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11 juill. 2020 | 13h21 UTC

India: Security forces clash with Naga militants in Arunachal Pradesh state July 11

India Alerte de sécurité

Security forces clash with Naga militants during an operation in Tirap district (Arunachal Pradesh state) on July 11 killing at least six militants; further security operations possible in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/7/2020, 12h00 until 13/7/2020, 11h59 (Asia/Calcutta). COUNTRY/REGION Arunachal Pradesh state, Arunachal Pradesh

Event

Indian security forces killed at least six National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) militants, known as NSCN-IM, during clashes in Arunachal Pradesh state on Saturday morning, July 11. The incident occurred during a security operation, where the security forces raided a militant hideout in the Tirap district of the state, resulting in a prolonged firefight. One soldier was reportedly injured during the operation. Further security operations are likely in the area in the near term.

Context

Naga groups have sought a sovereign ethnic homeland in Nagaland and Naga-inhabited areas, including Manipur, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, and Myanmar since the 1950s. The Naga insurgent group NSCN-IM has been in a ceasefire with the Indian government since signing a peace treaty in 1997, and the Indian central government has been in renewed peace talks with Naga-right groups since 2015. However, the peace talks stalled in October 2019 amid demands from the NSCN-IM that the Naga people be accorded a separate constitution and flag. Recent attempts to resume talks have been hampered by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Advice

Individuals in Manipur, Nagaland, and other Naga-inhabited areas are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate a heightened security presence and localized business and transportation disruptions, and obey all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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