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Manipur Timeline - Year 2015

January 1

SFs arrested one KYKL militant, 'chapel', Thounaojam Abungoba alias Meiraba alias Tombabu alias Sanathoi Meitei (22), from the general area of Tere Urak Ngamukhong in Thoubal District. One .9 mm pistol along with magazine and four live rounds of .9 mm were recovered from his possession.

SFs arrested a KYKL militant, 'sergent' Sanasam alias Johnson alias Maniyai alias Abung (29) near a vehicle check post at NH-102 near Pallel in Thoubal District

January 2

RPF claimed that two troopers of AR were killed in a bomb attack as a part of "Operation Jackal " launched by its armed wing, PLA on December 31, 2013. State Police have received report of explosion of two IEDs simultaneously on the road leading to Kotha in Chandel District, the area of occurrence as claimed by RPF's 'publicity secretary' Roben Khuman dispatched to the media in Imphal. However, Police have no report of any casualty. They said that the IEDs were triggered in the evening around 4 p.m. while troops of 24 AR based at Kotha village were on routine patrol duty.

SFs arrested a PLA militant, Maibam Kanta Singh alias Manisana (37), from the general area Heirok Part - II in Thoubal District.

January 3

SFs arrested a UNLF militant identified as, Sanabam Shyam alias Thaja (35), from near Thoubal dam under Yairipok Police Station in Thoubal District.

SFs arrested one cadre of KNF-N, identified as Letginhao Haokip alias Haopu Haokip (35), from Nongpok Keithelmanbi bazar in Thoubal District.

January 5

SFs arrested two KLA cadres, 'Private' Thakhomang Kilong and 'Private' Thanglienjam Gangte, in Kanglatongbi market of Senapati District. They confessed of being involved in extortion from the local businessmen and vehicles plying on NH-2, it said.

SFs arrested a PREPAK-PRO militant from Songpijang village of Senapati District. One 7.65 mm pistol, two magazines and six live rounds were recovered from the insurgent.

January 6

Police personnel, in an encounter, killed two unidentified militants at Kumbi Sabal Leikai in Bishnupur District.

January 6-7

SFs arrested a NNC militant, identified as 'Leutinent' Hasiapou Rongmei (35), under Nungba Police Station in Tamenglong District in the intervening night of January 6 and 7. SFs recovered one 9 mm pistol with 08 live rounds from him.

January 7

Militant belonging to NSCN-IM and ZUF fought a gun battle at Nungtek under Noney Police Station in Tamenglong District.

The two militant killed by SFs at Kumbi Sabal Leikai under Moirang Police Station in Bishnupur District on January 6 were identified as URF-Lalheiba 'home secretary' Puyam Ruhinikumar alias Mongyamba (50) and 'finance secretary' Keithelakpam Tiken (45).

January 8

Suspected NSCN-IM militants shot and injured a civilian, identified as Saloni (25), at Khabung Karong in Senapati District.

January 11

Villagers caught hold of and thrashed a 'Sergeant Major' of KRA who allegedly came to extort money from Longa Koireng village in Senapati District. Meanwhile, KRA claimed that the apprehended cadre identified as Jamkholet Haokip alias David (28) was a deserter. According to information culled from the spot, David and one accomplice tried to abduct Longa Koireng village chief S Sothel Selsochung. After some thrashing, David was handed over to Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM) [apex body of Kuki tribes] leaders who then turned over David to 8- Assam Rifles.

January 12

Some unidentified persons lobbed a hand grenade which landed in front of the Lilong post of 40 Assam Rifles and exploded on Imphal-Moreh Highway in Thoubal District. However, there is no report of any casualty.

January 10 Imphal West District Police commandos arrested a KYKL militant, identified as Philem Robajesh Singh alias Bungcha (37), from Sagolband Moirang Leirak crossing in Imphal West District. According to a Police PRO statement, investigation revealed that he had collected extortion money from general public, shopkeepers, clinics and hospitals in Imphal West district.
January 11

The URF-Lanheiba group issued a warning to the Police for killing of its two top leaders on January 6 in what it described as "fake encounter". The militant outfit, in a statement, threatened that "kill 20 police commando personnel" to avenge the killing.

The Manipuri Muslim community, known as Meitei Pangal, has demanded compensation for the victims of Meitei-Pangal communal clash in 1993 in the valley areas of the State. "We demand that the government pay compensation for those killed and injured during the Meitei-Pangal clash in May 1993. The Narendra Modi government has announced INR 500,000 each for the anti-Sikh riot victims. Therefore, we should also be compensated," M.I. Khan, spokesperson for Pangal Political Forum said on January 11.

Police arrested a PREPAK militant, Tonjam Tondon Meitei alias Boicha (30), from Khurai Lamlong Bazar in Imphal East District.

Police arrested two PREPAK militant namely Ningthoujam Manglem Singh alias Joychandra (30) and Ningthoujam Uttam Singh (36), from Imphal East District in separate incidents. While Ningthoujam Manglem Singh was arrested from Chingambam Leirak Machin in Khurai Telipati Road, Ningthoujam Uttam Singh (36) was arrested from Khuman Lampak area.

January 12

A powerful IED weighing around five Kilograms was detected at the foot of a tree just opposite to the main gate of 40- AR D-Coy post at Lilong in Thoubal District.

Imphal West District Police commandos arrested one OWG of URF-Lanheiba from Wahengbam Leikai Jiri parking in Imphal West District. The OWG was identified as Khwairakpam Brojendro Singh alias Brojen (39).Investigation revealed that he had collected party fund from the general public and businessmen in the name of URF-Lanheiba and also given shelter to the cadres of URF in his house.

Troops of 16 -AR troopers arrested one KNA cadre, identified as Jangmang Haokip (41), from P Khunonphai village in Senapati District. Five demand letters were recovered from his possession.

January 13

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh reiterated that there will be no talks with militant outfits that indulge in violence, though doors are open for parleys with others.

SFs launched a search operation following information about the presence of valley based cadres and Kuki militants from Old Laljang village in Senapati District resulting the arrest of four militants. A source said that of the four arrested UG cadres, two of them are KNO/KNA militants while the remaining two are from URF-Lanheiba. Full details are awaited as the operation continued till the time of filing the report.

SFs arrested a UNLF militant, identified as Hemam Premananda Singh alias Heingamba (31), at Moirang Lamkhai area Bishnupur District.

SFs arrested of a person, Mohammad Indra Rahaman (43), from Wangoi bazar in Imphal West District.

January 14

SFs detected a powerful remote controlled IED weighing around one kilogram under a culvert at Sikibung Lamkhai on National Highway-202 (Imphal-Ukhrul road) under Litan Police Station in Ukhrul District.

The identities of the five militants who were arrested by SFs on January 13 have been established. SFs during a search operation at Kalijang village near Taphou Kuki village in Senapati District arrested the militants. Of the five arrested persons, one cadre is from the URF-Lanheiba while the remaining four are KRA/ KNO cadres.

'Publicity secretary' of KRA, T Simte refuted the report that four URF [URF-Lanheiba] cadres were arrested in the joint operation on January 13. He clarified that three of the arrested men are cadres of KRA while the fourth one is an innocent driver. There is no camp of the URF at Taphou Kuki, he further clarified.

SFs arrested a UNLF militant, 'Lance Corporal' Thangjam Premkumar Singh alias Chingkheihunba alias Pishak (35), from Lairenpat road in Imphal East District.

January 15

Some unidentified militants attacked the 20 AR camp located within Machi sub-division of Chandel District, injuring two AR personnel. The injured personals were identified as Naib Subedar Bahadur Sunar and T Chentya were hurt in the attack and they were evacuated to the Red Shield Division's military hospital at Leimakhong, informed a source adding that details are being awaited.

January 17

Unidentified persons hurled a bomb near an oil pump at Moirang in Bishnupur District. A person was injured in this incidence where a patrol team of JKLI troopers was also present.

SFs arrested a PREPAK-pro'corporal' Sagolsem Bairen Singh alias Ratan, at Thoubal.

SFs arrested a KCP cadre, Heikrujam Joychand Singh alias Joy t Lamlai Awang Leikai in Imphal East.

January 18

At least one AR personal was reportedly injured when militant suspect ambushed a camp of the 44 AR at Nambisa area under Phungyar sub-division of Ukhrul District.

Some unidentified persons lobbed a hand grenade at Dr Thokchom Dillipkumar (50), Chairman of the Board of Directors, Imphal Urban Cooperative Bank Limited at his Koirou Mamang Leikai in Imphal West District.

PREPAK-Pro has claimed responsibility for the attack against troops of 44 Assam Rifles at Nambisa of Ukhrul district. The militant formation also claimed grenade attack at the Lilong post of 40 AR on January 11 and for the grenade attack against a patrol team of JKLI at Ngangkhalawai.

January 19

Police retrieved bullet-riddled dead bodies of two KNA-I militants, identified as Paoneh and Letminthang Haokip in Churachandpur. he duo was reportedly killed in a gunfight with KIA. However, a highly reliable report said that two were shot dead at Molnoiphai village under Churachandpur Police Station after they were abducted from other place.

SFs arrested UNLF militant, identified as 'sergeant major' Irom Rakesh Singh alias Thabungtomba alias Apabi from Tera Sadokpam Leikai area in Imphal West District.

SFs arrested a KYKL militant, identified as Nameirakpam Devananda Meitei from Wabagai Kadajit Maning Leikai in Thoubal. Investigation revealed that he was involved in the recruitment of new cadres of KYKL organization.

Two workers of Coastal Project Private Limited, identified as Forman Ranjit Thakur and driver Ramjul Haque, both from Jharkhand, were abducted from Nungkao Part-III under Tousem Sub-division of Tamenglong District by suspected ZUF militants.

January 20

A low intensity IED exploded from a heap of garbage near Lamlong Bridge under Porompat Police Station in Imphal East. However, nobody was injured in the incident.

SFs arrested two UNLF militants, Naorem Robindro Singh alias Ireicha alias Inao and Hijam Sunil Singh from near Adarsh Laboratory, in Kanglapat area in Imphal West. During spot verification, it was learnt that the duo brought the third person, namely, Ashem Sanathoi Singh alias Thoiba for recruiting. UNLF.Investigation revealed that the first arrestee, Naorem Robindro Singh alias Ireicha alias Inao was entrusted for extortion of money from general public and recruitment of new cadres. Investigation also revealed that the second arrestee Hijam Sunil Singh was involved in recruitment of new cadres for UNLF militants. The rescued person, Ashem Sanathoi Singh alias Thoiba was handed over to his father, Asem Suresh Singh.

SFs arrested a PREPAK militant, Mohamad Nahachouba alias Chensam alias Achouba from in and around Keirak area in Thoubal. Investigation revealed that he was involved in extortion, transportation of IEDs and recruitment of PREPAK.

AR launched an operation at general area of Moidangpok in Imphal West District and arrested one PREPAK militant identified as Langonjam Dhanachandra alias Bodhe alias John. ne M-16 assault rifle, three magazines and sixty nine live rounds of 5.56mm were recovered from his possession. Based on his revelation, a follow up operation was launched by the AR in general area of Khumbong in Imphal West District and one PEK (Plastic Explosives) slab, two detonators and one packet containing explosive substances were recovered.

In another operation AR rrested one PREPAK cadre, identified as Md Abdul Majid, from general area of Khudengthabi check post.

UNLF has claimed responsibility for the grenade attack at the residence of the president of IUCB Board of Directors Th Dilipkumar on January 18.

CorCom along with NDFB-IKS, KLO, ULFA-I ave called for a total shut down on January 26, the Republic Day of India.

January 21

Three IEDs exploded in quick succession at a gorge located 10 Kms to the North East of Moreh town in Chandel. The gorge is reported to be frequented by AR troops posted nearby for drawing water. No casualty was reported during the incident.

Meanwhile, an IED of medium intensity exploded at the foot of a tree within a crematorium on the bank of Naga rivulet just opposite to Nagamapal Singjubung Leirak in Imphal West District .

A combined team of Thoubal District Police Commandos and Indian Army conducted frisking and checking at Pallel bazar area in Thoubal District on the National Highway. During the frisking and checking, two militants of UNLF identified as 'corporal' Laishram Ratan Meitei alias Lanjadaba alias Puchoubi and Amom Nanao Meitei alias Itheiba alias Bonee were arrested.

