Founded: January 1st,1980
Headquarters: Taga, Naga Self-Administered Zone, Sagaing Region.
Active Regions: Lahe, Lashe, Nanyun (Sagaing Region).
Size: Under 500
Chairman – S. S. Khaplang
Secretary – Dali Mangru Ao
The Naga National Socialist Council (NSCN), formed in 1980 in Sagaing Region and northeastern India, split into two groups, NSCN-K and NSCN-IM in 1988. The NSCN-K led by S. S. Khaplang, is based in Lahe, Lashe, Hkamti, and Nanyun townships in Sagaing Region, while the NSCN-IM led by Isak Chisi Swu, is based in India. Under the 2008 constitution, Lahe, Lashe, and Nanyun townships, where the groups are active, were declared the self-governing region of Naga. The group signed a ceasefire agreement at the regional level under the U Thein Sein administration on April 9th, 2012.
During the National League for Democracy (NLD) government, the NSCN-K participated in the 21st Century Panglong – Union Peace Conference as an observer and held some peace talks. On January 29th, 2019, about 400 troops from the Northwestern Command’s Hkamti Tactical Battalion-6 entered the Taga area where the NSCN-K headquarters is located, and the group wrote to the Commander-in-Chief of the Tatmadaw and State Counselor, demanding the withdrawal of troops. However, the military announced in early February 2019 that it would take action against the NSCN-K for violating the peace agreement it signed with the government.
The NSCN-K issued a statement on May 27th, 2019, saying that the military’s hostile actions could confuse the government’s ceasefire efforts.
Ceasefires and Peace Process
Ceasefire & Peace Process
12th ceasefire signing group.
Official delegation team
Khamti, Sagaing Region
|#||Date||Location||Armed Group Rep||Govt Rep||Details|
|1||09/04/2012||Khamti, Sagaing Region||Y. Wangtin Naga and six others||Sagaing Region Minister for Security and Border Affairs, Col Kyi Naing||State-level
5 points ceasefire
Other govt delegates: Sagaing Chief Minister U Tha Aye
|2||16/08/2013||MPC, Yangon||4 representatives from NSCN-K||U Aung Min||NSCN-k leaders discussed about to open a liaison office in Khamti and local development in their area.|
The five points of the truce include:
(1) Cessation of armed conflict with the Myanmar army April 9, 2012
(2) Opening of a liaison office by NSCN-K at Khamti to facilitate further talks
(3) Coordination among both sides for carrying arms beyond their agreed jurisdiction
(4) Freedom of movement of unarmed NSCN-K cadres within Myanmar
(5) Holding of sustained negotiations.
Reference: Deciphering Myanmar’s Peace Process – A Reference Guide (2021 – 2022)