Myanmar army detains NSCN-K leaders

15 March 2019
Myanmar army detains NSCN-K leaders
NSCN-K. Screengrab from YouTube

Myanmar army has taken more than a dozen leaders of the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland -Khaplang (NSCN-K) led by Yung Aung into custody after an operation against their base at Taga in Sagaing Division last month, Nagaland Post reported.

Top Myanmar army officials told Northeast Now that these leaders have been told to dismantle their bases in Sagaing and continue their negotiations with Myanmar authorities under the framework of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA). The NSCN (K) has maintained the ceasefire arrangement with Myanmar government since 2012, despite reneging on their ceasefire with India.

The army official said that the NSCN-K leaders will have to remain in designated camps and not carry out any hostile activity against India from Myanmar soil.