SFs arrested two KYKL militants from pallel bazar in Thoubal The militants have been identified as 'lance corporal' Amom Nanao Meitei alias Itheiba alias Bonee and 'corporal' Laishram Ratan Meitei alias Lanjadaba alias Puchoubi.

January 22

IED was triggered near an AR post in Churachandpur District while another IED and a hand grenade were found in two other places of the state. According to the report, Militants triggered an IED blast at the gate of 27 Sector AR headquarters at Tuibuong, Churachandpur District headquarters. However, there was no report of any casualty.

Troops of 2nd Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry detected another IED at Kangvai village in Bishnupur.

A China-made hand grenade was recovered from the house of Khaidem Bala Devi, chairperson of Wangoi panchayat, in Imphal West.

A combined team of Thoubal District Police and Assam Rifles conducted cordon and search operations at Ngarouthel, Heirok Part - III in Thoubal District and arrested a PLA militant dentified as 'lance corporal' Khundongbam Somendro Singh alias Phamen. According to a statement issued by the Public Relation Office (PRO) of Police, investigations revealed that he came to Heirok Part - III, Ngarouthel Leikai to disturb the forthcoming Republic Day celebrations.

January 23

An IED exploded on the bank of Nambul River near Keishamthong Laisom Leirak in Imphal West District.

Another IED which was found at the residential compound of an individual identified as Abdul Salam, a convenor of Kwakta Government High School, on January 21 was disposed of safely on January 23.

Churachandpur SP Kabib stated that personnel of the District Police have been stationed at night-checking spots and a massive around the clock vigil was being kept to check any untoward incidents that would disrupt the Republic day celebrations.

Shambhu Singh, Joint Secretary for North East in Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) stated that a massive security alert has been sounded across North East India after separatist rebels announced a boycott of the Republic Day celebrations on January 26 , reports. United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) , Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) and Coordination Committee (CorCom) had earlier announced their boycott through a joint statement e-mailed to several media houses.

The three workers of ABCI Infrastructures Private Limited, identified as excavator driver Raju Robidas from Assam, excavator operator Vinod Kumar from Bihar and Shiva Narayan of Bihar, who were reportedly abducted by suspected militants of KNF-N from a place in Saramkon area along Kasom Khullen Road in Ukhrul.

A UNLF militant was arrested by a joint tem of Narcotics and Border Affairs and Police Commandos

January 25

IED exploded on the bank of Nambul River near Keishamthong Moirang Ningthou Leirak in Imphal West. This was the eighth IED explosion in less than five days ahead of Republic day, on January 26. Reacting sharply to the blasts, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh said such subversive and violent activities carried out by anti-social elements would not serve any purpose.

A gunfight broke out between troops of 22 Assam Rifles and underground cadres at Chingjao area , 15 kilo meters to the west of Waikhong police station in Thoubal. According to a reliable source, 22 AR troops were conducting a cordon and search operation at Chingjao area from 11 am after getting specific information about the presence of militants numbering around 20. Even as the troops were asking the militants to surrender, a powerful IED exploded suddenly and both the sides engaged in brief gunfight. The militants are suspected to have escaped towards Khoidumpat.

January 26

Four low intensity explosions were triggered near the venue of the main Republic Day function in Imphal. The blasts occurred at Polem Leikai (Imphal West), Yaiskul (Imphal East), New Chekkon (Imphal West) and Hatta (Imphal East), all near the Kangla Fort.

Further an explosion occurred in Thoubal District at Wangjing Purana Heitupokpi Mamang Leikai and at Bishnupur District at Loukoipat junction.

In view of the strike called by UNLF, KYKL , RPF markets, shops and business establishments were closed in most parts of the State. Transport services between Manipur and the neighbouring states were also cancelled in view of the strike.

January 27

RPF claimed responsibility for series of bomb blasts triggered in the State during the period of January 20 to 26. The claim was made in press statement signed by its 'secretary publicity' Roben Khuman. The press statement claimed that explosions were triggered as part of the boycott announced against the celebration of Republic Day , by CorCom , KLO, NDFB-IKS, ULFA-I RPF claimed its hand in the blast occurred on January 20 at 8 am at near Khurai Lamlong Thongkhong in Imphal East District; the blast on Jan 21 at 11 am at Nagamapal Singjubung Leirak near Crematorium Complex in Imphal West District; the blast on Jan 22 at 6 am at near the gate of 27 Sector Assam Rifles (AR) camp, Torbung Bangla under Churachandpur Police Station. Further, it has claimed its hand in the blast that occurred on January 23 at 4:30 pm at Nambul River bank opposite Keisamthong Laisom Leirak; on January 24 at 7:30 am at Nambul River bank opposite Sagolband Meino Leirak and at 10 am of the same day at near Yaiskul Firing Range ground at Imphal River bank; again on January at 9:30 am at Keisamthong Moirang Ningthou Leirak Nambul River bank.

RPF has claimed its hand in the blast that occurred on January 26 at 7 am at Khuyathong Pukhri Achouba near crematorium and Yaiskul Hicham Yaichampat Imphal River bank and also at 8:30 am at Hapta Golapati Imphal River bank under Porompat Police Station. RPF also claimed the blast at 9 am at KR Lane Imphal River bank and Wangjing Purana Heitup Pokpi Mamang Leirak paddy field under Thoubal Police Station and Bishnupur DC office. The statement also claimed that ULFA-I and RPF jointly planned two bomb blasts at two different places in Digboi Town in Tinsukia District of Assam.

A combined team of Thoubal Commandos and of 2 AR arrested a militant of KNF-N during a frisking and checking exercise at Yairipok Top Chingtha in Thoubal. One 9 mm pistol loaded with five rounds was seized from him.

The operation of Indian Army at Chingjao, an islet located in the middle of Pumlen pat under Waikhong Police Station in Thoubal District continued for the third consecutive day. It is considered to be the biggest Army operation in Manipur in three years.

The whereabouts of the five abducted non-Manipuri workers still remained unknown, reports E-pao. The three workers of ABCI Infrastructures Private Limited, identified as excavator driver Raju Robidas from Assam, excavator operator Vinod Kumar from Bihar and Shiva Narayan of Bihar, who were reportedly abducted on January 23.

Also whereabouts of two workers of Coastal Project Private Limited, identified as Forman Ranjit Thakur and driver Ramjul Haque, both from Jharkhand, were abducted from Nungkao Part-III under Tousem Sub-division of Tamenglong District by suspected also is unknown.

January 28

Two KNF militants were killed and three injured in an encounter with AR, at a bridge at Kadangband in Imphal West District. The injured insurgents were identified as Helen Kuki, Satmang Kuki and Kholin Kuki.

A hand grenade was found planted at the gate of a school, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Khumbong in Imphal West District. The grenade was wrapped in a polythene bag. The grenade was diffused later by Manipur Police. Grenade might have been planted in connection with a monetary demand.

Two militants of PREPAK-pro identified as Thokchom Bishorjit alias Momo and Thokchom Boycha were arrested from Sangaiprou in Imphal West District.

Imphal East commandos arrested a militant of KCP-MC Haokhothang Sitlhou from Uripok Cheirap Court gate in Imphal East. One extortion letter demanding INR 150000 from the Khuman Lampak Auto-Rickshaw Service Association and other incriminating articles were recovered from him.

An NSCN-IM militant identified as 'private' Kh Khumdambring was arrested from Sita road in Chandel District.

MCP-M stated that it has entered into an agreement with CPI-Maoist in fighting against "expansionist India." A statement signed by 'publicity and propaganda secretary' comrade Nonglen Meitei of MCP-M stated that the understanding was reached at a meeting held between the leaderships of the two groups on January 26.

Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh has appealed for the safe release of three railway workers who were abducted from a railway construction site in Tamenglong District.

January 29

Two AR troopers identified as Naik Subedar Kunjumon and Rifleman Deepak and three civilians identified as Maheijuddin, Mohammed Wasim, and Laishram Bobby were injured in a grenade blast, when militants attacked Lilong post of 40 AR, in Thoubal.

Claiming that one among two persons, killed in a reported encounter by 8 ARs troops at Kadangband in Imphal West District was a civilian villagers of Kangchup Chingkhong have threatened to call a 24-hour State-wide bandh from January 31 if the Government fails to order a Magisterial inquiry.

Police sources state that one small arm along with five live bullets were recovered from the vehicle in which the armed individuals were travelling, reports The Sangai Express. Police also stated that a large number of detonators were also found lying on the road near the car and another small arms were recovered from a nearby bush.

One of the militant who was killed has been identified as CAO of KNF , Ngunkhosei alias Robert.

KNF rejected report about KNF cadres attacking troops of AR at Kadangband on January 28 and alleged that it was a clear case of fake encounter.

AR arrested a PLA militant identified as Kiran Wahengbam alias Danny general area village of Wabagai Tera Pishak Mamang Leikai in Thoubal District.

January 30

A member of the Sadar Hills ADC S Thangjamang Kipgen escaped a life attempt bid at Langol Games Village in Imphal West. ADC member added that although he has not received any monetary demand from any militant outfits, he earlier had some threats from Kuki militant groups regarding the election of ADC Chairman.

The PREPAK-pro claimed it had carried out the grenade attack which wounded three civilians and two AR soldiers on January 29.

February 3

A KCP militant, identified as Mohammed Riyaz Khan alias Boycha was arrested by SFs from an unidentified location in Imphal East. One .32 pistol loaded with two rounds, one empty magazine and three extortion notes of KCP were recovered from him.

A PLA militant, identified as Ngangom Bulu alias Naocha Singh was arrested from Uripok Tourangbam Leikai in Imphal West. It was revealed that he had extorted money from the jewellery shops of Nagamapal in Imphal West for PLA.

KNF-N suspected to be behind the abduction of the three workers of ABCI Infrastructures Private Limited on January 23, denied its involvement in the abduction Speaking to media persons from an unspecified location in Sadar Hills, 'information secretary' Gogou Vaiphei said KNF-N was not behind the abduction.

IMF and JAC Moirang, Bishnupur District has jointly condemned the alleged land encroachment by the leader of KNF-MC In a press conference, president of IMF, retired colonel Rajendro KNF-MC leader, identified as German had forcibly encroached the land.

February 3-4

In a search operation which lasted from February 3 to February 4, a militant of the KRA-U identified as 'private' Thanglunlal Chongloi was arrested by SFs from Haijang village in Senapati District. Two AK-47 rifles, one 9 mm pistol, four magazines of AK-47, one magazine of 9 mm pistol, 344 assorted live rounds, two extortion letters, one extortion letter pad, four combat dresses, one combat pouch and one ATM card were recovered from the spot.

February 4

A combined team of SFs conducted a search operation at Kumbi Khuga Wangma IB road area and arrested A UNLF militant Moirangthem Kedarnath Singh alias Ahanthoi.

February 5

A civilian identified as Addison Jajo was killed and another individual Hillary Keishing was injured when an IED exploded at a place between Nambashi Khunou and Khunthak village in Ukhrul. No group or individual has claimed hands in the blast so far.

SFs recovered cache of arms and ammunition from the hilly jungles around Thingsat village of Senapati. The recovery included one AK-56 Rifle, one Uzi (MP-2) rifle, two detonators, two kg RDX, one live ammunition of Lathode, one magazine each of AK-47, AK-56 & Uzi and two magazines of 9 mm pistol.

UNLF rejected Police claim that Ashangbam Shyamjit alias Nanao, who was arrested on January 31 was a UNLF militant.

February 6

An individual identified as Gondamei Angam alias Gaikhuilung was abducted by suspected ZUF militants from Marangching in Tamenglong.

KNA militants natched away keys of some earth movers engaged in the road construction work between Litan and Sikibung in Ukhrul, due to the inability of contractor executing the project to meet the outfit’s monetary demands.

February 7

A militant of NSCN-IM identified as KS Vareimi was killed and two other injured in a gun battle with a rival group at a place between Nambashi and Nambashi Khunou in Ukhrul.

A powerful bomb was found at a bus stand near BJP Manipur unit office in the high-security Netyaipat Chutek in Imphal West.

40th AR along with Imphal East Police Commandos launched a joint operation at Kongpal in Imphal East and arrested a UNLF militant identified as 'corporal' Wahengbam Amynacha Singh alias Thengbe.

Army along with Imphal West Police Commandos launched a joint operation in general area Kwakeithel in Imphal West and arrested a UNLF militant identified as Wangkhem Khelchandra alias Toto Singh.

February 8

A man abducted on February 6 was found dead at Marangching (Makhuam) Part-I in Tamenglong District. The individual have been identified as Gondamei Angam alias Gaikhuilung. He was abducted from his home by ZUF.

