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Ceasefire Extended in NSCN (K) Niki

Published on September 09, 2022
Current Context: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the Government of India, extended the Ceasefire Agreement with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang), Niki Sumi [NSCN (K) Niki] faction for one year.
Ceasefire Extended in NSCN (K) Niki
  • The MHA extended the Ceasefire Agreement with the NSCN (K) Niki for a period of one year with effect from 08.09.2022 to 07.09.2023.
  • The agreement was signed with the aim of achieving peace and stability in the Northeast.
  • The Agreement was signed for the first time in 2021 with a validity of one year and was to expire on 07.09.2022.
  • NSCN was an insurgent group in Nagaland that was formed in 1980. After the differences between its leaders, S. S. Khaplang, Isak Chishi Swu, and Thuingaleng Muivah, the NSCN was broken in 1988 into two factions. In 1988, S. S. Khaplang formed NSCN (K) and Isak and Muivah's faction was called NSCN (IM).
  • In the last few years, several factions emerged after breaking away from NSCN (K). One of them is NSCN (K) Niki Sumi. Sumi belongs to the Sema tribe of Nagaland and is the prime accused in the killing of 18 Indian Army soldiers in Manipur’s Chandel district.


Q.1 Recently the Ceasefire Agreement between MHA and NSCN (K) Niki was extended for?
a. 6 Months
b. 12 Months
c. 18 Months
d. 24 Months
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