cadres, near Nurathen in Tamenglong District for their involvement in intimidation and attempted abduction of polling officials and ballot boxes.
Two NSCN-IM cadres were arrested by the troops, when they were driving a vehicle belonging to Dingaohau, a Congress party candidate of Yang Khullen Dist Council Constituency, which was reportedly hijacked on June 1, in an incident of abduction. They were identified as Abui and Mathews.
The NNC stated, "The coming of Th. Muivah in the Naga National scene is very unfortunate for Nagas, rather a curse going by his track records." A statement issued by the NNC Nagaland ‘joint secretary’, I. Toshi, stated that Muivah’s latest and "perhaps the last political gimmick" came in the form of visiting his village Somdal, by taking advantage of the occasion of a new political activity in Manipur.
June 1: The Union Government held talk with the NSCN-IM in Kohim. The representatives of the Government were headed by interlocutor R. S. Pandey, former Chief Secretary of Nagaland, and the 12-member NSCN-IM team by their general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah. Both sides have agreed to address the problems facing them while trying to find solution to the protracted Naga issue.
Addressing a joint press conference, after holding talks between them, Pandey said that the current problem facing them was "sensitive" but disclosed that both sides agreed to address them. They would continue pursuing negotiations to make all possible efforts for an early solution and would not allow distraction to come in, Pandey said. Pandey also disclosed that there would be no imposition on either side while trying to find solution to the issue. "We would find solution to the Naga issue that is honorable and acceptable on the basis of the uniqueness of the Naga history," the Union Government interlocutor said. Pandey said Naga sovereignty was out of question while also stating that "without political consensus, boundaries of Northeast (States) cannot be changed." "The sovereignty and unity of India has to be maintained," he said. "Yet all possible efforts to meet the aspiration of the Nagas would be explored." The Kohima talk was the 4th one after Muivah arrived at Delhi this time and they would soon be heading for the 5th one at Delhi for which, the Union Government invited Muivah to come to Delhi, Pandey disclosed.
Muivah pointed out that they did not rule out the Naga sovereignty and integration issues. "The sovereignty of the Naga people lies with the Naga people and not with others," he stated. With regard to the Naga integration, he explained that it was quite natural for the Nagas not to be divided, while also agreeing that the Government of India (GoI) had lot of difficulties to come over. The aspiration of the Naga people to live together should be respected, he added. With regard to the current crisis after Manipur Government’s banning of his entry to his native village Somdal in Manipur’s Ukhrul district, the NSCN- IM leader said the problem was created by the Manipur Government and it should be solved by them with the GoI. But it was very unfortunate the armed forces of Manipur used force on the Naga peace procession, killing two students and injuring about 100 at Mao Gate on May 6, he said. It would take time to heal it, he stated.
Union Government interlocutor refused to say anything on the current impasse between the Nagas and the Manipur Government and asked Muivah to reply on the impasse. "You ask Mr. Muivah," the Pandey said when asked by media persons. The NSCN-IM leader was quoted saying that the problem was created not by Nagas. "The Naga people rallying for the right cause were just smashed out and hundreds of them were wounded. That is a big mistake," he said. He asked the Union Government and Manipur Government to solve the problem adding, "We are here still and we have the patience".
The Senapati area was affected by the 48 hours total bandh called by the Senapati District Students Association who were protesting against the ADC elections and have some other demands, including the issue of NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah’s visit.
The Kuki Inpi Manipur asked the Union Government to first come to an settlement of the 900 innocent Kukis that were murdered, 360 Kuki villages uprooted and the 100,000 Kukis that were rendered homeless by the NSCN-IM before coming to a settlement with the Naga group.
May 31: At least 40 goods laden trucks and nine passenger buses were stranded at Jiribam in Imphal East District, due to blockade and counter blockade on the issue of NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah’s visit to Manipur. The report adds that around 300 goods laden trucks bound for Imphal were also stranded at Lalpani and Labankhan in Cachar District of Assam.
The Naga community groups demonstrated at Senapati District headquarters in protest against the State Government’s decision to prevent the NSCN-IM leader from visiting his native village in Ukhrul and the killing of two student protesters at Mao Gate. They declared to sever all ties with the State Government. The demonstrators including Naga leader and former Parliamentarian Mani Charenamei held ‘Naga National flags’. Charenamei, waving the flag, said, "This flag is our future." He criticised the Manipur Government for what he termed as "depriving the basic human rights of the Nagas." Commenting on the Autonomous District Council (ADC) polls, he said "it is a political poison as this Act deprives the rights of the hill people and if you cast your vote then politically you will become a dead man." The apex body of the Naga frontal organisations in Manipur, the United Naga Council, accused the Imphal based media of being biased in their reporting and coverage of events and of being hand in gloves with the Manipur Government in the campaign against the Nagas.
Leaders of various political parties reaffirmed the stand to prevent the proposed visit of NSCN-IM leader to Manipur.
May 29: Talks between the Union Government and NSCN-IM would be held in Kohima.
The NSCN-IM accused Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh of creating the present impasse to safeguard his own interest by opposing its general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah’s visit to his native village Somdal of UKhrul District in Manipur.
The NSCN-IM held a meeting of the Naga frontal organisations both in Manipur and Nagaland at Viswema in Kohima District. The meeting was attended by NSCN-IM ‘general secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah. "The meeting focussed on how to face the situation and solve the problem that had been forced on the Nagas by the Manipur state government. How the Centre government connived with Ibobi government against the Nagas occupies a prominent place in the discussion," stated the NSCN-IM.
Manipur Government refuted the charges leveled at it by the NSCN-IM alleging it of having links with the PLA which ‘served’ quit notices to the non-locals living in Manipur.
A ‘summer session’ of the KCP was recently held at a base camp of the outfit located somewhere in Thoubal District. It further accused the NSCN-IM and Lallumba group belonging to Military Council faction of the KCP of scheming to obscure the Manipuri national question. Stating that Manipur became a republic in 1947 having its elected Government three years before India became a republic, the outfit said people who settled in Manipur after 1949 would be treated as foreigners. These people whether they are Nepali, Mayang, Muslim, Kuki or Naga, would not be included in the fold of Manipuri nation, said the outfit.
May 27: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs asked the Manipur Government to take up additional measures to bring in more essential goods along National Highway 39 in view of the unrest prevailing over the proposed visit of NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah to Manipur. An official source said that the MHA had instructed the State Government to take up necessary additional measures to make National Highway 53 ‘active’.
May 26: NSCN-K said that it would like to reassure "our neighbours" that there is no question of Naga people going to war against Manipur State Government. The NSCN-K said that Mao Gate incident is a reminder that big talks and violence, more often than not, backfires. "Those insisting on forceful entry to Manipur state should be held solely responsible for the loss of two precious lives on May 6 at Mao Gate. The emotional spill over in the name of Nagas was enforced when calmness and diplomatic air was needed at the hour. The blood was real but the entire incident was stage managed, programmed and uted solely aimed at creating raw emotional passage for Th. Muivah into Manipur state. The attempt to label the incident as Naga-Manipur clash is outrageous. The two state Governments of Nagaland and Manipur should ensure that people living in the two states coexist through mutual understanding and brotherhood. Nagas would sacrifice thousands and more if it is needed to achieve their self determination from the occupational forces but Naga political solution is neither at Mao gate nor at Somdal in Manipur," said the NSCN-K.
May 25: The NSCN-IM organized a meeting of the Ao community groups at Mokokchung.
In response to the public movement call of the United Committee Manipur, protest demonstrations were carried out in different parts of Bishnupur and Thoubal Districts denouncing the proposed visit of NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah to Manipur.
May 24: Three NSCN-IM cadres were arrested by Assam Rifles and Police, including self-styled ‘sergeant major’ Athot, and four linkmen in an operation at Khonsa in Tirap District, Arunachal Pradesh.
May 21: The United Naga Peoples Council, Manipur, in a statement, has said territorial integrity of Manipur cannot be disturbed whether NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah visit Manipur or not.
The United Committee Manipur said that the Central Government not asking NSCN-IM leader to leave Viswema village in Nagaland is intended on allowing his entry to Manipur at any cost.
May 19:13 NSCN-K cadres led by a senior functionary defected to the NSCN-IM.
A meeting of the various political parties in Manipur reiterated its decision that NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah should not be allowed to enter the territory of Manipur.
The NSCN-IM denied its involvement in the May 18 bomb explosion under a bridge along the stretch of the Imphal-Mao section of the National Highway-39 in Senapati District.
The next round of talks between the Centre and the NSCN-IM would be held in Nagaland, in the wake of the impasse arising due to NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah’s plan to visit Manipur, reports Telegraph. "Definitely the talks will be held either in Kohima or Viswema," a senior functionary of the NSCN-IM said. While Centre’s interlocutor for the Naga peace process, R.S. Pandey, and officials from the MHA would represent the Centre, Muivah along with senior functionaries of the NSCN-IM would attend the meet.
May 18: A suspected NSCN-IM cadre was killed while the bomb he was planting under a bridge along the stretch of the Imphal-Mao section of the National Highway-39 in Senapati District blew up, Police said. The slain militant was identified as Doni Anal (24) of Liwa Sarei village in Chandel District.
A NSCN-IM release stated, the Nagas would have only what belonged to them and not an inch more from the Meiteis. It said it did not bear any ill motive towards anyone but the conflict between the communities should not be left for posterity. "It is imperative to demarcate clear-cut boundary lines today but such exercise must not disturb the harmonious co-existence and inter-trade whatsoever."
Four Naga civil society organisations of Manipur urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to allow NSCN-IM leader Thuingaleng Muivah to visit his homeland in Ukhrul and also institute to a judicial inquiry into the firing at Mao Gate. The United Naga Council, the apex organisation of the Naga community in Manipur, Naga Women’s Union, Manipur, All Naga Students Association Manipur and Naga Peoples’ Movement for Human Rights sent a memorandum to the Prime Minister.
May 17: As Manipur's supply routes remained cut off; Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh sent a delegation of Church leaders to Nagaland to sort out the crisis arising out of the stalemate over NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah's proposed visit to Manipur. Government spokesperson N. Biren Singh said that a nine-member delegation of the All Manipur Christian Organisation left for Nagaland. "The Church delegation with church leaders in Nagaland will appeal to the All Naga Students Association, Manipur, and the United Naga Council to call off the indefinite economic blockade imposed on the Imphal-Dimapur and Imphal-Jiribam highways," Biren Singh said.
Around 2000 people mainly women and school children protested against NSCN-IM leader's visit at Charangpat area of Thoubal District.
The NSCN-K said that the Naga Hoho (apex council of Naga tribe), once regarded as the epitome of Naga ingenuity, maturity and statesmanship, has suddenly turned into a group of wanton boys throwing flaming balls into the neighbourhood in accordance to the script written by NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah.
May 15: Capital Imphal remained closed in protest against the Centre’s decision to allow NSCN-IM ‘general secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah to visit the State.
Troops arrested an armed National Socialist Council of NSCN-IM cadre in Tamenglong. One Italian pistol along with ammunition and extortion ransom of INR 10,000 was recovered from his possession.
May 12: Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai, Centre’s interlocutor R.S. Pandey, NSCN-IM general secretary Thiungaleng Muivah, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, a few of his Cabinet Ministers and representatives from Naga organisations held a meeting at Viswema of Kohima District in Nagaland. The meeting, however, could not break the deadlock over NSCN-IM leader’s plan to visit Manipur.
Protesters set ablaze office of the Manipur Family Welfare Department in Senapati District. A huge stock of medicines, freezing equipments, immunization machines, important offices including Chief Medical Officer’s (CMO) and District Inspector of Schools’ (DIO), documents and Conference Hall were destroyed in the fire. The protesters were agitating against the Manipur Government’s decision no to allow the NSCN-IM leader Thuingaleng Muivah’s visit to the State.
Sentinel reports that with a view to carrying out extortion drive, the NSCN-IM recently provided arms training for about 30 Muslim youths from Barak Valley for three months at its headquarters camp Hebron in Nagaland. According to sources, the team of Muslim youths was led by one Belaluddin. In recent times, some Muslim youths, most of them from South Hailakandi bordering Mizoram, took up arms to raise a militant outfit. Sources further revealed that a group of Muslim youths, backed by Islamic fundamentalists, was trying to form a militant outfit in the valley. The NSCN-IM is planning to foment communal tension to its advantage. Further, the Naga militant group needs a militant outfit in the valley, which could be used for pushing its cadres into Bangladesh.
May 11: The Manipur Chemists and Druggists Association (MCDA), in a memorandum submitted to the Chief Minister, Health Minister and also to the State Medical Directorate, asked for the Government’s intervention in importing medicines, including life saving ones, from outside the State so that the stock of drugs is replenished in time. General Secretary of the association, R.K. Ratan Kumar Singh, said that the main reason for the shortage in the drugs supply was the economic blockade which is over a month old now, and also the situation arising out of the NSCN-IM leader Thuingaleng Muivah’s visit issue.
Suspected NSCN-IM cadres looted goods worth over INR one million from more than 10 vehicles coming towards Imphal from the Moreh border township of Thamnapokpi in the night.
May 10: A NSCN-IM cadre along with his accomplice was arrested by the India Reserve Battalion, when they were extorting money from jewelry shops located around Grace colony and ‘D’ colony in Dimapur, Police said. They were identified as Robin Tangkhul, ‘under secretary’ in NSCN-IM, and his accomplice Kughaho Chophy.
NSCN-IM ‘general secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah said if New Delhi could not resolve the deadlock in Manipur, then his people would find a way. He also expressed doubts on the viability of the Center’s approach of finding a solution at "one go". "Nagas can react, but we have patience. But (if they do not resolve the situation in Manipur) they will know what the Nagas can do again, they will see what the NSCN can do," he said. "They said defer your visit two or three days is fine, so I stayed here. But we have told them there would be no postponement (calling off the visit)," he said.
May 9: Union Home Secretary G. K. Pillai said the Union Government is aware that the CPI-Maoist had been in touch with some of the other militant outfits in different parts of the country like NSCN-IM and ULFA. In its latest report, the Standing Committee attached to the MHA, however, quoted the Home Secretary as saying, "We don’t have any evidence of direct outside support. This, in one sense, is so far a fully home grown and very clever and intelligent movement." About the links between the CPI-Maoist and Northeast-based insurgent groups, Pillai said that the CPI-Maoist had talks with the outfits in an effort to widen their movement. The Parliamentary Standing Committee has recommended that more counter-insurgency and jungle warfare colleges in line of the Vairengte in Mizoram should be opened.
May 8: The NSCN-IM stated that the outfit's general secretary Thuigaleng Muivah would visit to Somdal in Ukhrul District and other Naga areas in Manipur. "We abide by the wish of the Naga people to visit our own people to spread the good news of peace and complete the journey according to their wish," said the NSCN-IM. "We have undertaken this journey of peace to Somdal and other areas of Nagalim respecting the wish of the Naga people.It is unfortunate that the Manipur state government has opposed the visit of out Ato Kilonser Th. Muivah to his own people and we condemn it in the strongest term the irrationality of the state government," it said. The NSCN-IM then revealed that the Government of India communicated its concern and request to defer our programme. "However, we wish to remind all concerned that we are committed to the wish of the Naga people and we will do that to the end," the NSCN-IM affirmed.
Muivah accused the Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram of being ‘arrogant’ and said the Communist Party of India-Maoist’s (CPI-Maoist) violence was a natural reaction to an ‘exploitative’ State. He criticized Chidambaram’s policy of ‘suppression’ against Maoists and other dissenting groups.
May 7: Cease-fire monitoring cell authority of the NSCN-IM, Phungthing Shimrang, said the during a press conference in the NSCN-IM’s headquarters at Niuland near Dimapur sated that outfit’s ‘general secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah deferred his visit to Manipur until the situation normalised, after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asked him to do so.
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said the State Cabinet at its meeting resolved to request NSCN-IM leader to consider postponing his visit to Somdal of Ukhrul District in Manipur, till the situation stabilises. Chief Minister also conveyed the Cabinet’s decision to Muivah.
May 6: The United Committee Manipur (UCM), in protest against the decision of the Union Government to allow Muivah to visit Manipur and to prevent any untoward incident as a result of the stand off, ‘banned’ all the vehicles plying between Imphal and other Hill Districts of the State indefinitely from May 6.
Two protestors were killed and 80 others injured during clashes between the protestors and the Police at Mao Bazaar area in Senpati District. The protestors were trying to break the Police barricade to demand safe passage for the NSCN-IM ‘general secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah. SFs also arrested at least 28 protestors during the follow up operations in the areas after reports of ransacking of Government properties by the agitators, including the Mao IB, and temporary barrak of the SFs.
Muivah deferred his proposed visit to his birthplace at Somdal village in Ukhrul District.
Six independent legislators belonging to Naga community resigned from the State Legislative Assembly in protest against the Manipur Government’s decision not to allow NSCN-IM leader to enter the State.
In the back of the Manipur Government’s decision to prevent the entry of NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah into Manipur to visit his native village, the Joint Working Group of the NSCN-IM, NSCN-K and Naga NNC, formed in Nagaland to carry forward the Naga reconciliation process, stated: "no one should be barred from ones native land."
One more legislator belonging to Naga community resigned from the State Legislative Assembly in protest against the Manipur Government’s decision not to allow NSCN-IM ‘general secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah to enter the State. So far seven Naga legislators resigned from the Manipur Legislative Assembly.
May 4: The Kuki National Organisation (KNO) criticized the proposed visit of NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah to Manipur. "Indeed, it’s astonishing on the part of the government of the day to give a ‘green signal’ to this ruthless criminal’s visit", the release further said.
The Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram asked the NSCN-IM functionaries to delay the visit of Muivah by a few more days considering the present tense situation in the State.
The Naga community groups asked Muivah to defer the trip and plan it in a more congenial atmosphere.
May 3: The NSCN-IM questioned the Union Government’s ‘flip-flop’ stand in connection with the visit of the outfit's ‘general secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah to his birth place in Ukhrul District. "The National Socialist council of Nagalim in its joint meeting of the Cabinet and Steering Committee has taken serious note of the decision taken by the Manipur State Government Cabinet to prevent the visit of our General Secretary, Th. Muivah, to his birth place in Ukhrul. We consider this move as an affront to the inherent rights of the Nagas. The decision of the State Cabinet is deemed to be calculated and defy the initiative of the government of India (GOI) and the NSCN to resolve the more than six decades of Indo-Naga conflict through peaceful political negotiation," the statement of the NSCN-IM said.
The Supreme Court, accepting a plea by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), transferred the murder trial involving NSCN-IM leader Hopeson Ningshen, from Manipur to New Delhi, to prevent possible ethnic backlash or threat to the accused. Nignshen was charged with the killing of three Government officers, Thingnam Kishan Singh, Sh. Y. Token Singh and Sh. A. Rajen Sharma belonging to the Meitie community on February 17, 2009, in Senapati District.
The Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM), community group of Kuki people in Manipur, sent an open letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying the Kuki people also oppose NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah’s visit to Manipur. It said "His proponents may call him the ‘champion of peace in the South East Asia, but he is a Champion of Peace because he was killing over 900 Kukis, uprooting 350 Kuki Villages and rendering over 1,00,000 Kukis refugees in their own land during the 1990s?."
The Naga Hoho, the apex tribal council, served an ‘ultimatum’ to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh: "The proposed visit of Mr. Muivah to his native village is for making peace and not for waging war with any community or state. It is the birthright of every person to visit the place of his birth. Mr. Muivah will be visiting his native village to meet his villagers, relatives and to promote peace in the region", reports Imphal Free Press. The Naga Hoho also said that if the visit of Muivah is not allowed to be taken up by the Manipur State Government, "it is our decision" that the Manipur State Government will be solely responsible for any consequences arising out of the situation.
The NDFB was also maintaining close ties with different anti-India groups having bases in Bangladesh. According to an assessment by the SFs, at least a hundred trained cadres of the outfit are still in Assam, while, around 50 cadres must be in Bangladesh. Sources further said that the NDFB launched joint operations with the ULFA from time to time, but the outfit also maintained close ties with other groups like NSCN-IM, UNLF, ATTF and NLFT etc, as well as with some other anti-India groups in the neighbouring country. Sources revealed that under pressure in Bangladesh, anti-talk faction of the NDFB recently established a camp in Myanmar and is located near a camp of KYKL
May 2: Thuingaleng Muivah at Dimapur in Nagaland on said he is going ahead with the visit saying it is his birthright. "I'm not a subject of Manipur. They (Manipur Govt.) cannot dictate me when Government of India has no objection to my visit. It is my birthright to go to my village. There is nothing unnatural about it," Muivah said.
Four cadres of the HNLC were convicted of arms smuggling and imprisoned for 17 years in Bangladesh, said Additional Director General of Meghalaya Police (Special Branch) S. K. Jain. "Sketchy reports from various networks confirmed that the four convicted Indians in Bangladesh are members of the outlawed HNLC," said Jain. On April 29, the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge of Sylhet-I convicted Robin (35), Mill (28), Over (25) and Star (24) - all hailing from Shillong - in a five-year-old case of arms smuggling. All the four, Jain said, were wanted by the Meghalaya Police for their involvement in the biggest bank robbery in Jaintia Hills District on January 24, 2005. On July 15, 2005, Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) troopers arrested the four HNLC militants from Karaballa point under Sylhet District after they entered Bangladesh through Karimganj sector in Assam. The BDR recovered from their possession an AK 56 rifle, three grenades, two 9-mm pistols, 316 bullets and four magazines of AK 56 rifle, 328 bullets and three magazines of 9-mm pistol, INR 3,000 and BDT 2,700. According to the Police official, the HNLC is closely linked to the NSCN-IM and the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT).
May 1: The Manipur Cabinet took a decision to disallow the visit of NSCN-IM ‘general secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah to the State in view of the likely civil strife it would cause. Muivah is planning to visit his native village Somdal in Ukhrul District by road passing through Mao gate in Senapati District. To stop the NSCN-IM leader from entering Manipur, restriction under Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), 1973 was proclaimed in Senapati district in addition to deployment of additional forces.
The MHA asked Muivah to abort the proposed visit to his native village and other Naga inhabited areas of Manipur.
April 30: A NSCN-IM cadre, Ismael Tangkhul, was arrested at Wungram colony in Dimapur. A receipt of annual ‘tax’ collection and INR 46,000 in cash were recovered from his possession.
April 24: Sources said that no direct link had been found between the MULTA and any NSCN faction. But since MULTA’s patrons, ULFA and the NDFB, camped in Bangladesh and had tactical understanding with the NSCN factions for logistical support, it could be involved in arms racket, mentioned sources. The strategic location of Dhubri serves their purpose very well as the District shares an international border with Bangladesh, inter-State boundaries with Meghalaya and West Bengal and is in close proximity to Bhutan. All the narcotics routed to this part of the region come through Bangladesh. The Police and the Army have seized brown sugar five times in the past three years.
April 23: A NSCN-IM cadre, Mughavi Sema, was arrested from Wungram colony. His accomplice, identified as Ashika Sema, was also taken into custody after some incriminating documents along with tax receipts were recovered from their possession
April 22: A NSCN-IM cadre, Khanding Tangkhul, along with four persons, was arrested by troops, when they were traveling at Singrijan area in Dimapur District. A locally made 9-mm pistol along with three live rounds was recovered from Khanding's possession. He confessed that he along with two of his accomplices, identified as Moyothung and Akhuve Angami, had captured two persons, identified as Kughato Zhimo and Tsacho Sangtam, on April 20 for their alleged involvement in extortion related activities. The duo, he said, were taken towards Patkai college area, where they were assaulted, and that while on their way to Hebron camp, the NSCN-IM 'council headquarters', they were arrested by the troops. All the arrested persons were subsequently handed over to Diphupar Police Station. However, Kughato Zhimo and Tsacho Sangtam, were released on bond.
The NSCN-K 'kilonser (minister)' Y. Wangtin Naga said that he had conveyed NSCN-IM 'general secretary' Thuingaleng Muivah's message and 'best regards' to NSCN-K 'chairman' S.S. Khaplang and 'commander-in-chief' Khole, who had reciprocated by conveying their regards to Muivah and NSCN-IM 'chairman' Isak Chishi Swu. Wangtin met Muivah at Hebron camp on April 10. "I felt most privileged to meet Uncle Th. Muivah and was happy to convey his message to chairman S.S. Khaplang and Gen. Khole," he said. Wangtin said that the meeting would not mean that Khaplang and Khole join the NSCN-IM but that the leaders meet and reconcile during their lifetime to make the 'Nagas one family'.
April 21: The NSCN-IM stated that the 'annual ration tax' was fixed at INR 200 per household for fiscal year 2010-2011.
April 19: A NSCN-IM cadre, identified as Ato Khuzumi (27) along with two of his accomplices, identified as Mughato Zhimomi and Kashiho, was arrested by Dimapur Police from rail gate area while they were trying to flee after forcibly snatching a cellular phone and INR 3,500 in cash from a daily labourer. However, one of them managed to escape while the trio was arrested.
April 18: The NSCN-IM stated that Mulatonu has been working "faithfully at the behest of "Indian masters," adding that he was prodded by the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) & Intelligence Bureau (IB) to issue such statement to serve their interest.
April 17: The NSCN-IM resumed talks with the Union Government in New Delhi and discussed differences over some points in the memorandum it had submitted earlier. NSCN-IM 'general secretary' Thuingalang Muivah led a four-member team of leaders to negotiate their demands with the interlocutor for Naga talks, R.S. Pandey, and senior MHA officials. "We met and discussed the points that they have submitted, but differences continue. The talks will continue," a senior MHA official said. The key issue for the past three years has been Muivah's proposal for a "special federal relationship between Nagalim and India" with the Nagas having a constitution of their own. This has been a bone of contention. The Government'proposals, which was readied earlier in 2010, was also being discussed. The MHA had made it clear that unless all insurgent factions come together and accept a package from the Centre, the talks will not succeed.
NSCN-K leader, Kughalu Mulatonu, questioned the recent declaration made by the NSCN-IM 'general secretary' Muivah that ''Nagas and Kukis were living together and will live together'' and said that Muivah has openly admitted the crimes committed against the Kukis, but now he has declared Kukis and Tangkhuls are living together, which means he has admitted his crimes. The outfit's senior functionary, Kughalu Mulatonu demanded the Human Rights Organizations to investigate the crimes committed by Muivah on the Kukis. Stating that Muivah wants to come to terms with Kukis, Mulatonu questioned which Kukis… those living in Assam, Nagaland, Manipur or elsewhere? "There are Kukis inside Myanmar and Mizoram. I wonder, when he wants to say better understanding, he should clarify to which Kukis he is referring," he added. "I see no reason why a terrorist should be representing the Nagas under the purview of political dialogue with Government of India [GoI]," he mentioned, adding, "GoI should be very futuristic in talks to Nagas rather than talking to terrorists."
Mulatonu also said that when Muivah reached Delhi and came to Nagaland, he said he would not meet the Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs). But few days back, he said that he had met all the NGOs, sought their opinions and is going back to Delhi to hold talks with GoI, said Mulatonu. "Since he (Muivah) came to Hebron Camp and was sleeping all those days, he should 'sleep' talks at this moment when he is sleep-walking," he added. "I can assure the Nagas and the people around this country that Th Muivah, who is lodged at New Delhi and breast-fed by India's RAW and IB, guarded by Delhi Police, must not demonstrate Indian wisdom, expecting to deceive the Nagas," Mulatonu said adding, "The Nagas have had an experience of more than 7 decades, which is why foolish ideas will not maim the Naga political struggle." He further suggested that Muivah either surrender to India and destroy the people or surrender to the NSCN-K and rescue the people: "This is the only way left for Muivah," he said, adding, "Muivah is afraid of his own shadow." The report adds that held a meeting at designated camp in Khehoi of Dimapur in Nagaland.
April 16: A new outfit, Aggrieved Teachers' Liberation Front (ATLF), was formed with some members having procured small arms from various sympathisers. Both the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K stated that they would not tolerate any move to take up arms though they viewed the issues as sensitive.
April 11: Arunachal Pradesh Home Minister Tako Dabi said that there were definite intelligence inputs about ethnic guerrillas of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) from adjoining Myanmar infiltrating into the State’s Changlang District in recent weeks. "We have already launched a military operation to drive out the KIA rebels, although we don’t have any immediate information of them setting up bases in our state," Dabi said. The Home Minister said the KIA controls large part of northern Myanmar - a region where up to a half-a-dozen Indian separatist groups from the restive Northeast have well entrenched bases under KIA’s direct patronage. "We cannot allow the KIA to stay here for long as it could have dangerous ramifications in the long run as Arunachal Pradesh does not have any home grown terror groups, but the State is becoming a hot bed of imported terror groups. We are also trying to find out if the KIA is trying to become close with the NDFB of Assam to help them shift bases to Myanmar and China," the Home Minister further said. The Home Minister added further that two of Assam’s main militant groups, NDFB and ULFA, besides NSCN-IM and NSCN-K of Nagalnd, have presence in Arunachal Pradesh.
Two ATTF cadres, who had deserted the outfit's Satcherri camp in Habiganj District of Bangladesh, surrendered before the Jirania Police in West District of Tripura. They were identified as Khemijay Debbarma and Samprai Debbarma. They revealed in detail picture of the privation and hardship in outfit's camps in Sylhet and Habiganj Districts and Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh. The duo also revealed that ATTF had taken a major initiative to raise a force of women cadres to launch a fresh offensive against civilians and SFs. They said that altogether 187 women cadres of the outfit are being trained in Tarabon, Kalu Adam, Pancherri and Bandarban areas in Bangladesh's Chittagong Hill Tracts over the past two months. But those camps would be shifted to the nearby Arakan areas of Myanmar in case the Bangladesh Government launched counter-insurgency operation.
Source said, "The duo told us that 96 of the women cadres have finished training and are currently training others. They are being trained in the use of arms, tactics of guerrilla warfare and even the technique of making bombs." The sources, however, expressed concern over the revelation that officers of the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) attend and supervise the final phase of training in the use of heavy arms to guide the instructors. ATTF 'chief' Ranjit Debbarma had visited the training camps of women cadres and in a speech told them that their job would be not only to fight SFs but lay "honey-traps" for leaders of the rival National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT). Sources also said that Ranjit Debbarma is trying to strike a deal with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) to buy arms.
April 10: Myanmar's Ambassador to India U. Kyi Thein at Shillong in Meghalaya said that action against Indian insurgents in its territory will be initiated only after receiving military assistance from India. "We have informed India of our requirements to help us in fighting against the insurgents," the Ambassador said. "India has agreed to provide us our military requirements, but I cannot share with you our requirements," Thein said. He said, "We also shared the same problem (insurgency) like India. This problem will be sorted once India meet our requirements." The report adds that there are at least 15 insurgents' camps operating from Myanmar soil, fighting either for an autonomous or independent homeland in Manipur, Nagaland and Assam. The Centre asked the Myanmar to take action against the militant groups, including Manipur-based United National Liberation Front (UNLF), People's Liberation Army (PLA), Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL), People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) Assam-based ULFA and Nagaland-based National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) and National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) operating from Sagaing division and the Chin State of Myanmar. Thein said that the problem of insurgency across the India-Myanmar border can be sorted out through infrastructure development. "We (India- Myanmar) now plan to develop infrastructure in the border with special emphasis on enhancing connectivity," the Ambassador informed.
April 8: The NSCN-K stated that the Centre should realize that the issue was between the Government of India and the Naga people and not with NSCN-IM. "Perhaps he (Pandey) understands best that he is the interlocutor for government of India only to solve IM’s charter of demands and not the interlocutor for government of India on Naga sovereignty issue," the NSCN-K said.
April 4: Sources said that though the cadres of ULFA and anti-talk faction of the NDFB also visit Tirap and Changlang Districts of Arunachal Pradesh, from time to time, their activities have not caused much concern as yet. "The ULFA and NDFB use the area for tactical retreat whenever pressure is mounted on them in Assam and though there were some reports of the members of the groups indulging in extortions, they have not created much trouble in the area so far. Moreover, the NSCN-IM, which is demanding inclusion of the Districts in the ‘Greater Nagalim’, has a stake in the area, which the ULFA and NDFB do not have," sources added.
April 2: The MHA report stated that Nagaland, home to major insurgent groups like NSCN-IM and NSCN-K, has become relatively peaceful, thanks to the peace pacts signed by the two groups with the Government. Though there were 12 incidents of violence in the first three months of 2010 in Nagaland, there was no report of any casualty while in 2009 only 31 persons lost their lives. However, in 2008, the State saw 321 incidents in which 213 persons, including 140 extremists and 70 civilians, were killed.