Three BSF troopers sustained splinter injuries when militants attacked a foot patrol by exploding two IEDs on a village road at Napet Palli in Imphal East District. Police stated that an IED, planted near the Khabrang Bridge along Napet Palli road, nearly 20km from Imphal, exploded while a BSF foot patrol was passing the area, injuring three troopers. Within minutes, another IED planted nearby also exploded.A trooper identified as constable CT Suman Goshis said to be in critical condition.

February 8 is the founding day of MPA, armed wing of UNLF.

A combined team of Thoubal District Commandos and AR arrested a UNLF militant identified as Leisangthem Somorjit alias Purei Singh from an unidentified location.

Police Commandos of Imphal West and Indian Army soldiers arrested a UNLF militant identified as Leisangthem Surchand, from an unidentified location. Investigation revealed that he and his associates were assigned to hurl grenades at some restaurants and vehicle showrooms situated along Tiddim Road in Imphal.

February 9

SFs arrested a militant of PREPAK-pro identified as 'lance corporal' Aheiba alias Umar alias Thokchom Birjit, from Sekmaijin Bridge area in Thoubal District. One Chinese Hand Grenade was recovered.

Troops of Red Shield Division recovered approximately INR 2.2 million and a radio set from the house of a ZUF militant identified as 'captain' Obedient, located at Rengpang village of Tamenglong. According to PRO Defence, the money was collected by the group using illegal means like extortion and taxation.

Several Tangkhul women who were taking out a protest demonstration on February 9 in Kasom in Ukhrul District had a narrow escape when a pressure cooker bomb failed to explode while they were passing by. The women were protesting the bomb blast, which happened on February 5 which killed one person and the gunfight between RPF and NSCN-IM.

Two premier Catholic run schools of the identified as St Joseph and Little Flower School, both in Imphal West District closed down after threat notes were left on school gated by a group calling itself Manipur Maoist.

PREPAK-pro affirmed to 'monitor' the activities of FCI and the condition of National Highway. A statement issued by 'senior publicity officer' Melei alleged that a handful of powerful people are controlling the activities of FCI, which is responsible for supply and transportation of food grains for the public.

MCP-M greeted MPA, armed wing of UNLF on the occasion of its 28th anniversary.

Civil organisations in Nungba area of Manipur's Tamenglong District served an ultimatum to ZUF for the shooting to death of an elderly person, demanding clarification on or before February 10.

Manipur government has accepted the recommendations of the all-party committee which was constituted to examine the possibility of enacting a law to check unfettered influx of migrant workers.

February 10

Three tribals identified as Jongkholun, Manglensei and Sotinpai were killed in Churachandpur. The bodies were recovered near Vaison Cemetery in the District. Sontinpai was a militant of KIA. from whose dead body, five demand letters to be delivered were recovered. KIA 'information secretary' Thomas Kom stated that killings will not serve any purpose.

An unidentified NSCN-IM 'sergeant major' was arrested from NH2, when SFs launched an operation based on getting specific input of extortion. The militant later confessed that he had worked as an arms supplier from Bangladesh to India for the last 10 years. One 7.62 mm pistol and seven live ammunitions were recovered from him.

Four LAEF militants were arrested by SFs from an unspecified location along National Highway-2 The militants were on their way to Myanmar. However, Meghalaya Police believe that there is no camp of LAEF in Myanmar.

RPF stated that the NSCN-IM is never considered as an enemy but it would counter any threat to Manipuri's unity through tough political and military strategies. According to a statement of RPF issued by its 'publicity secretary' Roben Khuman the outfit is always ready to have talks with NSCN-IM, if the later wants. He also stated that killing of one cadre and injuring of few other cadres of NSCN-IM at Nambasi was an unfortunate incident. He said that RPF was preparing to carry out an attack on AR, however SFs stayed back at Nambasi School compound and NSCN-IM militants came towards the hiding position of RPF.

The killing of Gondaimei Angam by suspected ZUF militants February 8 has been condemned by various social organizations based in the Tamenglong.

On the occasion of its birth anniversary, UNLF conferred 'nongda lairen pakahangba mana'(a prize) and 'herachandra mana' respectively to three party leaders and 20 armed cadres and officers of MPA.

February 11

SFs arrested an unidentified HNA militant from Khomoi in Churachandpur District. Four 9 mm pistols, one carbine, four magazines of 9 mm pistol, one magazine of carbine and six live rounds of 9 mm pistol were recovered from him.

UNLF claimed responsibility for the the bomb blast at Napet Palli bridge in Imphal East District on February 8.

ZUF 'secretary' A Dangmei stated that Angam Gondaimei, whom was killed on February 8 by ZUF, was given a 'mild punishment' and that it was unlikely that he died because of the injury he sustained at the hands of ZUF. He alleged that he was killed by AR to fix blaim on ZUF. . ZUF also accused Angam Gondaimei of working as an informer of the AR in collusion with his son, Adin, a former cadre of ZUF who was persuaded to leave the outfit by his father.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Manipur hold a series of meetings with Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and senior security officials in Imphal to review the situation in the militancy ravaged state.

A combined team of SFs arrested two OGWs of UNLF identified as Let Kholel alias Lalboi and Let Chingthang were arrested from an unspecified location.

February 12

Unidentified militants placed a hand grenade at the gate of Lalambung Takhellambam Leikai residence of JNIMS director Dr M Shamo, in Imphal West District.

February 13

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh stated that process of recruiting surrendered militants from Manipur and Assam to raise two battalions of CSFs would begin soon, but didn't give any time frame. MHA plan to recruit 750 former militants each to form two battalions in BSF and SSB.

An OGW of PREPAK identified as Wareppam Jayenta Singh alias Naoba was arrested from area of Khamran Makha Leikai in  Imphal West.

A PLA militant, identified as ‘major’ Thounaojam Subhashchandra Singh alias Sanju alias Boney was arrested by SFs from Waikhong Tangsham Leikai area in Imphal West.

February 14

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, while on a brief visit to Tripura, appealed to the underground groups to shun violence. He stated that GoI will develop the Northeast in 10 years if insurgency comes to an end. He said insurgency remained a hurdle to restoration of peace and development of the region.

Kuki activists have announced an economic blockade for five days with effect from February 18, in protest against the alleged failure of the Manipur State Government to disclose the report of the magisterial inquiry into the encounter on January 28 at Kadangband in Imphal West.

A militant of KCP identified as N Ibotombi was arrested by AR from general area of Serou village in Thoubal. He is said to be working in the ‘finance’ branch of KCP and is involved in serving extortion note to Serou market shopkeepers.

February 16

Two hand grenades were found from Chalou Youth Club in Chalou in Imphal East.

SFs arrested a PREPAK-pro militant Keisham Binodkumar Meitei alias Bimol alias Imo alias Nongdamba at Nambol Bazar area in Bishnupur.

In a follow up action, SFs arrested another PREPAK-Pro militant, Okram Sanatomba Meitei alias Peba alias Nganba in Bishnupur

Reminding that all the Board of Directors of Imphal Urban Cooperative Bank UNLF once again asked the Board of Directors to resign within the next four days

February 17

KCP militant, identified as Khomdram Birjit Singh alias Momo alias Ibungo was arrested from Kwakeithel Akham Leikai area in Imphal West.

In follow up action, another KCO militant Soibam Rita Devi was arrested her residence in Haobam Marak Irom Leikai from Imphal West.

Alleging thatsome schools in Manipur has been using their institute to spread Christianity in the state MCP-M has set February 20 deadline to stop such activities. publicity and propaganda secretary, Nonglen Meitei alleged that five catholic schools in valley area of the state, Little Flower School  , St. Joseph School, Nirmalabas School, Catholic School Canchipur and St. Jyoti Mantripukhri, all in Imphal West District, has been spreading Christianity in their respective schools

February 18

Seven persons including four policemen were injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast at Masjid Road in Imphal West District. The injured Police men have been identified as Assistant Sub Inspector Yumnam Sunil, Constable Salam Dineswor, constable Taj-uddin and Constable Rajesh. The injured civilians have been identified as one K Pakpi, Khundrakpam Homeswari and Yambem Norkey. Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh condemned the incident terming it as an act of cowards. He also ruled out any security lapses. Migrants, who sell betel leaves, were the possible targets of the blast.

Four PREPAK-pro militants identified as  ‘sergeant’ Elangbam Priyobtra alias Raghu, ‘corporal’ Moirangthem Anand Singh alias Chingulemba, ‘lance corporal’ Suranjai Singh alias Ngairamba and ‘private’ Laishram Shirinivash alias Manaoton from general area of Khongtal in Chandel District. One AK 56 Rifle with magazine, twenty five AK ammunition, three torch light, two mobile phones with charger and a personal diary were recovered from them.

SFs arrested a UNLF militant Laishram Langlenkhomba alias Dayal alias Eyamba from Naoremthong Laishram Leirak in Imphal West.

SFs arrested a PREPAK militant identified as ‘private’ Abdul Rasid alias Abu, from general area of Mantripukhri in Imphal West.

SFs arrested two PREPAK militants’ identified as Ngairangbam Samarendra Singh and Hijam Nobin Singh were arrested from Khabam Lamkhai in Imphal East District.

Imphal East District Police Commando, while conducting frisking and checking based on reliable information at Wangoi Thounaojam Leikai in Imphal East District, arrested a KCP-Noyon militant Longjam Salejudge alias Ibothe. A Chinese made hand grenade, five M-16 ammunition, and two US carbine ammunition were seized from him.

From his disclosure another KCP-Noyon militant Athokpam Chinglemba Luwang alias Bocha was arrested from an unspecified location.  It has been revealed that he was involved in lobbing grenades and planting IEDs in Wangoi area. He along with Salejudge extorted money from various shops in Imphal city for party fund.

Normal life was thrown out of gear in the State as a result of the 5-day economic blockade imposed by several Kuki organisations against State Government failure to make the report of the magisterial inquiry, involving the encounter on January 28th.

February 19

SFs uncovered a weapon forging unit, and two Kuki militants, from Kangpokpi area in Senapati. The arrested militants have been identified as ‘corporal’ Selenmang Tuboi alias Cherry and and ‘private’ Samuel Haokip. SFs recovered one .9 mm pistol, two 7.65 mm pistols, eight magazines, twelve live rounds, one AK-47 drill cartridge, eight empty cases, ten recoil springs, twenty seven drill twists, six barrels, five weapon bodies, one AK-47 butt, twenty seven alphabets and punching tools, seven hacksaw blade, five files, one drill machine, four magazine frames and one vice (furnace making machine) from the site.

AR and Thoubal Police Commandos launched a joint operation in the general area of Wangjing in Thoubal District and arrested a PREPAK militant identified as ‘second lieutenant’ Kangabam Ingocha alias Thabal.

UNLF stated that a ‘major’ of the outfit remained traceless after being arrested by a combined team of Indian Intelligence and Bangladesh Police from Bangladesh. ‘major’ Keithellakpam Chilheiba alias Nabachandra (Bangladesh citizen), was arrested by a joint team of Indian intelligence and Bangladesh  Police from his Dhaka residence under Mohammadpur Police station.

‘sergeant major’ of KYKL, identified as Ningthoujam Chinglen alias Budha surrendered before State Police at Moreh in Chandel. He had joined in 2001 and got trained at Khoupum in Bishnupur District.

February 20

MCP-M a press statement, said that the Catholic Society has decided to remove the moral education subject taught at five Catholic schools in Imphal starting from the session 2015. Following which the earlier announced general strike call on February 22 has been suspended.

Thoubal Police and AR arrested a PREPAK-pro , identified as ‘2nd lieutenant” Ningthem Meitei alias Tomcha from Ningel Mayai Leikai in Thoubal.

Imphal West District Police Commandos, during Frisking and checking conducted in front of Tampha Hotel  in Imphal West District, arrested an active member of NRFM, identified as Abujam Jadhumani Singh.

KIA militant, identified as Thangzalien Kom alias Ashok Kom alias Shakti from general area of Purum Khullen of Senapati. He is the ‘deputy defence secretary’ of KIA.

Based on specific intelligence regarding the movement of militants, AR established a vehicle check post in the general area of Sugnu village of Thoubal District OGWs of PREPAK The arrested individuals have been identified as Irungbam Ranjit Singh and Khaidem Abung Singh.

