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India asks Myanmar government to turn over Khaplang


S S Khaplang at his camp in Myanmar. Photo: samir kar purkayastha/PCDN

India has asked Myanmar to hand over four top leaders of Naga rebel group the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K), including its chief SS Khaplang, holding them responsible for the killing of 18 army soldiers in Manipur on June 4 India’s Economic Times reported on 18 August.

Besides Khaplang, India sought the custody of NikiSumi, Kirichu and Asang, who were believed to have planned and supervised the attack in Manipur's Chandel district.

The request was made during the meeting of the India-Myanmar Joint Consultative Committee held last month.

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