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said that violence and militancy in the "Northeast have come down". Chidambaram said, "We simply have to get more groups to talk to us. 2009 was a big success in containing militancy and talks through interlocutors are going on with some major groups, including the NSCN-IM." On talks with the ULFA, he further said: "We are ready to talk to ULFA and others also if they abjure violence and express willingness. However, there are splinter groups which are carrying out extortion and other unlawful activities. We will take firm action against them." He reviewed the law and order situation in Arunachal Pradesh, particularly Tirap and Changlang Districts that were declared disturbed under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, with the Army, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and other security agencies.
March 21: Central intelligence agencies indicated that the NSCN-IM is rearming. The agencies told the Government there is a growing sense of frustration among the rank and file of the NSCN-IM. The outfit is procuring sophisticated weapons, arms and ammunition - mostly of Chinese origin - and getting clear support from a neighbouring country, said the agencies. "We've registered an FIR against some NSCN members and started the investigation. The IB report clearly points to the outfit's nefarious designs to destabilise the Northeast. We are also probing the extent of their links with China," said a senior National Investigation Agency (NIA) official. The NSCN-IM has been extorting huge sums of money from individuals and organisations involved in implementing development projects.
NSCN-IM general secretary, Thuingaleng Muivah, addressing the '30th republic day' celebration of the NSCN at Camp Hebron in Dimapur, said, "Nagas will not accept Indian Constitution…no imposition on us…we'll accept only acceptable negotiated settlement and that will be worked out …".
March 18: A senior Police Officer of Meghalaya in the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) joined the GNLA, the newly formed militant outfit in Garo Hills. According to sources, DSP Champion R. Marak recently joined the outfit after he had gone missing for quite sometime. He joined the Police Force in 2004 and belonged to Songsak region of East Garo Hills. The report adds that GNLA is being led by the DSP Champion Marak while former ANVC ‘area commander’ of East Garo Hills, Sohan D. Shira, is believed to be the ‘commander in chief’. The group is also said to be in close ties with the NSCN-IM and presently has 20 well-armed cadres who have recently served extortion notes demanding huge amounts of ransom in East and South Garo Hills. The group is also trying to wean away many of the disgruntled ANVC cadres who are annoyed with their leadership over the handling of the ongoing peace process.
The NSCN-IM ‘general secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah said in Dimapur that the group would never accept New Delhi's offer of greater autonomy as the demand of the Naga people was sovereignty. This, he said, was non-negotiable and the Government of India had to accept the truth. "We will never compromise on the issue of sovereignty," Muivah said. Referring to the demand for the integration of all Naga contiguous areas, he said it was the birthright of the Naga people to live as one.
March 15: Assam Tribune quoting security sources reports that the interrogation of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) leaders arrested in recent past indicated the game plan of the groups to extend cooperation to other militant groups in the country. The main aim of the Maoists is to divert the attention of the Government and SFs. Sources indicated links between Maoists and cadres of the NSCN-IM and sources said that the Maoist insurgents received training from trained cadres of the Naga group despite the fact that the NSCN-IM is under cease-fire agreement with the Government of India.
March 12: The NSCN-IM alleged that a combined team of the rival NSCN-K, Assam Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force and Nagaland Police ransacked the house of its ‘chaplee (finance) secretary’, Qhehovi Awomi, at Solophe village.
March 3: Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh called on Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram in New Delhi in the back of the Centre's talks with the NSCN-IM. The Union Home Minister reassured the Chief Minister that "the Centre would not do anything that would create more problems in the Northeast".
The Union Government and the NSCN-IM continued talks for the second day when its demand for sovereignty for Nagaland and its territorial claims over portions of neighbouring States were categorically rejected. The talks revolved around a list of 30 demands submitted by NSCN-IM which included sovereignty for Nagaland. "We talked on all issues… There is seriousness on both sides to continue dialogue on sustained basis," Government's interlocutor R.S. Pandey said after the meeting in New Delhi. Sources said NSCN-IM was conveyed that while sovereignty was not the issue for discussion but if need be, more autonomy could be considered. Among other issues in the charter demand, the NSCN-IM pointed out certain taxation matters and preservation of cultural heritage, the sources said.
The RPF, political wing of the PLA, said its 'executive committee' in February 2010 resolved to support the struggle for freedom of Nagaland, but decided to oppose any design to break up Manipur as a result of the political dialogue. "The meeting also decided to face boldly any design by the NSCN-IM to strain relationships among revolutionary groups in the region," T. Leisemba, 'publicity secretary' of the RPF, said in a statement. The statement said the NSCN-IM cadres had shot dead two PLA cadres and injured another on October 19, 2009. Following the incident, the RPF reviewed its policy and decided to fight any move of the NSCN-IM to break up Manipur and strain relations among fraternal groups, the statement added.
March 2: The NSCN-IM held the first round of talks with the Union Government's newly appointed interlocutor R. S. Pandey in New Delhi and the group submitted a list of 30 demands including sovereignty for Nagaland. During the meeting held at undisclosed location a NSCN-IM delegation led by its ‘general secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah submitted their 30-point demands. Government's interlocutor, however, conveyed to them that there was no possibility of sovereignty for Nagaland and the talks could be held around granting more autonomy. The Centre offered more autonomy for Nagaland under Article 371 (A) of Indian Constitution but won't integrate Naga-inhabited parts of Arunachal to Nagaland. The Centre prepared a 29-point counter proposal for the discussions, which included financial sops and greater autonomy.
The NSCN-IM leaders met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram in New Delhi. Muivah during his meet with Prime Minister conveyed the seriousness of his outfit to find a lasting solution to the Naga issue. Muivah later met Union Home Minister during which the two sides had a comprehensive discussion on finding a lasting solution to the six-decade old vexed issue which includes boundary dispute with neighbouring Manipur and Assam. "The government hasn't given us any counter proposal, we have had comprehensive discussion, we will continue with the talks," Muivah said. "If the Centre is serious then we will talk," he said. While the Centre said there would be no discussion on sovereignty Muivah said the NSCN-IM would not compromise on sovereignty.
Sources said the Government formalised a peace formula to break the deadlock with Naga insurgents. According to Times Now, the Government is proposing the setting up of a Naga body without territorial jurisdiction but one that would have Constitutional sanction. The Government proposal would be in exchange for the NSCN-IM withdrawing its demand for sovereignty. The NSCN-IM leader who has been invited for talks to India by the Prime Minister has made his stand clear more than once that there will be no compromise on the issue of sovereignty.
February 28: Ahead of the peace talk with Union Government on March 2, NSCN-IM ‘general secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah reiterated that they would not accept anything less than sovereignty. "It is pretty long time that we have been talking to Government of India and it is high time that the government should take the matter seriously. In more than 10 years, they could not solve the problem so they are responsible for that," Thuingaleng Muivah said. "No, sovereignty cannot be withdrawn because sovereignty is with the people. It is the people who should decide their fate and that cannot withdrawn but the question is how to understand, how are we going to understand Government of India or it should understand us. This is the problem," he said.
February 26: NSCN-K said that the NSCN-IM and Government of India talk is just a meeting but never a political dialogue. The NSCN-K also said that NSCN-IM leader Muivah can only take up social issues and problems of Ukhrul District in Manipur but not a Naga issue.
India and Myanmar are gearing up for a "well-coordinated operation" to flush out militants of the Northeast from the forests in the neighbouring country. The operation was finalised after Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai visited Yangon, capital of Myanmar, on February 18. An official source said Pillai had disclosed this during a security meeting attended by top officials of the Manipur Police and Central Forces in Imphal. Pillai said that militant camps of various groups from the Northeast, including the UNLF, PLA, NSCN-K and NSCN-IM were based in Myanmar. The locations of these camps and maps of the area, Pillai said, had been provided during his meeting with Myanmar’s Deputy Home Minister Brigadier General Phone Swe. "They assured us that any camp working against Indian interests would be targeted," Pillai said. He, however, expressed doubts regarding the capabilities of the Myanmarese military and the effectiveness of such an operation. "They will take action, but the Myanmarese military has certain limitations concerning their capabilities," he said.
February 25: The Kuki National Front (KNF) raised the demand of separate State for Kukis within the Constitution of India to the visiting Union Home Secretary G. K. Pillai. The Union Home Secretary announced that coordinated operations would be launched against Northeast militant groups which have opened camps in Myanmar. He also categorically stated that NSCN-IM demands for sovereignty and Naga integration are not feasible.
February 19: The NSCN-K declared that there cannot be any solution to the Naga issue until sovereignty is achieved. "Our demand and struggle for sovereignty still remains unchanged. Any agreement with India below sovereignty will be just another Shillong Accord," envoy to the NSCN-K 'collective leadership' Kughalu Mulatonu said at the outfit's designated camp at Khehoi in Dimapur. He said that Naga issue has been reduced to an "Indian domestic problem" by its rival NSCN-IM’s insistence for integration first and solution next. "Their (NSCN-IM) struggle has become an Indian domestic issue whereas ours is a political issue since it involves sovereignty," he said.
February 15: The NSCN-IM reconstituted its 'steering committee' as well as reshuffled and rearranged the 'council of kilonsers (ministers) and tatar hoho (parliament)' with effect from February 9.
February 13: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi in Guwahati said that the activities of NSCN-IM were on the rise in the border Districts of Assam including North Cachar Hills, Karbi Anglong, Golaghat, Jorhat, Sibsagar and Tinsukia.
February 11: The Union Government appointed R. S. Pandey as the new interlocutor to facilitate peace talks with the NSCN-IM. "The Government of India welcomes the decision of the NSCN (IM) leadership to visit India and to hold talks with the Government. I am happy to announce the appointment of Shri R.S.Pandey, IAS (Retd.) as the Interlocutor and the Representative of the Government of India to hold talks with the NSCN (IM)," Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said.
A case was registered by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in January 2010 against top leaders of the NSCN-IM for trying to revive its activities in the Northeast. Sources said that the investigators had also zeroed in on money trails connected to their activities and the case was handed over to the NIA after due deliberations by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
February 9: The Centre would resume peace talks with the NSCN-IM in April 2010. The Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai said, "The next round of talks would be held in April with Muivah accepting the government of India's invitation to come for the talks." "On the invitation of the government, the NSCN (I-M) leadership has proposed to come to India between April 1-10 to hold talks and carry forward the peace process. To that end, the government will be appointing an interlocutor to facilitate the talks and to bring about an early solution," said a Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) statement. "We are hopeful of a broad based settlement and very happy at the initiative taken by the Forum for Naga Reconciliation that helped stop inter-factional killings and violence in the state," Pillai said. The report adds that the last round of peace talks between the Centre and NSCN-IM was held in March 2009 in Zurich in Switzerland and the talks ended in a stalemate.
February 8: The NSCN-IM in Zeliangrong region asked officers in Tamenglong District of Manipur to remain stationed at their respective posts.
February 7: A NSCN-IM militant, ‘sergeant major’ Ramchang, was arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel at Khonsa of Tirap in Arunachal Pradesh. He was a prime suspect in the killing of Wangcha Rajkumar, former Parliamentarian of the Congress party, at Deomali in Tirap in December 2007.
The Assam Rifles accused the NSCN-IM of using derogatory language against it for arresting its ‘central administrative officer’ of Chakhesang region in accordance with the laid down Cease Fire Ground Rules.
February 3: A senior Police officer in Meghalaya said that new HLF outfit, backed by the NSCN-IM, has been neutralised at the nascent stage. "We have netted five key members of the new group, including its commander-in-chief and chairman. I think we have picked up almost all of them," Shillong City Superintendent of Police (SP) Claudia Lyngwa said. She said there was "hard evidence" that the new outfit had close links with the NSCN-IM. The HLF ‘commander-in-chief’ Shembhalang Dkhar, ‘chairman’ Roykupar Marbaniang and three others were arrested in a series of operations in January, nipping the nascent outfit in the bud, the SP said. According to Police, NSCN-IM had floated the group primarily to extort money in the State. "Void of any objective, the activists didn't even know what they were up to. They were unarmed and were told by NSCN that they would be taken to Nagaland for training soon," Police officials who interrogated them said, adding that the leadership was caught before they could mobilise youths to join them. After completion of the investigation, the State Government would send a report to the Centre informing about the NSCN-IM's activities in the State, Police said.
January 31: The NSCN-IM ‘general secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah on the occasion of the 30th Raising Day of the outfit said the logic of participation of all groups in the talks was antithesis of the current peace process being held at the prime ministerial level with the Centre. "It is another form of unity first, negotiation next, as propagated by the adversaries of the Naga people," Muivah said.
Nagaland Home Department said that over 10 militant groups from the Northeast are operating in Dimapur in nexus with the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K. Some of the outfits from the Northeast active in and around Dimapur are ULFA, Kuki National Army (KNA), United National Liberation Front (UNLF), People’s Liberation Army (PLA), Black Widow (BW), People’s United Liberation Front (PULF), United People's Democratic Solidarity (UPDS) and the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) besides Adivasi and Islamist outfits. All these outfits have been unleashing terror in and around Dimapur through extortion, ransom demands and abductions of businessmen and affluent people. There are also reports of visits of Maoist leaders to Dimapur from other parts of the country. Sources in the Nagaland State security coordination committee said the presence of several militant outfits in Dimapur was posing a serious threat to the business community and leading to rise in the prices of essential commodities.
January 27: The NSCN-IM joined hands with Hurriyat Conference of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Dal Khalsa of Punjab, to put pressure on the Centre for an ‘early solution to the impasse in Nagaland, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab’. Thuingaleng Muivah, ‘general secretary’ of the NSCN-IM, Syed Ali Shah Gilani, ‘chairman’ of Hurriyat Conference, and Kanwarpal Singh of Dal Khalsa in a joint statement appealed to the international community highlighting the ‘fundamental conflicts and contradictions’ in India. The report adds that the joint message was ‘endorsed’ by leading organisations based in the respective Diaspora communities.
January 25: A suspected National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) militant was lynched and five others were injured by local people when they came to abduct a businessman at Golaghat District in Assam bordering Nagaland.
January 23: A meet on Naga reconciliation was organized by the Tangkhul Committee Peace and Confidence Building under the aegis of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) at the Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL) ground at Ukhrul in Manipur. The meet was reportedly attended by 20 executive members of the FNR, NSCN-IM, NSCN-K, Naga National Council, Elders Forum Wung region and other social organisations.
January 19: Assam Rifles personnel arrested two NSCN-IM cadres, who were involved in extortion, from Pfutsero town in Phek District.
January 18: A Police team from Shillong arrests one person suspected to be a cadre of the Hynniewtrep Liberation Front (HLF) from Mynso village of Jaintia Hills District in Meghalaya. Sources said that he along with one of his friends had arrived in the village posing as construction workers and were possibly intending to recruit more cadres for the militant outfit. The arrested militants revealed that they had links with NSCN-IM which was providing guidance to the HLF outfit in mobilising cadres for training in Nagaland.
January 17: Assam Rifles personnel arrest a NSCN-IM cadre, Jowang Wangha, from Longding of Tirap District in Arunachal Pradesh.
January 15: Meghalaya Police decide to lodge a complaint with the Union Government to rein in NSCN-IM cadres, currently under cease-fire with the Centre, so that they do not create any law and order problem in the State. In the wake of the NSCN-IM's supporting a newly formed Khasi militant outfit, Hynniewtrep Liberation Force, Additional Director-General of Police B. Kezo said that the Naga militants would be considered criminals in Meghalaya as there was no cease-fire with them in the State. "We will lodge a complaint with the Centre against the activities of the NSCN (I-M) militants in Meghalaya which is not good for the security and safety of the people of the state," he said.
January 13: Meghalaya Police arrest the self-styled 'commander-in-chief' Shembhalang Dkhar and self-styled 'chairman' Roy Kupar Marbaniang of a newly formed militant outfit Hynniewtrep Liberation Front (HLF) from their respective residences at Demthring and Madanriting localities in capital Shillong in Meghalaya. They are arrested after a NSCN-IM militant Nickson Khang, who was arrested earlier, revealed the presence of two active militants of the outfit in the city. Police also recovered a cellular phone and a manifesto of the new outfit from Shembhalang Dkhar confirming his links with the new group. Police said that newly formed insurgent group is getting active support from the NSCN-IM which aims at creating a volatile situation in the State. Police sources also added that HLF self-styled 'commander-in-chief' Shembhalang Dkhar had also visited Hebron camp at Dimapur in Nagaland to meet the top leaders of the NSCN-IM on several occasions. The Superintendent of Police (Crime) Vivek Syiem said the new insurgent group was supposed to send its 30 cadres to the Hebron camp of the NSCN-IM for training. Another police official also said the present rift between the HNLC and NSCN-IM has compelled the latter to form a new group to expand its network in the State, while adding the insurgent group is also on the look out to form another militant outfit in Garo Hills. Police estimate that the present strength of the HLF might be around 10 cadres. Police sources also confirmed that Nickson Khang, who was arrested on January 10 in connection with the attempted abduction of the son of a city-based trader, was sent by the NSCN-IM to float a new militant outfit in the State for logistical support to the Naga group.
January 10: A trader, Jawai, was asked to pay ransom of INR 2, 50,000 at Rengmapani village in Dimapur District. The NSCN-K subsequently alleged that one Chenithung of Morakjo village under Lotha region, who was its former cadre and later defected to the NSCN-IM, was involved in the extortion drive.
January 7: Six Assam Rifles personnel, including an officer identified as Captain S. Momo, are abducted by the NSCN-IM militants near Pfutsero in Phek District.
January 5: A NSCN-IM cadre, Wungrei Chan (42), is arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel from his residence at Upper Leishan of Ukhrul District in Manipur. One locally made Air Pistol, four .38 ammunitions, one AK-47 round, one M-16 round, one Chinese grenade, three unidentified rounds, Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making material with 500 grams of explosive powder, two barrels with chamber, eight long barrels, 10 pistol barrels, two chambers, one x 303 magazine, one country made pistol, three wooden butts, weapon making tools, stamp steel letter A to Z and stamp steel 0 to 9 are recovered from his possession.
January 4: The NSCN-IM turns down the peace talk offer from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on the ground that it did not come from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
January 3: A NNC cadre is killed by the rival NSCN-IM militants during an internecine clash at Kigutouma village in Kohima District.
December 28: The Manipur Government gives its approval to conduct the hearing of the case related to the abduction and subsequent killing of the then Kasom Khullen Sub-Divisional Officer Dr. Thingnam Kishan and his two sub-ordinate staff by armed cadres of the NSCN-IM at a Court in New Delhi following an application from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to the Supreme Court. The CBI stated that conducting the hearing of the case at a New Delhi court would be more suitable in the light of the report earlier submitted to it by the State Police Department expressing apprehension over possible social unrest in case of bringing the main accused Hopeson Ningshen of the NSCN-IM to Imphal. The main accused is currently lodged in Tihar Jail.
December 26: A NSCN-IM cadre, Chipenthung Ezung (45), is shot at and wounded by unidentified militants in and around Notun Bosti in Dimapur.
December 21: A NSCN-IM cadre, Toishe (20), is arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel from Dhikhu Nullah in Mokokchung District. One M 21 rifle along with 49 rounds of live ammunition, a bayonet, personal kit pouches, documents and a dairy are recovered from his possession.
December 17: The NSCN-K alleges that its cadre, Yanthungo Odyuo, was assaulted and kept in confinement by the rival NSCN-IM cadres at Lotha region in Wokha District since December 13. The Lotha region ‘chairman’ of the NSCN-K, John Lotha, said it was for the Nagas to judge whether it was a "deliberate ploy" to keep one region aflame or anti reconciliatory group wanted to "insult" Lotha people. He also said that one R.S.I Shopemo Mozhui of Longtseng village defected to the NSCN-IM and was reportedly collecting ‘tax’ in and around Sanis town with T.R. Challan of the NSCN-K.
December 17: The NSCN-K asks all its ‘civil’ and ‘military’ workers to immediately cease collection of ‘donations’ during the time of Christmas festival.
December 9: A NSCN-K cadre, Theja Kent Rengma, is killed by the rival NSCN-IM militants in his residence at Tsosinyu village in the Kohima District. "This is another tragic instance where the voice of the Naga people gets drowned in the pool of blood," ‘publicity cell’ of the NSCN-K says in a press release.
December 9: Assam Legislative Assembly adopts a resolution not to yield an inch of the State’s constitutional boundary to the Nagalim (Greater Nagaland) demanded by the NSCN-IM.
December 7: The NSCN-IM states that following a directive from its ‘chairman’ Isak Chisi Swu the outfit has dropped Neiba Kire, member of ‘national judiciary board’, from the board membership with immediate effect owing to pending case against him.
December 4: The NSCN-IM alleges that one of its cadres, Ch. Robert, and his driver were assaulted by the NSCN-U militants, while traveling in a hired vehicle in Peren District on December 2. The NSCN-IM also states that while Robert was kept in confinement, his driver managed to escape from the incident site.
December 1: Nagaland Post quoting UNI sources reports that 14 youths were abducted from Ninu village under Wakka Circle of Tirap District in Arunachal Pradesh in November 2009 by the NSCN-IM, as part of its ongoing recruitment drive. However, according to another source, a local man of Ninu Village, suspected to be an NSCN-IM cadre, has reportedly recruited 16 youths from the village, besides two from Longsom, three from Bera and one from Konsa in the District, with a target to recruit 50 youths from Khonsa, Longding and Kanubari Circles. The report adds that the District administration is, however, not sure whether the youths had been abducted or they voluntarily joined the outfit. Moreover, they are also resorting to extortion and have employed some locals for the purpose, the sources claimed, adding these were violation of the cease-fire ground rules, the report said.
November 30: The NSCN-IM rules out immediate acceptance of the Union Government’s proposals but says the outfit will take up the points for discussion "sometime in December".
A former NSCN-IM cadre, Vikashe Zhimo, is shot at and wounded by two unidentified militants at Notun Basti junction in Dimapur District. Police recover three live rounds and one fired bullet of M20 pistol from the incident site.
The NSCN-IM cadres vacate a civilian populated area at Seithekiema in the vicinity of Patkai Christian College on November 30, after a three-day stand off with the Assam Rifles personnel since November 28.
November 29: The Union Government is now ready with its own set of proposals for discussion with the NSCN-IM. The Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai said the Government has invited the NSCN-IM leadership for a discussion on the proposals. "We have invited them to discuss the proposals," he said, adding that the outfit was yet to respond. "The invitation was sent last week," he said.
November 28: The NSCN-IM cadres concentrate in a civilian populated area at Seithekiema in the vicinity of Patkai Christian College in Dimapur.
November 21: A Class XII student, Peza Dozo, is assaulted by militants. While the Chumukedima Students Union and Chumukedima Mothers Association accuse the NSCN-K cadres for their involvement, the NSCN-K blames NSCN-IM for the incident.
November 19: A NSCN-IM militant, Yasmi Meshangva (40), is arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel from Halang junction under Lamlai Police Station of Imphal East District in Manipur. Six live rounds of .38 pistol, one global positioning system set, one adapter, one explosive stick (Neogel 90), one safety fuse, one cellular phone and one subscriber identity module card are recovered from him.
The National Socialist Council of Nagaland demands ransom of INR ten million from a depot of the public sector Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) at Sangakpham of Imphal East District in Manipur.
November 15: A NSCN-IM militant, Gaichmdim Gonmei (31), was arrested by the Assam Rifles personel from Heikakpokpi area of Thoubal District in Manipur. One 9-mm pistol loaded with magazine containing five live rounds and extortion money of INR 40,100 in cash were recovered from his possession.
November 10: Police arrested two NSCN-IM militants, identified as 'Lieutenant' Neibulie Sophie and 'Corporal' Mungo Chang, from central jail junction in Dimapur for allegedly trying to threaten some under trainee India Reserve Battalion personnel. One locally made .38 pistol with 11 live rounds, a mobile handset and INR 695 in cash were recovered from their possession.
October 29: Sources said that an unnamed faction of the NSCN has been giving armed training to the AANLA in different camps of Dhansiri sub-division of Golaghat District along the Assam-Nagaland border.
October 27: The NSCN-IM in a press release states that contract works or any other works within the Zeliangrong region should be implemented through the acknowledgment of the "concern area" of the region. The "Central Administrative Officer (CAO)" of the Zeliangrong region of the NSCN-IM, Longchaibi Golmei, said that "as per the directive of the GPRN" only the Naga contractor was permitted to involve in any contract works within its jurisdiction. The press release mentions that "if any contactor or agency of Naga/ non-Naga exercise the work beyond the directive/knowledge of the said region" the whole responsibilities would be borne by that responsible person.
October 24: A NSCN-K militant, Hopeto Tuccu, is shot dead by the rival NSCN-IM militants at Phaibijang village near Power Grid colony in Dimapur. Police recovered seven empty cases, two bullet heads of AK-47 and an abandoned vehicle from the incident site.
October 21: The NSCN-IM informs that a NSCN-K militant, identified as Letlam Dongel, was captured by its cadres on October 18 and kept under its confinement for his alleged involvement in "extortion threats" at Ghaspani area in Dimapur District.
October 20: Three NSCN-IM cadres are arrested by Security Force personnel while coming to extort money at Haflong market in North Cachar Hills District. They were identified as Kehu Bangbe, Kongjur Bangbe and Abe Bebe Lome.
October 20: The arrest of five youths by West Siang District Police from Aalo has reportedly exposed the designs of the NSCN-IM to rejuvenate the National Liberation Council of Taniland outfit by supplying arms to trained youths from Arunachal Pradesh.
October 17: A NSCN-K cadre, Khriebu Pochury, is abducted and subsequently killed by the rival NSCN-IM militants in Kohima.
October 12: The Nationalist Congress Party's State unit president and former Home Minister Lowangcha Wanglat said that a NSCN-IM area 'commander' threatened to kill him if he ventured into Shoha near Deomali under Namsang Assembly constituency of Tirap District in Arunachal Pradesh to campaign for his party candidate, Wanglong Rajkumar.
October 12: The Assam Riffles personnel arrested two NSCN-IM militants from the Pongchau area of Tirap District in Arunachal Pradesh. One 9-mm pistol with 20 rounds of bullets and one single-barrel gun with 66 rounds of ammunition are recovered from their possession. Police sources said that two NSCN-IM cadres had infiltrated in civil dress with an intention of disrupting the Assembly polls.
October 11: Two NSCN-IM militanst, identified as 'captain' Chinaochung Chamroy, son of Changkhareng of Halang village and 'sergeant major' Ngachanreithingpam of Phatang village both hailing from Ukhrul District in Manipur, are shot dead at Mahur town near Haflong of North Cachar Hills District in Assam.
Suspected NSCN-IM militants abducted 16 activists of the Congress party from Tirap District in Arunachal Pradesh, fanning fears in the area ahead of Assembly elections in the State on October 13. Sources said armed militants entered Chanu, Longsam and Chattong villages under Kanubari circle in two groups, abducted 16 Congress activists, including the party's block president Abu Wangpan, at gunpoint and took them away to Mon District in the neighbouring State of Nagaland. The report adds that on October 3, the NSCN-IM militants had abducted five Congressmen, including the village chief, from Langhua Basti in Kanubari and taken them to Lakhunbasti in Nagaland. All the five were "released" on October 11 and returned to their respective families.
October 6: The NSCN-IM confirms the killing of three of its leaders by disgruntled cadres at Ghagrachari camp in eastern Bangladesh on October 4. The NSCN-IM leader 'major general' Phungthing Shimrang, who is also the convenor of the outfit's cease-fire monitoring cell, said from Hebron, the outfit's 'council headquarters' near Dimapur in Nagaland, that three of their 'officers' were shot dead by their 'comrades' in Bangladesh. The Border Security Force personnel had arrested the five cadres when they were trying to cross into Tripura on October 5 and had recovered AK rifles, ammunition, bombs and Bangladeshi currency from their possession. Sources said shortage of food was the main reason why the five cadres had killed their three 'comrades', but the NSCN-IM denied this claim of the disgruntled cadres.
October 5: A NSCN-IM militant, Jupha Sungam, is arrested by the troop from Zedua village of Tirap District in Arunachal Pradesh. He confesses during his interrogation that he met Panthai, 'town commander' of the NSCN-IM, at Longding and handed over a pistol to him. Later, the self-styled 'town commander' moved to carry out extortion in the area. Interrogation also reveals that the NSCN factions were trying to influence the outcome of Assembly elections scheduled to be held in Arunachal Pradesh on October 13.
October 5: Five NSCN-IM cadres, arrested by the Border Security Force personnel at Satlang border outpost in Tripura on October 4, claimed that they shot dead six fellow cadres at their camp in Maulavi Bazaar in Bangladesh to escape starvation before fleeing to India to surrender.
October 4: A NSCN-IM militant is arrested by the troops from Zedua village of Longding circle of Tirap District in Arunachal Pradesh.
October 4: At least five NSCN-IM cadres are arrested by the Border Security Force personnel while entering the country from Bangladesh crossing the north Tripura border. They are arrested at Satlang border outpost and reveal that they had gone to Sylhet District in Bangladesh for arms training. Some arms are also recovered from their possession.
September 29: A NSCN-IM militant, Thokchuigam (18) of Ukrul in Manipur, is arrested by the Police from Hong Kong market area in Dimapur, for involvement in extortion. Police also recovered a 9-mm locally-made pistol along with five live rounds of ammunition and a magazine from his possession.
September 28: An extortionist, Hukaito (27), is arrested by the Police while serving extortion notes to some gas cylinder agencies at Purana Bazaar area in Dimapur. Police said he had issued extortion notes for INR 10,000 and collected INR 500 each from several shops. Police also disclosed that the accused is a graduate and had defected from the NSCN-K to the NSCN-IM. Later he defected to the NSCN-U to NSCN-IM and then defected back to the NSCN-K. Hukaito was then caught by the NSCN-U and kept under observation and released in August 2009.
The Joint Working Group (JWG) of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation comprising the NSCN-IM, NSCN-K and Naga National Council (NNC) at Chiang Mai in Thailand is reported to have opposed "any form of conditional package" offered to the Nagas by the Union Government.
September 27: The NSCN-IM leadership meets Maharashtra Governor S.C. Jamir in New Delhi through the initiative of the Ao Senden (the apex Ao Naga tribal council).
September 25: The NSCN-IM, NSCN-K and Naga National Council made a "declaration of commitment" to relentlessly pursue Naga reconciliation at Chiang Mai in Thailand. "We affirm our total commitment to work together in the spirit of love, non-violence, peace and respect to resolve outstanding issues among us. Therefore, we pledge to cease all forms of offensive activities in toto," the declaration said.
September 24: Two caretakers of a church, N.K. Joyson (33) and S. Benchur (36), who were abducted by eight militants from the Happyland village under Lamlai Police Station in the Imphal East District a day earlier, are found shot dead. The report adds that the killing was a retaliation to the September 21 killing of a self-styled 'field captain' of the Lalheiba faction of the KCP along with another cadre of the same outfit, identified as Laithangbam Rigan alias Boiyai alias Tompok (30) and Sareisang Tangkhul (26), who were shot dead by unidentified militants at the foothill of Nongdren. They were reportedly abducted from the house of one Lovejoy of the same Happyland village where they were watching television. Meanwhile, the NSCN-IM cautions a Tangkhul vernacular daily The Aja for mentioning the involvement of its cadres in September 21 incident of abduction and killing of the two KCP cadres. "In fact, it was an unpleasant surprise for us when The Aja paper allegedly mentioned the name of NSCN in connection with the killing which is completely unfounded. The Editor of the said paper is advised to be more careful next time when giving names and figures and not to publish at all, biased and unverified version of a story unless proven or claimed responsibility by the perpetrators. These are the basic things about ethical standard of journalism," states the NSCN-IM.
September 23: A factional clash between cadres of the NSCN-IM and the rival NSCN-K occurs at 4th Mile near Diphupar 'A' gate in Dimapur. Police, quoting eyewitnesses, said the exchange of fire took place from opposite sides of the National Highway-39 with the NSCN-IM cadres opening fire from Diphupar gate side. Later, some four NSCN-IM cadres reportedly drove off towards the cease-fire monitoring cell in a vehicle. Police recovered six empty cases of AK-47 from Diphupar gate side and three from the opposite site.
A confrontation between the India Reserve Battalion (IRB) personnel and NSCN-IM cadres is reported from the New NST area in capital Kohima. Police said some armed NSCN-IM cadres were seen moving in the area and so the Police and IRB asked the cadres to vacate the civilian area and their presence was a threat to the peace and security. However, the NSCN-IM cadres were initially hesitant to vacate the area, leading to a stand-off continuing for nearly half an hour, Police said. The report adds that IRB personnel and NSCN-IM cadres confronted each other in the same area on September 2. Police said IRB patrol party accosted a person moving about in a suspicious manner and interrogated him, which led to the standoff lasting for about half an hour.
A NSCN-IM cadre, identified as Kaghato Kath, defects to the rival NSCN-K faction.
September 22: A barber, Arjun Thakur (21), is injured at 4th Mile near the cease-fire monitoring cell office in Dimapur, when suspected NSCN-K militants opened fire on some NSCN-IM cadres inside a saloon.