February 21

A team of combined SFs arrested PREPAK-pro , identified as Mairembam Iboyai Singh alias Taojinghan alias Suresh, from Bishnupur Bazar.

MCP-M has claimed responsibility for the attempted arson at Central Institute of Science in Keishamthong Hodam Leirak in Imphal West District on February 21, reports Kanglaonline. In a statement MCP-M stated that the arson was carried out by its red guards. The Maoists has imposed a ban on 5 schools stating that the schools runs only for profit.

Nearly 300 Imphal-bound loaded trucks were stranded on National Highway 2 and 37 the last day of the five-day economic blockade on national highways The economic blockade was imposed by JAC formed in protest against the failure of the Manipur Government to disclose the report of the Magisterial inquiry into the  January 28 Kadangband encounter in Imphal West District that killed two.

February 23

An IED was found planted along the road side in between Laikoiching and Moirangpurel in Imphal East District.

A 51mm mortar shell was recovered from paddy field at Khundrakpam Awang Leikai in Imphal East District.

Four KYKL militants were arrested from Loklaobung crossing in Imphal West.The arrested militants are Loitongbam Dinesh alias Bedanta Tompok Meitei (38), Ningthoujam Robin alias Parijat (30), Irom Romio alias Pongba alias Kumar (41) and Pukhrambam Jiten alias Korou (43).all of them are working in the finance department of the outfit.

SFs arrested KNLF ‘Chapel’ Khangkho Haokip from Molcham in Chandel.

Two Manipuri residents, identified as Napoleon Thockchom and Nangthanbam Anand have been convicted under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act by a Delhi court for being members of  KCP.

ZRA a Churachandpur District based militant outfit arned ‘miscreants’ who are indulging in unwanted and ‘anti-Zomi National’ activities in the name of ZRA by frisking innocent civilians and seizing their mobile handsets besides money will be dealt sternly.

February 24

Powerful IED was found planted at a drain at Ishirow area along the Imphal-Ukhrul road under Heingang Police Station in Imphal East. Three mortar shells were also found at a different spot.

An IED was found near a jail in Sajiwa area of Imphal West.

A PLA militant identified as Rajkumar Nanaobi alias Jotin Sana alias Shatakpa Sana was arrested from area of Seijang of Imphal East.

In another operation a  PLA militant, identified as ‘lance corporal’ M Ibochouba alias Anand was arrested by SFs from Wabagai Kadajit village of Thoubal.

A combined team of Thoubal District Police Commando and AR arrested a PREPAK militant identified as Loitongbam Inaoton alias Chacha alias Tingba Singh while conducting a search operation at Wangoo Heinoujam Awang Leikai in Thoubal District.

PLA/RPF observed its 36th raising day.

PLA rejected the idea of division of the state on ethnic lines.

February 25

A team of Imphal West District Police Commandos arrested an active militant of PREPAK Takhellambam Ibungo alias Thonglen alias Victor from Thangal Bazar in Imphal West District. He had come to extort money from the shopkeepers in the Imphal Bazaar.

While conducting frisking and checking at Khuyathong Pukhri Mapal in Imphal West District, Imphal District Police Commandos arrested Romesh Singh, a militant of KCP-Maoist. .  Investigation revealed that, he extorted money from the shopkeepers in the Imphal bazaar area.

10th session of the Tenth Manipur Legislative Assembly began Wednesday with the Governor, KK Paul in his address stating that the activities of militants in the State have been restrained and curbed to a 'large extent'.

Governor of Manipur, KK Paul had stated that UPPK , URF and PREPAK have signed MoU with State Government and GoI.

The three villagers were abducted by suspected militants.

February 26

PREPAK stated that stated Government was trying to mislead the masses by claiming that PREPAK was a party to a tripartite MoS signed with the Government.

ZUF observed its 4th raising day.

GoI has closed its doors for talks with any more militant outfits and the ongoing process of talks with militant groups, which have already signed cease-fire pacts to solve their problems through discussions, will be expedited so that those are taken to a logical conclusion as soon as possible. Highly placed sources in MHA made it clear that the Government was not keen on starting talks with any more militant outfit as enough opportunity was given to them to shun violence and solve their problems through discussions.

Union minister of state for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju in a written reply in Rajya Sabha stated that GoI had been implementing a scheme for surrender-cum-rehabilitation of militants of North East region, since 1998, reports Nagaland Post. He said under the scheme, one time grant of INR 150000 and monthly stipend of INR 3500 are given to surrendered militants, and in case of Manipur, he said one time grant of INR 250000 and monthly stipend of INR 4000 per militant was given under a special surrender-cum-rehabilitation scheme formulated in 2012. He also added that INR 155.5 million was released to North Eastern States payment of stipend to surrendered militants.

A head mason of the road construction work, identified as Sanasam Ranjit Singh, was abducted from Chawangkining in Senapati, by suspected Kuki militants. He was engaged as a head mason in the black topping work of the Imphal – Tamenglong road construction. A ransom demand has been made for INR 5 million according to a reliable source.

February 27

An alleged militant of ZUF was lynched by villagers of Nungba in Tamenglong District.

A URF militant identified as Takhelmayum Ajit Meitei alias Ibomcha alias Lakpa was arrested by a combined SF team from Khurai Sajor Leikai in Imphal East. One 9 mm pistol loaded with four live rounds was seized from his house.

Follow up investigation led to the arrest of another cadre of URF outfit identified as Yogesh Gurung alias Udit Investigation revealed that they extorted huge amount of money from the general public, Government. offices, private firms raising fund of URF.

An exchange of gunfire took place between 2 militant groups at Nunglei village in Tamenglong. Though not confirmed Police believe that there may be casualties on both sides.

State Home Department is holding an internal inquiry to know if lapses on part of Police led to the recent bomb blasts. Home Minister Gaikhangam said in the State Assembly  that “We are inquiring into the incidents and trying to find lapses on part of police and also to see if there is any black sheep that indulged in unwanted activities among the state force members”. The minister also stated that militants were using drug addicts and poor women to plant bombs as they cannot carry out the task themselves because of intense pressure by security agencies.

Minister sought support and co-operation from the public and citizens organisations in the Police's efforts to check planting of bombs. He said the Police were taking help from AR for intelligence gathering.

February 28

AR recovered 9 mm pistols, 16 live rounds of 9 mm, 18 live rounds of AK-47, one live round of lathode, 14 live rounds of M-16, two Chinese hand grenades and one Kenwood radio set from New Heaven in Ukhrul District.

ZUF information & publicity secretary A. Dangmei claimed that the Indian Army joint hands with NSCN-IM8. He alleged that February 27 encounter in which one militant was killed, was a joint effort by R and NSCN-IM.

March 1

An unidentified militant was killed , during an encounter between AR and suspected militant of NSCN-K and ZUF at Aben village under Tousem sub-division in Tamenglong. A rifle and 400 round of ammunition were recovered by SFs.

SFs recovered two hand grenades wrapped in a plastic bag and hung to a roadside tree in between Khongkhang and Lokchao on Imphal-Moreh road in Chandel.

JCLIPS has asked Chief Minister O Ibobi to keep his words by getting the draft Bill on ILPS passed at the State Assembly on March 2.

A combined team of Thoubal District Police Commandos and AR conducted frisking and checking at Heirok crossing and arrested ‘sergeant’ Sagolshem Sanatomba Meitei alias Khaba Meitei of PREPAK-pro from Heirok crossing in Thoubal.

ZUF information & publicity secretary A. Dangmei claimed that the Indian Army joint hands with NSCN-IM8. He alleged that February 27 encounter in which one militant was killed, was a joint effort by R and NSCN-IM.

March 2

SFs arrested a UNLF, militant, identified as ‘lance corporal’ Salam Memi from Sita Junction in Chandel. It was later revealed that she had undergone training in 2013 in Myanmar.

Army recovered an IED from Kwakta Khunou in Bishnupur. Later the IED was safely exploded by the bomb disposal team of the Army.

unidentified persons placed a hand grenade at the gate of Kwakta GP Ward Number-2 member Minarjaan Bibi’s residence at Kwakta Meena in Bishnupur

A combined team of SFs arrested an RPF militant identified as Mohammed Nasir Khan alias Nasir Hussein from Leishangthem area in Thoubal District. He was involved in serving demand letters to the general public of Lilong. One demand letter of RPF was recovered from him.

A combined team of AR and Thoubal District Police arrested a PREPAK-pro identified as Sinam Yaima alias Leisemba alias Chingakpa, from Langathel in Thoubal.

SFs arrested a URF militant, ‘lieutenant’ Meipak from Marangching-V village in Tamenglong District.

URF militant, identified as ‘private’ Ningthoujam Ramesh Singh was arrested from general area of Tairenpokpi in Imphal West. A Lathode gun was recovered from him.

Indian Army arrested an unidentified HMA militant from Khawmawi in Churachandpur District. One US made 9 mm pistol with magazine, one country made 9 mm pistol with magazine and five live rounds of 9 mm pistol were recovered from him.

Three villagers including a father and a son abducted by suspected militants on February 25 were released The three villagers have been identified as Paongam Chongloi Letlalthang Chongloi and Paolim Chongloi

MHA hasn’t fixed the date of the tripartite meeting and signing of the agreement for the extension of SoO with Kuki armed outfits, stated Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister Gaikhangam. He stated that SoO didn’t extend beyond August 21 last year but Government was waiting for fixing a date for the tripartite meeting and the signing of an agreement for extension from the MHA. SoO has been extended from time to time by KNO and UPF, BUT this time around both have requested the GOI to hold a tripartite talk in New Delhi.

Editors of various newspaper establishments have got threats from unknown militants. has requested the Manipur Government to provide security personnel to Khoirom Loyalakpa, an Editor of Naharolgi Thou-dang, a Manipuri newspaper who was threatened by armed persons. The threat was reportedly given to pressurise the journalists to suppress publication of newspapers.

UNLF has announced that it would set up a ‘fact finding team’ to investigate into the case pertaining to denial of CBSE exam admit cards to around 2500 students of the State.

March 3

Sanasam Ranjit Singh, who was abducted on February 26 from Chawangkining village in Senapati District, was released. KNF and Sadar Hills based Kuki civil bodies had strongly condemned the abduction earlier. In a statement issued by the ‘information and publicity secretary’ of KNF, LH Stephen, KNF held the smaller splinter groups responsible for all abductions and extortions.

MNRF celebrated its 4th raising day. MNRF ‘chairman’ Atai Siro, ‘chief of army staff’ Tonija Marchang and ‘external affairs secretary’ S Kuilei attended the raising day celebration.

SFs arrested a UNLF militant identified as ‘corporal’ Elangbam Penna alias Sanayaima alias Pangthokpa from Pallel in Chandel.

Based on AR report that various insurgent groups were illegally transporting weapons and explosives along Imphal-Moreh section of NH-102, Manipur Government has imposed restriction of vehicles plying on this highway during night Manipur Government had has issued the restriction As per the order, the movement of goods and passenger vehicles from Pallel to Moreh and vice-versa will not be allowed from 6 pm to 5 am.

March 4

ZUF in a statement alleged that manner in which NSCN-IM turned a large number of its cadres, in coalition with SFs against ZUF shows the NSCN-IM's attempt to wipe out ZUF.

Indian Army and Imphal West District Police unit jointly organised an awareness programme to educate Police personnel on detection of IED and its safe disposal.

March 5

Imphal West District Police arrested two arms smugglers, identified as Lourembam Rabiraj alias Boinao alias Naoba and Kongjengbam Premjit from Haobam Marak Lourembam Leikai area at Yaingam Leirak crossing. One 9 mm pistol along with magazine loaded with two live rounds and one miss round of 9 mm ammunition and some incriminating articles were recovered from them.

SFs conducted search operation at Leimapok-pam Khunpham area in Bishnupur District and arrested a PLA militant , identified as Nongmaithem Nanoa Singh alias Raju Investigation reveals that the accused was involved in collection of information about the movement of security personnel operating in Bishnupur and planned to ambush them.

An OGW identified as Sena alias James, the general area Khudengthabi of Chandel District. it was revealed that he has been working as recruitment agent since 2011 who has been misleading youth and arranging their recruitment in various militant groups.

March 6

Suspected PLA attacked AR troopers at a place in Satang village near Border Pillar 81 in Imphal East.

An encounter took place between suspected militants of unidentified group and SFs at Kwatha village near Border Pillar number 81 in Chandel.

KNLF celebrated its 7th raising day at Camp Olive, Semol village in Chandel.

