Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Inter-factional Naga rivalry

The latest installment of the South Asia Intelligence Review contains an assessment of intra-Naga rivalry and violence.  The South Asia Terrorism Portal counts 38 deaths so far this year due to violence between different Naga insurgent groups.  The violence is primarily between the two factions of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN): the NSCN (Isak-Muivah) and NSCN (Khaplang).  The rival factions are vying for influence in eastern Arunachal Pradesh, near the border with Burma.  In addition, a small number of cadres from these two groups have defected to create a new group, the Zeliangrong United Front.

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