September 13: The NSCN-K said it would not start talks with the Centre till all the Naga insurgent groups were united. Responding to the Centre’s stand that both the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K should share the table for talks with the Government, the NSCN-K ‘general secretary’ Kitovi Zhimomi said a solution would continue to elude the Naga people if all the factions of the Naga insurgent groups did not come together. "Talks with New Delhi at this juncture without any unity among the Nagas will not bring any permanent solution to our problem. Instead it will only expose to the world that Nagas are a divided family," Zhimomi said. Sources said the Centre was preparing a special package for the Naga groups, which would be placed before the Cabinet Committee on Security by November 2009.
September 11: The NSCN-IM claims that 23 cadres from the NSCN-K and NNC (both accordist and otherwise) have defected to its camp.
September 10: Two NSCN-IM cadres are arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel at Green Park Junction in Dimapur while traveling in a vehicle along with two pistols and several live rounds and cash towards their camp at Hebron. They were subsequently handed over to the Diphupar Police Station.
September 7: The apex community group of the Kuki tribe, Kuki Inpi Manipur, submits a memorandum to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanding a settlement of the Kuki problem before making any settlement with the NSCN-IM. The memorandum also demands to restore all the 100,000 displaced Kuki villagers of 360 uprooted villages during Naga-Kuki violence at the cost of the Government.
August 31: The term of K. Padmanabhaiah, a former Union Home Secretary, who has served as interlocutor for talks with the NSCN-IM for a decade, comes to an end. "We have decided not to extend his tenure. Now onwards, the government of India will talk directly to the NSCN (IM)," a senior Union Ministry of Home Affairs official said.
The 'Government of the People's Republic of Nagalim (GPRN)', political wing of the NSCN-IM, declares that any realization of 'taxes, donation' etc. in the name of Zeliangrong Region of the GPRN should be carried out with the knowledge of the 'Central Administrative Officer (CAO)' of the region so as to minimise the chance of illegal monetary collection. The 'CAO' of the Zeliangrong Region, Salemyang Tatar, in a press statement says that any individual, organization or Government Department entertaining monetary demands without the knowledge of the 'CAO' should be doing so at their own risk.
August 29: A trader dealing in rubber processing materials, abducted by two suspected militants from the Ghorapatti area on August 27, is rescued by the Dimapur District Police from Deluxe Point area. According to Police sources, the abductors had asked for a ransom of INR 30000 from the victim's wife. When the abductors went to collect the money from Deluxe Point, they were confronted by the Police. One of the abductors, identified as a 'sergeant major' Limanungit (32) of the NSCN-IM, was arrested. The other accomplice, however, managed to escape from the incident site.
August 27: Assam Rifles personnel arrested four NSCN-IM cadres during a search operation at Forest Colony under Pfutsero Police Station in Phek District. They were identified as Pina, Leidong, Kheyese and Puman. One sten gun, one 9-mm pistol, 27 rounds of 9-mm, two magazines of sten gun and combat uniforms were recovered from their possession.
August 24: Two NSCN-IM linkmen, Joshua Ngobang and Samchang Wangsu, are arrested by the Police from a hotel at capital Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh, for trying to extort money from three politicians in Tirap District. Police arrested them after the Arunachal Pradesh Forest Minister Newlai Tingkhatra has tipped it off about the NSCN-IM linkmen taking money from him. The duo has also reportedly extorted money from a Legislator belonging to the Congress party, Kamthok Lowang, and another politician from the District, Anok Wangsa of the Naga People's Front. Each of them was reportedly asked to pay INR 500, 000. A report added that Naga militant outfits are targeting politicians from the Naga-dominated Tirap and Changlang Districts for extortion as the Legislative Assembly elections are drawing nearer.
August 24: The NSCN-IM refuted a statement of the Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai that both the NSCN-IM and the Union Government have come to an understanding for autonomy under the Constitution of India. "… such statement to emanate from Union Home secretary can only be taken as undermining the talks on political issue that was agreed upon at Prime Minister level and never at the Home Ministry level. It is however to be noted that since G.K. Pillai has not been involved in the Indo- Naga peace talk he should not be knowing much. But as the Naga political issue is complicated and sensitive, to speak in such unguarded manner is politically immodest. It is highly unethical on the part of Mr. Pillai to distort or misinterpret Indo-Naga peace process at his own whims. This will only cause consternation to the Nagas," the NSCN-IM stated.
August 17: A woman is killed and six others injured in a Dimasa dominated Bonkai village bordering the State of Nagaland under Maibong sub-division in North Cachar Hills District. 32 houses are also set ablaze. Police said a large number of Naga villagers, allegedly aided by the NSCN-IM militants, attacked Bonkai village. The North Cachar Hills District Superintendent of Police Anurag Tankha said the attack occurred when the villagers were on their way to the nearby jhum (shifting cultivation) fields.
August 17: Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio addressing the chief ministers’ conference on internal security in New Delhi said there is a strong possibility of Islamist extremists establishing sleeper cells in the State with the help of active cadres of the NSCN-IM. "NSCN (I-M) operatives from the Muslim community have been maintaining direct or indirect links with extremist groups such as Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) and other criminal elements suspected to be having links with terrorist organisations," Rio says. He mentions that the NSCN-IM has some active cadres belonging to the Muslim community in their ranks playing a major role in the group’s extortion drive in Dimapur. Such operatives are in contact with ‘Lieutenant’ Halal Uddin from the armed wing of the NSCN-IM and Azad alias Robin from the outfit’s civil wing, Rio said, adding that they are reported to have very close links with a commander of the group in its transit camp in Bangladesh. "In such backdrop, there is strong possibility of Islamic extremists establishing ‘sleeper cells’ in Nagaland by taking advantage of their contacts inside the state," he says. Another possible scenario is that these extremist elements may develop differences with the NSCN-IM and form a new group, he said.
August 12: Three suspected NSCN-IM cadres are shot dead by the Assam Rifles personnel during an encounter between Shakok and Phaliang under Phungyar Police Station of Ukhrul District in Manipur.
August 11: The NSCN-IM asks Government officials in Nagaland to participate in the '63rd Naga independence day celebration' on August 14 at its 'headquarters' at Hebron in Dimapur. The outfit threatens to 'punish' the officials failing to attend the celebration without giving genuine reasons for their absence.
August 7: Three NSCN-IM cadres, among 28 militants of various outfits, surrendered before the Assam Rifles at Lekhapani of Tinsukia District in Assam.
July 28: The Union Government expressed concern over the violation of cease-fire agreement by the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K groups active in the Tirap and Changlang Districts of Arunachal Pradesh. "I concede that despite cease-fire arrangement with insurgent groups, violations do happen and we have taken a grave notice of this," the Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said during the question hour in Parliament.
July 26: A press release issued by 'secretary' of the NSCN-IM, Tia Longkumer, states that any trader in and around Dimapur, dealing with any matter without the knowledge of the 'care taker', Kosalie Angami, who is 'deputy kilonser' of the outfit, would be doing so at his or her own risk.
July 24: A NSCN-IM cadre, Laithangbam Imocha Singh, is arrested by the Imphal East District Police from Thumbuthong area in Manipur. He confesses during his interrogation that he joined the NSCN-IM in April 2009 through one Imobi of Thoubal Haokha and he was involved in extortion of money from general public and Government officials.
The Tripura Director General of Police Pranay Sahaya said the PULF, having established links with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence and trained in Bangladesh, was formed at the behest of the NSCN-IM. "NSCN-IM had formed the PULF in 1995 and their cadre strength was 2,000, 90 percent of them Muslims," he says.
July 23: One person, identified as Tokivi Sumi, is shot dead by the NSCN-IM militants between Old and New Changsu village in Wokha District. The NSCN-IM alleges that the slain person was a gangster involved in extortion and terrorizing the local people at Englan range in the same District. Two hand grenades are recovered from his possession, the outfit says.
July 22: The leaders of the NSCN-IM, NSCN-K and Naga National Council meet in Dimapur. A press statement issued by the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR), a group leading the Naga reconciliation efforts, says leaders of the three outfits affirmed to continue restraining offensive activities in the spirit of the "Covenant of Reconciliation". The covenant was reportedly signed by leaders of these groups during the reconciliation meet organised by the FNR at Chiangmai in Thailand on June 1-8.
July 20: Three militants NSCN-IM are shot dead by SF personnel at Harmoti village near Nijlaluk of North Lakhimpur District in Assam, bordering Arunachal Pradesh. The slain militants are identified as ‘sergeant’ Nameng Kobin, ‘sergeant’ Babang Bake and Bhai. Three 9-mm pistols, ammunition and SIM cards are also recovered from their possession. "These militants were operating from Arunachal Pradesh and frequently entering Assam on specific operations like recruitment of cadres and sabotage activities," Lakhimpur Superintendent of Police S.A. Karim said, adding that there were reports of the militants trying to carry out attacks in Assam prior to the Independence Day on August 15.
July 18: The NSCN-K keeps in confinement three employees and a contractor of the Food Corporation of India's (FCI) regional office at Dimapur and later releases them. The NSCN-K says that it ‘interrogated’ them to elicit information on why for the last 20 years all contract work for Manipur under the FCI had gone to the Asui Muivah Firm, owned by a brother of NSCN-IM general secretary, Th. Muivah, when there were many other qualified contractors. The NSCN-K says in the last 20 years no other firm or agency was allowed to submit tender to the FCI except Asui Muivah Firm. The outfit alleges that the State Police and the NSCN-IM cadres were present when a tender was floated at the FCI office in Dimapur on September 30, 2008, and demands cancellation of the contract and starting of the tender process anew. Meanwhile, another report mentions that after the intervention of the Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, the Nagaland Police and the Army secured the release of the abducted FCI officials and a contractor’s representative, who belonged to the State of Manipur.
July 17: The Special Secretary of Internal Security Division of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Raman Srivastava, holds talks with a five-member delegation of the NSCN-IM led by its emissary V.S. Atem in New Delhi. Preparation of a conducive ground situation for the final talks is the focus of the discussion. "We have decided to meet in August again and look at the ground situation from all angles," said the cease-fire monitoring cell convenor of the outfit, Phunthing Shimrang.
The NSCN-IM executes two persons, Imtikumzuk Jamir and Hetoi Chishi, for their alleged involvement in the March 25 incident of raping a girl at Doragapathar in Dimapur District. Their dead bodies are later recovered near Wokha on the Bokajan-Wokha road.
July 13: Telegraph quoting the Chief Minister of Manipur, Okram Ibobi Singh, reports that extortion was the motive behind the abduction and murder of the Manipur Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) Thingnam Kishan and his two junior staff members by the militants of the NSCN-IM on February 14, 2009. The Chief Minister informed the Legislative Assembly that preliminary investigations had ascertained the motive of the crime as extortion. "The NSCN (IM) cadres demanded money from the SDO and two of his staffs and were killed for not paying it. We do not know how much money was demanded," he said. The NSCN-IM militants abducted Kishan, who was posted at Kasom Khullen in Ukhrul District, along with five of his subordinate staff members on February 14 from the District. While the abductors freed three men belonging to the Naga community, they killed Kishan, Yumnam Token Singh and Aribam Rajen Sharma. The mutilated bodies were recovered in Senapati District on February 17. Subsequently, the NSCN-IM admitted the involvement of its cadres and said ‘Lieutenant Colonel’ Hopeson Ningshen was the mastermind. The Central Bureau of Investigation arrested Ningshen on May 28 and he is currently imprisoned in Tihar Jail in the national capital New Delhi.
June 30: The dead body of a youth, identified as Tinghai, was recovered near Tapi River, about five kilometres from Mon town in the Mon District. The NSCN-IM claimed responsibility for the killing. The slain youth, allegedly a robber, looted passengers of night buses plying between Mon and Dimapur. According to a source, the NSCN-IM after learning of his criminal activities had warned him to stop his activities but did not heed to their warning and continued looting.
June 30: The President, Finance Secretary and a cadre of the UNPC, a split faction of the NSCN-IM, were arrested by Imphal East District Police from New Checkon at about 9.25 am (IST). The arrested persons were identified as UNPC 'president' Pairson alias Jairus Shishak (31), 'finance secretary' Yangkahao Singlai (54) and Reithan Keishing (19).
June 16: Around 500 houses are set ablaze by around 150 NSCN-IM militants at Inavi village inside Intangki Reserve Forest in Peren District. The report adds that Inavi village, which is now christened as Naga United Village, has been under controversy for more than a decade as there have been restrictions from the Nagaland Government and the NSCN-IM to build any village inside the Reserve Forest. This is the 27th time that the villagers have been evicted and their houses razed to the ground by the NSCN-IM since 1996.
June 15 : Naga warring groups signed a joint declaration to resolve "all outstanding issues" among themselves in the "larger interest" of the Naga people and for an early solution to the Naga political problem. The "Covenant of Reconciliation" is signed by the NSCN-IM chairman Isak Chishi Swu, NSCN-K chairman S.S. Khaplang and S. Singya, the president of Naga National Council. The declaration was made after the 5th Naga Reconciliation meet which concluded at Chiang Mai in Thailand on June 8. The meet was held at the behest of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR). The FNR convenor Rev. Wati Aier says the declaration would give a "new direction" to the Nagas. The leaders of the outfits said they would pursue Naga reconciliation and forgiveness based on the "historical and political rights of the Nagas". "We resolve to continue to work together in this spirit of love, non-violence, peace and respect to resolve outstanding issues amongst us," the three Naga leaders stated in the joint declaration. Since its inception in March 2008, the FNR has organised 10 meetings of the groups both within and outside the country. As a follow-up action, it would organise another meeting of the representatives of the Naga militant factions in the middle of August 2009 in Dimapur. "This is the wish of the Naga people," Rev. Aier said. The FNR’s reconciliation process is reportedly supported by many international organisations like Quakers from United Kingdom and American Baptist churches.
June 12: Assam Rifles cleared the 7th Mile area in Dimapur of unauthorised concentration by around 20 NSCN-IM armed cadres.
June 9: The Supreme Court permits the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to produce a NSCN-IM militant, Hopeson Nigshen, before a trial court in New Delhi instead of Manipur. He was allegedly involved in the February 17 killing of the Ukhrul District official Dr. Th. Kishan and his two subordinates. The slain employees reportedly belong to the Meiti community. The CBI had sought directions from the apex court after it apprehended a threat to Nigshen's life and chances of unrest in the State if he was produced at a court in Manipur.
June 7: The NSCN-K sets conditions for the possibility of unification with the rival NSCN-IM. The envoy of the collective leadership of the NSCN-K, Kughalu Mulatonu, said unification is possible only after the rival groups abrogate the ongoing peace talks with the Centre. He also said that a reconciliation meeting between the top leadership of the NSCN factions be held in Nagaland and not on foreign soil. "Meeting for peace and reconciliation at junior level may take place anywhere but for the top level the IM gang must first break the ongoing talks with India and declare the outcome along with the reasons for withdrawal," the Khaplang group’s spokesman said.
May 29: A self styled 'colonel' of the NSCN-IM and the main accused in the killing of the Ukhrrul District official Th. Kishan Singh and his two subordinates, Hopeson Ningshen, is remanded to the custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). He was handed over to the CBI on May 28.
The Chairman of the Cease-fire Monitoring Group (CFMG), Lieutenant General Mandhata Singh, asks for the support of the Gaon Burahs (village heads), civil society groups and people to ensure that the cease-fire between the Union Government and the two Naga militant groups - the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K- are implemented effectively and pave way for composite peace talks for a solution to the Naga problem.
May 28: While the Central Bureau of Investigation is reported to have submitted its report to the Court, the Manipur Government has yet again failed to furnish its status report on the investigation into the February 17 killing of Ukhrul District official Dr. Th. Kishan and his two subordinates by militants of the NSCN-IM even after a lapse of three weeks. Resuming the hearing of a Public Interest Litigation, a division bench of the Guwahati High Court comprising Justice T. Nandakumar Singh and Justice Mutum B.K. Singh takes serious note of the failure of the State respondents to file the counter affidavit disclosing the stage of investigation even after a lapse of three weeks. "We are not happy with the lapses on the part of the State respondents in filing the affidavit-in-opposition of the writ petition which involves public interest litigation with great magnitude," the Court ruling says.
May 26: Two persons, including a NSCN-IM cadre Lovika Assumi, are wounded in a shoot out between cadres of the NSCN-IM and the rival National NSCN-K in Dimapur. A locally-made pistol, reportedly thrown away by the wounded NSCN-IM cadre, along with seven live rounds is recovered from the incident site. A vehicle belonging to a "town commander" of the NSCN-K is also recovered. Meanwhile, condemning the incident, the NSCN-K says it was an "assassination attempt" on its "town commander" by "IM gang" in which one of the assassins was shot in retaliation by its cadre. The outfit says NSCN-IM rivals had first held the bodyguard of its "town commander" at gunpoint near Plaza Bakery and using him a human shield, fired on the "town commander" who took "evasive action." It says the bodyguard managed to free himself and escaped taking advantage of the "chaotic moment". The NSCN-K accuses the rival faction of "terrorizing" the Naga people by creating situations but reiterates that despite such "obstacles and hurdles" it would continue to co-operate with Hohos (apex tribal council) and civil society groups to bring reconciliation and unity among the Naga people.
May 21: Assam Rifles personnel arrest four NSCN-IM cadres along with huge quantity of explosive materials during a search operation at Kamjong village of Ukhrul District in Manipur. They are identified as Antenson, Langtanmi, Mastenmi and Renjan.
May 19: Nagaland Post reports that life saving medicines would run out of stock in the next few weeks after the transporters refused to bring goods to Nagaland owing to extortion demand served to them by a Naga outfit. Earlier, medicine dealers said that almost 50 per cent of medicines have run out of stock in the State and that they would be compelled to close their shops due to non-availability of medicines, if the crisis was not resolved soon. Meanwhile, the NSCN-K on May 18 accused the rival NSCN-IM to be behind the extortion demand. "Extortion by NSCN (I-M) on medicine dealers has become so fierce that dealers are simply forced to close their shops," the publicity cell of the NSCN-K said. The group said that the NSCN-IM resorting to weakening the Nagas society by ensuring that more Nagas were killed for lack of medicines was "politics in its ugliest form." "A new game plan of NSCN (I-M) gang has correctly been unearthed," the NSCN-K added.
May 18: The Manipur Naga Revolutionary Front (MNRF) stated that people in Manipur have been suffering due to the tyrannical activities of the NSCN-IM and adds that all the funds released by the Government have been going to the IM group.
May 17: Security Force personnel neutralised a NSCN-IM camp and arrested two of its cadres in Dhemaji District of Assam. They are identified as 'sergeant' Gobik Hai and 'private' Rela Mgondir, who belong to Subahi village of Dhemaji District bordering Arunachal Pradesh. Two German made revolvers, two grenades, a large quantity of ammunition and ration are recovered from their possession. According to the Colonel Manjit Singh of the 2nd Bihar Regiment, the NSCN-IM was trying to recruit cadres in Assam to expand its territory and "the two cadres were assigned to carry out recruitment in these areas". An unnamed Police official in Dhemaji said many youths from West Siang District in Arunachal Pradesh and the bordering areas of Assam had joined the NSCN-IM recently and were being trained at Camp Hebron in Dimapur of Nagaland. "The recruitment process is still on," he added.
May 16: Telegraph reports that a "sentence" handed by the NSCN-IM to one of its cadre for killing Ukhrul Sub-Divisional officer Thingnam Kishan was rejected by a Manipur action committee which wanted the culprit to be punished according to the "law of the land". The NSCN-IM on May 14 declared at Dimapur in Nagaland that a "court martial" found "Lt Col" Hopson Ningshen guilty of "abduction, illegal detention and killing" of Kishan and two subordinate staff.
May 9: The NSCN-K accused the top NSCN-IM leaders of lobbying for the Naga cause abroad. However, the NSCN-IM expresses ignorance of any such move.
May 6: A combined force of the Army and Dhemaji District Police arrests a self-styled 'sergeant major' of the NSCN-IM, identified as Yomjum Gongo, during a search operation at Lakhipathar in Dhemaji District of Assam bordering Arunachal Pradesh. One M20 pistol is recovered from his possession. Police claim to have foiled a plan to loot a bank in West Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh by arresting the militant. Gongo confesses during interrogation that he and four other cadres of the outfit were planning to rob the Rural Bank at Kamba, about 20km from Aalo, the District headquarters of West Siang.
May 4: During a search operation at Jaimati Pathar area of Tezpur District in Assam, Police arrested two suspected NDFB militants, identified as Pankaj Hainary (21) of Ghoramari fallinig under Chalonibari Police outpost and Jongsar Narjary (22) of Golaghat District, and one NSCN-IM linkman, identified as Kamal Das of Sorbhog of Barpeta District.
April 13: The Assam Rifles forced the unauthorised concentration of around 15-20 armed NSCN-IM cadres to vacate from Ghaspani farm area to their designated camp at Hebron in Dimapur District.
April 11: The KYKL outfit threatens the Joint Action Committee in Manipur against its call for a general shutdown on April 13 protesting the killing of three Ukhrul District officials by the NSCN-IM militants on February 13.
April 10: The NSCN-K threatens to give 'capital punishment' to persons allegedly involved in the extortion of money using the name of the outfit in Zeliangrong region if they fail to 'surrender' before the outfit within April 2009.
The NSCN-IM warns of 'capital punishment' for any individuals, groups, NGOs or villagers indulging or resorting to unfair means using force or threat in the elections scheduled to be held in Manipur on April 16 and 23.
The Manipur Naga Revolutionary Front outfit has alleged that the NSCN-IM has sponsored the candidature of Mani Charenamei belonging to the People's Democratic Alliance for the Parliamentary election scheduled to be held on April 16 in Outer Manipur constituency.
Ramthing Hungyo, former president of the Tangkhul Nagalong (apex council of the Tangkhul community), in Chandel District says he received a telephone call from an NSCN-IM cadre asking him not to participate in any election campaigns for Loli Adanee, candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Outer Manipur constituency.
The UNPC outfit, criticizing the manner in which Mani Charenamei has been advocating the formation of Nagalim (Greater Nagaland) at the expense of Manipur, has dubbed him a stooge of the NSCN-IM and asked him to instead go to Nagaland to represent that State.
A cadre of the United Naga People's Council (UNPC) outfit is arrested by the Imphal West District Police from Lamboi Khongnangkhong area. The cadre is identified as Bariamtak Lamsha alias Adam alias Jonal (29), son of late B.T. Arian of Pakna village in Tamenglong District, a self styled 'general secretary' of the UNPC. He confesses during his interrogation that he had got three months basic training at general field training centre at Dimapur in Nagaland in 1993. He also says that he along with some other cadres of the outfit had defected from the NSCN-IM in January 2008 and formed the UNPC in April 2008.
April 9: The NSCN-IM warns of 'capital punishment' for any individuals, groups, NGOs or villagers indulging or resorting to unfair means using force or threat in the elections scheduled to be held in Manipur on April 16 and 23.
The Manipur Naga Revolutionary Front outfit has alleged that the NSCN-IM has sponsored the candidature of Mani Charenamei belonging to the People's Democratic Alliance for the Parliamentary election scheduled to be held on April 16 in Outer Manipur constituency.
April 6: Two persons, Hetoi alias Hetobu and Imtikumzuk, are captured by the NSCN-IM militants at Merapani town in Wokha District for their alleged involvement in the March 25 gang-rape incident at Darogapathar.
An NSCN-IM militant is arrested by the SFs during a search operation at Joytan Ok Bui area in Kohima District.
April 4: Altogether 11 NSCN-IM cadres join NSCN-K in response to "desirous aim of all true Naga patriots to unite."
March 30: Three suspected NSCN-IM cadres kill a civilian, Kathing Jagoi, Chairman of the Ukhrul Autonomous District Council, at Rayotang in Ukhrul District of Manipur. Kathing is also an executive member of the Tangkhul Naga Long (apex tribal body of Tangkhul community) for a long time. The NSCN-IM militants involved in the killing are reportedly also linked to the armed group, the Manipur Naga Revolutionary Front.
One suspected militant of the Military Council faction of the KNF is killed by the NSCN-IM militants at Tinjang village under Loktak Police Station in Tamenglong District of Manipur.
The NSCN-IM alleges that one of its cadres, 'corporal' Morinshang, was abducted by the rival NSCN-K cadres from Super Market Bus parking area in Dimapur. "It is believed that the K-group is directed to create a panic situation in Dimapur as part of the game plan to counter weight the NSCN in the parliamentary election campaign," the NSCN-IM says.
March 27: Assam Tribune reports that in the 'D' sector of the Assam-Nagaland border, continuous firing between cadres of the NSCN-IM and NSCN-U has frightened the people of Doyalpur, Sarupani and other areas in Merapani of Golaghat District in Assam.
March 19: Two NSCN-IM militants are killed and three other injured during an internecine clash with the rival NSCN-K cadres at Lapnam village of Tirap District in Arunachal Pradesh.
March 18: An NSCN-IM militant is shot dead by suspected cadres of the rival NSCN-K at Bor Lingri Tea Estate of Karbi Anglong District in Assam. The slain militant is identified as ‘Lance Corporal’ Rockyson Tangkhul (28), a resident of New Tusom Village in the Ukhrul District of Manipur.
March 17: An NSCN-IM cadre, Khole Mao, is killed by the rival NSCN-K cadres during an internecine clash at Liphi village under Bhandari Sub-Division in the Wokha District.
March 16: Two NSCN-IM militants are arrested by the troops at Seithekiema in the Dimapur District. The duo is later identified as ‘sergeant major’ Ali Yangba Ao and ‘lance corporal’ Thoidambou. One SLR, 7.62-mm rifles along with 126 live rounds and one AK 47 rifle with 84 live rounds, three improvised explosive devices, mobile phones and some cash are recovered from their possession.
The NSCN-IM said in a statement, "The NSCN/GPRN has nothing to do with the Indian elections and hence any provisions/clauses that contained in the mutually agreed ceasefire ground rules cannot be held in abeyance due to conduct of Indian elections…… therefore shall not have any overriding effect on the ceasefire ground rules by the code of conduct issued by the ECI."
March 15: An internecine clash between cadres of the NSCN-IM and the rival NSCN-K faction occurs at Sungha village near Bhandari area in the Wokha District.
March 13: Two NSCN-IM militants and a cadre of the rival NSCN-K are killed in two separate factional clashes of Tirap District in Arunachal Pradesh. The report added that the ULFA and the NSCN-K are holding joint training sessions in the hilly interiors of Tirap District to win the "turf war" over the NSCN-IM.
March 9: Three women are wounded in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion at a paddy filed in Shikavi village near the NSCN-IM’s camp Hebron in Dimapur. They are identified as Toheli, Yesheli and Boholi. Meanwhile, the NSCN-K accuses the NSCN-IM of planting the explosive.
March 8: The NSCN-K refutes the NSCN-IM’s allegation that its cadres had opened fire on rival cadres at Khukiye-Lukhai village under Sumi region on March 5.
March 6: Assam Rifles arrest a NSCN-IM cadre along with one 7.65 pistol, 16 rounds, three mobile sets, some cash amount and incriminating documents from Singrijan in Dimapur.
A NSCN-IM cadre, while traveling in a vehicle along with one .22 pistol and six live rounds, is arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel in Tuensang.
The NSCN-IM says that the enforcement of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) by the Security Forces and the State Government machinery was violating the agreed cease-fire ground rules.
March 4: The Cease Fire Monitoring Group (CFMG) meeting between the representatives of the Union Government and NSCN-IM is held at Chumukedima Police complex in the Dimapur District. The CFMG Chairman, Lieutenant General (Retd) Mandhata Singh, asks the cadres of both the NSCN factions to move to their designated camps within one month with effect from March 4.
March 3: The NSCN-IM while reiterating its earlier statement of awarding ‘appropriate punishment’ to the culprits involved in the murder of Dr. Th Kishan, the Sub-Divisional Officer of Kasom Khullen, and his two associates, has also accused the then Deputy Commissioner of Ukhrul, Pankaj Kumar Pal, and some elements of the NSCN-IM for ‘establishing notoriety’ and stated that the murder of the three Government officials has become more complex with new evidences coming to light.
February 25: People belonging to the Naga community in the Ukhrul District of Manipur join the campaign to punish the NSCN-IM militants involved in the killing of Sub-Divisional officer Thingnam Kishan and his two subordinate staff, by holding a protest rally in the District headquarters.
February 23: The Manipur Government asks the cease-fire monitoring cell in Dimapur of Nagaland and the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to hand over the NSCN-IM militants involved in the abduction and killing of three officials to the State Government for trial.
February 22: Naga Army, armed wing of the NSCN-IM, confesses that one of its 'commanding officers', identified as ‘lieutenant colonel’ H. Ningshen, was the mastermind in the killing of three Manipur Government officials in the Ukhrul District.
February 21: SFs rescue three abducted Manipur Government employees from a forest at Tolloi in the Ukhrul District. They are identified as Ramsing Tangkhul, Ramthing Tangkhul and Kh. Zimik. They were abducted along with Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO), Thingnam Kishan, his driver Aribam Rajen Sharma and chainman Yumnam Token, by the NSCN-IM militants from Ukhrul on February 13. The dead bodies of the SDO and his two subordinates were later reportedly recovered from Taphou area in the Senapati District on February 17.
February 20: Romita Devi, wife of the slain officer Thinam Kishan, says at a joint meeting of the Apunba Lup (an umbrella body of civil society groups) and Joint Action Committee at Yumnam Leikai in the Imphal West District that her husband was killed by the NSCN-IM with connivance of the Deputy Commissioner of Ukhrul District in Manipur.
February 18: Four militants are killed and three others wounded in a clash between cadres of the NSCN-IM and combined cadres of the PREPAK and Naga National Council at Thanagong village under Nungba Sub-Division of Tamenglong District in Manipur. The slain and wounded militants belong to the combined PREPAK and NNC outfits. Telegraph reports that Khoupum is a stronghold of the NSCN-IM.
The United Committee, Manipur (UCM) seeks intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the abduction of six Government officials and subsequent selective killing of three of them, including one Thingnam Kisham, by militants. Kisham is the Sub-Divisional Officer of Kasom Khullen in the Senapati District.
February 17: After 20 days of investigation, the Nagaland Police revealed that a trader belonging to Kohima, identified as Atovi Yepthomi, was killed by a NSCN-IM militant, ‘second lieutenant’ Shevuto Zhimo, in Dimapur on January 25. However, Zhimo could not be arrested since he is taking shelter at camp Hebron in Dimapur. While the Nagaland Police has informed members of the Cease Fire Monitoring Cell in the NSCN-IM about the involvement of their cadre in the killing, the outfit has not responded so far.
February 7: February 7: Two NNC cadres, M. Sinoi Poh and M. Jopoah, are killed by the NSCN-IM militants in an internecine clash between Somra and Tusom villages in the Dimapur District. However, the NNC claimed that the victims are not its cadres and they are civilians.
Police arrest seven persons, including a NSCN-IM militant, for possessing arms and ammunition at Lotha colony area in Dimapur town. One M-20 pistol with seven rounds, a .9-mm pistol with four rounds, a .32 pistol with five rounds, three knives and seven cellular phones are recovered from their possession. While three of them are released on a personal recognizance bond, four others, including the NSCN-IM cadre, are booked under the Arms Act. The NSCN-IM cadre is from Manipur’s Chandel District and other three are from Agartala in Tripura, Muzaffarpur in Bihar and Tinsukia in Assam.
February 4: Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh says that since Manipur Government was not party to the cease-fire signed between the Union Government and NSCN-IM, cease-fire ground rules should not be enforced in Manipur and no designated camps of the militant group would be allowed within its jurisdiction.
February 3: Three suspected cadres of the Manipur-based PLA, including a woman, are arrested by the Border Security (BSF) personnel while attempting to exfiltrate into Bangladesh through an area of the Beltoli Border Outpost (BOP) near Icchamati in the East Khasi Hills District. They are identified as Mema and her son Vinod, residents of Imphal in Manipur, and Narayan Singh of Bangladesh’s Sunamganj District. Some documents are recovered from their possession. They reveal that Mema’s husband, Y. Babu Thambi, was imparting training to cadres at the PLA training camp in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. The mother and son had left Manipur in the night of February 2 for Shillong and then went near the international border where Narayan Singh was waiting for them to guide them across the border to the PLA camp. The report adds that the BSF arrested 16 Bangladeshi nationals, one cadre each of the MULTA and NSCN-IM, 22 Indian nationals attempting to cross the border, besides seizing contraband items worth INR 44 million, fake Indian currency with face value of INR 70,450.
