With eye on China, India deploys Akash missiles in northeast

Rajat Pandit, TNN | Aug 22, 2014 NEW DELHI: After basing its most potent Sukhoi-30MKI fighters at Tezpur and Chabua, India has now begun deploying six Akash surface-to-air missile (SAM) squadrons in the northeast to deter Chinese jets, helicopters and drones against any misadventure in the region. Defence ministry sources on Thursday said IAF has started getting deliveries of the six Akash Read more

ULFA, GNLA camp busted in Meghalaya

  Shillong Aug 21:Security forces Thursday busted a makeshift camp of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) and the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) in the Garo Hills region in western part of Meghalaya, killing a top rebel commander of the outfit in a fierce gun battle, police said. The gunbattle broke out at Songma Enggok area in East Read more

Talk was on ‘meeting point’, says Muivah

Hebron 14 Aug, 2014:NSCN (I-M) ato kilonser Thuingaleng Muivah said that the government of India and NSCN (I-M) was deciding on a “meeting point” during the ongoing peace talks when the then interlocutor R.S. Pandey left and the UPA government was replaced by Narendra Modi led government. Addressing the gathering during the ‘68th Independence Day’ celebration in Hebron, Muivah said Read more

‘Naga people in Manipur will not observe I-Day’

Tahamzam Aug 10: The United Naga Council has stated that the Naga people in the state of Manipur will not associate in observing Independence Day organized by the district administrations under the aegis of the Government of Manipur (GoM). “To take forward the demand, after the completion of the 10 days ban on construction works on all National Projects at 6 am of August Read more

Expedite Naga Peace Process: Congress

Kohima, August 10: Chairman of the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) for the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC), KV Pusa has called upon the Government of India to expedite the ongoing Naga Peace Process between the GoI and the NSCN (IM). KV Pusa, while welcoming the Government of India’s move to appoint RN Ravi as the new interlocutor for the peace Read more

Expedite Naga Peace Process: Congress

Kohima, August: Chairman of the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) for the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC), KV Pusa has called upon the Government of India to expedite the ongoing Naga Peace Process between the GoI and the NSCN (IM). KV Pusa, while welcoming the Government of India’s move to appoint RN Ravi as the new interlocutor for the peace talks, Read more

RN Ravi named as new Centre’s interlocutor for talks with Naga groups

 Sat,09 Aug 2014 The Narendra Modi government has decided to appoint Northeast expert and former special director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) RN Ravi, a retired 1976 batch Kerala cadre IPS officer, as chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee and Centre’s interlocutor for talks with Naga groups, including the National Socialistic Council of Nagalim (NSCN-IM). Ravi succeeds Ajit Lal, who Read more

Civil society to press for early dialogue with UPF

New Delhi Aug 6: Civil society leaders are likely to meet Union minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on August 7 to press for initiating for the early commencing of political dialogue with the United People’s Front (UPF), one of the two umbrella organisations of the Chin-Kuki-Mizo underground groups. A team of civil society leaders arrived here in New Delhi Read more

Mon Activist Wins Asian Women’s Award

Lawi Weng/The Irrawady July 5 RANGOON — An ethnic Mon women’s rights activist, Khin Khin Kyu, has won the N-Peace Award, given by the multi-country N-Peace Network in recognition of her efforts to advance the rights of ethnic minority women in Burma. The N-Peace Award was given to five women’s rights activists on Friday by the network, which focuses on Read more