About 50 rebels belonging to a group that broke away from the Naga separatist organization NSCN (K) are likely to join the national mainstream. Security agency sources gave this information on Saturday. He said that this group of Naga rebels are seeing a threat to their existence after increasing cooperation between the Indian Army and Myanmar military forces on the border between the two countries. He said that as a result of joint efforts by the Army, State Security Forces and the Military Intelligence Agency in the last few months, the group led by Nikki Sumi has decided to surrender. This Naga will prove to be very helpful in the peace process.
The overall cooperation and coordination between the armies of the two countries on Indo-Myanmar border management has improved after a recent visit by the Army Chief MM Narwane to Myanmar. “The diplomatic efforts in the military sector during his recent visit to Myanmar by the Army Chief played a key role in this,” said an official. In October, General Narwane along with Foreign Secretary Harshvardhan Shringla undertook a cultural visit to Myanmar. , During which India decided to supply an invading submarine to the Myanmar Navy. In addition, it was agreed to further intensify the entire military and defense relationship.
Two other militant-affected states, including Nagaland and Manipur, are bordered by Myanmar, along with some other northeastern states. India has a total border of 1,640 km with this neighboring country. The NSCN (Khaplang) and several other Naga militant organizations are demanding the formation of a ‘Greater Nagaland’ by encompassing all Naga-populated areas (Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh areas).
Sources said that one of the main leaders of the group, which broke away from the NSCN (K), is in the process of surrendering to security forces in Phek district of Nagaland with 52 members (cadres). He said that eight more members of the group are also likely to surrender, after which the number will increase to 60.
Sources said that the Nikki Sumi-led group, which broke away from the NSCN (K-yung Ang), has more than 60 rebels. Sources said Sumi has been a key commander of the NSCN (K) group. He is also the main accused of an attack on an army convoy by the NSCN (K) in June 2015 in Manipur. In this attack, 18 military personnel were martyred. Sumi has a reward of 10 lakh rupees on her head.