The NSCN–IM accepts the safe passage offered by the Assam Rifles at Siroy village in the Ukhrul District. The outfit says that its armed wing, the Naga Army of Kiusumong Battalion, vacated its camp after holding it for more than 15 days defending its stand that it is not on the wrong side of the cease-fire ground rules. "Thus, the stand-off for 14 days after the Naga Army stood their ground. To send the message across that political negotiation is the only road to solution and not arm confrontation the civil societies jumped into the fray but by organizing a peaceful protest rally both on the spot at Siroy and Ukhrul town. The women were at the forefront, and students took turn to join the sit-in protest," the outfit added. Meanwhile, people belonging to the Naga community in Manipur started an agitation demanding extension of the cease-fire between the NSCN-IM and Union Government in all Naga areas including Manipur.
January 31: The Assam Rifles in a press release states that it gave adequate opportunities to the NSCN-IM cadres to vacate Siroy village of Ukhrul District in Manipur, despite their belligerent stance to continue keeping their armed cadres in that area.
January 30: Manipur Government submits a written missive to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram categorically stating that there can be no question of any designated camp of the NSCN-IM in Manipur. The minutes of the missive was drafted after the January 29 meeting of the Unified Command.
January 29: A meeting of the Unified Command is held on the issue of stand off between Assam Rifles and NSCN-IM at Siroi in the Ukhrul District.
January 28: Two NSCN-IM cadres are arrested by the SFs near Iron Bridge at Kukidolong. 50 rounds of ammunition of .303 rifle and uniforms are recovered from their possession. Later, the same troops arrested four NSCN-K cadres while moving from Kohima to Dimapur in a vehicle. Three 9-mm pistol and 32 live rounds and four cell phones are recovered from their possession.
The NSCN-IM said that its objective is to open a camp at Siroy of Ukhrul District in Manipur.
January 27: The Assam Rifles rejected a demand by the NSCN-IM to be allowed to move from Siroy in the Ukhrul District of Manipur to another village and not to a designated camp.
January 22: Six NSCN-IM cadres, detained in the NSCN-K designated camp at Khehoi in the Dimapur District since December 18, 2008, are released unconditionally. Meanwhile, the NSCN-K announces that its "deputy finance secretary", Heyito Lala, was captured by the NSCN-IM cadres near Walford Colony.
January 22: Sangai Express reports that Assam Rifles personnel have laid siege across a NSCN-IM camp at Siroy in the Ukhrul District of Manipur since January 18 after they came across the same. Though the NSCN-IM cadres were asked to vacate their camp, they failed to do so.
January 13: A NSCN-K cadre is killed and a civilian injured in an encounter with Assam Police at Lahorijan Market in the Karbi Anglong District, near the Assam-Nagaland border. The slain militant is identified as one Honato Sumi from Suruhoto range. He is a former cadre of the NSCN-IM. A .32 pistol, eight empty cases and one live round of ammunition are recovered from the encounter site.
January 11: The two-day long stand off between the Assam Rifles (AR) and NSCN-IM ends when the Cease-fire Monitoring Group Chairman, Lieutenant General Mandhata Singh, asks the AR personnel to return to their bases. The stand off ensues after around 50 AR personnel enter the Camp Hebron at Dimapur a day earlier.
January 10: A NSCN-IM cadre is wounded when the pistol of another cadre is accidentally triggered during 'interrogation' of some youths captured by the militants for their alleged involvement in extortion of money in Kohima.
January 8: The NSCN-IM militants abduct six Assam Rifles personnel, including Captain Shapam Momo, along with their arms and ammunition at Zhamai in the Phek District. They are reportedly kept in confinement at a nearby NSCN-IM designated camp in Kopamedzu.
The NSCN-IM militants abduct six Assam Rifles personnel, including Captain Shapam Momo, along with their arms and ammunition at Zhamai in the Phek District. They were reportedly kept in the confinement at a nearby NSCN-IM designated camp in Kopamedzu before subsequently being released.
January 6: The NSCN-IM claims to have captured several persons, including rival NSCN-K cadres, for their alleged involvement in extortion and abduction in and around Dimapur. Of those arrested, the outfit 'released' 12 persons on the same day.
January 5: The Assam Home Department said that the State Government had pointed out to Union Government that several outfits, including ULFA, AANLA and Black BW, were taking refuge in the camps of NSCN-IM and NSCN-K in the neighbouring State of Nagaland. While some senior ULFA cadres were carrying out their activities from NSCN-K camps, militants belonging to the other two outfits were being hosted by the NSCN-IM in its camps. "However, given that the government is in a ceasefire with the two Naga outfits, it is Delhi's responsibility to ensure that their camps are not misused," a source said.
January 2: 15 empty gas tankers on the way to Assam to collect cooking gas are turned back by some persons claiming to be NSCN-IM cadres at Maram in the Senapati District. However, the Chairman of the Cease-fire Monitoring Group (CFMG) General Mandhita while speaking to Manipur Government officials denies the involvement of the NSCN-IM in levying 'tax' of INR 1.5 million from the Sekmai Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Bottling Plant as well as LPG distributors.
December 26: Manipur Government is to approach the Cease-fire Monitoring Cell to break the impasse caused by the ‘imposition of godown tax’ on LPG stockists by the NSCN-IM and the subsequent refusal of the tankers to procure gas from Assam.
December 22: The Manipur unit of the Assam Oil Corporation Contractual Labour Union at Sekmai in the Imphal West District said due to threats from the NSCN-IM, the bulk of LPG tankers had suspended services from December 10. The filling of cylinders also stopped with effect from December 16, not only triggering a cooking gas scarcity but also depriving the labourers of their daily earnings. "We are feeding our families by working here. As we do not have any work after the NSCN (I-M) threat, our families may face starvation," the labourers say. "We appeal to the Government in Imphal and Delhi to intervene and solve the impasse so that we can resume work," the president of the Imphal chapter of the Assam Oil Corporation Contractual Labour Union, S. Joy Singh, and its general secretary Y. Indrajit Singh said in a joint statement.
December 11: Nagaland Post reports that the NSCN-K alleges that its khapur (tax collector), Theja Kent Rengma, is killed by the rival NSCN-IM militants at Tsosinyu village in the Kohima District.
December 4: Telegraph quoting the NSCN-IM sources reports that peace talks between the Union Government and the outfit, which was supposed to be held in Hague, would instead take place in Amsterdam, capital of Netherlands, from December 7 to 9.
December 3: Shillong Times quoting police source reports that the ANVC is carrying out an extortion drive with support from the NSCN-IM in the coal belt areas of West Khasi Hills and East Garo Hills in Meghalaya. According to police sources, the activities of ANVC and NSCN-IM are at their peak during the winter season as this is the period when a large quantity of coal is exported to Bangladesh resulting in a huge business transaction. "The ANVC and NSCN (IM) equally share the extorted amount," police sources state.
December 2: Thoubal District police in Manipur arrested one NSCN-IM cadre, Tantanga Korouphu Yaima Maring alias Korungkhul, from Wangjing Bazar in Manipur.
December 1: Nagaland Post reports that at least 14 youths were abducted by the NSCN-IM cadres from the Ninu village under Wakka circle of Tirap district in Arunachal Pradesh in November 2008, as part of its ongoing recruitment drive. The report adds that a local man of Ninu village, suspected to be a NSCN-IM cadre, had recruited 16 youths from the village, besides two from Longsom area, three from Bera area and one from Konsa area in the district, with a target to recruit 50 youths from Khonsa, Longding and Kanubari circles. However, the report mentions that the district administration was not sure whether the youths were abducted or they voluntarily joined the outfit. Meanwhile, the NSCN-IM militants also engage in extortion by employing local persons in the area.
A former NSCN-IM cadre, Vikashe Zhimo, is shot at and wounded by two unidentified militants at Notun Basti junction in Dimapur. Police recover three live rounds and one fired bullet of M20 pistol from the incident site.
The NSCN-IM cadres are compelled by the SF and district administration to vacate the civilian populated area at Seithekima near Patkai Christian College in the Dimapur.
November 29: Assam Rifles personnel detect presence of armed cadres of the NSCN-IM at Seithekima near Patkai Christian College in the Dimapur district. Subsequently, a stand off between security force (SF) personnel and NSCN-IM cadres ensues when the latter are asked to vacate the civilian populated areas.
November 23: Meghalaya Police said that the newly formed militant outfits, the Atong Liberation Army (ALA) in South Garo Hills, and Achik National Security Defence (ANSD) in West Khasi Hills, are being used by the NSCN-IM and ANVC for carrying out an extortion drive in coal belt areas. Police sources said the ALA and ANSD were extorting money from coal-laden trucks and coal exporters in West Khasi Hills and South Garo Hills. "We have already started our operations to destroy these two militant outfits before they could manage to make their presence felt in the State," sources said.
November 21: Telegraph reports that the Northeast-based insurgent groups smuggled huge quantities of sophisticated arms and ammunition across the India-Myanmar border in October 2008. The NSCN-K displayed M-series rifles, AK-47 rifles, rocket launchers, RPGs and other ammunition at Zunheboto in Nagaland on October 26 and even issued a press release to that effect. Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) sources said there were more than 30 AK-47 rifles, about 40 M-Series rifles and 200 grenades. Intelligence reports said nearly 100 cadres, led by one Niki Sumi of the Khaplang group, transported the contraband to Nagaland with the help of Meitei outfits in Manipur. The NSCN-IM is also reported to be in touch with Thai arms smugglers who get arms and ammunition transported through the India-Myanmar border with the help of local agents.
November 13: Two NSCN-IM cadres, Pebam Brojen alias Jemson Singh and his associate Lisam Robindro alias Inao Singh, are arrested by the Imphal East district police commandoes from Andro Parking in Manipur. During their interrogation, Pebam confesses that he joined the NSCN-IM in the month of August 2008. Both the arrested cadres say that they provided shelter to the NSCN-IM cadres and also engaged in transportation of arms and ammunition for the outfit.
November 13: A timber trader from Manipur, Chongtham Sanjoy alias Dada, is assaulted severely by some armed persons identifying themselves as NSCN-IM cadres at Dimapur, in connection with a monetary demand of INR 10, 5000.
November 10: The Dimapur district police arrest two NSCN-IM cadres near central jail junction for trying to threaten some under training India Reserve Battalion personnel. They are identified as ‘lieutenant’ Neibulie Sophie and ‘corporal’ Mungo Chang. Police recover one country made .38 pistol with 11 live rounds, mobile handset and INR 695 from their possession.
November 4: Four NSCN-K cadres have defected to the NSCN-IM camp in the Mokokchung district. A declaration to this effect is made by the NSCN-IM.
October 31: Two NSCN-IM cadres, Akato Sumi and Hureya Sumi, are arrested by the India Reserve Battalion personnel during a search operation at Railway Bazaar in Dimapur. An m.20 pistol, one country made 7.65 pistol, two magazines, 29 live rounds, a mobile hand set and INR 6485 are recovered from their possession.
October 25: A NSCN-K cadre, identified as self-styled 'private' Hopeto Sumi, is killed by the rival NSCN-IM militants at Phaiphijang Colony in Dimapur.
October 19: The dead body of a NSCN-K militant, identified as ‘corporal’ Khriebu Pochury, is recovered from an unspecified place in Kohima. Khriebu was reportedly abducted by the rival NSCN-IM militants from Electrical colony in Kohima on October 17 and was later shot dead. Meanwhile, the NSCN-K says that the NSCN-IM on October 17 were also trying to abduct Vikuto Rengma, ‘chairman’ of Rengma region of the NSCN-K at taxi stand in Kohima, but their abduction attempt was foiled by the intervention of India Reserve Battalion personnel.
October 15: Telegraph reports that the peace talks between the Union Government and the NSCN-IM will be held at Hague in the Netherlands. Samson Jojo, the ‘chief principal secretary’ of the GPRN, political wing of the NSCN-IM, says the talks will take place in the last week of October 2008. The report adds that nearly 60 rounds of talks were held between the Union Government and the NSCN-IM both within and outside the country.
October 12: Two NSCN-IM militants are shot dead by their own cadres at Mahur town near Haflong of North Cachar Hills district in Assam. The latter had joined the NSCN-IM after defecting from the rival NSCN-K faction. The slain militants are identified as "Captain" Chinaochung Chamroy, son of Changkhareng of Halang village and "Sgt Major" Ngachanreithingpam of Phatang village, both hailing from Ukhrul district of Manipur.
October 11: A NSCN-K cadre, Nekavi Chishi, is shot dead by the rival NSCN-IM militants at Diphupar village in the Dimapur district. Two empty shells of M 20 and a motorcycle are recovered from the incident site. According to police sources, Nekavi defected from the NSCN-IM.
October 3: Sentinel quoting intelligence source reports that the Manipur based PULF planned to carry out subversive activities at Silchar and Karimganj in Assam during the Durga Puja (Hindu Festival). The report adds that at least four cadres of the outfit recently visited Dimapur in Nagaland for procuring IEDs from the NSCN-IM.
October 1: A NSCN-M cadre, Keduokholie Mere, is abducted by unidentified militants from his residence at Chandmari colony in Kohima and later shot dead at Aradura hill. Police also recover one empty shell of 9-mm pistol from the incident site.
September 28: The NSCN-IM says that its leaders met Maharashtra Governor Dr S.C.Jamir in New Delhi through the initiatives of the Ao Senden (apex Ao Naga tribal council).
September 26: One NSCN-IM cadre, identified as ‘Lt’ Starling, is shot dead by unidentified militants outside a photocopy shop opposite Chishi Complex in Circular Road in Dimapur. Police later recovered three empty cases of 9-mm and a vehicle belonging to the slain militant from the incident side.
September 24: A factional clash between the NSCN-IM and the rival NSCN-K militants occurs at 4th Mile near Diphupar ‘A’ gate along the National Highway-39 in Dimapur. Police recover nine empty cases of AK-47 from the incident site.
September 24: A confrontation between India Reserve Battalion (IRB) personnel and NSCN-IM cadres occurs at New NST area in capital Kohima. According to police sources, the confrontation ensues following the refusal of the NSCN-IM militants to vacate the civilian area.
September 23: One NSCN-IM militant, identified as Moatoshi, is shot dead by unidentified gunmen at Rail Bazaar road near a petrol pump opposite Dimapur Railway Station. Police recover three empty cases of .32 and two empty cases of AK Rifle from the incident site and one pistol with three live rounds, full magazine, two mobile hand sets and Rs.13, 350 from the possession of the slain militant.
September 23: The village heads of Nagaland decide to stop collecting "taxes" for the NSCN factions, a "duty" they have been discharging for over four decades. The ostensible reason for the resolution was to protest the outfits’ failure to understand their "good deeds".
September 22: A barber, identified as Arjun Thakur, is injured at 4th Mile near the cease-fire monitoring cell office when suspected NSCN-K militants open fire on some NSCN-IM cadres having haircuts inside a saloon. However, the NSCN-IM cadres manage to escape unharmed.
September 20: Two NSCN-IM militants are killed at Chaiding between Dhansiri and Rangapahar of Karbi Anglong district in Assam. Fifteen people, including these two NSCN-IM cadres, die and around 40 fall seriously ill after inhaling a poisonous gas while pilfering crude oil from a goods train. The incident takes place between Dimapur in Nagaland and Diphu railway stations in a dense forest along the Assam-Nagaland border.
September 19: The United Naga People’s Council outfit claims that a NCSN-IM cadre, K. Chawang, was killed by the outfit at Chingmeirong in the Imphal East district. The outfit also alleges that Chawang was a security informer.
September 18: A NSCN-K cadre is killed by the rival NSCN-IM militants during a factional clash at Forest Colony in Namsa of Mon district. The slain cadre is identified as ‘pvt.’ Omwang of Chingphoi village. The report adds that the NSCN-IM attacked a temporary camp of the NSCN-K resulting in the exchange of fire between the rival cadres.
September 17: The Mokokchung district police recover the dead body of a NSCN-K cadre, Imdongsungba, from a place along the Tuensang Road. Police says he is shot by the rival NSCN-IM. Police also recover ‘NSCN/GPRN’ tax collection booklet of Ao region from the slain cadre.
September 15: The NSCN-IM militants kill one NSCN-K cadre, identified as Japheth Rengma, after abducting him from Paramedical area in the Kohima district. Police recover a 7.65-mm pistol, three live round ammunitions and one empty shell from the incident site.
September 15: Two NNC cadres, earlier captured by the NSCN-IM militants for allegedly collecting ‘taxes’ in the Zeliangrong region of Tamenglong district, are released.
September 9 and 10: The leaders of the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K meet at the Akuvuto Baptist Mission Centre near Dimapur under the aegis of the Church-led Forum for Naga Reconciliation. They agree to work out the modalities for the merger by September 25. Besides the two NSCN factions, representatives of the NSCN-U and Naga National Council are also present in the meeting.
September 3: Nagaland Police arrest two NSCN-IM militants, identified as ‘lieutenant’ Among Pochury and ‘sergeant’ Anito Sumi, during a search operation at Hotel De Oriental Dream in Dimapur. Police recover one AK-56 assault rifle, three AK-56 magazine, 128 live rounds of AK ammunition one locally made pistol, two pistol magazines, one Chinese live grenade and two cellular phones from their possession.
September 2: One NSCN-K cadre, ‘sgt maj’ Aghato alias Ghotovi, is injured by the rival NSCN-IM militants during a factional clash at 3rd Mile in Dimapur.
August 29: The Arunachal Pradesh Police arrest four persons, including a ‘major’ of the NSCN-IM for running an extortion racket in the capital Itanagar. They are identified as Nokngam Wangsa, the NSCN-IM ‘major’, Wangnam Nokte, a former Assam Regiment trooper, Janlung Wangpan and Oyar Panor, a peon at the civil secretariat in Itanagar. Panor, a local resident, used to act as a linkman in the extortion racket. Police also recover INR 110000 from Nokte, besides two mobile phone sets. Wangsa has contacted Panor, who accompanied him to the house of a former Minister, on August 27 and August 28, 2008 and demanded money.
August 30: Around 30 NSCN-IM militants attacked a combined force of the NSCN-K and Black Widow (BW) militants between Jalukie and Phaijaing in the Peren district. While the NSCN-IM sources said there was no casualty on their side, the rival group’s senior functionary, Singson Kuki, said two NSCN-IM cadres were injured. Police confirmed that there are no casualties.
August 27: One NSCN-IM militant, ‘s/s sergeant major’ Thomas Poumai, is shot dead by unidentified militants at Lower Lerie colony in Kohima. Police recovered five empty cases of 9-mm pistol from the incident site. Meanwhile, the NSCN-IM accused the NSCN-K of killing Thomas.
August 25: One NSCN-IM cadre, identified as ‘2nd Lt’ Moatoshi’, is shot dead by unidentified militants at Rail Bazaar road in Dimapur. The NSCN-IM accused its rival NSCN-K for the killing.
August 22: A NSCN-IM camp inside the Chingdol forest under Umrangsu block in the North Cachar Hills district is destroyed by the rival Black Widow (BW) militants. The report adds that the two outfits had developed enmity after the NSCN-IM cadres allegedly informed the Army about the whereabouts of the BW’s spokesman Phaiphrang Dimasa, leading to his arrest.
August 20: An Army convoy is attacked during crossfire between the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K at Khermahal area in Dimapur.
Police arrested one NSCN-K cadre, ‘2nd Lt’ Akato Yepthomi, during a search operation at Kalibari junction. One M20 pistol with 16 live rounds, two magazines and a mobile phone are recovered from his possession. Police said Akato had earlier defected from the NSCN-IM.
August 18: One NSCN-IM militant, ‘capt’ David Tangkhul, is killed buy unidentified militants at his residence near Razhu Point in Kohima.
One NSCN-IM militant, ‘capt’ Ashun Tangkhul, is abducted from a bus at Jotsoma in Kohima when he is on his way to Dimapur.
August 8: One NSCN-IM militant, 'major' Ningtam Tangkhul, is shot dead by unidentified militants at Jalukie town in the Peren district.
August 1: One NSCN-U cadre, Vikheto Achumi, is killed during a factional clash with the rival NSCN-IM militants at a farm land between Kuhuboto town and Vihokhu village in the Dimapur district.
July 29: Two NSCN-IM cadres are killed while one from the NSCN-K and two civilians are injured in separate factional clashes in Dimapur.
July 27: One NSCN-K cadre, Vitoshe Sumi, and a civilian, Hunato Sumi, are abducted from Bor Lingri and later shot dead at Signal Angami by the rival NSCN-IM militants.
July 26: One trader, Sandeep, is killed by suspected militants in Dimapur. The NSCN-U alleged that he was killed by five NSCN-IM cadres.
July 23: The Diphupar police recover the dead body of a person, Raju Mandal, near Sugar Mill village at 5th Mile in Dimapur. The NSCN-IM alleges that Raju, a son-in-law of its leader Vikheshe, is shot dead by the rival NSCN-U.
July 21: The Dimapur district police recover the dead body of a NSCN-IM cadre, Hokheshe Kinimi, from the Burma Camp area. Police also recover four empty cases of 9-mm from the incident site. According to unconfirmed reports, Hokheshe has recently defected from the rival NSCN-K.
July 17: The Shepoumaramth region of the NSCN-IM ‘decrees’ that hencforth no contractors or agencies in the valley area would be allowed to take any work order in the hill areas of Senapati district while contractors or agencies in the hill areas should not seek any work order in the valley area.
At least 35 cadres desert the NSCN-K and later join the rival NSCN-IM group.
July 16: A. Z. Jami, who recently deserted the NSCN-K, joins the rival NSCN-IM group along with ten others from the Lotha region.
July 15: The NSCN-IM asks all public leaders and civil society groups to restrain from keeping personal guards with arms on the "pretext of security matter." "In the event of any undesirable/unwanted incident taking place out of non-compliance of the government directive, the concern person shall be solely held responsible," said a press release issued by the outfit.
July 14: One NSCN-IM militant, R.V. Sahrünü, is abducted and later shot dead by the NSCN-K militants near SKV petrol pump area in Kohima. Sahrünü’s nephew was also abducted with him.
Dimapur district police recovered the dead body of a NSCN-K militant, Hotovi Yeptho, who was shot dead by the rival faction.
July 13: Assam Rifles arrest one NSCN-IM cadre, Aphong Tangkhul, while moving from Patkai Bridge towards Seithekima village ‘C’. One .32-mm pistol and six rounds of live ammunition are recovered from him.
The Union Labour and Employment Minister Oscar Fernandes said that the NSCN-IM has met senior Government functionaries at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and is "inching towards accepting the Indian constitution." "Top leaders of the NSCN-IM (National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah) recently met the Home Minister Shivraj Patil and top officials of the PMO," the Minister said. "Yes, I have been meeting them regularly and have had several rounds of successful discussions. I can say with some degree of confidence (that) they are inching towards accepting the Indian constitution," Fernandes stated.
July 11: One civilian is killed when NSCN-IM militants attacked hideouts of the NSCN-K at Lhotovi village in the Dimapur district.
At least 10 armed NSCN-IM cadres clash with the rival NSCN-K group at Khuhuboto in the Dimapur district.
July 10: One NSCN-K cadre, Wangkam Konyak, was abducted by five NSCN-IM militants from his residence at Thilixu New and later shot dead near Daeshin Academy School at Diphupar ‘B’ village. His dead body is recovered later from the same area.
Police recovered the dead body of a NSCN-IM militant, D.T. Haokip, earlier abducted and subsequently killed, from the Nagarjan area.
Police recover the dead body of a former NSCN-IM militant, H.Yarkao alias Felix, from a temple near the railway tracks.
One former NSCN-IM cadre, A.S. Yungam, is abducted by the NSCN-K cadres from PR Hill and later shot dead at New Market in the capital Kohima.
July 9: Two NSCN-K cadres, Khuzheto and Hokiye Yeptho, are abducted and later shot dead by the rival NSCN-IM militants at Diphupar village in the Dimapur district. Meanwhile, the NSCN-K sources claimed that three NSCN-IM cadres were also killed in the clash.
July 5: One NSCN-K militant and a civilian are killed in an attack by the NSCN-IM cadres near Dimapur. According to NSCN-K sources, heavily-armed NSCN-IM cadres attacked its hideout at Hetoi village in Dimapur district and following an exchange of fire a civilian is killed.
NSCN-IM blames the Khaplang faction for the rise in extortion and abduction activities and says that it is determined to flush out the NSCN-K cadres from the area and will not allow any designated camp of its rival group in the Dimapur district.
July 3: The NSCN-IM said that one Zonal Educational Officer, C. B. Poudyal, was abducted by the NSCN-K militants from his residence of Senapati district in Manipur. A demand note of INR 20, 00000 as ransom was sent to the family members in the name of Khaplang group.
July 1: Nine NCSN-K cadres and one cadre of the NNC defect to the NSCN-IM. A welcome ceremony on their joining the outfit with arms and ammunition is held at an unspecified place in the Tamenglong district.
June 26 : Seven NSCN-U militants are killed when their main camp located at Vihokhu is overrun by the rival NSCN-IM militants. All the leaders of the NSCN-U camping at Vihokhu have reportedly fled and over 45 vehicles belonging to the militants of the camp have also been burnt down completely.
June 25: One NSCN-IM cadre, Venda Shan, is shot dead by the NSCN-U cadres at Tsetungse village near Dimapur.
June 24: Around 32 militants belonging to the ULFA, NSCN-IM and NSCN-K surrender before the Army at Mariani in the Jorhat district of Assam. Of the 32 surrendered militants, 26 belong to the ULFA, four belong to the NSCN-IM and two are from the NSCN-K.
June 23 : One NSCN-IM cadre, Tsengpeng, is killed during a factional clash with the NSCN-U militants in Dimapur.
June 21 : Telegraph reports that the Naga Reconciliation Forum, headed by Baptist clergyman Wati Aier, Baptist World Alliance and UK-based Quaker group, will organise the second round of reconciliation meeting of the Naga factions, mass-based Naga organisations and tribal Hohos at Chiang Mai in Thailand sometime next week. The Baptist Church had also organised a similar meeting in Atlanta, USA, in 1997, which was boycotted by NSCN-IM top leadership. Some of the former Naga insurgent leaders and NSCN-IM chairman, Isak Chishi Swu, are expected to attend the Chiang Mai meeting. An unmanned leader of the NSCN-K, however, says that he does not have any information on whether his outfit is sending anyone to the meeting. The NNC, headed by Adinno Phizo, has refused to participate in the meeting.
June 19 : Assam Rifles arrested four NSCN-IM cadres while travelling in a vehicle from Dimapur towards Ukhrul along Piphema road under Medziphema police station. One AK-47 rifle, two 9-mm pistols, one 7.62-mm pistol, one 12 Bore rifle, one Chinese grenade, assorted ammunition, explosives and radio sets are recovered from them. The two NSCN-IM cadres are released after producing valid identity cards, while two others along with recovered weapons are handed over to police.
June 18 : Army arrested the ‘publicity secretary’ of the Black Widow (BW), identified as Paiprang Dimasa, and a NSCN-IM militant from a hotel in Dimapur. While Paiprang is handed over to police, the NSCN-IM militant is released.
June 10: One 'sergeant major' of the NSCN-IM is killed by the rival NSCN-U militants at Tseminyu town in the Kohima district.
June 9: The NSCN-IM states that the residence of a woman, Marthar, was set ablaze by the NSCN-U militants at Burma Camp in Dimapur.
June 7: One NSCN-IM militant, identified as ‘captain’ Avito, is killed by the rival NSCN-U militants at Super Market area in Dimapur.
June 6: Armed cadres of NSCN-IM and NSCN-U are evicted from the civilian areas, when the Dimapur District Co-ordination Group assisted by around 800 armed police, India Reserve Battalions and Assam Rifles personnel conduct a thirteen-hour ‘flush out’ exercise in different colonies of Dimapur town and also in the nearby villages.
June 4: At least 15 cadres of the NSCN-IM and NSCN-U are killed in separate factional clashes in and around Dimapur. Meanwhile, the NSCN-IM says that following the clash people set ablaze the residence of one NSCN-IM ‘lieutenant col’, Elijah, at Purana Bazar in Dimapur.
June 3: At least four NSCN-IM militants desert the Camp Hebron in Dimapur and joined the rival NSCN-K in the Zeliangrong region. They are identified as ‘2nd Lt.’ Akishe, ‘Sgt. Maj.’ Tukam, ‘Sgt.’ Injang and ‘Cpl’ Alex. They also bring one sniper rifle with three magazines, one AK 56 rifle with one magazine, one SLR with two magazines and two .303 rifles with two magazines.
The NSCN-IM says that the Union Government and the "NSCN" never agreed to work out a solution within the parameter of the Constitution of India.
June 2: Unidentified militants abduct and later shoot dead two persons at East Block in Dimapur. The slain persons are identified as ‘2nd Lt.’ Supongnungsang Longchar of the NSCN-IM and his driver Jyoti Joshi.
May 31: Intelligence sources indicated that seven former Naga insurgents, who deserted the NSCN–IM and NSCN-K, continued to maintain links with the HNLC and LAEF to extort money from coal exporters and other traders in the coal belts of West Khasi Hills and Garo Hills. "The Naga men normally go back to their State after collecting huge amount of money through extortion in Meghalaya," the sources said. Intelligence sources also stated that former NSCN cadres involved in extortion in Meghalaya were planning to form a new militant outfit that could be more powerful than the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K. Many coal exporters from and outside the State have incurred huge losses due to the ongoing extortion drive jointly launched by cadres of the NSCN, HNLC and LAEF. Militants’ threat is reported to have forced several coal exporters to leave the coal belt areas recently.
May 29: NSCN-IM militants assaulted some civilians, including a mother and school staff, at Pimla in Dimapur. Following the assault, the Aqahuto Sumi Totimi Hoho (apex body of Sumi Nagas, ASTH) served a deadline to the NSCN-IM ‘commander’ to tender an apology, failing which "the ASTH will march to Hebron camp for the justification."
May 28 One NSCN-K militant, Zakaito Zhimomi, and a civilian, Vihugha Aomi, are abducted from Showuba village near Vihokhu camp in Dimapur and later shot dead by the NSCN-IM militants. Two other persons were also abducted by the NSCN-IM militants from the incident site. Police later recovered a burnt motorcycle from the same site.
A round of talks between the Union Government and NSCN-IM is held in New Delhi. The Government's interlocutor K. Padmanabhaiah and a NSCN-IM team led by ‘Brigadier’ Phungthing Shimrang participated in the dialogue. "Both parties are working out various ways to attain a satisfactory solution to the long standing Naga problem," said an unnamed NSCN-IM source. According to officials involved in the talks, the meeting was an immediate follow-up of a key meeting between the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and NSCN-IM ‘general secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah on May 22.
May 27: The NSCN-IM ‘chairman’ Isak Chisi Swu speaks to the NSCN-K ‘chairman’ S. S. Khaplang to accelerate the reconciliation and unification process between the Naga militant outfits.
May 24: One unidentified NSCN-IM militant is injured during a factional clash with cadres of its rival group at Mokokchung.
The residence of one NSCN-IM ‘captain’, identified as Shangreiso, is allegedly set ablaze by the NSCN-U cadres in Dimapur.
May 23: The NSCN-U says that Nagaland state is not Gaza Strip to rehabilitate "others". The outfit adds that the NSCN-IM ‘general secretary’ Th. Muivah's intent of "advocating communism and consequent annihilation of thousands of Nagas in the name of sovereignty thus far, is discovered to be nothing but a policy of rehabilitate deprived Nagas of Manipur in Nagaland State and that the economy of the Nagas of Nagaland has been drained into 'their' private coffers".
17 militants belonging to different outfits surrender before the security forces at Dinjan Army camp. 12 militants from ULFA, two from KLNLF, one from NDFB and two from NSCN-IM surrender along with over 13 pistols, two Burmese guns, one M-21 rifle and a large number of ammunition of pistols, rifles and AK series besides some magazines.
May 22: The NSCN-IM ‘appoints’ its senior leader, Kughalu Mulatonu, as an emissary to the Collective Leadership. The portfolio of ‘Chaplee (Finance) Ministry’ held by him is reallocated to V. Tuccu.
May 20: The ‘general secretary’ of the NSCN-IM, Thuingaleng Muivah, held discussions with the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in New Delhi.
May 19: The formation of a new militant outfit, United Naga People’s Council (UNPC), is formally declared before the media at an unspecified place in the Senapati district of Manipur. It reportedly consists of cadres of a splinter group of the NSCN-IM. The ‘president’ of the group, S.S. Max, mentions that its aims at restoring peaceful co-existence amongst the people living in both hills and valley and to safeguard territorial integrity and sovereignty of Manipur. He however adds that the new splinter group had no enmity with the ‘revolutionary movements’ waged by the NSCN-IM, NSCN-K and NNC. He says the outfit is led by two ‘colonels’, one ‘major’, two ‘captains’, two ‘full junior full lieutenants’, three ‘second lieutenants’ and 20 trained cadres of the NSCN-IM, who had defected in April 2008 and had formed the UNPC in the state on April 30.
May 16: At least 14 cadres of the NSCN-K and the NSCN-U are killed by the rival NSCN-IM militants during an internecine clash at Seithekema C village in the Dimapur district. Two civilians were later killed by the NSCN-IM militants when they opened fire on people who attacked the cease-fire monitoring cell of the outfit located in the same area.
