The Naga Conflic
- 1947 Agreement between Assam governor Akbar Hydari and NNC
- 1951 NNC ‘referendum’ claims 99% for independence
- 1960 Agreement with Naga People’s Convention for creating the state of Nagaland
- 1980 The National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) formed
- 1988 NSCN splits into two, NSCN (Khaplang) and NSCN (Isak & Muivah)
- 1997 Rajesh Pilot meets NSCN (I-M) leaders in Thailand; they meet PM H.D. Deve Gowda in Geneva
- 1998 Swu and Muivah meet PM Vajpayee in Paris. Indian army extends ceasefire to include the NSCN(K).
- 2001 Government of India and NSCN(K) agree to a ceasefire
- 2011 NSCN(K) splits. Khaplang, a Burmese national, asked not to interfere.
- Mar 2015 NSCN(K) abrogates ceasefire agreement
The spurt In Violence
- April 2 NSCN(K) ambush army convoy in Tirap district, Arunachal Pradesh, and kills three Army jawans
- May 3 Another attack in which nine Assam Rifles personnel killed in Mon dist, Nagaland
- May 6 One Assam Rifles soldier killed in Kohima
- June Eighteen armymen of the Dogra regiment killed in an ambush in Chandel, Manipur
- June 7 Another attack on Assam Rifles in Arunachal Pradesh, no casualties
Experts Talk Of Five Mistakes
- Misunderstanding the nature, causes of insurgency in the Northeast
- Clubbing all rebel groups together while only a few of them have demanded independence
- Believing that there can be a military solution to the insurgency
- Failure to link counter-insurgency strategies to creating jobs and proactively ending the alienation of the Northeast
- Failure in taking neigbouring countries into confidence
- Why publicise details of the covert operation?
- Was it hot pursuit, preemptive or punitive?
- Inside Myanmar or “along the border”?
- 40 minutes or 13 hours?
- No hard evidence of the covert strike so far
- Was Myanmar informed before or after ops?
- Were tweets #ManipurRevenge & #56InchRocks authorised?
- PR coup or PR overdrive?
- Risk of the strike being taken to international fora