The ‘informal meeting’ at the national capital was held to ‘chalk out the differences’ according to Nagaland Post.
The meeting was held following Khango-led NSCN (K)’s December 6, 2018 declaration to revoke its decision of unilaterally abrogating the ceasefire agreement with the Central Government.
According to the report, deputy National Security Advisor (NSA) and Centre’s representative for Naga peace talks, R N Ravi and three members representing the NSCN (K) led by general secretary, Isak Sumi sat for the informal meeting in New Delhi.
The report citing sources claimed that both sides had a ‘good meeting’ and explored the possibilities to include NSCN (K) in the ongoing peace process.
The report further added that the two parties would meet for the second round of informal talks during the first half of January 2019.
It may be recalled that the undivided faction had unilaterally abrogated the ceasefire in March 2015, leading to multiple violent incidents, including attacks on security forces.
Acknowledging the efforts and appeal by NGOs and civil society organizations to restore the ceasefire agreement with the Centre, NSCN (K) led by Khango Konyak decided to revoke its decision of unilaterally abrogating the ceasefire agreement.
Earlier, in a joint statement, chairman and president of the outfit, Khango Konyak and general secretary Isak Sumi had informed that the group, after holding wide consultations with civil society groups during the past one month and keeping in view the positive response by Central Government, resolved to revoke the unilateral decision of abrogating the ceasefire.