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Naga Peace Talks to Resume Soon
Sep 23, 2014

More than 10 months after the last round of talks, a high-level delegation of NSCN (IM) leaders arrived in New Delhi, following an invitation of the Government of India for resumption of the Naga peace talks. The delegation, led by its chairman Isak Chisi Swu and general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah, will meet different officials before attending the formal discussions next week. 

The last round of discussions were held in New Delhi last November, while a meeting with the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, slated on December 6, 2013, was cancelled at the last moment. An NSCN (IM) delegation had visited New Delhi in March, but the Centre had cancelled another round of talks in view of the Lok Sabha polls. 

The NSCN (IM) has been on a ceasefire with the Government of India since August 1, 1997, following which it has held a series of discussions with New Delhi. While the group has dropped its demand for sovereignty, it has maintained that it would continue to press for integration of all Naga-inhabited areas, with the present state of Nagaland. 

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