The Niki Sumi faction of the NSCN-K is likely to sign a ceasefire agreement with the government of India (GoI) today.
The ‘undivided’ NSCN-K had abrogated the ceasefire agreement with GoI in 2015 after it ambushed an Indian Army convoy of 6 Dogra Regiment in Chandel district of Manipur and killed 18 Army jawans.
Sumi, who was wanted in the 2015 attack on the Indian Army convoy was expelled from a Myanmar-based camp of the NSCN-K, following which he floated a new outfit December last year.
The ceasefire agreement will be signed between the two parties in New Delhi.
Niki Sumi last year had announced that his group is willing to sign the ceasefire agreement to facilitate the ongoing Naga peace process.
NSCN-K (Niki Sumi) is still not a part of any of the negotiating groups in the Naga peace process.
In 2015, the Centre had signed the historic “Framework Agreement” with the NSCN-IM.
On the other hand, the Naga national political groups (NNPGs), which is holding separate talks with the Centre had signed “Agreed Position” in 2017.