The peace talks between Government of India and the NSCN(IM) is now on the verge of coming to a final solution. This announcement from the NSCN(IM) came few days after the two sides held their last round of talks on August 19.
‘The Indo-Naga political conflict spanning over seven decades is undoubtedly the longest problem in South-East Asia. There is a paradigm shift to the approach by the Indian leaders then and now, resulting in understanding the problem from the perspective of both sides,’ GPRN sources informed.
GPRN sources reveal, ‘Appreciation of the difficulties of both sides had brought the two sides closer than ever. Solution could be arrived only when both sides also accepted the reality and showed mutual respect.
More About The Ongoing Peace Talk
Naga peace talks underwent a drastic positive change since Narendra Modi took over. Both sides putting in serious effort resulted in signing of the framework agreement on August 3, 2015. The NSCN and the Naga people highly appreciate the Government of India for recognising the sovereign rights of the Nagas.
Easter Chisi Swu, widow of former NSCN(IM) Chairman Issak Chisi Swu had also taken part in the August 19 talks.
On August 13 NSCN (IM) general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah and GOI interlocutor RN Ravi issued a joint statement saying two sides were getting closer to the final settlement. ‘We assure people that talks have been progressing in the right direction with determination. We are closer than ever before to the final settlement and hope to conclude it sooner than later.’
While the NSCN (IM) had signed a ceasefire agreement with the Government in 1997. The two sides have held at least 80 rounds of discussions leading to the signing of the framework agreement.