May 14: An internecine clash between the NSCN-IM and the NCSCN-U is averted in areas surrounding Khehokhu, Hoito and Nihoto in the Dimapur district when the villagers asked the warring militants to vacate their villages. Schools in the areas were closed due to a fear psychosis.
May 12: An internecine clash between militants of the NSCN-IM and the NSCN-U occurs at ‘Tinali Teak Bagan’ between Xelhozhe and Seithekiema ‘A’ in the Dimapur district. Police said there were no reports of casualty on either side. However, the Gaon Bura (village head) of Old Showuba village, Lithrung, quoting an NSCN-U source said that one of its cadres was injured in the clash.
May 10: The NSCN-K kilonser (minister) Kughalu Mulatonu accuses the Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and Opposition Leader I. Imkong of funding the NSCN-IM with INR 15 crores and INR 5 crores respectively, just before the Assembly Elections in March 2008. Imkong, however, refuted the allegation. "I urge Mr Mulatonu to come out with facts and evidence to prove his allegations. This is not the first time he has tried to drag me into controversies," Imkong, the Congress party leader, said.
The Cease-Fire Supervisory Board (CFSB) asks the NSCN-K to shift its 'Unification' camp at Vihokhu in the Dimapur district to avoid further clashes with the NSCN-IM, since the camp is not a ‘Designated Camp’.The Chief Minister accuses the Centre of not being "sincere" in talks with the militant groups, and said that there was no clear direction from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs about what was the fate of talks with the NSCN-IM. "Definitely, the delay (in talks between NSCN-IM and Centre) is the cause of all the problems. It is getting multiplied. We want to see the sincerity of the Government of India and the underground groups to resolve it," Rio said in New Delhi after his meeting with the Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil.
May 8: Many offices of the Manipur Government under the Deputy Commissioner of Senapati district close down and some staff of other offices stop attending office following a ‘diktat’ from the NSCN-IM. Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Kesarwani and office staff reportedly received a ‘notice’ from the outfit asking to stop office works for not settling the issues between the Deputy Commissioner and the group.
Hundreds of people chase out the NSCN-IM and National NSCN-U militants engaged in a internecine clash at Diphupar in the Dimapur district.
May 6: The ‘general secretary’ of the NSCN-IM Thuingaleng Muivah said, "We doubt the government of India’s sincerity… We have been talking for 10 years now."
May 5: The ‘general secretary’ of the NSCN-IM Thuingaleng Muivah met the National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan in New Delhi. The NSCN-IM accuses the NSCN-U of carrying out an ethnic cleansing in Nagaland.
In separate incidents, two civilians, including a college student, and a NSCN-IM militant are shot dead by unidentified militants in Dimapur.
May 4: Two NSCN-U cadres, identified as ‘sgt. maj.’ Yanger Phom and ‘pvt’ Kavito Sema, are killed during an internecine clash between the NSCN-IM and NSCN-U at Merapani in the Wokha district.
One NSCN-IM militant, ‘lieutenant’ A. Pouken Zeliang, is shot dead by unidentified militants at Burma Camp area in Dimapur.
May 3: Telegraph reports that Isak Chishi Swu, ‘chairman’ of the NSCN-IM, invited Khole Konyak, ‘commander-in-chief’ of the NSCN-K, for talks at Bangkok in Thailand.
May 1: Two civilians and a NSCN-U cadre are killed during an internecine clash between the rival NSCN-IM and NSCN-U militants at Old Showuba village under Niuland sub-division in the Dimapur district.
April 30: One self-styled ‘colonel’ of the NSCN-IM, identified as L.Y. Shanga alias Yurthing, dies when a lethod bomb accidentally explodes in his hand at Camp Hebron in Dimapur. He was reportedly operating as the ‘commanding officer’ of the NSCN-IM’s ‘NP Battalion’ in the Tamenglong district of Manipur. Meanwhile, the NSCN-U alleges that Shanga was ‘executed’ at Camp Hebron on the suspicion of his attempt to defect to the NSCN-U.
One ‘deputy kilonser’ (minister), Nemalie Metha, and a ‘joint secretary’, Kahoi Chaplee, of the NSCN-IM are abducted by the rival NSCN-U from Dimapur.
April 26: Assam Tribune reports that the NDFB and NSCN-IM have been demanding money by serving notices on businessmen of Ratanpur, Jelisal, Kadamguri and Doyalpur along the Assam-Nagaland border since February 2008.
April 24: A factional clash between the NSCN-U and NSCN-IM is averted when people chased away cadres belonging to both the factions at Diphupar ‘B’ and Ikishe villages in the Dimapur district.
April 22: One NSCN-IM cadre, Panmei John alias Lanmei, is arrested from the Sangaiprou area of Imphal West district in Manipur. He confessed to having joined the outfit in October 2005 through one Akham Desuan. John was asked to collect money from different departments and the general public under the ‘command’ of Akham. One Chinese MPEG-4 TV mobile with Airtel SIM card and a fake identity card of the medical department are recovered from his possession.
Two NSCN-U militants, ‘capt’ Atovi and ‘sgt maj’ Pukheto, and two NSCN-IM militants, ‘pvt’ Thachan Tangkhul and Y. Tangkhul, are killed during an internecine clash between the two outfits at Tenyiphe-I near St. Joseph’s School along the road towards Khopanalla in Dimapur. Two unexploded grenades were recovered by police personnel from the incident site.
A clash between militants of the NSCN-U and NSCN-IM occured at Singrijan in the Dimapur district along the Assam-Nagaland border.
April 17: Two cadres of the NSCN-U, identified as ‘2nd Lt.’ Alex Sema and ‘Sgt. Maj.’ Sukuithong, and one from the rival NSCN-IM, identified as ‘Lt.’ Shondhar, are killed while another cadre from the NSCN-IM is abducted in three separate incidents of factional violence in Dimapur.
April 16: The Union Government and the NSCN-IM hold talks in New Delhi. The outfit’s ‘general secretary’, Thuingaleng Muivah, holds discussions with the head of the Group of Ministers, Oscar Fernandes, and Chief Interlocutor, K. Padmanabhaiah, on issues of a separate constitution for Nagalim (Greater Nagaland) and the formation of a new faction, the NSCN-U in November 2007. An official source says the Government might take strong action against the new outfit. The NSCN-U, which is not in a cease-fire with the Centre, is accused of moving around with arms in civilian areas and indulging in anti-social activity. More than 85 abductions for extortion allegedly took place in 2007.
April 15: A gun battle occurs between rival cadres of the NSCN-IM and the NSCN-K at Old Mandiu under Tousem sub-division of Tamenglong district in Manipur.
April 14: Three militants – two from the NSCN-K and one from the rival NSCN-IM – are killed in a factional clash. The incident occurred when armed NSCN-IM cadres ‘raided' a place near Tousem GHS in the Tamenglong district where some NSCN-K cadres were hiding. The slain NSCN-K militants are identified as Seilor of Tisimpuikam village in Nagaland and Duamthaolung of Theulam village in the Tamenglong district of Manipur. ‘Lance corporal’ Wangsili of NSCN-IM is also killed in the clash.
April 11: Militants of the NSCN-K shot dead Simreisang Tangkhul, a ‘sergeant major’ of the NSCN-IM, at Dikiuram area under Tamei sub-division in the Tamenglong district. Later, a group of five NSCN–IM militants shot dead three NSCN-K cadres in the Duivagailong area of same district. The slain militants were identified as ‘second lieutenant’ Daijuang Pamei, ‘privates’ Giangthamlung and Zachaiah.
April 5: One NSCN-IM cadre, identified as ‘ss sgt. major’ Taku Ao, is shot at and wounded by suspected militants of the rival NSCN-K near Fancy Market in Kohima town. Police in Kohima arrest three armed cadres of the NNC.
April 3: Two NSCN-IM militants, identified as 'captain' Wungreithan and 'sgt.' Peter, are abducted by the rival NSCN-U cadres from the New Market area in Dimapur. The abduction occurs after both the groups had released their rival cadres from their respective captivity through the initiative of the Reconciliation Forum on April 2.
One NSCN-IM militant, Njanphemo Lotha, is arrested by Assam Police during a search operation at Khatkhati area of Karbi Anglong district in Assam. Police recover one 9-mm pistol, some live cartridges and one vehicle from his possession.
March 31: 18 cadres belonging to various outfits, including 13 from the ULFA, three from the NDFB and one each from the Khaplang and Isak-Muivah factions of the NSCN, surrenders before Major General Jatinder Singh, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 2 Mountain Division at Dinjan Military Station in the Dibrugarh district.
March 30: One NSCN-IM militant, Ngachonmi Thangkhul alias Helper, is arrested from the Sanjenthong Mahabali area of Imphal East district in Manipur.
March 28: Two NSCN-IM leaders, Hangsing and Longshen, are abducted from their respective houses by the NSCN-U. Meanwhile, the NSCN-U alleges that four persons were abducted by the NSCN-IM on March 25 in Dimapur and one of them was tortured resulting in his death.
March 26: One KNA cadre, Alal Kuki, is killed in a gun-battle with the NSCN-IM militants at Chassad in the Ukhrul district of Manipur.
March 16: One top NSCN-K militant, Kivi Kips, secretary of the Lota and National Social Welfare, and 'Captain' Vikiye Zhimomi, have defected to the NSCN-IM. Kips said in a statement, "Though holding no grudge or ill feelings towards any individual…I have realized that I had gone astray working without knowing that K- group neither holds political background nor future." In a separate statement, Zhimomi said some "political leaders at State" had misguided him and forced him to join the K-group. Both Kips and Zhimomi said henceforth they would work for the "mainstream organization" under the collective leadership of Isak Chishi Swu and Muivah.
March 11: Two dead bodies are recovered by the police from Keinou Thonga in the Bishnupur district of Manipur. The UNLF claims that both were cadres of the outfit and were killed for deserting the outfit's camp with weapons and selling the same to the NSCN-IM.
March 5: One self-styled 'captain' of the NSCN-IM is arrested by the police in connection with an extortion case.
February 26: Two persons, Talisubo and Yangersenba, are shot dead in an incident of pre-poll violence at Tzudikong town in the Mokokchung district. While sources from the Nagaland Peoples Front (NPF) party at Tzüdikong claimed that the attackers who were supporters of Independent candidate T. Tali had attacked the house of the NPF candidate L. Temjen Jamir, the Kangtsung Reonsanger Putu Menden (KRPM) party, on the other hand, said the incident occurred when the NPF supporters attacked the supporters of the Independent candidate. According to the KRPM, the two were shot dead by one Sentisenba, a NSCN-IM cadre, and Rongsennungsang of NPF of Wameken village with sophisticated weapons.
February 20: The NSCN-IM, which had earlier asked to support candidates helping them in their pursuit for a solution to the protracted Naga political problem, said that it will not get involved in the Legislative Assembly elections scheduled to be held on March 5.
February 14: Police arrested three suspected NSCN-IM cadres at Holy Cross junction in Dimapur while they were collecting money from various shops. The three were identified as Moatoshi, Marlemba and Noklen. Police also recovered two 7.65 revolvers, 11 round live cartridges and INR 52,000 along with two collection slips belonging to NSCN-IM from their possession.
One NSCN-IM cadre, identified as Chandan Das, was arrested by the security forces while he was collecting money from businessmen at New Market area.
February 10: In another incident, Manipur Police arrested a NSCN-IM cadre, Machinao Remi Tangkhul, who was working as a "tax collector" on the National Highway 39.
February 1: Three NSCN-IM militants, Tokishe G. Swu, Asangba Santam and Nikhuyi, and Swu's wife, were abducted by cadres of the NSCN-U from Dimapur.
January 27: Police arrested Tikhon Mossang, an 'assistant section officer' of the NSCN-IM, while playing cards with a government employee in the residence of Tingpong Wangham, former Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, at Senki park in the capital Itanagar. Mossang had served extortion notices to several Ministers, high-ranking government officials and politicians.
January 24: Three NSCN-IM cadres, Wungsem Jajo alias Asem, Yaomaya Zingkhai alias Ayu and Sami Khamrang, were arrested during a search operation in the Imphal West district of Manipur. One vehicle, three cell phones, some documents relating to the NSCN-IM, one driving licence and a pen drive were recovered from their possession.
January 24: Three NSCN-IM cadres, Wungsem Jajo alias Asem, Yaomaya Zingkhai alias Ayu and Sami Khamrang, are arrested during a search operation in the Imphal West district of Manipur. One vehicle, three cell phones, some documents relating to the NSCN-IM, one driving licence and a pen drive are recovered from their possession.
January 21: The NSCN-IM 'dismisses' 27 of its cadres, who had defected along with former 'kilo kilonser' (home minister) Azheto Chophi from 'national service' with effect from January 22, 2008, for 'deliberately defying' a directive of the 'yaruiwo' (prime minister) Isak Chishi Swu to return from the "reactionary camp" and report to the Council Headquarters. Samson Jajo, 'chief principal secretary' of the NSCN-IM, says a decision towards this effect is taken in exercise of the decision of "National Security Council".
January 20: Three NSCN-IM cadres, identified as Purtoshi Ao, Peter Akhum and Mayur Raijung, who are involved in arms smuggling racket, are arrested at Rangapahar Siding in the Dimapur district.
January 14: Three senior cadres of the NSCN-K are shot dead and another cadre is abducted by the rival NSCN-IM militants in a hideout at Mingkong in the Mokokchung district, for their alleged involvement in extortion. The NSCN-IM stated that the killings were necessary to prevent "illegal collection of money in and around Mokokchung". Meanwhile, the NSCN-K says the raid on its hideout and the killings were in violation of the cease-fire between the two factions since December 7, 2007.
A 'sergeant major' of the NNC, identified as G. Joy of Duithanjang, in Khoupum under Nungba subdivision in the Tamenglong district of Manipur, 'surrenders' before the NSCN-IM at Zeliangrong region . He 'deposited' a sten carbine, and two full magazines. He is later sent to the Hebron camp of the NSCN-IM at Dimapur in Nagaland.
January 12: The NSCN-IM declares an "Emergency in Nagalim" and its Tartar Hoho (Parliament) was placed under suspended animation from 1 am of January 13. The 'chairman' of the outfit, Isak Chisi Swu, stated, "In exercise of the powers conferred upon me by clause (h), Article 3, of part III of the Yehzabo, I, Isak Chisi Swu, Yaruiwo of the Republic of Nagalim, by this proclamation, declare that an emergency exists." He said, "In view of the precarious situation in Nagalim which increasingly threatens peace and normal state of affairs… Henceforth, the state of affairs shall be conducted by the (outfit`s) National Security Council until further orders."
January 8: The All Adivasi National Liberation Army (AANLA) leader, Rupen Lakra, is arrested in Assam. He confessed that the cache of arms and ammunition that was dug up from a paddy field after his arrest came from the NSCN-IM. Lakra told interrogators that the ANLA 'commander-in-chief' David Tirkey struck the arms deal a few months ago when he was in Dimapur in the guise of a pastor. The police believe Tirkey is now in Jharkhand.
January 5: Three NSCN-IM cadres and seven ULFA cadres surrendered at an army camp in the Tinsukia district of Assam along with two 9-mm pistols, a .22 pistol, a revolver, four grenades and ammunition of assorted weapons.
December 29: Two NSCN-IM cadres, Gain Raikhan and R.V. Sonzimik, are arrested by Manipur Police during a search operation at Lamlong Bazaar of Imphal East district in Manipur.
December 26: Meghalaya Police stated that the HNLC is being helped by the NLFT in Jaintia Hills, the NSCN-IM in West Khasi Hills and the NDFB in areas of Ri-Bhoi district. The HNLC's declining manpower and continued failure to start an extortion drive in Shillong city has forced the outfit to seek help of other outfits and extort money from businessmen, especially coal traders, in other districts of the State bordering Bangladesh. "The firepower of HNLC is less at present and the outfit cannot buy more weapons due to financial constraints. It has to borrow arms from other militant groups," said an unnamed source.
Two NSCN-IM cadres, M.B. Singh alias Cobra and Changen Akhom, are arrested under Deomali police station in the Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh. They are suspected to be the NSCN-IM’s main operatives in Tirap and Changlang districts. Singh, hailing from the State of Bihar, has amassed massive wealth in less than two years through suspicious sources of income.
December 23: The NSCN-IM militants killed former Parliamentarian, Wangcha Rajkumar, at Deomali in the Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh. K. Rijiju, a Parliamentarian from Arunachal Pradesh, in his condolence message, had mentioned of the ‘unholy nexus’, which the "politicians maintain with the anti-social forces" and that "Rajkumar was among those who had raised their voices" against it. The report added that the NSCN-IM was active in the Tirap and Changlang districts and Rajkumar had been receiving threatening calls from the outfit before he was murdered, asking him to tow its line.
December 21: The 'general secretary' of the NSCN-IM, Th.Muivah, criticised the November 23 inter-factional agreement signed between leaders of the IM and NSCN-K factions at Hovishe under the Niuland Sub-division in the Dimapur district, describing those involved as "unprincipled" and "spineless workers". While saying "unity among the Nagas in their national salvation line is a necessity" for which the NSCN-IM also stood for, he states that "a conglomeration of different kinds of people with different shades of opinion" was only a "crowd which has nothing to do with the politics of unity."
December 10: Rh. Raising, secretary of 'steering committee' of the NSCN-IM, raised the Naga issue at the British Parliament in Westminster London, and appealed to the British people to help in solving the vexed "Indo-Naga problem." A report added that V.S. Atem, another leader of the outfit, visited the United States in November to lobby for the outfit's cause.
December 2: The NSCN-IM asks the social welfare office of Tamenglong district to make available rice meant for the elderly people under the Annapurna scheme through the respective blocks by December 17. The outfit threatened to take punitive action against non-compliance of its 'diktat '.
November 28: Two NSCN-IM militants, identified as 'captain' Thanshok Tangkul and 'lieutenant' Pukhto Sema, are killed during an internecine clash with the rival NSCN-K faction at Tizit in the Mon district. The Tizit and Naginimora subdivision of the Mon district are strongholds of NSCN-K faction while the NSCN-IM has been trying to bring these areas within its domain.
November 26: One unidentified NSCN-K militant is killed in a gun battle with the rival NSCN-IM faction at Kumji village under Noneh sub division in the Tamenglong district of Manipur. The NSCN-IM further claims that two other cadres of the NSCN-K were injured during the clash. Three bags containing six uniforms belonging to the NSCN-K and four AK series rifle accessories are recovered by the NSCN-IM cadres.
November 24: The Governor of Goa, S. C. Jamir, survives an assassination attempt when his 30-vehicle convoy is attacked with IED blasts near Changki in the Mokokchung district. Two security force personnel are injured in the attack, which is the fourth attempt on the life of the former Nagaland Chief Minister. He was attacked while coming from his hometown, Mokokchung, and heading towards the State's commercial hub of Dimapur. Four of the six IEDs planted by militants exploded seconds after Jamir's vehicle had passed by. Police suspect the attack on S. C. Jamir to be the handiwork of NSCN-IM, which had earlier dubbed him as "anti-people and anti-national". However, the Naga outfit denies its involvement and alleged that the attack was "stage-managed". "The life attempt was staged-managed to generate a sympathy wave for Jamir and Congress in Nagaland," an NSCN-IM statement said.
November 23: Nagaland Post reports that one NSCN-IM militant, identified as Tsachothrong, who was captured by the rival NSCN-K on November 16 at Amahator, is released unharmed.
Telegraph reports that the NSCN-IM chairman, Isak Chishi Swu, has once again appealed for reconciliation and unity among the Nagas to achieve their common goal. He urges the Naga people to give up chauvinism of all forms and divisive thinking. However, the NSCN-K reiterates that it would never unite with the rival faction, terming them as a "pseudo Naga-nationalist" organisation.
The ongoing tussle between the ULFA and NSCN-IM is reportedly continuing with the former accusing the Naga outfit of encroaching upon Assam’s land. The ULFA also accused the Naga International Support Centre (NISC) and the organisation of launching propaganda against the group. The ULFA alleges that the NISC was supporting encroachment of Assam’s land by the NSCN-IM for the establishment of subdivisions in Assam’s territory with the aim of creating ‘greater Nagalim’.
November 15: Army personnel arrested four unidentified NSCN-IM militants from Dilli Bridge area under Namrup town in the Dibrugarh district of Assam. The militants reportedly hired a car and shot at the driver, who, however, managed to escape and informed the Joypur police station. Subsequently, police informed the Army about the incident, who arrested the militants.
November 13: The NSCN-K claims to have punished seven persons of Wanching village in the Mon district for "treachery". The group revealed that the villagers had provided shelter to some NSCN-IM cadres.
November 12: NSCN-K militants killed one cadre of the rival NSCN-IM, identified as "Lt" Sakuyanger, during an encounter at Chuchuyimpang village in the Mokokchung district.
Five women were injured in an internecine clash between the NSCN-IM and the rival NSCN-K at Lazu village in the Tirap district.
Kanglaonline reports that the NSCN–IM militants have blocked salaries of 72 employees of seven offices of the State government for allegedly not attending their respective offices in the Tamenglong district.
ULFA’s military spokesman Raju Baruah reveals that two ULFA cadres were killed and seven others abducted in the Mon district of Nagaland on November 11 by the NSCN-IM militants. Baruah asked the NSCN-IM to release the cadres within three days.
November 11: One ULFA cadre, Mridul Moran, is killed in a clash with the NSCN-IM at a petrol pump at Tizit in the Mon district. One NSCN-IM cadre, identified as S. M. Konyak, was also killed during the clashes. Two civilians, including a student, were injured and one ULFA militant was abducted by the NSCN-IM.
November 8: One front ranking leader of an unknown faction of the NSCN, identified as V. Tucfu alias T. Sema, is arrested by the security forces at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International airport in Kolkata. Several 9-mm pistol cartridges are recovered from his possession.
November 7: Rev. Zhabu Terhuja, the general secretary of the Nagaland Baptist Churches Council, accuses both the Isak-Muivah and Khaplang factions of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland for bringing "chaos and destruction" in the State.
November 5: Telegraph reports that the NSCN-IM’s publicity machine has flooded the You Tube, a video-sharing Internet site, with pro-Nagalim (Greater Nagaland) propaganda, including a two-part interview with Grace Collins, an American sympathiser, who is introduced to viewers as the "honorary ambassador to Nagalim".
November 3: The NSCN-IM accuses the Manipur Food and Civil Supplies (FCS) Minister Y. Irabot to have been involved the rice scandal. "According to Gojen of Tera Bazar in Imphal, one of the agents who supplies rice taken from FCS godown to Ananta in Jirighat, Manipur FCS minister Y Irabot is the ring-leader in the illegal transaction of the rice," the NSCN-IM informed the media in Dimapur. At least 10 Silchar bound trucks carrying FCS rice were reportredly captured by the NSCN-IM militants along the National Highway-53 in the Tamenglong district on October 8.
A truck carrying a cargo of apples is hijacked and later set ablaze by NSCN–IM militants at Chagoubung along the National Highway-39 under Kangpokpi police station in the Senapati district of Manipur. The vehicle, belonging to the Haryana State, was attacked while plying from Dimapur in Nagaland to Imphal in Manipur. Two NSCN–IM cadres, Lohar Mao alias Ashok and Adambou, involved in the incident, were later arrested by the Manipur Police from Kanglatongbi on the next day.
One NSCN –IM cadre, Kewhise Metha, is killed by the rival NSCN-K militants during a factional clash. His dead body wass later recovered by police from an unspecified place below lower by-pass along the National Highway-39 in the Kohima district on the next morning.
November 2: The NSCN-IM says that no contract works will be taken up in the areas inhabited by Naga people in the State without the ‘recommendation’ of the outfit.
November 1: One NSCN-IM cadre, Dinniamlung Longmei alias Dinkem alias Abung, is arrested from 2nd MR Gate on National Highway 39 in the Imphal West district of Manipur. Five letter heads of the outfit are seized from his possession.
November 1: Four NSCN-K cadres are killed in an ambush by the rival NSCN-IM militants at Old Hospital Colony near Khuthur in the Tuensang district.
November 1: One NSCN-IM cadre is injured by NSCN-K militants at High School junction area in the Kohima district.
November 1: A heavy exchange of gunfire takes place between militants of the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K at Aradhura area near Mental Hospital in Kohima. No casualties are reported.
October 31: One NSCN-K militant, Chendemo Humtsoe, is killed by the rival NSCN-IM militants during an internecine clash at BOC area in the Kohima district. Three empty cases of 9-mm pistol and a bullet head are recovered from the incident site.
October 31: Sangai Express reports that the NSCN-IM has threatened to stop the construction work of laying down railway line between Tupul and Imphal in Manipur.
October 30: One NSCN-IM cadre, Imkong Temsu, is shot dead and another, Akato Awomi, is arrested security forces (SFs) during an encounter at Lahorijan of Karbi Anglong district in Assam. One soldier is also injured during the encounter. One 9-mm pistol and another firearm, suspected to be an Uzi sub-machine gun, are seized from the incident site.
October 29: The ‘Guard Commander’ of the NSCN-K, Zeliangrong region, ‘Maj Francis’ claims that his outfit cadres have shot dead one unidentified cadre and injured another of the rival NSCN-IM during an encounter at Longmai bazar in the Imphal East district.
October 29: Militants of the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K clash at Pungro under Kiphire district. Sources add that a group of NSCN-K militants attack the rival NSCN-IM camping at Pungro. However, there are no causalities in the gun battle that has lasted for about twenty five minutes.
October 27: The NSCN-IM blames the Union government for the recent fratricidal killings in the State. The outfit’s ‘information and publicity ministry’ said that such killings that had put "Nagalim’s peace at stake" is the failure of the Indian security forces to restrain the rival NSCN-K cadres from moving around with criminal intentions and agenda. The NSCN-IM warned of a showdown in the near future if New Delhi fails to control the NSCN-K. A communiqué by the outfit sated: "The NSCN-IM’s blunt message to the government of India is to stop the Khaplang group from any anti-peace activities and anti-NSCN activities. The present scenario gives clear indications that the government of India has failed again to show its face of sincerity and commitment by feigning ignorance that appears to be more pretentious than anything else."
The NSCN-K asks all owners and drivers that light vehicles carrying more than five persons will be shot at without further warning in Dimapur. The outfit said that the order is being issued following reports of intense activity targeting its cadre by the rival NSCN-IM militants in Dimapur and surrounding areas. The NSCN-K’s warning came a day after a statement issued by the NSCN-IM asking vehicle owners that it will check number plates of their vehicles in Dimapur citing security reasons.
NSCN-IM alleges that the security force personnel are supporting the NSCN-K militants.
October 25: Three Assam Rifles (AR) personnel and a civilian are killed and eight persons injured in an ambush by the National NSCN-IM militants in a remote jungle of Tirap district in Arunachal Pradesh. Sources said that the NSCN-IM carried out the ambush in retaliation to the Operation Orchid, launched by the AR in the district to flush out the group.
Two NSCN–IM militants, ‘2nd Lt’ Tekanungsang Ao and ‘Sgt’ Ato Sema, are shot dead by the NSCN–K militants at 3rd Mile in the Dimapur district.
Nagaland Police recovers the dead body of one NSCN–K cadre, Honito, from Mao Colony area in the Dimapur district. He was killed by the rival NSCN–IM militants.
One NSCN–IM cadre, ‘second Lt’ Shikavi, is killed by the rival NSCN-K faction during an internecine clash at Borlengri in the Karbi Anglong district along Assam-Nagaland border.
October 24: Two NSCN-K cadres, Akabo and Hekato, are killed by the rival NSCN-IM militants at General Area Dairy Farm in Medziphema of Dimapur district.
October 24-25: Nagaland Post reports that 500 houses, granaries and the church buildings are set ablaze and destroyed by the NSCN-IM militants at Inavi village in the Peren district.
October 23: The NSCN-K claims to have received an assurance from the Union Government to dismantle all "unauthorised camps" of its rival NSCN-IM. Kughalu Mulatonu, the supervisor of the NSCN-K’s Ceasefire Supervisory Board, said from New Delhi that officials of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs have assured him and other leaders that NSCN-IM cadres will henceforth be restrained from venturing beyond their designated camps in Nagaland.
October 22: Two persons, including one identified as Sevikuolie alias Akolie alias Samuel, are shot dead by unidentified gunmen at New Market area in the State capital Kohima. Sevikuolie had earlier served in both factions of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland.
October 17: Ten AK-56 assault rifles, one grenade launcher, one sten gun, 650 rounds of live AK ammunition and INR 19 lakhs are recovered from a hideout near the Kopili river of Karbi Anglong district in Assam. The raids were conducted following the arrest of one Black Widow militant, Daku Singh alias Athan Hatila, near Umrangshu in the North Cachar Hills district. Official sources revealed that the Black Widow militants along with the help of the NSCN-IM are planning to attack SFs during the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council elections.
October 17: Meghalaya Police said that the NSCN-IM and the LAEF have joined hands to extort money from the coal traders of the South Garo Hills district in the State. B.K. Dey Sawian, the Director General of Police, informed that the NSCN-IM has set up a camp in the Balpakram National Park in South Garo Hills with the help of the LAEF to extort money from coal traders in the district. The report added that after the rainy season, coal export to Bangladesh will resume in November in the Nangalbibra area of South Garo Hills, where criminal activities, including extortion and abductions for ransom, occur on a regular basis. While commenting on the recent counter-insurgency operations in the entire Balpakram National Park, Sawian says, "We, however, could not make much progress as the area where the NSCN (I-M) has set up the camp is inaccessible." Balpakaram area has been earlier used by many militant outfits for training and taking shelter. Following the killing of Peter Marak, 'commander-in-chief' of the LAEF, his younger brother Darong Marak has reportedly been trying to strengthen the outfit with the help of the NSCN-IM.
October 13: Nagalandpost reports that the NSCN-IM, by virtue of its cordial relation with the Black Widow (BW) outfit, has been extorting money at Haflong in the North Cachar Hills district. Sources revealed that the group has targeted an amount of INR 100 cores to be extorted from the hill district with the active co-operation of the BW group. Sources added that with a view to collecting this money, a group of 12 sharp shooters of the outfit had already left for Haflong from the Hebron camp in Dimapur. The group is expected to work in close collaboration with 'Major' Chimroy Foam, the Haflong-based NSCN-IM leader, and Wilfredo, the 'area commander' of Mahaur.
October 12: Meghalaya Police informs that there was movement of militants belonging to the NSCN-IM, ULFA and the LAEF in the entire Balpakram National Park of South Garo Hills district. Militants belonging to various outfits had earlier used the park for setting up training camps and also as a safe sanctuary against the troops, because of remoteness of the area and absence of large-scale human habitation along the park. With the annual coal export to start at Nangalbibra in October, militants are suspected to be indulging in a extortion drive.
October 10: The Union Government and the NSCN-IM decide, during peace talks held in New Delhi, to work in close co-ordination to find an "amicable, peaceful and honourable" solution to bring peace to Nagaland. While the Union Government was represented by Union Ministers Oscar Fernandes, Prithiraj Chavan, S. Regupathy and interlocutor K. Padmanabhaiah, eight leaders, including their general secretary, Thuingaleng Muivah, represented the NSCN-IM. "The discussions were held in a cordial atmosphere. Both sides exchanged their views very frankly. The substantive issues also figured in the talks," a spokesperson for the NSCN-IM said.
October 8: One NSCN-IM militant, identified as ‘lance corporal’ Ivolu Sema, is killed and two others, Athem Tangkhul and Shimrang Tangkhul, of the same faction are wounded in an internecine clash between around 30 NSCN–IM cadres and a combined group of 50 cadres from the NSCN–K and the Naga National Council (NNC) at Phek town. Athem and Shimrang were later arrested. One M 21 rifle with live ammunition, one weapon, a .303 with a hand made HA bomb and one live grenade are recovered from their possession. At least five high explosives were used during the clash. Over a dozen buildings and furniture and vehicles worth over INR five lakhs are damaged in the incident.
The NSCN-IM’s chairman, Isak Chishi Swu, has recently exfiltrated from India, and has entered Bangladesh through Dawki in Meghalaya.
October 6: One NSCN-IM cadre, P.S. Thanmei Tangkhul alias Adhal, is arrested from Lamlong bazaar of Imphal East district in Manipur.
October 5: Two persons are killed and four others, including a woman, are wounded when NSCN-IM militants attacked them at Naginimira village in the Sivasagar district along Assam-Nagaland border. The slain civilians are a brick kiln owner and one of his labourers. The wife and two children of the slain brick kiln owner are among the four civilians wounded in the attack.
October 3: Four NSCN-IM militants, Kevetso Kezo, Avoyi Puro, Vechikho and Kuzhongoyi Puro, were killed when militants of the rival NSCN-K outfit opened fire at AG Colony in the capital Kohima.
