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.

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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.

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