March 7

Unidentified suspected militants exploded a grenade in front of MM Higher Secondary school at Wangkheimayum Leirak Wangkhei in Imphal East.

A bomb was found hanging at the gate of an individual identified as Yanglem Janaki of Uripok Achom Leikai in Imphal West.

SFs arrested a PREPAK militant Hijam Priyokumar Singh, from Nambol Bazar in Bishnupur.

In a follow up action SFs arrested another PREPAK militant, identified as Potshangbam Dhaneshwor Sing from an undisclosed location.

SFs arrested Haokip, an armed smuggler, while conducting frisking and checking at New Checkon near Tribal Market in Imphal West. Investigation reveals that he is involved in buying and selling of arms and had close links with KNA nad KYKL.

SFs arrested another KYKL militant identified as Salam Shyam alias Ajit Singh at Kakching Khunou, Thongam Kalika Lai Leirak, in Thoubal.

March 8

AR arrested a KLA militant identified as Helun Lhangal from Dolaithabi village of Imphal East District.

March 9

At a time when the Supreme Court is hearing a petition on Manipur being cut off from the rest of the country due to frequent blockades of NH, UNC told the court that there could be no peace in Manipur without the conglomerate's "consent and guarantee".

March 10

Three AR troopers identified as Rifleman Puia, Rifleman Chirmani Jaimata and Rifleman Rajiv Kumar was injured in an IED attack by ZUF at Haochong in Tamenglong. Sources said that although the troops retaliated the suspected militants managed to escape into the forest towards Nungtek.

RPF the State Home Minister, Gaikhangam, for claiming that they were behind the February 5 morning bomb blast near Nambasi in Ukhrul.

NSCN-IM alleged that the emergence of ZUF is one of the "facades behind which unscru-pulous agencies" operating not only to down grade, disrupt the Naga peace process but to excite wrath which will subsequently involve serious human rights situation. It stated that “Nagas are aware that "sponsored agencies" are active to disrupt the current peace process between the Naga people and GoI.”

March 11

Three people were killed and 21 were injured in an IED explosion at Khwairamband Keithel, in Imphal West. Two of the casualties have been identified as Mithun Kumar Yadav and Salman Khan. The Deputy Chief Minster Gaikhangam termed the incident as a 'beastly act' perpetrated by thoughtless individuals.

NSCN-IM OGW was arrested in Bungsanglang in Churachandpur.

Imphal East District Police Commandos arrested a PREPAK militant as Moirangthem Sanajaoba Singh from an undisclosed location.

A combined team of Imphal East commandos and AR arrested a militant identified as Keithellakpam Napoleon Meitei alias Araba alias Herojit of KCP-MC from an unidentified location.

NNC militant identified as Pinggianbou Abonmei was arrested while SFs were conducted mobile frisking and checking near Hatta oil pump in Imphal East.

AR arrested PREPAK militant identified as Soram Gumba Meitei alias Sama-nanda from general area Khamnam of Imphal West District.It was revealed that and he had joined the outfit in 2013 and later started working for PLA in 2015.

1641 ‘illegal migrants’ who tried to enter the State through Jiribam of Imphal East District were pushed back since January 2014 while 167 ‘foreigners’ were allowed to enter the State.

UNC urged the NSC team led by BL Vorah to expedite the Indo-Naga political settlement based on the uniqueness of Naga history and situation.

A combined team of Imphal East Police Commandos and AR arrested a PREPAK militant, identified as Soram Gumba Meitei alias Samananda from an unspecified location. Investigation revealed that he along with his associates were planning to abduct one person from Awang Sekmai and demand ransom.

March 12

AMMSU announced a 48-hour State-wide general strike beginning from March 12 midnight in connection with the killing of a student, Ipham Salman Khan in the blast that occurred at the crowded Khwairamband Keithel on March 11.

In the backdrop of the series of bomb blasts at Imphal city, Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam stated that “I don’t believe Police personnel were involved in any bomb blasts but there is a also a possibility that some black sheep might be present within Manipur police. The Government is examining this possibility”

State Home Minister Gaikhangam said that State home department will take up immediate measures to counter the recent trend of bomb attacks in the Imphal city and will be soon be making the installed CCTV cameras functional The government will also be installing additional cameras.

March 13

Out of the 23 persons who were wounded in the blast on March 11, six are still critical stated Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister Gaikhangam.

Life came to a grinding halt in Imphal due to a 48-hour general strike called by AMMSU against the Killing of Epham Salman Khan in the Bomb Blast on March 11.

Following assurance from the Chief Minister to translate their demands into action as soon as possible, the JAC against the Killing of Epham Salman Khan in the Bomb Blast has decided to call off the 48 hour general strike it called since March 12 mid night.

SFs arrested KYKL militant, Private’ Yengkhom Ingocha alias Manglemba from Wangbal in Thoubal.

SFs arrested a PREPAK cadre,’ Private’ Moirangthem Basanta alias Rocket at Chairel in Thoubal District.

SFs arrested a PLA cadre, Wangkhem Bisma alias Jiban Singh at Langjing area in Imphal West District.

SFs arrested another PREPAK militant, identified as Moirangthem Basanta alias Rakesh Singh was arrested from Chairel Khongnang Leikai in Thoubal District.

SFs arrested a PLA militant, identified as Nahakpam Maipaksana Meitei alias Luwang, from an unspecified location in Imphal East.

March 15

KCP clarified that they were not behind the bomb blast on March 11 which killed three and injured 21.

March 16

The 18-hour general strike called in Manipur by JCILPS hit normal life in the State The JCILPS had called the strike in protest against the MRVT & MW bill .

Keithellakpam Nabachandra alias Chilheiba of UNLF who was arrested from his residence located at the outskirts of Dhaka Bangladesh on February 11, was brought to Imphal. Bangladeshi authority reportedly handed Nabachandra to its Indian counterparts in the first week of March at Dawki town in Jaintia Hills District. A team of Imphal West Police went to Shillong in East Khasi hills of Meghalaya and brought him to Manipur.

IPAK claimed that the State Government has been signing suspension of operation with Myanmar originated Kuki militant groups thereby encouraging Kuki foreigners to migrate into Manipur.

IPAK chairman Sapamcha Jadumani said that Myanmar Government has to deal with armed groups based in the neighbouring country itself and here the Manipur Government is signing truce with such outfits, an unwarranted policy which has posed a serious threat to the people of the State

March 16-17

An OGW of UNLF identified as Waikhom Mohen was arrested from Thoubal District. He was involved in recruitment of child soldiers for UNLF. Together with accomplice, Mohen has already recruited 12 children into UNLF.

March 17

SFs arrested a RPF militant ‘lance corporal’ Pangam-bam Rajesh Singh alias Kwakpa, from Khurai Lamlong Bazar in Imphal East.Investigation revealed that he was involved in extortion of money from general public, shopkeepers, private schools and transportation of arms, ammunition and explosives.

A gang member, identified as Tongbram Rojen Singh alias Kebi was arrested from Kongba bazar in Imphal East District and 9mm pistol loaded with one live round was recovered from him. Investigation revealed that, Rojen came to Kongba bazar to sell the seized weapons and ammunition.

Five Catholic Schools in Imphal have decided to close down their schools as they failed to come to an agreement with an underground organization regarding the admission procedure of its lowers classes. The five schools are Little Flower School, St Joseph School, Nirmalabas High School, Christ Jyoti School and Catholic School at Canchipur.

March 18

A road construction worker, YK. Daniel was abducted near Thonglang Akutpa in Senapati District.

Two workers YK. Daniel was abducted near Thonglang Akutpa in Senapati. It has been reports that both the workers were abducted for ransom of INR 3 million and INR 5 million.

Two men, identified as Satender Kumar alias Tinu and Pritam Kumar who had allegedly shot dead the leader of KYKL O Juge Singh alias Wangba Khuman, in New Delhi in 2008 were arrested from Dwarka in New Delhi. During interrogation, Satender Kumar told that he was a transporter involved in illegal trade of sandalwood/red sandalwood and teakwood and in 2007 his truck was captured by members of KYKL in Manipur and its leader O Juge Singh had extorted INR 800000 from him to secure the release of his truck and since then he had a grudge against Juge Singh.

KYKL women militant identified as Khaidem Ningol Takhellam-bam ongbi Sonia alias Sorojini alias Sonia Chanu was arrested during a cordon and search operation at Khongjom Bazar in Thoubal.She had recruited one cadre and was trying to recruit new cadres for KYKL from Khongjom Langathel area.

A combined SF arrested a militant of KCP-Noyon identified as Kshetrimayum Shanta Singh alias Ingo from an unspecified location in Imphal East District. Investigation revealed that he had extorted INR 15000 from a forest employee of Kundongbam in Thoubal.

March 19

An encounter took place between AR and ZUF in a deep jungle in Nungba area of Tamenglong.

There was a clash between militants of ZUF and NSCN-IM at Guiteng in Khoupum valley in Tamenglong District.

UNLF claimed that bomb attack on March 16, at residential compound of Vice Chairman of IUCB was carried out by militant groups CSF.

MCP-M clarified that it has no connection with the closing of catholic schools in Imphal.

A grenade assault was made at the residence of Lourembam Jiten Singh at Tera Yengkhom Leirak in Imphal West.

UNLF triggered a bomb blast at the residence of Lourembam Diana in Tera Yengkhom Leikai in Imphal West. A press release issued by UNLF stated that the bomb attack was the first warning and accused that Diana had collected money in the name of UNLF.

Two OGWs of UNLF, identified as Soram Ibohal Singh alias Koireng and Namoijam Boinao were arrested by a team of Police and AR from Yairipok in Thoubal District.

On follow up action SFs arrested another militant identified as Thangjam Nandibala, of UNLF from Yaripok.

SFs arrested a ZUF militant Poukhon Panmei alias Pundibonang from a house at Mantripukhri Lamlongei area in Imphal East. On his disclosure, one 7.65 mm pistol with 4 live rounds was recovered from Langol Laimanai hill in Imphal West District. Further follow-up action led to the arrest of another ZUF militant, identified as Thomas Kamei alias Meilungjokpou from an unspecified location. He is the ‘section officer’ of finance in Imphal area of ZUF and was involved in extorting money from Government employees and businessmen. 37 demand letters of ZUF were recovered from him.

March 20

SFs arrested a militant of PREPAK-VC, identified as Laishram Ganga alias Tomchou Meitei, from Nungourok village in Chandel District.

March 21

Unidentified persons placed a Chinese-made hand grenade at the Khangabok Bazar residence, in Thoubal District, , of the acting president of Thoubal Zilla Parishad.

Four personnel including a JCO of Gorkha Regiment were injured in an ambush by NSCN-K at Luklang Khunou in Tamenglong. When the Army team reached the spot militants triggered an explosion and started firing. The injured have been identified as Subedar Chitra Bahadur, Rifleman Aan Singh, Rifleman Gir Bahadur Thapa and Rifleman Mingma Dorjee. NSCN-K in a statement claimed that two Army men were killed in the ambush.

ZUF stated that arms confrontation which occurred on March 19 at Guiteng in Khoupum valley in Tamenglong District with NSCN-IM was because of NSCN-IM`s incursion into ZUF area.

A team of Imphal West District Police Commandos conducted frisking and checking at the Thangmeiband Sinam Leikai in Imphal West District and arrested a militant of PREPAK-pro, identified as Kiyam Singhajit Singh alias Ibai.

KNA-I observed its 5th Rising Day at Camp Jangmol Dingpi in Sadar Hills District.

March 22

Two work supervisors, Dhana and Bidhu of the road construction works along Imphal Tamenglong were abducted by armed militants, from an unspecified location. . A ransom demand of INR 1 million had been demanded by the militants.

Imphal West Police Commandos arrested one person, identified as Najir Khan alias Mohammed Najib Khan who had kept the IED at Murgi Bazar tea stall inside the temporary market in Imphal West District, which led to the death of three. Investigation revealed that the IED was handed over to him by one unknown person who was sent by ‘chairman’ of URF- Lalheiba, identified as Khwairak-pam Gopendro alias Brojen alias Khelen alias Lalheiba

A team of Imphal West District Police Commandos including Women Police conducted frisking and checking and arrested a women militant of KCP- Taibang Nganba, identified as Salam Ningol Ayekpam.

ZUF claimed that in the gunfight between ZUF and NSCN-IM on March 19, two NSCN-IM militants were killed and that two were injured. ZUF claims that they recovered an AK-47 with large quantities of ammunition and two common bags.

