Indian Government to place NSCN-K on banned list


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In the wake of the killing of 18 soldiers in Manipur, India’s government is now planning to place the Myanmar based National Socialist Council of Nagaland – Khaplang (NSCN-K) on to the banned list of terrorist organisations according to a report in the New Indian Express on 27 June.

Additionally, the government plans to deploy either Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) or Assam Rifles to the 389-km-long Indo-Myanmar border.Official sources said there was a need for augmenting forces along the Indo-Myanmar border in Manipur and a committee, which will look into the issue, had been formed. The committee is expected to give its report next week.

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