A factional clash occurs between the NSCN–IM cadres and a combined group of cadres from the NSCN–K and the Naga National Council at Phek town. No casualty is reported.
Five NSCN-IM militants, Aliba Sangtam, Atoka Sema, Chibo Lotha and Hekiye Sema and Joy Newmai, defected to the rival NSCN-K faction along with one M-21, one AK-56, four G-Series SLR assault rifles and several rounds of ammunition at Mezoma village in the Kohima district.
September 28: Nagaland Post reported that the NSCN-IM has declared the former Chief Minister S. C. Jamir and alleged co-author of the booklet "Bedrock of Naga society," Alemtemshi Jamir, as "anti-people and anti-national" with immediate effect. The outfit claimed that Jamir and Alemtemshi will be dealt accordingly as per the "standing azhas of the NSCN." A declaration by the group stated that in the interest of maintaining peace and social order, Jamir has been barred from all kinds of social interaction and restricted entry into Naga soil.
September 24: Lt. Gen (Retd) R.V. Kulkarni, the chairman of both Cease-fire Monitoring Group and Cease-fire Supervisory Board, asked the NSCN-IM and the NSCN-K to vacate capital Kohima and its surrounding areas before September 25-morning. The vacation order was issued following the reported concentration of armed cadres of both the factions in and around Kohima in a massive scale. A warlike situation developed following the arrival of a large number of heavily armed NSCN-K cadres on September 23 at Mezoma village where armed cadres of the rival NSCN-IM were already camping earlier.
September 22: One Black Widow militant, Uttam Kachari, is killed in a cross fire, when combined cadres of the NSCN-IM and the Black Widow attacked a designated camp of the Dima Halim Daogah-Pranab Nunisa faction at Halflong of North Cachar Hills district in Assam.
September 19: Telegraph reports that Nagaland Forest Department is unable to evict encroachers from the Intanki National Park since the NSCN-IM's camp is located inside Monglunmukh forest colony. Nagaland Forest and Environment Minister Kheto Sumi says in the State Legislative Assembly that the encroachment into the park started as early as in 1983-84. But encroachment increased only in 1992, says the Minister. He mentions that a total of 1,905 hectares has been encroached till date.
September 16: One 'lance corporal' of the NSCN-IM cadre, Bangjang Nokbi, surrenders to the Army at Digboi in the Dibrugarh district of Assam, along with a 9-mm pistol and several rounds of live cartridges.
September 15: Two militants are arrested during a search operation at Babupara in capital Imphal of Manipur. They are identified as Md. Zanur Khan of the NSCN-IM, and Salam Punshi Singh of the KYKL.
September 12: NSCN-K denies its involvement in the September 8 killing of five NSCN-IM cadres in the Kohima district.
September 10: The Zeliangrong Hoho, apex organisation of the tribe, passes a resolution during a meeting at Jalukie town not to pay 'taxes' to the NSCN-IM in protest against the August 28 torching of at least 30 houses of the tribesmen by the militant outfit at Jalukie Zangdi village in the Peren district. The NSCN-IM outfit justifies its act by saying that the Zeliangrongs had encroached upon the land of the Kacharis, another Naga tribe. The Zeliangrong tribe, however, states that there is no land belonging to Kacharis in the area.
September 10: One NSCN-IM militant, Wangkap Konyak, and an unidentified NSCN-K militant are killed in an internecine clash between the combined cadres of the NSCN-K and Naga National Council on the one hand and NSCN-IM cadres on the other at Salomi village in the Kiphire district. Several used cases of sophisticated weapons are recovered from the incident site.
September 8: Five NSCN-IM militants are shot dead by suspected KLA cadres at an unspecified place between Jotsoma and Khonoma in the Kohima district. The victims, identified as P.K Stone, a priest at the NSCN–IM’s headquarters at Camp Hebron, his wife Mairela, Nganshamkhui, Easternlite and Ahenmi, hailed from Ukhrul district in Manipur. Several spent cases of M-20 assault rifles and 9-mm pistols are recovered from the incident site. The KLA militants reportedly took revenge for the September 3-killing of their 12 cadres by the NSCN-IM militants at a forest near Tangkhul Hundung Khunou under Litan police station in the Ukhrul district.
September 5: Three unidentified cadres of the NSCN-IM, NDFB and KLNLF, involved in extortion activities, are arrested during three raids in the Karbi Anglong district of Assam.
One unidentified NSCN-IM cadre, involved in supplying arms to the KLNLF, is arrested from Sikari Teron village in the Karbi Anglong district of Assam. Two China-made weapons are recovered from his possession.
The Liberation of Achik Elite Force outfit is reportedly trying to regroup in the Garo Hills with the help of some other militant outfits, including the NSCN-IM. Police sources said that some cadres had fled to Dimapur in Nagaland and were in constant touch with the NSCN-IM leaders.
September 4: Militants of the rival NSCN-IM and NSCN-K clash at Luchami village in the Zunheboto district. However, no casualty is reported.
September 3: Three cadres of the NSCN-IM and two cadres of the NSCN-K are killed in an internecine clash at the hilly Khundong village under Noney police station in Tamenglong district. Two rucksacks, 90 live rounds of AK series and parts of the assault rifle are recovered from the incident site.
At least 12 KLA militants are killed by the NSCN-IM at a forest near Tangkhul Hundung Khunou under Litan police station in the Ukkhrul district of Manipur. KLA cadres had earlier hijacked two passenger vehicles from the Maphou dam area. Weapons belonging to the slain KLA cadres were reportedly taken away by the NSCN-IM militants. The clash ensued following the KLA militants’ violation of an understanding among the outfits not to intrude into each others’ area of operation without prior information.
September 2: Two NSCN-IM militants, Apam Vashum alias James and Ramchan Rungshung, are arrested at an unspecified place in the Imphal West district of Manipur.
August 30: One Liberation of Achik Elite Force militant, Jackius A Sangma, is arrested by Meghalaya Police from an unspecified place. He confesses that the NSCN-IM militants were providing arms and explosives to their outfit.
August 29: A youth, Karung Ramsing Kom, who was indulging in extortion along with an accomplice, Premjoi Kom, in the name of the NSCN-IM outfit, is assaulted by the public at Kakching bazaar in the Thoubal district of Manipur. However, Premjoi Kom manages to escape.
August 28: NSCN-IM militants set ablaze 30 houses and granaries at Zalukie Zangdi village in the Peren district.
NSCN-IM cadres set ablaze 19 houses and 11 hutments along with granaries in their pursuit to ‘solve’ a land dispute between Jalukiezandi and Munglamuk villagers, near Camp Hebron in the Dimapur district.
August 20: The United Committee Manipur accuses the NSCN-IM for providing shelter to wanted criminals at Camp Hebron.
NSCN-IM militants serve an extortion note on the manager of a tea estate at Namtola in the same district Sivasagar of Assam.
August 18: Three NSCN-IM cadres are lynched to death by civilians in the Tuensang district. Three militants were arrested for extorting money from vehicle owners as well as for assaulting one police personnel. Later, people in the area entered the police station and started assaulting the arrested militants, who subsequently succumbed to their injuries.
August 17: A former leader of the Angami Students' Union, Medo Yhokha, sustains bullet injuries in an attack by NSCN-K cadres after he refused the outfit's monetary demands. Yhokha, who owns a shop in the Jail Colony locality of capital Kohima, had earlier paid some amount to the outfit. The incident led the Angami Students' Union forcing owners of shops and business establishments in Kohima to down shutters. The students' union had reportedly sought an explanation from the NSCN-K leaders on this issue. The outfit, however, rejected the demand. Kughalu Mulatonu, a senior kilonser (minister) of the NSCN-K, said they had not received any official communiqué from the union for the meeting.
August 7: Rival factions of the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K clashed at Longkhim-Chare in the Tuensang district. However, no casualty is reported. Senior NSCN-K leader Kilonser Jami alleged the clash erupted after some NSCN-K activists were ambushed by members of the rival faction..
July 31: After negotiations between the Government of India and NSCN-IM held at Circuit House in Dimapur, both sides agreed on extending the existing cease-fire indefinitely with effect from August 1. The outfit’s leader V.S. Atem told the media that both the sides decided to extend the truce for an indefinite period subject to progress in the political process. He added that the talks are held in a very cordial manner with free and frank exchange of views and the next round of talks will be held soon but the date and venue is yet to be decided.
July 29: Eight National NSCN-K cadres, including its ‘Secretary’ Joseph Lotha, shifted allegiance to the NSCN-IM along with a cache of arms and ammunition, including one AK-56, one US carbine, one M-21 semi-rifle, one .32 pistol, one 9-mm, one rocket launcher, five hand grenades and 1347 round of ammunition, at Hebron in the Dimapur district. Speaking at the welcome reception at Hebron, Joseph said during his four year service in the NSCN-K "he was convinced of the total absence of political vision as there is no mention of anything to do with Naga political issue whenever talk is held with the Government of India either in Kolkata or New Delhi".
July 28: An exchange of fire reportedly occurred between suspected NSCN-IM militants and police personnel at Khangoipat in the Ukhrul district. Police later recovered two lethode grenades, one magazine of M20 pistol with 20 live rounds, some combat uniforms, rice and cooking utensils from the incident site. However, no casualties are reported.
July 23: A suspected Federal Government of Nagaland cadre is shot at and injured by suspected NSCN-IM militants at PR Hill in the Kohima district.
July 20: The NSCN-IM leadership held discussions with the Centre on ‘Nagalim’ - a separate state, comprising the three districts of Mon, Tuensang and Longleng and Kiphire subdivision in Nagaland and the districts of Tirap and Changlang in Arunachal Pradesh.
July 18: Police arrested seven suspected NSCN-IM militants, including two women cadres identified as Kaphmlin Rongmei and Kekhrienei-u- Keditsu, at Lotha Colony, near Signal Basti in the Dimapur district. The others were identified as Aboi Singh, Simon Singh, Johnson Singh, Dejan Singh, Hojai Tomba Singh. Police also recovered a country made 7.56-pistol with four live rounds from their possession.
July 16: NSCN-IM delegation comprising the outfit’s ‘Chairman’ Isak Chisi Swu and its ‘General Secretary’ Thuingaleng Muivah arrived in New Delhi to attend the last round of talks in the current cease-fire term between the Centre and the outfit. The current term of cease-fire which was extended on August 1, 2006, expires on July 31, 2007.
June 23: NSCN-IM cadres shot dead one of their own colleagues, identified as Shanbemo Ovung, on charges of deceit and attempting to defect to the rival NSCN-K at Wokha town in the Wokha district. Police personnel recovered an empty shell of a carbine from the incident site.
In a separate incident, they also killed a civilian, identified as Dipen Singh.
June 21: One unidentified NSCN-IM cadre sustained injuries in a factional clash with the rival NSCN-K at Namsa Forest colony in the Mon district.
June 12: Cadres of the NSCN-IM killed four cadres of the rival NSCN-K faction, identified as Zaremo, P. Chamo Lotha, Anthony and Chenithiing, at Mekokla village in the Wokha district. One more cadre, identified as Thechamo Lotha, sustained injuries in the incident. Meanwhile, police personnel recovered 56 empty cartridges of assorted weapons from the incident site.
May 28: Three non-accordist Federal Government of Nagaland FGN cadres, identified as Mugulhu, Zeveta and Khrusavoyi, and two unidentified cadres of the NSCN-IM are killed in a factional clash at Khutsokhuno village in the Phek district. Another unidentified NSCN-IM cadre sustained injuries in the clash.
May 11: A cadre of the NSCN-IM, identified as 'lieutenant' Jacob, is killed in an internecine clash with the NSCN-K in the Tamenglong district.
May 9: Unidentified gunmen shot dead an activist of the NSCN-IM, in the Imphal West district.
May 6: The Imphal West district police arrested a NSCN -IM cadre, Binay Singh, from Uripok Chakrikom.
May 6: One NSCN -IM cadre, Binay Singh, is arrested from Uripok Chakrikom in the Imphal West district of Manipur.
April 30: A heavy exchange of fire occurred between the rival NSCN factions along the Assam-Nagaland border. Sources said the firing occurred between NSCN factions in the Tarani, Kalajan and Borgang areas of Dibrugarh district. The areas have for long been under the domination of the National Socialist Council of NSCN-IM but very recently the NSCN-K faction has reportedly enhanced their presence in the region, sources added.
April 29: Top NSCN-IM founding leader Angelus Shimrah passed away at Zion Hospital in the Dimapur district.
April 28: One NSCN-IM cadre, identified as 'Corporal' Manu, is shot dead by the rival NSCN-K cadres at an unspecified place in the Tuensang district.
April 18: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a NSCN-IM 'sectional officer', identified as Moatoshi, in the Mokokchung district. Claiming responsibility for the killing, the rival NSCN-K 'supervisor' Akato Chopi said that Moatoshi is killed for being a 'traitor'.
April 18: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a NSCN-IM 'sectional officer', identified as Moatoshi, in the Mokokchung district. Claiming responsibility for the killing, the rival NSCN-K 'supervisor' Akato Chopi said that Moatoshi was killed for being a 'traitor'.
April 12: One NSCN-IM cadre, identified as 'Sgt. Maj.' Ningam Tangkhul, is killed in a factional clash with the NSCN-K at Bungsang in the Dimapur district. Meanwhile, the NSCN-K claimed two more from the rival faction were either killed or injured in the clash.
April 10: Six suspected cadres out of eight currently in the custody of the NSCN-IM have confessed to their involvement in the abduction and murder of two school children, Muheni Martin and Hrinii Hubert, said the 'Chairman' of the Fact Finding Committee Solomon Veino. Meanwhile, the CJM, Manipur, issued arrest warrants against NSCN-IM Kilo Kilonser (Home Minister) Rev. Puni Mao and the faction's Deputy Kilonser of the MIP, Kraibo Chawang, on April 10 in connection with the killing of the two school children at Senapati.
March 29: Peace talks between the NSCN-IM and the Union Government held at New Delhi produced substantial progress according to V.S. Atem of the outfit. He stated that "substantial progress" was made in the discussions and that both sides "respected" and "accommodated" each other’s views.
March 18: One NSCN-IM cadre is killed by an activist of the NSCN-K at Merangkong village in the Mokokchung district.
March 14: Two NSCN-IM cadres, one from Akuluto town and the other from Lumami village, are abducted by suspected NSCN-K cadres and later shot dead in the Zunheboto district.
March 13: Mizoram Police arrested four NSCN-IM cadres from Sinhui village in the Mamit district. They had abducted four Kuki youths earlier.
Three NSCN-IM cadres, including its Naginimora Town ‘commander’ Mampai Konyak, second in command Longtik Phom and Ameth Konyak, a bodyguard, are killed by the rival NSCN-K cadres in the Mon district.
March 12: Seven NSCN-IM cadres deserted their camp at Paithal in Khagrachorri of Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh and surrendered at the BSF headquarters in the North Tripura district. They were identified as 'second lieutenant' John Lithungo, 'sergeant major' Jackov Lovingson, 'sergeant' Dickson, 'sergeant' Ashin, 'sergeant' Manush, 'corporal' Shetoy and 'captain' David Tpung.
March 9: One NSCN-IM militant, identified as '2nd Lt.' Kakiho Sema, is shot at and wounded by the rival NSCN-K militants at Walford area in the Dimapur distric. The NSCN–K stated that Kakiho had defected from the Khaplang faction to the NSCN-IM in December 2006 along with three weapons.
March 8: A civil society organization of the Kuki tribe, KIM, dispatched a memorandum to the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh demanding the trial of NSCN-IM cadres for various criminal acts of murder, uprooting and displacing of the Kukis in the region, before negotiating with the outfit. The KIM has since long been alleging that the NSCN-IM had murdered over 900 innocent Kukis, uprooted over 360 Kuki villages apart from displacing over 100,000 Kukis during the Naga-Kuki clashes.
March 6: An ‘area commander’ of the NSCN-IM is arrested from Lodhi village in the North Cachar Hills district of Assam.
March 5: The Union Government and NSCN-IM resumed peace talks in New Delhi. But the talks remained inconclusive after a ‘detailed discussions on political issues’, and the two sides are likely to meet again on March 29. The Union Government ruled out any role for Kreddha, the Nederland based civil society organisation, in the negotiation process.
NSCN-IM militant, identified as Sergeant Major Horam Tangkhul, is killed and two NSCN-K militants are injured when the two rival factions clashed at Hoishe village in the Zunheboto district.
February 25: At least eight militants belonging to NSCN-IM reportedly defected to rival NNC. The report added that the defected militants also deposited three AK-47 rifles, two M20 pistols, one M16 rifle, one M21 rifle, four Chinese grenades and a large quantity of ammunition to the NNC militants.
February 20: An independent candidate, Khangthuanang Panmei, who was abducted from Tamenglong constituency, ‘politically retired’ from his candidature and ‘apologised’ to the NSCN-IM, for his ‘unlawful activities’.
Nine women leaders, including the President of a civil society organisation, Anal Women Union, were abducted by suspected NSCN–IM militants from Chandel district, in connection with the third and final phase of Manipur Legislative Assembly election scheduled on February 23.
February 17: Security force personnel belonging to 13 Assam Rifles, after a 12-day long siege, forced the NSCN-IM militants to vacate a makeshift camp at Shirui Furar in the Ukhrul district.
Militants belonging to the NSCN-IM abducted Khangthonang Panmei, an independent candidate from the 53-Tamenglong ST Assembly constituency in the Tamenglong district after overpowering his security personnel. The candidate was subsequently released in the outskirts of Tamei sub-division in the evening.
February 16: Three militants belonging to NNC were killed in an ambush by suspected NSCN I-M militants at Pfutsero town in the Phek district.
February 12: A factional clash between the NSCN-IM militants and the rival NSCN-K militants was reported from the Phek Town.
February 8: Militants belonging to the NSCN-IM abducted seven civilians from a court room at Pungro in the Tuensang district and subsequently killed them at an unspecified place.
February 3: Suspected NSCN-IM militants waylaid the vehicle belonging to the Congress party candidate A.S. Arthur, and abducted three party workers, including Arthur’s nephew identified as Thanshok, near Sokvao village in the Ukhrul district.
February 1: The NSCN-K said that the outfit’s ‘makeshift’ camp at Saijang in the Kohima district was attacked by a combined force of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah, "PREPAK, KYKL, KRA, UPDS and DHD (Anti-talk party)" numbering about 150 cadres. During the encounter, five militants of the NSCN-IM were shot dead while two NSCN-K militants was killed and one weapon was lost, said Anie Konyak, ‘Under Secretary’ of the NSCN-K.
The NSCNM-IM warned the Union Government that it will not talk to the new chairman of the ceasefire monitoring mechanism. Reports said that V.S. Atem, a NSCN-IM leader, in a letter to the Union Home Secretary V.K. Duggal, accused the Union Government of having a hidden agenda and asked him to clarify the rationale behind the replacement of the interlocutor.
January 31: The Sumi Hoho (the apex body of the Sema tribe), demanded the dismissal of ‘Maj Gen’. Markson, the ‘deputy commander in chief’ of the NSCN-IM, for his alleged role in the in the plot to assassinate former Sumi Hoho president Huska Yepthomi.
January 26: The National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) militants, abducted rival National Socialist Council of Nagaland–Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) militant, identified as ‘regional security informer’ Hekato, from Medziphema in the Dimapur district. The abducted militant was later released after he was made to sign a bond.
January 25: The NSCN-IM, following the pressure of the Western Sumi Organisation (the apex body of the western Sema tribe), released three cadres of the rival NSCN-K, who were abducted, on January 22, and kept in confinement at NSCN-IM’s headquarters at Camp Hebron in the Dimapur district.
January 24: The Western Sumi organization (apex body of the western Sema tribe) demanded the release of three NSCN-K militants reportedly abducted by the NSCN-IM on January 22 and held captive in the NSCN-IM ‘central headquarters’ at Hebron in the Dimapur district.
January 23: The National Socialist Council of Nagaland- Khaplang (NSCN-K) militant, identified as Vikuto, was allegedly abducted and subsequently shot dead by the rival National Socialist Council of Nagaland - Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) militants near Camp Hebron in the Dimapur district.
January 22: The NSCN-K accused the United Naga Council (apex body of the Nagas in Manipur) and the All Naga Students' Association, Manipur of "directly monitoring" the forthcoming Manipur Assembly elections at the behest of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah.
January 19: Almost 10,000-strong crowd of Phek Town marched to the office of the Deputy commissioner in protest against the presence of two rival Naga outfits, the National Socialist Council of Nagaland - Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) and the Naga National Council (NNC) militants in the district Headquarters, and demanded that the town be cleared of the militants. Reports added that Phek residents have been living in fear for the past nine days with the NSCN -IM and a combined force of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland - Khaplang (NSCN -K) and NNC preparing for a showdown.
January 17: An encounter between cadres of the two rival militant groups, the NSCN-K and NSCN-IM, was reported from Kohima. However, there was no casualty reported. During a subsequent search operation, Police arrested five NSCN-K militants between the Officer's Hill and Paramedical locality in the Kohima district.
January 13: The Naga National Council (NNC) accused NSCN-IM for all the bloodshed in Nagaland since 1979. A statement issued by Thomas, of the NNC, said that killings in Nagaland can be stopped only when NSCN-IM is sincere enough to desist from such heinous crimes and further asserted that the NSCN-IM is an anti-Christ, anti-Naga and anti-social militant group.
January 13: Two civilians, Pangai Konyak and Phoba Konyak, are killed by the National Socialist Council of Nagaland - Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) militants near a bridge below Naga Hospital in the Kohima. The NSCN-IM claimed that the duo were 'sergeant' and 'private' in the rival Khaplang faction, a charge refuted by the Konyak Union (the apex body of the Konyak Tribe).
January 10: A NSCN-IM militant, 'captain' Jasper, is shot dead by the rival National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) cadres at Nagarjan area in the Dimapur district. Eight empty cases along with one live cartridge were recovered from the incident site.
January 9: The NSCN-K warned members of Naga Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) from meeting Isak Chishi Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah at Camp Hebron. The outfit said it would declare 'capital punishment' to representatives of any NGO who meet these two leaders, who are now in their council headquarters for consultations with Naga leaders on the peace process.
January 9: Functionaries of the NSCN-IM's propaganda wing said "operations" were under way in the Athibung area of Peren district to flush out NSCN-K and Manipur People's Army (MPA) militants and protect Camp Hebron.
January 9: Two cadres of the rival National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) factions were killed in two separate incidents at Dimapur and Kohima. The first incident was reported in Dimapur where one 'section officer' of the NSCN-Khaplang (NSCN-K), identified as Lichumthung Ezung, was abducted and subsequently killed by cadres of the NSCN-IM. One NSCN-IM cadre, identified as Moa Phom, was killed in a shootout when a twenty-member group of the NSCN-K attacked a base of the outfit at Daklane area of Kohima.
January 8: A NSCN-IM militant is killed and another injured during a factional clash with the rival National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) cadres at Sanghou Village near Athibung in the Peren district.
January 7: One NSCN-K militant is killed during an attack on a NSCN-IM camp at Dimapur town in the Dimapur district.
December 31: Two NSCN-IM militants, 'lance corporal' Pumal and 'corporal' Wangjoy Pangmi, surrendered at Khonsa in the Tirap district along with one AK-47 rifle, one .303 rifles and ammunition.
December 26: The National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) militant reportedly warned Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, of dire consequences over his alleged nexus with the rival group National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM). The NSCN-K spokesman Kughalu Mulatonu said that his group would not remain a ‘lame duck’ while Rio patronized the NSCN- IM.
December 19: SF personnel arrested a National Socialist Council of Nagaland- Isak-Muivah militant, identified as Phangsun Seth, during a search operation at Khurai Lamlong bazar in the Imphal East district.
December 19: A National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN -IM) cadre, identified as ‘corporal' H. Romeo Poumai, was killed and several others injured after an ambush by the rival Khaplang faction (NSCN-K) at Bypass Road in Kohima district. Reports added that the NSCN-K took away an AK assault rifle along with ammunition after the ambush.
NSCN-K attacked IM faction militants while the latter were traveling in a vehicle near the dumping slot of Kohima Municipal Council. However, no casualty was reported.
December 16: Suspected militants of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) killed the ‘education kilonser (minister)’ of the Naga National Council (NNC)’s Adinno faction, Palang Khiamniungan, at Phoolbari in Kohima. This is the second incident in which suspected NSCN-IM militants have killed a senior functionary of the NNC-Adinno. Mar Jamir, also a kilonser, was killed at PR Hill in Kohima on June 1, 2005.
December 14: A factional clash between National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) militants and the rival Isak-Muivah faction (NSCN-IM) cadres was reported from the New Market area in the Kohima district. Four NSCN-K militants armed with AK-47 assault rifles attacked two NSCN-IM militants who managed to escape and came back subsequently to retaliate. However, there was no casualty reported from the incident site.
December 13: A National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) militant, ‘lieutenant’ Shama Ramon, was arrested at Lahorijan under Bokajan police station in the Karbi Anglong district. A Chinese-made revolver was recovered from his possession.
Kiyeshe Aye, a cadre of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM), reportedly defected to the rival National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) faction. The NSCN-K issued a press release welcoming the cadre to their fold.
December 6: The Nagaland Baptist Church Council has reportedly failed to persuade the NSCN-K to revoke the "quit notice" order served on the Tangkhul tribe in Nagaland. The report added that the outfit also made it clear that it would consider reconciling with its rival NSCN-IM without the Tangkhul leadership. "Unification will be without the Tangkhuls", said the NSCN-K spokesman Kughalu Mulatonu.
December 5: The NSCN-IM reportedly sought a separate 'Naga constitution' under the special federal relationship in its peace talks with the Union Government at Amsterdam, the capital of Netherlands.
December 5: NSCN-K claimed to have identified two rival NSCN -IM militants, 'lance corp.' Jacob Chakesang and a Zeliang collaborator, who allegedly assaulted the Naga Hoho Vice- President Keviletuo.
December 4: A civilian, Tokevi Yeptho, is shot dead by the NSCN-IM militants at an unspecified place between Zunheboto town and Natha Old Village in the Zunheboto district.
December 4: Security force personnel rescued two NSCN-K cadres from the rival IM faction in the Kohima district.
December 3: A former NSCN-K cadre, Kiyelho Rochill, is shot dead by the rival NSCN-IM militants in the Kohima district.
December 2: NSCN-K cadres abducted some public leaders and villagers of Kizari village in the Tuensang district. Reports added that the abducted villagers were charged with facilitating the intelligence network of the rival National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah.
December 2: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ruled out integration of Naga-inhabited areas in the northeast. Speaking at the Kangla Fort ground in Imphal, the Prime Minister said, "It is the duty of the Centre to protect the people of the state and respect their sentiments." The announcement comes two days before the next round of talks with the NSCN-IM leadership in Amsterdam.
December 1: Four militants are killed in internecine clashes between cadres of the NSCN-IM and the rival Khaplang faction at Inbung and Ahthibung in the Peren district and Zungti village in the Zunheboto district.
November 26: One NSCN-IM militant, 'corporal' Yangpak Noke, was killed and another injured by the rival NSCN-K militants during factional clashes at Zunheboto town and Sukhalu village in the Zunheboto district.
A clash between the two rival NSCN outfits was reported at New Market Area in the Kohima district. However, no casualty was reported.
November 24: A National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah militant, 'Sgt.' Limasashi Ao, was shot dead by unidentified militants in an internecine clash at Athibung in the Dimapur district.
November 21: The NSCN-IM has reiterated its demand for 'third party intervention', especially by the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation, in their peace talks with the Union Government.
November 17: A senior cadre of the NSCN-IM, 'Major' Lokishe, defects to the rival Khaplang faction. A statement issued by the NSCN-K 'military spokesperson' Isak Sumi said that Lokishe defected on October 27 after the 'deputy commander-in-chief' of the NSCN-IM, Markson, asked him to assassinate former Sumi Hoho (tribal council of the Sumi tribe) president Huska. Meanwhile, the NSCN-IM, in a circular issued to all its unit battalions informed that Lokishe had defected to the rival faction because of personal reasons.
November 11: A NSCN-IM militant was killed and one Khaplang cadre was injured in the internecine clash at Meluri in the Phek district.
November 1: The NSCN-IM accused the former Chief Minister of Nagaland and the present Governor of Goa, S. C. Jamir as the man behind the 'quit notice' served to the Tangkhul community by the NSCN-K. The NSCN IM also alleged that Jamir once tried to rechristen the Naga Students Federation and the Naga Students Union Delhi to "Nagaland Students Union, Delhi.
October 28: A NSCN-IM cadre, identified as Abel Zeliang, was killed by the rival National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang in the ensuing factional clash at Amiphoto colony in the Zunheboto district.
October 27: Three persons are killed during a factional clash between the NSCN-K and IM factions at Amiphoto in the Zunheboto town.
October 19: Peace talks between the Union Government and NSCN-IM in Amsterdam fail following the Government's rejection of the demand for 'self-governance'.
October 19: Assam Legislator belonging to the Asom Gana Parishad party, identified as Binod Goala, while speaking about the raid made by the NSCN-IM at Golaghat and Sarupathar Legislative Assembly Constituencies in the Golaghat district, said: "On October 17 last, as many as 24 heavily armed NSCN cadres entered Panjan, Morajan, Mohima, Chungajan, Holouguri and Amguri villages in broad daylight and demanded tax from the villagers on the pretext that the villages belong to 'Nagalim'. This is for the first time that NSCN cadres entered the villages in broad daylight, and that too, in front of the neutral force manning the border. NSCN cadres regularly enter the border villages at nights, and demand cash from the villagers."
October 17: Three dead bodies were recovered from Mandeu village in the Tamenglong district, from where a factional clash was reported between the NSCN- K and MPA on the one hand and the NSCN-IM on the other. The NSCN-IM claims that the bodies belonged to the combined forces of the NSCN- K and MPA.
October 15: One NSCN-IM militant, Lt. Hopson, is shot dead by unidentified gunmen at 5th Mile in the Dimapur district. According to police sources, two unidentified gunmen demanded INR 10,000 from Hopson and later shot him dead on his refusal to pay.
October 12: One NSCN-IM cadre, Pvt. Ramthing, is killed by militants belonging to the rival Khaplang faction in an internecine clash at Zeliangrong region in the Tamenglong district of Manipur. The victim was reportedly dragged out from his residence and subsequently shot dead.
October 9: At least eight NSCN-K cadres are killed and 10 others sustain injuries when rival NSCN -IM militants attack their mobile camp at Shoixe village in the Zunheboto district.
October 5: The NSCN-K claims that five NSCN-IM cadres have defected to its fold.
August 18: Two NSCN-IM cadres are arrested by a team of Nagaland Police from the Kohima village gate area of Kohima town. A pistol along with live ammunition is seized from their possession.
August 16: A gun battle takes place between cadres of the NSCN-K and NSCN-IM at Athibung area of Peren district.
August 9: A NSCN-K cadre is killed in a factional clash with rival cadres of the NSCN-IM at Sutemi in the Zunheboto district.
August 1: Two NSCN-IM cadres, Moses and Joseph Poumai, are arrested from Khuzama check gate in the capital Kohima. Two M-20 pistols are recovered from their possession.
July 27: Unidentified gunmen kill a NSCN-IM cadre, Neitho Miachieo, in Kohima.
July 13: One NSCN-IM cadre, Nzanthungo Lotha, is killed during a shoot out with rival NSCN-K at Lerie near capital Kohima.
July 5: One NSCN-IM cadre, Yongpong Konyak, is shot dead by the rival NSCN-K at Longkhim in the Tuensang district.
June 20: One NSCN-IM cadre, Diamond Tangkhul, is killed in a landmine explosion near Athibung in the Peren district.
June 14: Unidentified gunmen kill a NSCN-IM cadre, Yangthsase Sangtam, at Longkhim in the Tuensang district.
June 7: Two civilians, Kehubuyi and Sovenulu are wounded when firing broke out between the rival cadres of the NSCN-IM and the Naga National Council at Chosaba village in the Phek district.
June 3: NSCN-IM abducts, Suko Khiam, a NNC cadre, from Dimapur.
June 2: One NSCN-IM cadre, James Tangkhul, is killed in a factional clash with cadres of the rival Khaplang faction at a spot near Zunheboto town.
June 1: NSCN-IM kills the 'Education Kilonser' (Minister) of the Federal Government of Nagaland of the NNC, Mar Jamir, at a spot near BOC area of Kohima town.
May 31: One NSCN-K cadre, `2nd Lt.` Aloto and a civilian are seriously wounded in a factional clash with rival INSCN-IM at Sheyipu village in the Zunheboto district.
May 31: Factional clashes occur between two NSCN factions at Chingphoi village in the Mon district, Athibung area in the Perem district and Old Phek in the Phek district.
May 30: Security forces arrested three NSCN-IM cadres from Khonsa in the Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh. A Chinese made 9mm pistol, a mobile phone, extortion notes and incriminating documents are recovered from their possession.