March 23

ZUF claims that an encounter with a combined team of SFs and NSCN-IM took place at Taosang village in Tamenglong.

March 25

PREPAK on March 26 will observe its ‘raising day’

PREPAK stated that it has no connection with Laishram Ganga alias Tomchou Meitei, who was arrested on March 20 from Nungourok in Chandel District.

Manipur Chief Minister stated that if peace returns to the State, AFSPA, will automatically be repealed He further added that return of peace is the key to the end of AFSPA in the State.

SFs a search operation at Leimaram Lamkhai in Thoubal arrested a KYKL militant identified as Maibem Bijoy Meitei. On follow up action SFs arrested another KYKL militant identified as Chanam Lukhoi Singh from an undisclosed location. Investigation revealed that both were involved in extortion from public and local leaders.

Imphal West Police Commandos arrested a PREPAK militant identified as Yumnam Pradipkumar alias Bobo from Kwakeithel Mayai Koibi Chabungbam Leikai in Imphal West. In a follow-up action, the same team arrested another PREPAK cadre, identified as Ayekpam Langdon Leima. Both militants have been serving monetary demands to public, businessmen, shopkeepers and Government officials.

March 27

Due to various terror attacks 413 people died in North East India in 2014.

March 28

KSA President Thangjam Premananda alias Popo was arrested by Imphal West Police Commandos from an unspecified location. Investigation revealed that KSA is a frontal organisation of PREPAK and Premananda was regularly informing PREPAK about situation of Manipur University and agitation on ILP.

March 29

Two labourers identified as Ngariyambam Bidhu and YK Daniel who were abducted from different points of Imphal-Tamenglong road by some suspected militants in connection with a monetary demand of INR one million was freed. Bidhu was abducted from a place located between Chalwa and Khoikol in Senapati District and YK Daniel was abducted from Thonglan Akutpa in Tamenglong District on the same day.

CorCom in a press statement said that NSCN-K has taken the right decision by abrogating the cease fire agreement with GoI. It stated that "The decision taken by the NSCN-K under the leadership of S.S. Khaplang to abrogate the 14-year ceasefire with the Centre is a right step”.

A UNLF militant identified as Mohammed Warish Khan alias Nawaz alias Saiba was arrested from Shikhong Khunou area in Thoubal District.

UNLF celebrated its 20th Rising Day at the outfit's designated Nazareth camp, Muvanphoi in Chandel District.

March 30

An IED was recovered at a basketball ground near a post of 2 AR in Thoubal. experts of the Army defused the IED and detonated safety at the same place later.

Special NIA court issued arrest warrant against a witness, identified as Kishan Lal of New Delhi in connection with the trial of UNLF leader RK Meghen. Kishan Lal who is said to be the witness when NIA seized some items from RK Meghen and his associates, never appeared before the court despite repeated summons.

A gun fight erupted between ZUF and NSCN-IM at Taosang Khunou in Tamenglong. ZUF in a press release claimed that an NSCN-IM militant Joshua Thangal was killed and the dead body was attended by the villagers of Taosang Khunou. ZUF also alleged that NSCN-IM militants have been sharing the temporary camp of Gurkha Regiment who are stationed at Taosang.

A combined team of AR Thoubal District Police arrested a militant of KCP-MC identified as Naorem Jiban alias Jayanta from Chairen Mayai Leikai in Thoubal.

March 31

Two AR troopers identified as Havildar NK Dolly and Havildar BN Kshetri were killed and another trooper identified as Rifleman GD Shastra was wounded and an unidentified  PLA militant was killed in an encounter at a place between Kamjong and Kongkan villages in Ukhrul. The suspected militants exploded an IED before they rained bullets on the troops.

KNF-N reportedly ‘awarded’ capital punishment to one Thanglallen alias Abi Vaiphei in connection with the abduction of three ABCI workers on January 23 Saramkon in Ukhrul.

Unidentified militants exploded a grenade at the residential gate of a businessman identified as Thokchom Dojendro alias Dro, at Kyamgei Lairam Wangma in Imphal East.

An IED at the residence of a transport contractor identified as Th Dojendro, at Kiyamgei Maning Leikai Lairam Wangma in Imphal East.

KCP-MC enforced an indefinite ban on all Catholic Schools from functioning in Manipur, for 'failing to conform to the sincere proposal of the outfit and the public’.

PREPAK-pro stated that president of KSA Thangjam Premananda Singh alias Popo is not related to PREPAK in any manner and the KSA is not a frontal organization of PREPAK.

A KYKL militant, identified as Takhellambam Shanta alias Nanao alias Sunil alias Rajesh was arrested from Utlou Bamon Leikai in Bishnupur. A 9 mm pistol loaded with three live bullets in the magazine was seized from him. In a follow up action, same Security team arrested three more KYKL militants identified as Angom Manoranjan, Khumanthem Bidhu Meitei and Nongmeikapam Yaima.

DSP of NIA and SDPO of Manipur Police were recorded as a part of the prosecution witness deposition in the ongoing trial of UNLF leader RK Meghen alias Sanayaima and his associates at the NIA Special Court at Guwahati.

April 1

Ralkapthuom , a former town ‘commander’ of HPC-D for Churachandpur District was found dead at Thingkangphai in Churachandpur. Sources informed that his body was thrown there by some unidentified persons after killing him.

A group of armed militants allegedly assaulted the driver of a mini-truck loaded with betel leaf, at Kambiron in Tamenglong District. The driver has been identified as Laishram Moti. Also betel leaves worth INR 100000 was thrown away by the militants.

Two KNF-N identified as Limjapao Kipgen alias Papao and Thangthinglal Haokip alias Lalboi alias Addy were arrested from New Checkon in Imphal East District. Sources said that both militants were working under ‘commander in chief’ Jems of KNF-N and they have extorted money from the general public.

Ten people, including 3 civilians, three militants, three SFs and one gang member were killed in Manipur in March in five different blast incidents. Twenty-four civilians, three militants and five SFs were also injured in the five different explosions.

39 militants of various militant groups were arrested in the same month. Eight militants were arrested from PREPAK, six from KYKL, five from UNLF, three from PREPAK-pro, five from PLA, two each from URF and Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) and one each from NSCN-K, KNA, KCP-Noyon, KCP- Taibang Nganba and KNF- Nehlung. Five guns, 38 ammos, one lethod gun, one IED were recovered from the arrested militants.

RPF claimed that its armed wing PLA eliminated four troopers of 44 Assam Rifles and wounded several others in the ambush on March 31, near Kamjong village of Ukhrul. RPF also stated that assault was carried out by team of 'tactical command' of PLA. It also added that ‘sergeant’ Prem was killed in the encounter.

April 2

A driver and a handyman, who were abducted by unknown militants on March 31,from Sekmai in Imphal West District,  identified as Elangbam Kumar and Mohammed Era Khan, managed to escape from the militants.

Charge of ‘revenue collector’ for NSCN-K Zeliangrong region has been given to an individual identified as Saguangam Rongmei. Earlier post was earlier held by Gaisinlung Maringmei.

NIA interrogation of NDFB-IKS has revealed that Chinese made weapons come to Manipur through the China-Myanmar-India border. According to the interrogation report arms consignments are smuggled from the China border to South Myanmar by the Kachin rebels who hand over the weapons to NSCN-IM in Myanmar. NSCN-IM then passes on the weapons to NDFB-IKS in Manipur which are taken to Assam’s Bodoland area, where NDFB operates.

Manipur Government has taken up necessary steps to open a CIAT School at Jiribam sub-divisional headquarters bordering Assam’s Cachar District. Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh chaired a cabinet meeting and decided to recruit 15 instructors cum trainers on contract basis for the CIAT. So far 15 candidates out of 19 have been shortlisted for the instructors’ posts.

April 3

KNF-N in a press statement said that award of capital punishment to Thanglallian Vaiphei is appropriate and justifiable as per the constitutional guidelines adhere to all its cadres irrespective of rank and files within the organization. The statement further said that Thanglallian Vaiphei was an active member of the organization and until he left the organization of his own without the knowledge of the ‘high Command’. Thanglallian Vaiphei was killed by KNF-N on March 31, in connection with the abduction of three ABCI workers on January 23 from Saramkon in Ukhrul.

RPF condoled the death of ‘sergeant’ Prem who was killed in an encounter with AR in Ukhrul District.

A combined team of Bishnupur District Police Commandos and Women Police arrested a UNLF militant identified as Oinam Rita from Maharabi Mayai Leikai in Bishnupur District.

April 4

A combined team of Thoubal Police Commandos and AR arrested two PREPAK militants identified as Asem Dinesh Meitei alias Aningba and Ngangbam Mangal alias Micky alias Ibungo at Tekcham Chingjin in Thoubal.. One 9 mm pistol with three live rounds was seized from the possession of Asem Dinesh.

Five NSCN-IM militants assaulted four individuals travelling from Guwahati to Imphal near Senapati Bridge in Senapati District. he individuals assaulted were identified as Oinam Sanamacha, Moirangthem Santosh, Yendrambam Jimbo, and Ningthoujam Nabakumar.

April 5

A suspected militant of KNF-N identified as Hegin was killed in a factional clash at Saichung Kuki village in Senapati District. Later it was identified that the casualty was a civilian.

KCP-MC in a press release said under its education campaign `operation mangal`ť, has requested all private schools in the state to reserve 15 percent seats for underprivileged students, and these students to be given free education.

April 6

Combined team of Thoubal District Police and AR arrested a PLA militant identified as Ayekpam Basan-ta Meitei alias Boyai alias Naobi, on April 6 from Ngariyan Chingjin in Thoubal District.

A ZUF militant identified as ‘captain’ Joseph was arrested with one 9 mm pistol loaded with 19 live rounds and INR 10000 from an unspecified location at Tamenglong. He was allegedly involved in the attacks on Assam Rifles (AR) on March 10 as well as the ambush on Gorkha Regiment on March 21.

Contending that catholic mission schools including Don Bosco, St Joseph, Nairmala Bas, Little Flower, Secret Heart and Catholic School in the state are all based on Reli-care system devoid of organizational hierarchy,KCP-MC stated that the outfit will refer certificates and degrees fetched from diluted schools which do not comply norms and criteria of CBSE as Diluted Educational Surplus Value.

DESAM condemned the ban on catholic schools. They also resolved to urge militant group to lift the ban.

Report on effective management of Indo-Myanmar border has been collected by Core group of JIC and MHA consisting of joint secretary for North East Shambhu Singh and joint secretary (Border Management) HK Makwana, led by JIC Chairman R.N Ravi , from the relevant State Government officials. They also reviewed the prevailing law and order situation with Police and officials of the State Government and BSF.

GoI interlocutor for Naga talks and chairman of JIC, R.N. Ravi has ruled out any time frame for a result-oriented end to the decades old talks with NSCN-IM. He stated that “The Government has not given any timeline to end the talks. I have no knowledge of it but we are trying to come to a logical conclusion as early as possible.” 

Core Group held talks with top officials of the state, discussing key security related issues including the increasing trend of ambushing Security Forces in the border areas, cross-border smuggling of drugs and weapons etc.JIC Chairman also collected a first-hand report from the Assam Rifles, regarding inconveniences being faced by the forces while taking up security measures to fight militants operating in border areas.

BJP Manipur Pradesh State Executive Member Samuel Jendai Kamei appealed to NSCN-IM to support BJP in the forthcoming ADC polls. He stated that BJP and NSCN-IM have "a good relation" since the advent of the "Indo-Naga" peace talks and the progress of the same during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee regime.

April 7

KYKL militant identified as Mani Singh alias Suresh alias Tomba alias Moibungkhongba alias Ibungo was arrested from Wangoo Bazar area in Bishnupur. Investigation revealed that he was involved in serving demand letter to brick fields owners of Kakching.

KNF-N stated Douthanglen alias K.S. Elson, ‘deputy commander in chief’ along with Paogougin aka Jackson and Letkhomang alias Stallone were terminated since they purposefully sabotage norms and ethos of the organization few month back, reports Kanglaonline . According to press statement by ‘c-in c’ James Kuki, three were involved in the recently abduction of the three labourers of ABCI Ltd. On April 5, when the villagers were observing Easter Sunday, a gang under leadership of Douthanglen alias K.S. Elson attacked KNF-N militants killing a civilian Jangkhogin Khongsai.

MCP-M announced that ban on Shishu Nisha Niketan, Kwakeithel has been lifted following assurance given by parents of the school students that full support will be given to the step taken up against the institute.

