Naga peace accord: What it means

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Naga peace accord will give fillip to Act East

The Naga accord has far-reaching implications for peace, political stability, security and development of the northeast, more so for Nagaland and Manipur where law and order situation is most critical for the region, writes Rupak Bhattacharjee for South Asia Monitor.

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First step

A ‘framework agreement’ and a ‘peace accord’ are perhaps not the same thing — the former at best can be taken as a prelude or basis for a final accord or settlement. Therefore, it would appear that there is still some work left for the two negotiating parties — the GoI and the NSCN — before they are able to give a closure to the peace talks.

Nagaland: a long road to peace

It is a 97-year-old struggle. To initiate even the beginnings of closure is a major breakthrough. And to have achieved that by recognising the Naga people’s pride, culture and history crowns the accord with renewed hope

Naga accord: A test for Modi’s policies

Many would argue there is nothing "new" or "historic" in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's August 3 announcement of the "Naga Peace Accord". Indeed there is none. The only available media statement said details of the accord framework and its execution will be released in the days to come. But there is something very unique - Modi's way of doing things. 

Making peace

There is light at the end of the tunnel for India’s oldest insurgency. It will require more work to make it a new dawn.

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