May 30: Two NSCN-IM cadres are wounded in a clash with rival NSCN-K at Lochomi village in the Zunheboto district.
May 27: NSCN-K kills two NSCN-IM cadres and injured two others in an encounter at a place near Longleng in the Tuensang district.
May 24: NSCN-K launches an operation code named "Operation Blueland" against rival NSCN-IM in the Zunheboto district killing at least two rival cadres and capturing three others in separate incidents.
May 19: NSCN-IM kills the ‘Education Kilonser’ (Minister) of the NSCN-K, Nampang Konyak, at his residence at Mon. The militants also injured a security guard of the NSCN-K leader and fled with one AK-47 rifle and a US Carbine from the other guards.
May 16: Two NSCN-IM cadres are killed while an unspecified number of NSCN-K cadres are wounded in a factional clash at Athibung in the Perem district.
May 10: A civilian, Mhachio Odyou, who is an official of the Dimapur Lotha Students Union, is assaulted by cadres of the NSCN-IM at Chumukedima near Dimapur town.
May 10: Factional clashes occur between the two NSCN factions at Kuthur and Athibung in the Tuensang district.
May 6: Two NSCN-K militants are killed while three others sustained injuries in a pre-dawn attack by NSCN-IM cadres at Old Phek village in the Phek district.
April 15: Two NSCN-IM cadres and one NSCN-K are killed at Hongphoi village in the Mon district of Nagaland. Four more militants and a civilian are wounded in the clash.
April 7: The NSCN-IM cadres kill an unidentified NSCN -K cadre at Wazeho in the Phek district.
April 6: Two cadres, one each of the NSCN-IM and NNC, are killed in an internecine clash at Porba village in the Phek district.
April 4: The 'general secretary' of the Kuki Tribal Union, Jamkho-gin Touthang, who was abducted by the KRA on March 23, is paraded before the media at Sadar Hills area in Manipur for allegedly 'conniving with the NSCN-IM and creating problem and misunderstanding among the people'.
April 2: A NSCN-IM cadre, Ruichumhao Tangkhul alias Ahao, is arrested along with demand letters at Soibam Leikai under Porompat police station from the Ukhrul district of Manipur.
March 29: NSCN-IM cadres reportedly attend the 'celebration of the 6th Raising Day' of the proscribed UKLF at a place in the Chandel district of Manipur.
March 12: Bodies of two of the four persons abducted by the NSCN-IM last week are found near Piphima village on the Dimapur-Kohima national highway. The outfit had accused the duo, identified as Kobou Kotsu and Atha Puro, of killing a soil conservation department watchman, Tisovi.
March 6: The NSCN-IM makes it mandatory for non-Nagas living "all over Nagalim (greater Nagaland)" to make identity cards for themselves and their families. The outfit's deputy kilonser (minister), Kraibo Chawang said that, "It is an entry pass in order to control illegal immigrants all over Nagalim". The "entry pass" costs Rupees 120 to Rupees 150 per head.
March 6: Four militants, including two NSCN-IM cadres identified as Ningtham Keishing and Ringphami Luikham, surrender before the Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh. They lay down one sniper rifle with three magazines having 80 live rounds of ammunitions, one sub-machine gun with three magazines along with 70 live rounds, two AK-56 rifles with three magazines each along with 227 ammunitions, two Chinese made hand grenades and one WT set (Kenwood). According to the Bishenpur Superintendent of Police, the two NSCN-IM cadres had once served as escorts of the outfit's 'general secretary' T Muivah at the outfit's headquarters. He further adds the surrender of a sniper rifle by Ningtham Keishing is the first such case in the history of Manipur.
February 24: An unidentified militant is killed and another injured in a factional clash between cadres of the NSCN-IM and the rival NSCN-K at Namsa in Nagaland's Mon district.
February 15: The NNC claims responsibility for the February 14-killing of Namchalung Gangmei at Mishihoubi village under Sekmai police station in the Thoubal district of Manipur. The outfit said that Gangmei was once a sympathiser of the NSCN-IM and also later worked for the NSCN-K.
February 10: The son and daughter-in-law of the NSCN-K's Angami region chairman, Neisa Angami alias AKD, who were abducted by the NSCN-IM on February 9, are released.
February 9: NSCN-IM militants kill two NSCN-K cadres, including the outfit's Angami region chairman Neisa Angami alias AKD and his bodyguard, at Rusoma village near Kohima. The NSCN-IM cadres also abduct Neisa Angami's son and daughter-in-law.
February 8: NSCN-IM militants kill a NSCN-K cadre, Aman Konyak, in an internecine clash near Namsa colony in the Mon district.
March 9: The body of a suspected NSCN-K militant, Vikhoto Zao, is recovered near the Paramedical Bridge on the outskirts of Kohima city. He was abducted a day earlier. A document recovered from the slain militant indicated that he is a "tax collector" of the outfit.
February 28: The NSCN-K claims that its cadres have killed 10 Myanmarese soldiers in a gunbattle at Chumsa village in Myanmar. The outfit's 'chaplee kilonser' (finance minister), Kughalu Mulatonu, said that two of its cadres were also killed.
February 24: An unidentified militant was killed and another sustained injuries in a factional clash between cadres of the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K at Namsa in Nagaland's Mon district.
February 12: A SF personnel and a 12-year old girl are wounded during an encounter between the troops and NSCN-K cadres at Murtikhullen under Nungba police station in the Tamenglong district.
February10: The son and daughter-in-law of the NSCN-K's Angami region chairman Neisa Angami alias AKD, who were abducted by the NSCN-IM on February 9, are released.
February 9: Two NSCN-K cadres, including the outfit's Angami region chairman Neisa Angami alias AKD and his bodyguard, are killed by rival NSCN-IM militants at Rusoma village near Kohima. The NSCN-IM cadres also abduct Neisa Angami's son and daughter-in-law.
February 5: Union Government and NSCN-IM decides to hold talks on "substantive" issues. Union Minister Oscar Fernandes, who led the Government delegation at the four-day talks with NSCN-IM leaders in Bangkok, says in New Delhi that the timing of the next round of talks will depend on the outfit. "We have been able to extend the cease-fire by six months. But we were not able to take up issues in a substantive manner. Over the next six months, we will try to hold substantive talks," he reportedly says. He further adds, "Whenever they (NSCN-IM) want, we are ready to talk. It will depend on them."
February 3: A NSCN-IM cadre, Katathon Remmei, is killed by the rival NSCN-K cadres in an internecine clash at a place in the Zeliangrong region.
February 2: One militant is killed while three others are wounded and an equal number of them abducted during an internecine clash between suspected cadres of the UNLF and NSCN -IM at a place under Kasom Khullen police station in the Ukhrul district. All the casualties are NSCN-IM cadres.
January 31: The cease-fire in Nagaland between the Union Government and NSCN-IM is extended by another six months. A joint statement, that is signed by the Government interlocutor K. Padmanabhaiah and NSCN-IM chief negotiator T. Muivah in Bangkok says, "In view of the need to maintain the congenial atmosphere for the political negotiations to fructify, it has been mutually decided to extend the ceasefire by six months with effect from February 1."
January 28: A round of peace talks between representatives of the Union Government and the NSCN-IM begins in Bangkok, to extend the ongoing cease-fire, which expires on January 31. Union Minister of State for Overseas Indian Affairs, Oscar Fernandes, and interlocutor for the peace talks, K. Padmanabhaiah, will meet the NSCN-IM leaders to work out modalities for extension of the truce.
January 28: The NSCN-IM decides to defer 'tax collections' for the 'next financial year' in areas it refers to as 'Nagalim' or 'Greater Nagaland'. In a statement it says, "The outfit has deferred its collections of taxes from business establishments and well wishers throughout 'Nagalim' for the next financial year from April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2007".
January 27: The NSCN-K accuses the NSCN-IM of asking the chief engineer, superintending engineer and additional chief engineer of Manipur to award the various contract works to some particular persons in Tamenglong district.
January 26: The UNC urges the Union Government and the NSCN-IM to ensure a peaceful and lasting solution to the Naga conflict. In a statement, the UNC said that Nagas want peace and to that end the Centre must exhibit genuine political will to resolve the issue. "We also request the collective leadership of the NSCN (IM) for the extension of the ceasefire beyond January-31. However, we are aware that eight years of talks without any substantial agreement is fast becoming an indefensible situation", the statement added.
January 21: Two NSCN-IM cadres, M. Marungson Maring and Senjam Chitraban alias Nanao, are arrested along with a motorcycle from Shija hospital road in the Imphal West district.
January 18: The NSCN-IM and NSCN-K militants clash at Inbung village in the Peren district of Nagaland. Though the NSCN-K claims that a NSCN-IM militant is killed in the incident, the latter denies it.
January 8: Two militants, one each from the NSCN-IM and the rival NSCN-K, are killed in an internecine gun battle at Nokyan village of in the Mon district of Nagaland. According to official sources, clashes break out when an estimated 80 NSCN-K cadres raid a newly opened NSCN-IM camp in Nokyan village, dominated by the Konyak tribe.
January 5: Security force (SF) personnel arrest two NSCN-IM cadres, Phongphu and A Sema, during a search operation. One country made pistol, one sten gun, one 303 rifle, two hand grenades, two Chinese grenades, 20 ammunition of 303 rifle and one Dictaphone are seized from the arrested cadres.
December 19: A suspected NSCN-IM cadre sustains injury when police open fire on two youths trying to escape near the residence of Advocate General of Manipur, Ashok Potsangbam, at Khagempali Huidrom Leikai under Singjamei police station in the Imphal West district of Manipur. The police arrested the other youth also and recover two 9 mm pistols with two magazines and nine live rounds of ammunition from them.
December 15: The NSCN-IM 'general secretary' Thuingaleng Muivah, alleges that the Indian Government is spurning the Naga hand of friendship. Muivah says, "We Nagas have extended our hand of friendship and India is putting conditions before accepting it. Is this wise? Can we keep coming back again and again, demanding friendship from India? Do Nagas have no honour?" Muivah also claims that in the last six months of the cease-fire, there has been no progress from the Indian side. He also alleges that "some elements" in India are trying to drive the NSCN-IM back to war.
December 5: A NSCN-IM cadre is killed in an ambush by the rival NSCN-K cadres at Athibung area in the Peren district of Nagaland.
December 5: The NSCN-IM asks the Union Government to clarify whether it wants "peace or confrontation" with the outfit. The outfit's leader Phungting Shimrang says that the Army cannot interpret the cease-fire rules to suit its motives. He accuses the SFs of arresting and killing more militant cadre during the truce than before it.
December 2: Reacting to recent statements by the NSCN-IM leadership indicating a pull out of the negotiation process, the Union Government says that it wants to 'keep all options open' on continuing its truce with the outfit.
November 27: An NSCN-IM woman cadre is arrested on extortion charges in the North Cachar Hills district of Assam.
November 25: Two journalists, including president of the Kohima Press Club, are injured after being shot by unidentified militants in Kohima, the capital of Nagaland.
November 15: The NSCN-IM releases seven Chakhesang leaders, who the outfit has abducted from Pfutsero town in the Phek district of Nagaland last week. Chakhesang Public Organisation president Vedayi Nyekha says, "The NSCN has released all of them unconditionally."
November 10: NSCN-IM militants abduct seven persons from the Phek district. The abducted persons had participated in a rally organised against the outfit in October 2005 in the Pfutsero town, following a series of factional clashes between the NSCN-IM and NNC.
November 3: Two NSCN-IM cadres surrender at Khonsa in the Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh in the presence of Deputy Commissioner Talem Tapok. They also deposit a vintage assault rifle, 7.62 SLR with magazine and ammunition.
October 24: A suspected NSCN-IM cadre is arrested by the Thoubal district police from the Lamkang area. Two of his accomplices, however, manage to escape.
October 19: The NSCN-IM rejects the suggestion of Union Minister Oscar Fernandes to settle for an interim agreement even while the negotiations for a final settlement between the two sides continue. The outfit's kilo kilonser (home minister), Rh. Raising, says that the Union Government has not even discussed the possibility of an interim arrangement with his organisation, leave alone work towards it. "It may be one among many formulas for consideration, but we are looking for a lasting final solution, a decision on which will be taken by the collective leadership" he says .
October 18: Two suspected NSCN-IM cadres are captured by the people of Pallel area under Kakching police station in the Thoubal district of Manipur.
October 11: The two-day negotiations between representatives of the Union Government and NSCN-IM conclude at the Thailand capital Bangkok. Union Minister Oscar Fernandes and NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah have led the respective sides. "We are very happy to have the talks with the Indian representatives because both sides are now more serious about all the issues", Muivah says after the talks. However, he adds that a resolution to the problem will take a long time and has to be based on recognition of the 'uniqueness of Naga history'. The NSCN-IM proposes to have the next round of talks in November 2005, outside India.
October 10: The NSCN-IM is asked by its rival NSCN-K to revoke the ongoing cease-fire with the Union Government "if there was no progress in talks." Senior Kilonser (minister) of NSCN-K, Kughalu Mulatonu, says, "If there is no progress, it means there is no need for a cease-fire." He adds that the NSCN-K does not want to talk to the Union Government as long as the NSCN-IM is engaged in a similar dialogue.
October 5: The Meghalaya Police killed five suspected NSCN-IM militants in an encounter at Mawsawa village in the East Khasi Hills district. One of the slain militants was identified as Meekson Shiemrey. Two members of the group are reportedly involved in a Bank of India robbery on September 20 at Motinagar area of Shillong. One AK-47 rifle, a 9mm pistol, four Chinese hand grenades, 72 .62 pistol live ammunition, 63 9mm pistol live ammunition, eight 9mm pistol empty cases, nine 7.62 empty cases, one pistol magazine, clothes and documents are recovered from the site of the encounter.
September 26: An NSCN-IM cadre, Thangpo, is injured in an internecine clash with the rival NSCN-K at Yakur village in the Tuensang district.
September 17: A hardcore NSCN-IM cadre, S. K. Shamson Lamkang, is arrested during search operations in and around the Paona Bazaar of Imphal city. Lamkang admits to his role in extortion targeting contractors in the Imphal area since the past few years.
September 16: The NSCN-IM suspends its 'deputy secretary (defence)', Pungti Jobson, following his arrest by the Dimapur police on charges of drug peddling.
September 14: A 'deputy secretary' of the NSCN-IM, Pungti Jobson, is arrested along with three other persons following the recovery of 15,000 kilograms of narcotics in the township of Dimapur. The cache estimated to be Rupees 15 crore in the international market was reportedly procured from Senapati district in Manipur and ferried to Dimapur.
September 10: Two NSCN-IM cadres are killed in an internecine clash with the rival NSCN-K at Athibung town in the Peren district of Nagaland. The NSCN-IM Convenor of the Ceasefire Monitoring Cell, Phungthing Shimrang, confirms the deaths.
September 6: The NSCN-IM rejects any solution to the Naga problem under the principles of the Indian Constitution. During a consultative meeting with non-governmental organisations from Nagaland in Bangkok, the outfit's general secretary, Thuingaleng Muivah, however, says that a "federation of India and Nagalim", can be acceptable to the outfit. Muivah reportedly says, "Nagalim does not belong to anyone but to the Naga people alone."
August 22: A bullet-riddled body, suspected to be that of a NSCN-IM cadre, is recovered by the Loktak police.
August 21: One NSCN-IM cadre is killed during a recent encounter with security forces at Banting in the Tirap district. One 9 mm pistol is recovered from the incident site.
July 30: The Union Government and the NSCN-IM decide to extend the ceasefire in Nagaland for six more months, beginning July 31. A joint statement issued after two days of talks in Amsterdam says both sides "reaffirmed the need to extend the ceasefire and to intensify the peace process". But it also notes, "as the NSCN intends to hold extensive consultations with the people, the ceasefire is formally extended for a period of six months, whereafter it will be extended further."
July 28: A newly formed outfit of the Naga tribe, ZRNF, says that it will fight and defeat the agenda of the NSCN-IM, which, the outfit claims, is against the interests of the Manipur people. The ZRNF chairman K. S. Guangsilung alleges that the NSCN-IM is responsible for "sowing the seeds of distrust and animosity amongst the people of Manipur."
July 3: The NSCN-IM general secretary, Thuingaleng Muivah, leaves New Delhi for Amsterdam after a six-month long stay in the country. Muivah tells before leaving that he is hopeful of a peaceful and honourable settlement of the Naga conflict. He says, "The time will come soon... The Indian side knows that without a solution, there will be endless problems. We too are equally determined to solve the problem." NSCN-IM sources indicate that negotiations between the two sides will continue abroad in future.
June 28: An elderly woman and two militants are injured in a factional clash between cadres of the NSCN-IM and its rival NSCN-K in the Athibung area of Peren district of Nagaland. According to official sources, around 30 cadres on each side of the two factions engaged in a fierce gun-battle in the area.
June 24: Manipur Chief Minister, Okram Ibobi Singh, says in the Legislative Assembly that the State Government has detailed report of important leaders of militant outfits operating in Manipur taking refuge at Nagaland's Dimapur city. He further alleges that leaders of these militant outfits who have repeatedly declined offer for negotiations have moved into NSCN-IM camps.
June 14: Manipur Government asks the SFs to close down any camp of the NSCN-IM within Manipur. Chief Minister Ibobi Singh says that the cease-fire between the NSCN-IM and the Union Government is restricted to the boundary of Nagaland and setting up designated camps in Manipur is against the cease-fire ground rule.
June 13: Two unidentified insurgents are killed during a clash between cadres of the National NSCN-IM and the rival NSCN-K at Sereka Basti of Bhandari subdivision in the Wokha district. The clash occurred after the NSCN-K cadres attempted to capture a weapons storehouse of the IM faction.
June 13: The body of an NSCN-IM cadre is recovered from the Pfutsero area in the Phek district of Nagaland. Factional clashes between the NSCN-IM and its rival NSCN-K are continuing in the Tuensang and Mon districts of Nagaland. The NSCN-K claims to have killed four cadres of the NSCN-IM and recovered six weapons, including AK rifles and M-16 rifles, from Tuensang and Tirap district in the State of Arunachal Pradesh.
June 9: An NSCN-IM cadre, Harvalong Wungnaoshang, is arrested during a search operation at Nagaram in the Imphal East district.
June 8: A NSCN-IM cadre belonging to the 'Crime Detection and Suppression department' of the outfit is injured following an encounter with the troops at Kachai Phungthar village in the Ukhrul district. One AK 47 rifle is recovered from the militant who manage to escape.
May 29: One NSCN-IM cadre is killed during an encounter with the Army personnel at Harangazao in the North Cachar Hill district of Assam.
May 25: Two NSCN-IM cadres, Michael Shimray and David Thangkhul, who are engaged in extortion activities, are arrested from Nongthymmai in Shillong, capital of Meghalaya. Two Chinese-make M-20 pistols along with five rounds of live ammunition, a toy pistol and a dagger were recovered from their possession.
May 21: The NSCN-IM says that the outfit has "legitimacy to collect taxes" from "Nagas wherever they are" and expresses its displeasure with the arrest of the outfit's 'town commander', Mahek Taotao from Haflong in Assam's North Cachar district. The outfit further says that it will ask New Delhi "to rein" its troops at this "crucial juncture of the ongoing peace talks".
May 20: A senior NSCN-IM leader, A Z Jami, who serves as the 'kilonser' (minister) in the outfit's 'Ministry of Information and Publicity', joins the rival NSCN-K.<\li>
May 17: Three NSCN-IM cadres are arrested from Ludhi Basti under Haflong police station in the North Cachar Hills district of Assam.
May 2: NSCN-IM imposes a ban on the exploration of oil in the State till the ongoing peace talks produce a tangible result. The outfit further says that attempts at oil exploration "from the soil of the Nagas will be treated as a challenge to the authority of the GPRN and shall face dire consequence at his or her own risk."
April 29: The NSCN-IM asks the Nagaland Government not to enter into any deal with the ONGC to resume exploration activities in the State "without the consent of the Naga people". The outfit warns the State Government and interested companies to keep their hands off from the 'natural wealth' of the Nagas. It warns "individuals, parties, companies and the state government not to initiate any move or allow ONGC to extract oil from 'Nagalim'". "Government of the People's Republic of Nagalim (GPRN), the underground administration of the NSCN-IM, shall never allow such activities to take place without the consent of the Naga people," adds the outfit.
April 22: The NSCN-IM urges the Union Government to revise the cease-fire ground rules to allow its cadres to move out of the designated camps. The outfit's 'deputy kilonser (minister) for information and publicity', Kraibo Chawang, says: "Staying in these designated camps is like staying in jails and that has to be changed."
April 12: A confederation of 20 local organisations involving at least 40,000 people organizes a protest movement in the North Cachar Hills district against the inclusion of their district in the NSCN-IM's proposed 'Nagalim' (Greater Nagaland) and submits a memorandum in this effect addressed to the Union Home Minister, Shivraj Patil.
April 12: Two NSCN-IM cadres are killed and another is injured by their rival NSCN-K at Keimai in the Tamenglong district of Manipur.
March 29: The NSCN-IM cadres kill four cadres of the rival NSCN-K during an internecine clash at Yakor village in the Tuensang district of Nagaland. Two villagers are also injured in the crossfire.
March 27: The NSCN-IM cadres attack a rival NSCN-K camp in the Zunheboto district of Nagaland. Two militants, one each belonging to both the outfits, are killed in the clash that continues over three days. Another internecine clash between the two factions of the NSCN is reported from Hongphoi village, between Tizit and Mon towns.
March 25: Two NSCN-IM cadres are killed and another is injured in an internecine clash with the UNLF and another unidentified Kuki outfit at Yangnom in the Ukhrul district of Manipur.
March 24: At least ten people are killed and several others sustain injuries during clashes between the two rival Naga insurgent factions in Nagaland. According to police sources, some 60 NSCN-IM cadres attacked a NSCN-K camp at Surohuto village in the Zunheboto district, 190 km north of the capital Kohima.
March 12: NSCN-IM cadres attack the CFSB office of the NSCN-K at Mon town, killing one NSCN-K cadre, Tokugha Sumi, and seriously injuring two others, Hekotumi Sumi and Daniel Sumi.
March 8: A NSCN-IM cadre is arrested from Mahur area in the North Cachar Hills district of Assam.
March 1: NSCN-IM cadres kill a NSCN-K cadre in a factional clash at Tizit in the Mon district of Nagaland.
February 27: NSCN-IM is accused by its rival NSCN-K of abducting four gaonburras (village elders) from the Athibung area.
February 25: Two NSCN-IM cadres are killed in a NSCN-K attack on one of the former's camps at Athibung area in the Peren district of Nagaland. NSCN-K cadres manage to decamp with seven weapons of the IM faction following the attack.
February 23: A group of woodcutters are attacked and wounded by the NSCN-IM cadres at Napam village of Dessoi valley reserve forest in the Jorhat district of Assam.
February 15: Two cadres of the UNLF and one of the NSCN-IM are killed, while six persons, including two SF personnel, are wounded in two separate incidents in the Tamenglong district.
February 4: A formal political dialogue between the Union Government and NSCN-IM begins in New Delhi. The 14-member NSCN-IM delegation, led by its general secretary, Thuingaleng Muivah, holds talks with the GoM led by Union Minister of State for Statistics and Programme Implementation, Oscar Fernandes.
January 29: Two civilians are killed by NSCN-IM cadres at Yempang village in the Tuensang district of Nagaland.
January 22: An NSCN-IM cadre is arrested while extorting money from Chandmari Lerie and New Ministers hill areas in Kohima. A country made revolver, eleven rounds of ammunition and a Chinese hand grenade are recovered from the militant.
January 14: A NSCN-IM cadre, Micheal Harangban, is arrested along with currency notes worth Rupees 25,000 from New Checkroom area in the Imphal East district.
January 4: A woman, Iionglie Hau, is shot at and wounded by one Kahoi, suspected to be a NSCN-IM cadre, at Notun Bosti in the Dimapur town.
December 20: In protesting against the killing of a housewife, Sieluonuo Angami, during a factional clash between the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K on November 25 several women take out a protest rally against the NSCN-IM in Kohima demanding the arrest of the culprits.
December 15: Six NSCN-K cadres, including the 'secretary' of its 'religious affairs', have reportedly joined its rival NSCN-IM along with six arms and over 800 round of cartridges.
December 14: The NSCN-IM chairman, Isak Chishi Swu, and general secretary, Thuingaleng Muivah, arrive at Dimapur in Nagaland. During their stay at the outfit's 'general headquarters' in Hebron, they are scheduled to hold consultations with a wide range of Naga people on the issue of resolving the problem of Naga integration.
December 11: The NSCN-IM claims to have arrested two NSCN-K cadres, including a 'sergeant major', along with two unidentified Meitei militants from Dimapur.
December 10: The NSCN-IM traps about 250 cadres belonging to the UNLF, KNF and NSCN-K at an unspecified location in Manipur's Tamenglong district.
December 8: Five NSCN-IM cadres are killed and 10 others wounded in factional clash with rival NSCN-K at Azuram and Chumram villages in the Tamenglong district.
December 8: A heavy exchange of fire between cadres of the NSCN-IM and a combined group of NSCN-K, UNLF and KNF takes place in some areas of Tousem subdivision of Tamenglong district of Manipur. Nearly 500 villagers of Azuram and Chramram have fled after the fighting break out. Many injured cadres on both sides are evacuated from the incident sites.
December 7: The NSCN-IM leaders including its 'Chairman' Isak Chishi Swu and 'General Secretary' Thuingaleng Muivah meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil in New Delhi. Patil, following the meeting, says, 'The meeting provided an opportunity to know each other better and the NSCN-IM leaders have promised to work towards a peaceful solution to the Naga insurgency."
December 5: The NSCN-IM leaders, including Isak Chishi Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah, arrive in New Delhi to hold talks with the Union Government.
December 1: An NSCN-IM cadre, Khuchem Khaimniungan, is killed in an internecine clash with cadres of the rival NSCN-K and NNC at Noklak in the Tuensang district.
November 25: Three NSCN-IM cadres are killed, while two others are injured in a clash with the rival NSCN-K at Nokzang village in the Mon district.
November 22: An unidentified NSCN-IM cadre is killed and another injured in an internecine clash with the NNC cadres at Surhoba village in the Phek district.
November 21: An NSCN-IM cadre is wounded in a clash with the FGN cadres at Ketsapo village in the Phek district.
November 17: Three persons, including two SF personnel, are shot dead, while seven others are injured in an attack by suspected NSCN-IM cadres at New Tikhak Puthok village in the Changlang district.
November 16: A NSCN-IM cadre killed in an internecine clash with the Khaplang faction near Yakor village under Tuensang district.
November 14: Dimapur police arrests two NSCN-IM militants on charge of extortion from the Nagarjan area of Dimapur town.
November 13: A group of NSCN-IM terrorists open fire at the residence of an unidentified NSCN-K leader at Noklak in Tuensang district.
October 22: Two-day long negotiation process gets underway between NSCN-IM leadership and the representatives of the Indian government in Bangkok.
October 6: NSCN-IM cadres kill two NNC militants in a gunfight in the Phek district.
October 3: The NSCN-IM blames an anti-Naga militant group for the twin explosions on October 2 and announces a reward of Rupees Five lakhs for information leading to the capture of those involved.
September 28: An internecine clash between cadres of the NSCN-IM and the NNC reported from Pfutsero town in the Phek district.
September 27: The NSCN-IM cadres close down several schools in the State, including many in the capital Kohima, forcing them to observe ‘Agony day’.
September 26: The NSCN-IM asks all private schools operating in the State to ‘register’ themselves with the outfit.
September 22: A student is injured as a group of NSCN-IM cadres open fire at two school buildings in the Xhesezumi and Chetheba areas of Phek district.
September 14: NSCN-IM militants kill a NSCN-K militant Sentimoa near the Little Flower School in Kohima.
September 7: The NSCN-IM circulates press releases to some local newspapers in Nagaland, inviting applications for different ‘ranks’ and ‘officers’ in the outfit.
August 29: Suspected NSCN-IM militants kill an NSCN-K cadre in an unspecified village near the district headquarters of Wokha.
August 9: In a statement issued by Aakaho Assumi, ‘Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Publicity’ of the NSCN-IM, the outfit criticizes the Union Government of instigating the northeastern States bordering Nagaland to prevent the integration of the Naga-inhabited areas.
August 2: Two Government officials of the Electricity Transmission Construction Division Number II are abducted by NSCN-IM cadres from an unspecified location on National Highway No. 53 at Keimai in the Tamenglong district of Manipur.
July 30 : The Union Government extends the cease-fire with the NSCN-IM by another year following negotiations with the outfit’s leadership in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
July 27: A statement released by the NSCN-IM 'Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Publicity', A. A. Assumi, says that the outfit’s peace process with the Government of India should be at the Prime Ministerial level without any pre-conditions.
July 27: Police arrests two NSCN-IM cadres, Mayum Dobin and Anil Kumar Singh from Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh on charges of extortion.
July 26: NSCN-IM insurgents kill a NNC cadre in an internecine clash at Y. Anar village in Tuensang district.
July 7: A suspected NSCN-IM militant is killed during an encounter between police and a combined team of the NSCN-IM and ULFA cadres in the Geleki reserve forest along the Assam-Nagaland border in the Sibsagar district of Assam.
July 1: A senior Government official of Assam and a police constable are killed by insurgents of the NSCN-IM in an attack which occurred during an eviction drive in the Dhansiri Reserve forest area of Karbi Anglong district in Assam.
June 27: Security force personnel arrest a NSCN-IM cadre at Ledo in the Tinsukia district of Assam, along with three other associates.
June 23: Manipur Police arrests two NSCN-IM cadres, identified as Mohammed Firoz Khan alias Jimmy and Mohammed Sabir Alam, during a cordon and search operation at Khergao in the Imphal East district.
June 12: Nagaland Finance Minister K Therie expresses concern over the movement of armed NSCN-IM cadres in battle fatigues violating the cease-fire ground rules in the Tuensang, Mon and Phek districts.
June 10: Police in Kohima arrests two NSCN-IM insurgents, while extorting money from some labourers and occupants of a truck from the Nagaland State Transport bus station.
June 2: NSCN-IM ‘lance corporal’, identified as Jamie, is killed in an internecine clash with Naga National Council (NNC) cadres in the Phek district.
June 2: The Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil indicates that the Union Government would contact the NSCN-IM leadership for initiating a dialogue process at the earliest, following a meeting with the Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio in New Delhi.
May 26: NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah expresses hope for peace in Nagaland while congratulating the new Congress-led Union Government in New Delhi.
May 23: NSCN-K’s publicity chief K. Mulatonu informs that the outfit would soon begin peace talks with the new Congress-led Union Government in New Delhi.
May 19: NSCN-IM issues ‘shoot-at-sight order’ on poachers and timber smugglers at Intangki National Park in Dimapur with immediate effect.
May 17: NSCN-IM’s ‘deputy kilonser’ of the ‘publicity and information department’, K Chawang indicates that the outfit would adhere to the principle of the ongoing peace process with the Union Government, despite a change in New Delhi.
May 13: NSCN-IM abducts and later releases Abenla, wife of the Leader of Opposition in the State Legislative Assembly, I. Imkong, from Tsutapala gate at Mariani in the Jorhat district of Assam.
May 11: Assam Rifles personnel arrest at least 31 United People’s Democratic Solidarity (UPDS) and five NSCN-IM cadres from a passenger bus on the Peren-Ghaspani road.
May 3: Naga National Council warns voters to refrain from participating in the Nagaland elections citing it to be a total anathema to the Naga people and against the 1951 Plebiscite.
April 29: Suspected NSCN-IM cadres abduct two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists from Noney Bazaar in Manipur.
April 24: Suspected NSCN-IM cadres kill two Kuki youths for allegedly extorting money in the Peren district.
April 4: Police recover the dead body of a former NSCN-IM cadre, identified as Akai Pochury, from an unspecified location in the Tuensang district.
March 31: Naga peace talks between the Union Government and NSCN-IM begin in the Thailand capital Bangkok. The talks, scheduled in New Delhi, were postponed due to the General elections.
March 29: Assam Social Welfare Minister Gautam Roy requests NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah to help secure the release of Hailakandi-based BJP leader Pratul Chandra Deb from terrorist captivity.
March 24: NSCN-IM abducts two activists of the ‘Federal government of Nagaland’, administrative wing of the Naga National Council (NNC), identified as ‘Brigadier’ Kekouhetuo and ‘Colonel’ Nyuhetou, from the Oking hospital area of capital Kohima.
March 22: The Naga 'government in exile', the 'Government of People's Republic of Nagaland' (GPRN) observes 24th anniversary Day at Tamei in the Tamenglong district of Manipur.
March 24: NSCN-IM abducts two cadres of the ‘Federal government of Nagaland’, administrative wing of the Naga National Council (NNC), identified as ‘brigadier’ Kekouhetuo and ‘colonel’ Nyuhetou, from the Oking hospital area of capital Kohima.