Catholic schools in Imphal closed down indefinitely According to report, the schools were compelled to close down fearing “unwanted consequences” from militant groups .The sources said that the school authorities received fresh threats compelling them to close down until their “demands” were met. Whether the demands were related to extortion or other issues, could not ascertained.

April 8

Secretary of Border Management and Chairman of Land Post Authority of India, on April 8 convened a meeting with State Govt officials to ensure completion of ICP being constructed at border town, Moreh in Chandel District by next year. Also as a measure to appease Myanmar which has been claiming a portion of land as their territory at Moreh, the meeting discussed the possibility of ceding the same size of land located at some other place along the Indo-Myanmar border.

KCP militant identified as Loitongbam Rojen alias Rishikanta was arrested from Iroisemba in Imphal West District.

April 9

KCP-N militant identified as Mutum Somen alias Somen-dro alias Mangang Singh was arrested from Zomi Villa in Imphal West District.

KNF-N stated that as per the statement released by ‘commander in chief’ James Kuki that there is no any faction within KNF-N is appreciated as James is best known as abductor by the general public according to his activities.

SFs arrested a UNLF militant identified as Konjengbam Hemba Singh alias Angamba alias Inaoba from Toubul village in Bishnupur.

April 10

Imphal East District Police commando conducted search operation at Khurai Lamlong Bazar in Imphal East and arrested a UNLF militant, identified as Moirangthem Sanathoi Meetei.

Imphal East district police commando conducted frisking and checking and arrested two active members of PREPAK-pro, identified as Mohamad Abujar Khan alias Abjar and Mohammad Wahidur Rahaman alias Alam, in and around Hatta in Imphal East District.

UTLA in a statement issued by its ‘information and public relation secretary’ Bomsingson, opposed the allegations made by the Assam Rifles that UTLA had placed a demand on a railway company, at Kaimai in Tamenglong District. Earlier AR had stated that a UTLA militant Th Singson had placed a demand on a railway company.

April 12

Four civilians were injured in an IED explosion near a BSF camp in Churachandpur town in Churachandpur. The injured civilians have been identified as Harinder Shah, Gopen, Shalma and Mohammed Mushtagsem.

PLA/RPF OGW, Thongam Ipi Singh was arrested from his residence at Thongju Part-I, Pheijaleitong in Imphal West District.

Imphal West Police carried out surprise cordon and search operations at four different areas under City police Station and detained 81 persons for verification.

Assam, Manipur and Meghalaya continue to account for the bulk of insurgency-related incidents in the Northeast, stated an MHA report.

In 2007, Manipur had recorded a figure of 584 while the same in 2014 was 278.

The report pointed out that violent incidents in Northeast have come down from 1,489 in 2007 to 824 in 2014 and the number of civilians killed has decreased from 498 to 212. In 2014, 212 civilians and 20 security personnel were killed in the 824 militant-related activities in the Northeast. In 2013, 107 civilians and 18 security forces were killed in 732 incidents.

MHA official stated  that it may not be possible to construct fencing all along the border with Myanmar because of the terrain. But the Government may go for construction of fencing in the areas where such construction is feasible. He also added that so far, the Government of Myanmar is yet to take strong action to evict the camps of the militants from the territory of that country. According to an estimate, the total strength of Indian militants in Myanmar should be around 2,000.

AR has been guarding the Myanmar border since 2002, however it is often reported that majority of the Assam Rifles camps are located deep inside Indian Territory and the deployment of the force could not check the movement of militants and other anti-national elements. Though there were some discussions about entrusting BSF with the responsibility of guarding the border with Myanmar, the final decision in this regard is yet to be taken.

AR has sought to increase its strength with induction of new battalions so that more dedicated forces can be deployed along the border with Myanmar.

With Myanmar Government yet to take any action against the militants of North-East, who are taking shelter in that country, GoI has started working on augmenting security along the international border and a comprehensive border management strategy is being planned.

April 14

KCP-MC observed its 35th 'raising day' on April 14, according to a press statement of the outfit signed by its commander in chief Nongdrenkhomba.

Peace rally was held in Noney in Tamenglong, demanding early solution for Indo-Naga problem.

April 16

Former PULF 'chairman' MI Khan been arrested by the Lamphel Police on charges of abducting, Kh Kesorjit, an engineer of the Manipur Tribal Development Council.

Manipur Government anticipating "interference" from NSCN-IM in the upcoming ADC elections. Home Minister and Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam stated that "We are anticipating attempts to disrupt election process by cadres of the NSCN-IM. We are chalking out strategies to foil any attempt to interfere in the poll process".He also added that "In the last ADC election, there were threats to candidates and their supporters by NSCN-IM. We will fight such disruptive activities. We are also hoping that people will brave such threats and intimidation".

April 17

Police surprised cordon and search operations at Paona bazar in Imphal West and Singjamei in Imphal East Districts, and detained 20 persons for further verification.

a supervisor in a company of Nayak Infrastructure Pvt Ltd, engaged in construction of railway line was abducted by suspected Kuki militants from Tousem area of Tamenglong.

April 18

Myanmar army has reportedly made an incursion into the Manipur sector of Indo-Myanmar and occupied Indian territory lying between boundary pillar number 6 (new) and 95 (old) at Choro Khunou village in Ukhrul.

According to reports, a team of Myanmar’s military officers accompanied by a group of army and policemen intruded into Indian territory at Choro area and evicted 30 villagers. There have been reports that India and Myanmar had reached an understanding on ceding some part of Choro Khunou to Myanmar in exchange for a piece of land at Moreh town in Chandel District.

April 19

A non-local, identified as Phul Babu Rai was shot at by unidentified militants on April 19, near Bijoy Govinda temple in Imphal West District. He had received monetary demand from some unknown persons, who did not disclose the name of their group.

In a joint meeting, it was decided that classes of all the Catholic schools will commence from April 20.The ban imposed by KCP-MC completed 19 days. Earlier the schools had closed down due to militant threats to catholic schools.

April 20

A hand grenade was found by locals while digging a com-munity pond at Naran Konjil in Imphal West District.

SFs arrested a PREPAK militant identified as Thockchom Ningthemmani, from Maibam Lokpa Ching in Bishnupur District. One Pistol with two live rounds was recovered from him. Investigation revealed that he was involved in extortion of money from contractors.

Tightening the security measures in Imphal city area, a team of City Police conducted combing operation in the area between Paona bazaar and Masajid road in Imphal West. 15 people who were not possessing proper documents, were pulled up by the police for further verification.

KCP-MC has vowed to launch action against people who the outfit called "educational traders" until the right to compulsory education is ensured to marginalized section of the society.

April 21

Manipur government has asked the Catholic schools in the valley Districts to reopen without fail from April 22.Catholic schools were closed down from April 1 due to threats from KCP-MC.

A militant identified as Shyamkishwor Singh alias Shyam  of   KCP-MC was arrested at RIMS Morgue crossing in Imphal West District.

April 22

At least five civilians were injured when an IED exploded near 1st Gate of the Manipur University in Imphal West. The injured have been identified as Ningthoujam Romeo, Irengbam Jugeshwar Singh, Khomdram Bijen Singh, Ngangom Asha Devi and Chanambam Anjana Devi. IED exploded a little distance from Catholic School Canchipur. By an order issued on April 21, all the catholic schools were reopened. Earlier the schools were shut down due to threats from KCP-MC.

AR busted a hideout of KNF-N at Haiken village in Senapati District. A 4 mm lethod gun, one .22 rifle with two magazines, two live rounds, one Chinese hand grenade, 22 rounds of AK-47 rifle, one round of 9 mm pistol, some demand letters of KNF-N and combat fatigues were recovered.

Militants left a Chinese hand grenade at the residential gate of Thoubal Zilla Parishad adhyakshya Kh Surnalata Devi at Kangabok Keithel in Thoubal.

Imphal East District Police Commandoarrested a KCP militant identified as Sangomshumbam Godfather alias Khan, from an unspecified location. Investigation revealed that he had extorted huge amount of money from public, private transport firms and pharmacy owners located at Imphal city.

April 23

UNC has called a 48 hour bandh beginning from midnight of April 27 in all ‘Naga areas’ of Manipur to draw the attention of GoI and seek its intervention in the demand for AA outside the Government of Manipur pending Indo-Naga political settlement.

Myanmar army has reportedly made an incursion into the Manipur sector of Indo-Myanmar and occupied Indian territory lying between boundary pillar number 6 (new) and 95 (old) at Choro Khunou village in Ukhrul

According to reports, a team of Myanmar’s military officers accompanied by a group of army and policemen intruded into Indian territory at Choro area and evicted 30 villagers on April 18.

As many as nine North East militant groups, including CorCom , ULFA-I, NSCN-K , UNLF have formed a joint front, United National Liberation Front of West South East Asia (UNLFW). At least three rounds of meetings were held among representatives of the outfits at undisclosed locations in Sagaing division of Myanmar over the last one month. SS Khaplang the ‘chairman’ of NSCN-K has been selected as the ‘chief’ of the ‘united front’. There are conflicting reports as to the status of Paresh Barua of ULFA-I . Some sources said he was ‘commander in chief’ and others reports that he is ‘vice-chairman’. Sources state that the move to form the joint front is a step further towards forming a government-in-exile, reportedly to be based in Myanmar. A committee has been also formed to draft the constitution of the joint front. An IB official stated that the outfits, especially NSCN-K is close to Kachin rebels, including KIA who provide various logistics and weapons support. It is difficult to believe that there is no Chinese backing”. The move to form a joint front by rebel groups has been in the offing since 2011.

The security sources said Chinese intelligence played an active role in encouraging the northeastern groups to come together on a common platform. Chinese intelligence operatives are active in the Sagaing region and weapons are often shipped to the northeastern groups through the China-Myanmar border.

“The Chinese have promised to provide weapons and logistics to the new grouping as they want to keep things boiling in the northeast in view of their claim on the state of Arunachal Pradesh,”.

Earlier, the Chinese intelligence had played a role in bringing together several militant groups from the Manipur Valley in an umbrella organisation called CorCom. Most of these groups have now joined the new grouping.

Several groups from the  North Eastern states have training camps in Sagaing division. After the NSCN-Khaplang signed a truce with Myanmarese authorities in 2012, it has consolidated its position in the neighbouring country.

April 24

A mess supervisor of a company, Coastal Projects Limited, another company engaged in construction of railway line, identified as Samuruddin was abducted by suspected militants of a hill based militant group, at Kambiron of Tamenglong

Indian Army arrested a militant of the PREPAK, identified as Heikrujam Dashu alias Chinglen from Sekmaijin Mayai Leikai in Imphal West District.

KCP-MC has lifted the ban imposed on the Catholic schools temporarily.

KYKL ‘chairman’ N Oken stated that that if there is no unification among the militant groups , there cannot be ‘victory’.

Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh sought details of Myanmarese military intrusion in to Manipur.

Imphal East Police Commandos along with women Police arrested a NNC militant Maihiambiliu alias Abui at Kiyamgei Pal Ahanbi area in Imphal East District.

April 25

A civilian, identified as  Sagolsem Ingoba was reportedly abducted and later freed by unidentified militants the midnight of April 25, from an unidentified location.

April 27

A cache and ammunition was detected by a combined party of SFs at Kamong Maning in Bishnupur District. The recovery includes five Chinese made hand grenade, 140 rounds of live M-16 ammunition and 49 rounds of AK ammunition.

Four MCP-M militants, identified as Sagolsem Umakanta, Ningthoujam Silheiba alias Tondonba alias Wanglen, Ningthoujam Telheiba alias Ango and Sapam Soniya alias Yai Devi were arrested by Imphal East Police Commandos. One .45 pistol loaded with six live rounds, 16 PEK sticks, two Walkie Talkie sets, three live ammunition of .32 pistol were recovered. All the arrested militants were presently working under the command of ‘general secretary’ Kangleipal alias Rocky. The arrested cadres are also working as the convenor, co-convenor and members of OMIPM and LEPSUM.

UNLF ‘chairman’ Meghen alias Sanayaima and several other leaders of UNLF were produced before the Special Court of NIA. NIA had filed charge sheets against Meghen and several other leaders of UNLF for waging war against the Indian Union.

April 28

ZUF militant, identified as Joseph Rongmei, who was arrested on April 6, from Noney in Tamenglong was re arrested by Police from Sajiwa Central Jail. He is now under the custody of Lamphel Police Station, Imphal West as part of requisition process of a case. He is also said to have been involved in the ZUF ambush on AR and 2/5Gorkha Regiment in March.