March 20: One NSCN-IM cadre is killed by the rival Khaplang faction (NSCN-K) at the Firing Range area in Imphal West district of Manipur.
February 27: Imphal East district police arrests one NSCN-IM cadre hailing from Irong Makha in the Ukhrul district near Sanjenthong.
February 17: Two NSCN-IM cadres are arrested at Borlangfar in the Karbi Anglong district of Assam.
February 15: Armed NSCN-IM cadres attack the camp of rival Khaplang faction (NSCN-K), targeting its leader C. Singson near Athibung village in the Peren district of Nagaland. He survives the attack.
February 7: NSCN-IM issues ultimatum to the Speaker of Manipur State Legislative Assembly and two Cabinet Ministers - Tribal Development Minister Ngamthang Haokip and Public Works Minister Gaikhangam - to clarify their involvement, within a month, in the abduction and subsequent killing of an eight-year old girl, Elizabeth, in November 2003.
January 31: Unidentified assailants kill a former NSCN-IM insurgent, identified as Gaithuipai Palmei, at Kaifundai village in the Tamenglong district of Manipur.
January 10: Sources indicate that NSCN-IM leaders would visit India in February 2004 for the continuation of the ongoing Naga peace process.
December 29: A tribal king and his son are abducted by suspected NSCN-IM cadres from Kolan village in the Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh.
December 27: An NSCN-IM cadre, identified as David Tangkhul of Sanakeithel in the Imphal East district, is lynched by angry villagers at Deulaland near the Manipur capital Imphal.
December 25: A suspected NSCN-IM cadre is arrested from the Khotkhoti police check gate area in the Karbi Anglong district of Assam.
December 21: NSCN-IM extends 'moral support' to the ULFA, NDFB and KLO, whose camps are currently being attacked by the Bhutan Army in southern Bhutan and imposes a 24-hour general strike in all Naga areas of the Northeast.
December 20: NSCN-IM denies allegations labeled by the Kuki Inpi, apex body of Kuki tribe in Manipur, that the Naga outfit has been providing logistical support to the Kuki Revolutionary Army (KRA) terrorists.
December 9: NSCN-IM while reiterating the 'Greater Nagaland' demand during three rounds of peace talks in Bangkok observes that integration of Naga areas is a non-negotiable issue even as the two sides agreed to meet in New Delhi in the near future to 'maintain the pace' of negotiations.
November 30: Manipur Police kill a NSCN-IM cadre at Heingang Ahalup in the Imphal East district and recover one hand grenade, a small weapon along with some incriminating documents from his possession.
November 11: Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel seize 21 kilograms of RDX, 1000 detonators and 500 grams of heroin from a NSCN-IM cadre in the Thoubal district of Manipur.
November 4: Two NSCN-IM cadres are arrested from North Assam Oil Corporation (AOC) area in the Imphal West district of Manipur.
October 29:NSCN-IM welcomes Prime Minister’s stand on the continuation of political dialogue with the outfit for an honourable solution to the Naga issue.
October 28:The Special Operation Team (SOT) of Meghalaya Police arrests at least three NSCN-IM cadres from a hideout near Laitkor in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya.
October 22:Nagaland Police arrests an NSCN-IM cadre, Inato Sumi, the prime accused in the assault of a German tourist on October 8 outside a hotel in Dimapur.
October 21:An NSCN-IM cadre along with a UKLF terrorist is killed during a gun battle with terrorists of the Manipur People’s Liberation Front (MPLF) near Chakpi Karong in the Chandel District of Manipur.
October 8:Six NSCN-IM insurgents surrender before the Director General of Assam Rifles Lt. Gen. H S Kanwar at Mokokchung.
October 06:Manipur Police arrests 13 NSCN-IM cadres, including its ‘home minister’ (kilo kilonser) from the Tulibari area in Imphal West district while they are heading towards the Tamenglong district for a ‘political awareness workshop’.
September 20: NSCN- IM issues diktat ‘proscribing’ illegal fund collections by various unions, associations, and organizations on the pretext of ‘donation or taxation’ in Nagaland, following various complaints from the general public in this connection.
August 28:An NSCN-IM cadre is lynched in the Tuensung town when a meeting called by the outfit to sort out differences with Tuensung and Mon Students Federation turned violent.
August 22: Two NSCN-IM cadres are killed in a factional clash with the cadres of rival NSCN-K near New Keiphundai and Nungkao villages in Tamenglong district of Manipur.
August 9: Security force personnel kill an NSCN-IM cadre during an encounter at Motong in the Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
July 27: Nagaland Home minister T M Lotha says in the State Legislative Assembly that the outfits including Isak- Muivah and Khaplang factions of the NSCN are still indulging in abduction and extortion and are violating cease-fire ground rules.
July 17: Union Government extends cease-fire with NSCN-IM in Nagaland by another year beyond July 31.
July 14: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minster Mukut Mithi reiterates State's opposition to the Greater Nagaland demand of NSCN-IM and also criticises the Union Government's opposition to the State's decision to launch Operation Hurricane against the outfit.
June 14: A combined team of Manipur Police and India Reserve Battalion arrest an 'under-secretary' of the NSCN-IM's 'finance division' from Wangban Khongnangkhong in the Thoubal district of Manipur.
June 8: Imphal East district police arrests an NSCN-IM cadre from the North Assam Oil Corporation locality in Imphal city.
June 6: Media report indicates that NSCN-IM is issuing 'work permits' to Bangladeshi Muslims in Nagaland.
June 1: Three NSCN-IM cadres, including a woman, arrested from Makum Pathar, under Margherita police station limits in Assam's Tinsukia district.
May 23: NSCN-IM General Secretary Thuingaleng Muivah indicates that the unification of Naga territories is standing in the way of a final solution to the Naga conflict.
May 21: Peace talks between the Union Government's chief interlocutor K. Padmanabhaiah and leaders of the NSCN-IM resume in Bangkok, Thailand.
May 4: Reports indicates that the NSCN-IM has asked the People's United Liberation Front (PULF), a Kuki outfit, to release the three Government officials whom it had abducted on April 26.
May 3: Security forces release two NSCN-IM cadres in Dimapur. They were arrested on May 1 for violating cease-fire ground rules.
May 2: NSCN-IM threatens to reconsider its truce agreement with the Union Government if the security forces continue raids on its camps in Nagaland. The warning came following the arrest of three cadres during a raid in Dimapur on May 1 when SFs seized four pistols with magazines, seven magazines of 303 light-machine guns, 19 rounds of M-20 ammunition, 14 rounds of assorted ammunition among other things from the camp.
April 29: Media report indicates that NSCN-IM leaders, Isak Chishi Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah are unwilling to visit India for further peace talks.
April 24: Security forces arrest three front ranking NSCN-IM cadres from their 'town command headquarters' at Khushiabli, in Dimapur district of Nagaland and recover huge arms cache including two loaded M-20 pistols, an AK-47 rifle, a 9MM carbine with two magazines, 18 pistols, a revolver and 350 rounds of ammunition, a binocular, two telephones, unspecified amount of money, 96 detonators, some drugs and fake car number plates from the hideout.
Separately, an NSCN-IM spokesperson denies the outfit's role in inter-tribal clashes between the Dimasas and Hmars in Assam's Cachar and North Cachar Hills districts.
April 18: NSCN-IM demands clarification over the reported statement of chief interlocutor K Padmanabhaiah, who earlier said that 'the outfit would be disarmed before an agreement is signed to resume the 'preparatory talks'.
April 12: Three day long consultation meet commenced by NSCN-IM concludes at Khambi village, Ukhrul district.
April 10: NSCN-IM condemns killing of 23 Dimasa tribals in Assam's Cachar district following their abduction on March 31 by the Hmar People's Conference - Democracy (HPC) terrorists.
April 07: NSCN-IM demands Rs 60 lakh ransom to release Junior Jagai, Assistant manager of Bicrampore tea estate, Assam, abducted on April 1 at an abandoned bungalow in the tea garden's Kurkoorie division.
April 06: NSCN-IM agrees to free three Dima Halim Daogah (DHD) cadres abducted on February 26 from Gayingpur, in Assam's Cachar district.
April 04: NSCN-IM threatens to pull out of the cease-fire agreement if the Union Government continued to insist on cadres surrendering arms. It also issues a statement saying the 'Nagas will never give up three things-their arms, freedom and territories.
March 22: NSCN-IM observes 24th Naga Republic Day. Chairman Isak Chisi Swu says there is no reason to be apprehensive about the outcome of the Indo-Naga peace process.
March 3: Assam-based Dima Halim Daogah (DHD) terrorists appeal to the NSCN-IM to release three of their cadres who they say the latter had abducted from Gayingpur, Cachar-Meghalaya border, on February 26.
February 26: Security force personnel shoot an NSCN-IM terrorist dead and arrest two more on Election Day in Agriculture Colony, Kohima, and recover an AK-47 rifle, a 9mm pistol and two country-made revolvers.
February 12: NSCN-IM releases abducted Jatinga Valley Tea Estate employee in Assam.
February 10: Two terrorists––one each belonging to the rival NSCN factions––are killed in an internecine clash at Longtsunger village, Kisum (Kiphire sub-division) in Tuensang district, Nagaland.
February 4: Security force personnel arrest an NSCN-IM cadre, who is also a schoolteacher, from Nagaland while attempting to extort money in Bhagyalakshmi village, Jorhat district, Assam-Nagaland border.
January 31: Three NSCN-IM terrorists are killed by the NSCN-K in renewed internecine clashes in Zunheboto district.
January 27: Nagaland Police recover the dead body of a high-ranking NSCN-IM leader, Tevodeho Tetso, on Agri-Link road, near Rusoma village, Kohima. Unidentified gunmen earlier abducted him from High School Junction, Kohima.
January 25: NSCN-IM issues a statement––‘Journey for peace'––announcing its readiness to discuss the 'Naga territory' issue with the States of Assam and Manipur.
January 23: The current round of Naga peace talks between Union government and NSCN-IM leaders conclude after three rounds. Chief interlocutor Padmanabhaiah and NSCN-IM general secretary Th. Muivah issue a joint communiqué. Both sides reaffirm the need to maintain a 'peaceful and violence-free environment' and agree to continue the parleys to find a lasting solution to the Naga problem.
January 21: Union government and NSCN-IM hold delegation level talks in New Delhi. Swu and Muivah meet Union government chief interlocutor in Naga peace talks K Padmanabhaiah, Intelligence Bureau (IB) chief K P Singh and Secretary (Border Management) in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) R C Jain.
13th Assam Rifles (AR) Colonel H V Sharma accuses the NSCN-IM for violating the truce agreement. He also says cadres of the outfit are fighting the security forces, contrary to the Naga leadership's commitment.
January 16: Visiting NSCN-IM leaders meet several political leaders in New Delhi at former Prime Minister VP Singh's residence. Prominent leaders present at the meeting include former Premier I K Gujural, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury, Lok Janshakti leader Ram Vilas Paswan and Communist Party of India (CPI) leader A B Bardhan, as well as Consumer Affairs Minister and Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav.
January 11: At the end of an hour-long discussion with Defence Minister George Fernandes, in New Delhi, the NSCN-IM promises to end fighting between the Nagas and Indian security forces.
January 10: Visiting NSCN-IM leaders meet Deputy Premier Advani and reiterate that their goal of a single administrative unit comprising all Naga-dominated areas remains intact.
January 9: Naga peace talks begin in New Delhi. Both NSCN-IM leaders meet Prime Minister Vajpeyee.
January 8: Th. Muivah and Isak Chisi Swu, general secretary and chairman respectively of the NSCN-IM, arrive in New Delhi from Amsterdam to meet Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, Deputy prime Minister L K Advani, as well as other political leaders, besides participating in the delegation level talks.
December 31: Security personnel of the 10th Assam Rifles (AR) unearths a hideout of the NSCN-IM and rescues six hostages, in Chakhesang Zani village, near Dimapur, Nagaland. Also recovers a Thailand-made hand grenade, 14 blankets, three canopies, mattresses, gas cylinders and stoves, clothing material and combat fatigues at the hideout.
December 30: NSCN-IM leaderships' visit to India for peace talks is rescheduled due to 'logistical reasons', say reports. They are likely to come to Delhi for talks with Union government on January 8 and 9, 2003.
December 27: Assam Rifles Commander Brig V Suresh Nair claims the NSCN-IM is still recruiting cadres and carrying out extortion in Ukhrul district of Manipur. He adds that the outfit has been operating together with the Kuki Liberation Army and Kuki Revolutionary Army terrorist outfits in the area.
December 25: Manipur Police kill two suspected NSCN-IM terrorists in an encounter near Usha Cinema at Paona, in Imphal, and recover a foreign made revolver, two live ammunition rounds and extortion notes.
December 17: Deputy Premier L K Advani says in the Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament) that the Naga peace talks have not yet reached a substantive stage. He reiterates while replying to a discussion on internal security that the Union Government would involve the State government when the talks reached a substantive stage.
December 14: The underground 'ministry of information and publicity' cell of the NSCN-IM rules out the outfit's participation in the forthcoming Nagaland Assembly polls. It also accuses State Chief Minister Jamir of impeding the peace process.
December 6: NSCN-IM calls a consultative meeting on the Indo-Naga peace process in Senapati, Manipur. State Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh denies any knowledge of the same
December 4: NSCN-IM kills two Federal Government of Nagaland terrorists in an internecine clash in Mowu, Phek, Nagaland.
December 3: Four NSCN-IM cadres among 11 terrorists who surrendered with arms to Assam Rifles Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Nagaland Range (North), Brig NN Madappa.
November 29: Manipur government lifts the ban imposed on the NSCN-IM, under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act 1967, to facilitate the ongoing peace parleys with the Union government, but cases against its leadership are not withdrawn.
November 26: The ban on the NSCN-IM expires, but the Union government does not re-impose it.
Reports indicate that the next round of Naga peace talks would be held in New Delhi in December, and would be attended by Th. Muivah and Isac swu.
November 23: Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani chairs a meeting on Nagaland to assess the progress of the ongoing Naga peace process following a Union government decision to lift the ban on the NSCN-IM.
November 20: Reports say armed NSCN-IM cadres have set-up camps at four unauthorized locations in Tsiemekhuma, Mukali, Kudesh and Chimonger, in Nagaland
November 19: Imphal East district police arrest two NSCN-IM terrorists––one from Mission Lane, New Checkon, and another from Hotel Studio, Nagaram.
A woman of Tushel village, Ukhrul district is arrested for providing safe haven to NSCN-IM terrorists.
November 16: NSCN-IM terrorist is killed in an encounter with security force personnel in Banfara village, Tirap District, Arunachal Pradesh. A 12-bore gun, eight live cartridges, 104 rounds of .303 rifles and a Chinese hand grenade are seized from the encounter-site.
November 14: Prime Minister Vajpayee reviews Naga peace process.
November 11: Nagaland Cease Fire Monitoring Group (CFMG) Chairman Lt Gen RV Kulkarni issues identity cards to 36 (out of a proposed 60) NSCN-IM cadres in Dimapur.
October 29: Seven NSCN-IM terrorists abduct Phanidhar Razzaq, manager of Laxmijan Tea Estate, from Titabor under Jorhat District in Assam.
October 23: Union government plans to waive the ban on the NSCN-IM in November 2002, when the ban is scheduled to lapse.
Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga, who was in Bangkok to extend an invitation to the NSCN-IM leadership on behalf of the Union government, says his mission was successful while he is believed to have assured the NSCN-IM about the Union government’s motive.
October 18: Union government’s chief interlocutor in the Naga peace talks K Padmanabhaiah briefs Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani on the progress of his parleys with the NSCN-IM leadership.
Photo identity cards are issued to 29 NSCN-IM leaders in Nagaland by Cease-fire Monitoring Group (CFMG) chairman Lt. Gen. (Retd.) R.V. Kulkarni in Dimapur.
October 17: NSCN-IM terrorists kill three cadres of the rival NSCN-K outfit at Yoruba gate, Phek district, in renewed internecine clashes, in Nagaland.
October 16: NSCN (IM) terrorists armed with AK 47 rifles gun down two civilians and a terrorist of the NSCN-K in Rusoma village, Kohima district.
September 27: Two former Chief Ministers of Nagaland, Hokishe Sema and Vizol, proceed to Bangkok to meet with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Issack-Muivah (NSCN-IM) leadership.
September 25: A terrorist of the NSCN-IM is killed by security force personnel in Chopsa Village, Tirap District, Arunachal Pradesh. An AK-47, a Chinese grenade and 29 rounds of ammunition are recovered.
September 22: Three NSCN-IM terrorists are killed in a raid conducted by a joint team of Assam police and CRPF personnel in Lungabari village, south Assam district, North Cachar Hills. An AK 56 rifle, 52 rounds of ammunition, a 9mm pistol and nine hand-written extortion notes of Rs 25,000 each are seized.
September 21: Another round of talks between Union government and the NSCN (IM) starts in the Thai capital Bangkok
September 18 Deputy Prime Minister L. K. Advani says future talks with the NSCN-IM should be held in India.
September 9: Nagaland Chief Minister S. C. Jamir demands the extension of NSCN (IM)-proscription under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
September 4: The rival Khaplang faction in Cheteba town, Phek district, Nagalan, in the ongoing internecine conflict, kills two NSCN-IM lacy (members of the underground legislature of the NSCN-IM).
August 29: Nagaland State government directs the administration in all the districts to strictly enforce cease-fire rules. The direction comes in the wake of internecine clashes between NSCN factions.
Zunheboto district administration orders all armed cadres of both the NSCN-IM and the NSCN-K, camping in and around Zunheboto town area, to leave the town by 6 P.M. August 29.
July 26: Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh accuses the NSCN-IM of collecting "vehicle tax" amounting to rupees two to three crores annually from vehicles carrying essential items into Manipur through the Imphal-Dimapur-Guwahati National Highway 39 and the Imphal-Jiribam-Silchar National Highway 53.
July 18: NSCN-IM general secretary Th. Muivah hails the July 8-11 talks with the Union government as "the first realistic step ever taken towards working out an honourable solution to the long-drawn-out Indo-Naga issue". He terms the agreement as broad-based and a suitable launching pad "for a more realistic start".
July 11: In a brief joint statement following the talks, NSCN-IM general secretary Muivah, and Union government chief interlocutor K Padmanabhaiah announce extension of the ongoing cease-fire for another year from August 1, 2002. The NSCN-IM also expresses its willingness to accept Indian Prime Minister’s offer to return to India to pursue the peace talks.
July 8 – 11: Peace talks held between the NSCN-IM leadership and K Padmanabhaiah in Amsterdam.
July 8: Prime Minister A B Vajpayee reaffirms his invitation to the NSCN-IM leadership to continue the ongoing dialogue process with the Union government within India.
July 1: NSCN-IM terrorists install a new ‘underground government’ with six cabinet ‘kilonsers’ (ministers) and 25 deputy kilonsers at a function at Dimapur. AK Lungalang is the newly appointed "kilo kilonser" (home minister). The seven-member steering committee is also expanded to 10 while an NSCN-IM parliament is newly formed with 20 members.
June 28: A self-styled ‘corporal commander’ of the NSCN-IM is killed in an encounter with the Army in Yankang in Arunachal Pradesh.
June 25: NSCN-IM terrorists kill two Gorkha Rifles personnel and injure five others in a clash in Fungyak, Changlang district, Arunachal Pradesh.
June 20: Media report says, around 1,005 NSCN-IM terrorists are operating in Manipur alone, and have around 1200 weapons.
June 6: Chief Minister Ibobi Singh says arrest warrants against the NSCN-IM leader T H Muivah would not be withdrawn unless the Union government provided substantial evidence to justify the move.
June 3: NSCN-IM criticises Nagaland Chief Minister S C Jamir for insisting on the implementation of the 16-point agreement.
June 1: Nine members of the 'Reformed Naga National Council (RNNC) ' join the NSCN-IM.
May 28: Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga says the NSCN-IM leadership headed by T Muivah is willing to hold peace talks within India.
May 6 – 7: A consultative meeting between the NSCN-IM leadership and representatives of Naga organisations is held at Bangkok to consolidate the ongoing current Naga peace process.
April 20: Four NSCN-IM terrorists surrender to an Assam Rifles battalion Commander in Medziphema, near Dimapur.
April 19: Nagaland State government agrees to withdraw criminal cases against top leaders of the NSCN-IM, T Muivah and Isaac Swu.
Union Home Minister L K Advani rejects NSCN-IM's demand for withdrawal from Nagaland of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958.
April 8: Kuki National Army (KNA) declares unilateral cease-fire with NSCN-IM.
March 29: Deputy Commissioner of Chandel district in Manipur, Yambel Thamkishore, who was abducted by NSCN-IM terrorists on March 18, is released unharmed at the district headquarters.
March 27: Five security force personnel and a civilian injured in an NSCN-IM attack a place between Lairou and Karong villages, Senapati district, Manipur on National Highway 39.
March 26: An abducted police officer of Namtak, Changlang district in Arunachal Pradesh, Pallav Roy Chowdhury, is killed by NSCN-IM terrorists, for his refusal to ‘pay as tax’ 25 per cent of his salary.
March 20: NSCN-IM terms the killings of 11 of its activists in an encounter in Manipur on March 16 as, "an act of barbarism" and "an insult to the Indo-Naga cease-fire and the peace process". According to the NSCN-IM, those killed were travelling to the Naga-inhabited areas of Manipur for the "Naga Republic Day" celebrations slated for March 21.
March 18: Deputy Commissioner of Chandel, Yambem Thamkishore Singh is abducted by NSCN-IM terrorists.
March 16: 11 NSCN-IM terrorists travelling in a truck towards Imphal are killed in an encounter near the Molnoi outpost at Pallel in Manipur's Chandel district, about 45km south-east of Imphal.
February 25: NSCN-IM terrorist killed in an encounter near Wagun village, Tinsukia district.
February 22: Nagaland Chief Minister S C Jamir says he is willing to get quashed the arrest warrants pending against the NSCN-IM leadership, thus providing them with provision for safe passage into the State.
February 19: Suspected NSCN-IM terrorists intimidate Congress (I) contestants, and their supporters, in the State Assembly elections.
February 18 –20: K Padmanabhaiah holds talks with top leaders of the NSCN-IM in Malaysia in a bid to further the Naga peace process.
February 3: Two Congress(I) candidates, both Nagas, former Minister Morung Makunga in Tengnoupal constituency and Rocky in Chandehave, withdraw from Manipur State Assembly polls, following threats from NSCN-IM.
February 5: 47 Naga candidates contesting the Manipur Assembly elections sign a pledge to support (if elected to office) the ‘Naga issue’ in the ongoing Union government––NSCN-IM peace talks.
January 21: Two NSCN-IM terrorists are killed in an encounter at Dadam village in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh.
January 18: NSCN-IM terrorists kill six rival NSCN-K cadres at Tenyiphe-II near Dimapur.
January 4: A 30-member delegation comprising Naga Hoho members, Church leaders and tribes' presidents attend a meeting called by the NSCN-IM on the Naga issue at Bangkok.
December 31: Three suspected NSCN-IM terrorists killed and three others injured following an internecine conflict involving some valley-based terrorist outfits, at Sotobekra near Jiribam.
December 23: Union government’s special representative K Padmanabhaiah, holds talks with the NSCN-IM leadership at Bangkok.
December 20: Vice Chairman of the NSCN-IM, Khodao Yanthan states peace in the State will follow if sovereignty is granted to the Nagas.
December 11: NSCN-IM terrorists kill three NSCN-K terrorists at Pachaspura, near Kohima.
December 7: Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee holds discussions with the NSCN-IM leadership in the Osaka, Japan.
November 26: NSCN-IM serves extortion notice for Rs. 3 lakhs on the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation for its operations in Changpang and Gholapani areas, Jorhat district, Assam.
November 24: NSCN-IM ‘bans’ Meiteis of Manipur from using the Imphal-Jiribam-Silchar sector of National Highway No. 53.
November 21: NSCN-IM terrorists release abducted NSCN-K terrorists as a ‘goodwill gesture’.
November 17: NSCN-IM terrorists kill three NSCN-K terrorists in Kohima.
November 7: NSCN-IM terrorists abduct seven NSCN-K terrorists from Kuhoboto near Dimapur.
November 6: Padmanabhaiah stresses need for further talks with the NSCN-IM within India.
November 2: NSCN-IM kills four civilians at Namphai, Changlang district, Arunachal Pradesh.
October 24: Three NSCN-IM terrorists killed and another injured in an attack by the rival NSCN-K on the IM’s Cease-fire Monitoring Cell office at Dimapur.
October 4: Two NSCN-IM terrorists killed in an encounter at Rongmaijan village under Jirigh block, Cachar district, Assam.
September 22-24: Heavy casualties reported in an internecine conflict between NSCN-IM and NSCN-K, near Merapani in Golaghat district, Assam, close to border with Nagaland.
September 20-21: Padmanabhaiah and Muivah meet in Amsterdam and agree to continue with efforts to find a solution to the Naga insurgency problem within a timeframe of "one or two years".
August 14: Union government reneged on the June 14-truce agreement, charges Muivah.
August 12: NSCN-IM asks people to hoist black flags on rooftops on Indian Independence Day and to stay away from ‘celebration in any form'.
August 4: Oil India Limited (OIL) receives an extortion notice of Rs 60 lakh from the NSCN-IM.
August 3: Padmanabhaiah meets the NSCN-IM leadership in Amsterdam for fresh round of negotiations.
Seven NSCN-IM cadres surrender at an unspecified location in Nagaland.
August 1: NSCN-IM asks the government to either disown Union Home Minister L K Advani’s announcement that the phrase 'without any territorial limit' has been deleted from the June 14 cease-fire agreement, or prepare for the eventual consequences.
July 31: NSCN-IM’s Steering Committee states that the 'bilateral Bangkok Agreement of June 14 had been reviewed and twisted by the Government of India unilaterally.
July 27: Following a meeting between the Prime Minister and Chief Ministers of Northeast States in New Delhi, Union Government revokes the 'without territorial limit' clause from the July 14 cease-fire agreement with the NSCN-IM.
July 21: Padmanabhaiah meets Muivah in Amsterdam for a fresh round of talks on the current cease-fire with the outfit.
July 8: The Prime Minister, following a meeting with leaders from Manipur in New Delhi, decides to review the cease-fire agreement with the NSCN-IM.
July 6: Muivah, in an interview to the BBC in Bangkok, warns that 'the outfit would be forced to return to the path of violence' in case of the cease-fire extension decision is reviewed.
June 24: Muivah, in an interview to a news agency in Bangkok, justifies the territorial extension of cease-fire area.
June 14: Following two rounds of discussions between Padmanabhaiah and the NSCN-IM leadership in Bangkok, the ongoing cease-fire with the outfit is extended till July 31, 2002. It will have no territorial limits and will extend into Naga-inhabited areas of the entire Northeast.
June 12: Padmanabhaiah leaves for Bangkok for a fresh round of talks with the NSCN-IM leadership.
June 8: Four terrorists of the NSCN-K are killed by NSCN-IM terrorists, near Tuli town in Mokokchung district.
May 17: NSCN-IM declares a state of 'emergency' and dissolves the Tatar Hoho, an umbrella body of Naga religious leaders.
Muivah, in a statement from Bangkok, warns of retaliation against government forces, charging the Union government with not honouring its commitment to extend the cease-fire to States neighbouring Nagaland.
May 8: The NSCN-IM issues a two-week ultimatum to the Union government and threatens to call-off the four-year-old cease-fire. It accuses the Union government of not meeting the outfit's demand to extend the territorial area of cease-fire.
March 29: Security forces attack NSCN-IM’s information and publicity wing office in Kohima.
March 3: NSCN-IM serves extortion notices on Coal India Limited (CIL) in Margherita in Dibrugarh district, demanding Rupees 50 Lakh within 15 days.
February 27: NSCN-IM announces exemption of 'loyalty tax' for certain categories of commercial enterprises for two years, to boost economic activities in Nagalim.
January 13: Union government and NSCN-IM representatives meet in New Delhi to finalise the ‘Revised Agreed Ground Rules’ that govern the modalities of the ongoing cease-fire.
December 23: 8 NSCN-IM cadres surrender at Dimapur.
December 12: Security forces along Mizoram-Myanmar-Bangladesh border alerted following Intelligence reports of a huge arms shipment, meant for NSCN-IM, arriving at Cox Bazaar in Bangladesh.
December 10: Official sources reveal Muivah's attempt to establish links with China for arms procurement.
November 14: Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga discloses he met and had discussions with Muivah in Bangkok on a peace deal.
October 9: Intelligence reports reveal clandestine links between NSCN-IM and China on arms procurement.
October 3: Muivah, in an interview, conveys his willingness to 'come close' to India in the dialogue process.
September 18: The general secretary of the NSCN (I-M), Th. Muivah, in jail since January 19, 2000 in Bangkok for travelling on forged documents, released on bail.
July 31: Union government and the NSCN-IM agree to extend the ongoing cease-fire for another year from August 1 and move forward with peace process to bring lasting political solution to the Naga issue
July 26: The Union Home Ministry sources says that the next round of peace talks between the Government of India and the NSCN-IM will be held in Bangkok on July 28 and 29. The chief negotiator on behalf of the Government of India, K Padmanabhaih will lead a high-level team of Central government officials in the peace talks, while the NSCN-IM delegation will be led by its Chairman Isak Swu. The extension of the cease-fire agreement, which expires on July 31, will be the main topic in the talks.
July 18: The Ceasfire Monitoring Group (CMG) meeting between the Central government and the NSCN-IM is held in Dimapur. It is decided at the meeting that a ceasfire monitoring cell of the NSCN-IM would be opened near Dimapur
May 26: The Union Home Ministry and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland--Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) led by V.S. Atem reach a joint agreement following two days of hectic deliberations to reactivate the Ceasfire Monitoring Group (CMG) to ensure complete cessation of violence.
May 3-7: As many as 70 terrorists are killed in fierce fighting between the rival factions of NSCN-IM and NSCN-K in Mon district.
January 19: Th. Muivah arrested in Thailand for making illegal entry into the country from Pakistan.
November 29: Nagaland Chief Minister S.C. Jamir narrowly escapes an attempt on his life when the NSCN-IM attacked his convoy, killing two policemen, near Pherema, about 45 kms from Kohima.
August 19: NSCN-IM terrorists kill Dally Mungro, General Secretary of NSCN-K, and two of his associates in Kohima district.
August 4: Ceasefire agreement between the Central government and the NSCN-IM is extended for another year.
June 9: Isak Swu and Muivah reiterate that sovereignty must be the basis for talks with the Central government.
June 2: NSCN-IM offers a 45-day amnesty for members of NSCN-K to return to its fold.
May 18: Isak Swu and Th. Muivah visit Nagaland after a gap of 33 years.
October 4: The two top leaders of NSCN-IM – Isak Chisi Swu and Thuengaling Muivah, meet with Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee in Paris. Vajpayee says that secession is not a option as talks must be held within the framework of the Indian Constitution.
August 31: Central government extends ceasefire in Nagaland for one year.
October 30: Central government extends ceasefire in Nagaland for another three months.
September 29: Nagaland Chief Minister S.C. Jamir and two former Union Ministers survive an assassination attempt when NSCN-IM terrorists open fire on their convoy near the capital Kohima.
August 1: Cease-fire Agreement signed between the Central government and NSCN-IM. The ground rules prepared for the ceasfire include: no active military operations against militant groups by the security forces; patrolling of the international and state borders to prevent infiltration of terrorists and arms; no militant group will be permitted to indulge in killing or causing injury or kidnapping any person, extortion, blockades, coercion, raids; and other forms of disruption of normal life will also not be permitted. If violations occur, the security forces will be empowered to act as per law.
March 4: Central government again offers to hold peace talks with both the factions of NSCN. The then Prime Minister Devegowda says he has held initial talks with NSCN-IM in Geneva.
December 10: NSCN-IM terrorists gun down 30 Kukis in Dimapur.
July 31: NSCN-IM sets three preconditions for talks. These are: a) negotiations should focus on sovereignty; b) talks would be held in a third country; and c) third party mediator would be included.
December 4: Nine security forces personnel killed in an ambush laid by NSCN-IM terrorists.
August 4: Two leaders of NSCN-IM are among eight terrorists killed by the security forces near Kohima town.
January 19: Security forces personnel kill five NSCN-IM terrorists and capture 17 in a raid on their camp in Kohima district.
December 15: 15 security forces personnel killed in an ambush laid by NSCN-IM terrorists near Mokokchung town.
September 10: Indian Army raids a base of NSCN-IM at Niuland near Dimapur, killing six rebels.
September 2: NSCN-IM terrorists kill Naga political leader Ankim Khumto Anal.
February 16: NSCN-IM terrorists kill five security forces personnel and six civilians in an ambush in Tuensang district.
June 12: 13 security forces personnel killed in an ambush laid by NSCN-IM terrorists.