Along with producing ‘chairman’ of UNLF and other leaders before NIA court, deposition of three prosecution witnesses of the case was also taken.

April 29

An NSCN-IM militant and ZUF militant were killed in factional calsh at a spot between Oktal and Khundong Lamkhai in Tamenglong. According to NSCN-IM the killed NSCN-IM militant has been identified as 'corporal' Illumei Jack and the killed ZUF militant as DP Akhomlung. It is also said that 800 rounds of AK-47 rifle, one lethod gun and one hand grenade belonging to ZUF were recovered from the site of the clash.

BSF recovered 100 live rounds of AK ammunition, two PK explosive material weighing 100 grams each, two explosive materials weighing 100 grams each and one kilogram of nail-splinters of IED from Nongren Chingmei in Imphal East District.

A day after 10 sitting Congress ADC members shifted party loyalty, Deputy CM Gaikhangam said they were intimidated by NSCN-IM and they are leaving the Congress party due to threats from NSCN-IM. NSCN-IIM has been trying to win the ADC election through proxy means by supporting a particular party, Gaikhangam said that such action is a clear indication that the NSCN-IM has surrendered and given up their movements. He stated that "Now they have realized what they had been doing for the past many years were wrong and are ready to join the mainstream society,"

A PREPAK militant Lourembam Sanjoy alias Mangangyaima alias Mangang was arrested at Mayang Imphal Thana Awang Leikai in Bishnupur District.

A UNLF militant, identified as Sawaijam Bungo alias Khoiraba was arrested from Toubul Mayai Leikai in Bishnupur District. In a follow up action, another PREPAK militant, identified as Tongbram Nongrakpam Randhoni alias Ichan was arrested and nine demand letters of PREPAK were recovered from her.

UTLA condemned the reported abduction of workers assigned at Jiri-Tupul railway construction site. UTLA ‘general secretary’ T Robert Singson said abduction and physically assaulting workers should be put to an end.

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju stated that said that Northeast based militant outfits are procuring arms from across the border “There are reports that various insurgent and militants groups operating in the North Eastern States procure arms and sophisticated weapons from Sino-Myanmar border towns and South-East Asia. The activities of such underground groups are kept under close vigil”. He further added that “Sharing of intelligence, financial assistance for strengthening of the local police forces and intelligence agencies under the police modernization scheme, through the scheme of security related expenditure for strengthening various aspects of security, raising of additional Forces in the form of India Reserve Battalions are also on,”

April 30

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari appealed the insurgent groups of the North East region to shun violence and join the mainstream. He stated that “The Centre is committed for all-round development of the region and accordingly constituted the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL), especially for the NE states to accelerate the pace of development at par with rest of the country.”

May 1

Four suspected NSCN-K militants were killed in an encounter with AR at Kapning in Tamenglong. They have been identified as ‘captain’ Hiutingo, ‘corporal’ Tichulung and Chunthallung. SFs recovered two AK Rifles and one 9 mm pistol with several rounds of ammunition.

In a bid to solve the issue of armed conflicts in the North East region, the MHA will create opportunities for misguided youths to come back and join the mainstream. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, asserted that security forces will have to respond accordingly against those who are under the influence of external forces and try to de-stabilize the society. He affirmed that the policy of the Union Government is to open channels to enable the misguided youths to return to the mainstream.

GoI while is addressing the problem of insurgency, it is focusing upon development as the core issue. The minister stated that “These armed struggles have resulted from a feeling of isolation and alienation.” “Once it is removed, I am hoping everybody in the North-eastern region will join the mainstream.”

A combined team of SFs a ‘lance corporal’ of Khaplang faction of NSCN-K identified as BS Jaika Anal, from Utlou Chanura Bazar in Bishnupur District.

May 2

A road opening party of 11 Assam Rifles recovered an IED from road side between T Minou and Moljam villages in Chandel District.

Imphal West police Commandos arrested a PLA militant identified as Laishram Tondon Singh alias Ingoba at Singjamei Mayengbam Leikai in Imphal West. Investigation revealed that he had extorted a huge amount of money for party fund.

SFs arrested two PREPAK militants identified as Mayanglambam Victoria alias Jambapati Devi and Baspatimayum Lakhikumar Sharma alias Heithoiba alias Shajikngakpa Sharma were arrested from general area of Sekmaijin in Thoubal District. One Chinese hand grenade, one out-pass slip of KCP- Nganba was recovered from  Victoria Devi and out pass slip issued by KCP- Nganba was recovered from Lakhikumar Sharma. Both were working for KCP- KK Nganba, However, they were working for the PREPAK also, and they came to Sekmaijin for recruiting new cadres for PREPAK

May 3

Two students, identified as Zaliankhong and Lalbiaklen were shot dead by a suspected gunman of HPC at Patpuimount village in Churachandpur.

A women militant of KCP identified as Mutum Ngangom Nanao Devi alias Shakhenbi was arrested from Kwakeithel Bazar near BB Photo Studio in Imphal West.

A UNLF militant identified as ukhrambam Rabi Singh alias Naopik alias Kheng was arrested from Wangoo Sabal area in Bishnupur.

A BJP candidate contesting the coming ADC elections identified as Laminthang Kipgen from Tuzang Vichong of Sadar Hills ADC was abducted by KRA.

May 4

MPCC President Gaikhangam stated that has decided not to contest from all the 144 seats in the coming ADC elections due to threats from NSCN-IM. He asserted that NSCN-IM has threatened the Congress in particular may be due to the strong stand that the party has been taking to protect the territorial integrity and boundary of Manipur.

Two PREPAK-pro militants identified as Mohammed Iliyash Khan alias Illiyash and Thounaojam Suresh Singh were arrested from Singjamei area in Imphal East District. Investigation revealed that they came to extort money for party fund from Government officials at Chingamakha area. They had also demanded huge amount of money from other Government offices.

May 5

One person, identified as Gopal was killed and at least five were injured when unidentified militants opened fire indiscriminately on a group of people while they were taking out religious rituals Haraoba at Laiching Ching in Thoubal.

A ZUF militant identified as Luangloungam Kamei alias Kenedy kamei alias Meingamlung Kamei was arrested from Langol Tarung village area In Imphal West District

State Home Minister Gaikhangam stated that Police are leaving no stone unturned to arrest the gunmen who had opened indiscriminate firings at Laiching Ching in Thoubal.

May 6

Unidentified armed militants abducted a BJP candidate contesting the coming ADC elections. KRA is suspected behind the abduction.

Congress worker identified as Shajohn Paomei was abducted from Tamenglong District. He was a worker for Congress candidate for the Haochong District Council Constituency.

UTLA identified as Ngamlumlal Neihsiel alias Robert was arrested at New Checkon Tribal Market in Imphal East. On his disclosure, one .32 pistol loaded with two rounds of ammunition was seized from his residence on the same day. Investigation revealed that he was involved in extortion of money.

Three candidates for ADC polls have been allegedly threatened to withdraw their candidature by UKLF.

Indefinite curfew has been clamped down in Pallel, after a spurt of violence in the aftermath of killing of a person in a shootout by militants. The District Administration has promulgated section 144 CrPc from May 3.

May 7

Congress worker identified as Shajohn Paomei who was abducted on May 6 was found dead.He can be regarded as the first victim ahead of the ADC polls.

NSCN-IM is alleged to be extorting illegal taxes from Government employees in Tamenglong. A report in ISTV, a cable network in Manipur, says that work permits are issued to the non-Naga Government employees in the District, and he must pay INR 300 per month. The work permit should be produced as and when demanded by NSCN-IM

KCP- KK Nganba ‘chairman’ KK Nganba questioned the authenticity of Police claim that Mayanglambam Victoria alias Jamoubati and Bachaspatimayum Lakhikumar alias Heithoiba alias Sajikngakpa who was arrested on May 2, were working for PREPAK.

UKRA asked four Independent candidates, identified as are S Laxman, W Gethsamani, L Dumpu and Emboi Serto, to withdraw their candidacy for DCC.

NSCN-K has banned plying of all trucks transporting items of FCI from Dimapur in Nagaland to Imphal. The ‘ban order’ comes into effect from May 9. No reason was given for the new order.

May 8

Mizoram Police Commandos gunned down HPC-D militnat identified as H C Malsawmkima, at Tiaulian in Churachandpur. The militant was a former constable of MAP who ran away from the Sakawrdai border police outpost in July, 2014 to join HPC-D. He had fled with an AK-47 rifle and an INSAS rifle.

Threats and intimidation by militants have prevented both the Congress and BJP from contesting all the seats in the upcoming ADC elections. Both alleged that groups including NSCN-IM and Kuki militants who have signed SoO were intimidating and threatening the candidates. The six ADCs have 144 seats. The Congress is contesting 97 while the BJP is contesting 121 seats.

May 9

A suspected HNA militant identified as Thalhrothang Songate was found dead at a foothill of Saikot village in Churachandpur.

Two individuals identified as Thengkholal and Letkhothang were arrested at Moreh in Chandel District One revolver and a hand grenade were recovered.

NSCN-IM militant identified as Champoulung Gangmei was arrested during an operation at Makhan village of Senapati District. One 9 mm pistol loaded with two live rounds were recovered from him.

Two KNLF militants allegedly beat up 5 villagers of Selhao and 6 labourers engaged in the construction work of Inter Village Road, at Selhao village in Chandel District.

KCP-MC (Lanchenba) has resolved to rename the outfit as KCP-MC (Liberation).

Two students of Lila Singh Khongnang Khong School Yaikhom Kumdamba and Moirangthem Shakhenba were allegedly abducted by unidentified militants, at Thangmeiband in Imphal West.

May 9-10

BJP DCC candidate identified as Shangkhu Silsi was abducted from an unidentified spot in Pallel in Chandel by NSCN-IM She was free on May 10.

May 11

AR recovered eight kilo grams of RDX, 2 kgs of iron nails, 3 kgs of glass pieces, one battery, six electric detonators, 26 gelatine sticks, 40 metres of electric wire, 1 kg of commercial explosives, 2 kgs of iron pallets and one hand grenade while conducting a raid at the outskirts of Tumnoupokpi village in Senapati.

Two assailants, identified as Lanchinglian and Francis accused in the firing incident at Pallel in Thoubal District, on May 5, were arrested. A gun suspected to be used by them in the firing was also seized.

A militant of KCP, identified as Konthoujam Ample Singh alias Open was arrested from Khurai Ningthoubung Puja Lampak in Imphal East District.

A PREPAK militant identified as Ningombam Lokeshwor during an operation in and around Porompat in Imphal East. Investigation revealed that he was involved in extortion.

A team of Bishnupur Police and Gorkha Rifles search operation at Keinou Thongkha in Bishnupur District and arrested a PREPAK militant, identified as Yengkhom Amarjit Singh alias Thamanglang. One 9mm pistol with magazine having two live rounds was recovered from him.

A KYKL militant, identified as Tekcham Naocha alias Handsomeboy was arrested at Keirak Tomal Makhong in Thoubal.

Women militant of KCP-Maoist identified as Hemam Priyaluxmi alias Ninghannganbi was arrested from Moirang Hemam Leikai in Bishnupur.

May 12

Two labourers identified as Abung and Premanand were killed by an unidentified militant group during ‘interrogation’. Three civilians including a twelve year old student , identified as Konthoujam Bishal were reportedly missing since past 15 days

Abung and Premanand were working in of Negi Home Academy, a residential school , at Maipou Khullen  in Senapati District. All three, including the 12 year old was assaulted by militant on the allegations that they were informers.

In an audio recording later given to the relatives of the child, he allegedly confessed that he was with KCP.

Designated camp of KNLF located at Semol in Ukhrul District has been shifted.

May 13

8 KRF militants were arrested from Thingsat village in Senapati District for killing of two labourers on May 12. On the disclosure of the arrested militants the bodies of labourers Moirangthem Dayananda and Maibam Premananda were also recovered.

KRF claiming hands on the killing of two youths in the course of an interrogation) claimed that the two victims were members of KCP-Nando.

KNLF militants have been relocated to 20 AR headquarters, Tengnoupal in Chandel. Meanwhile KNLF claimed that the designated camp of the outfit is not shifted, but its cadres were taken away from their camp by personnel of Dogra Regiment of Indian Army.  The 6 Dogra Regiment and Chandel District Police reportedly took away 18 cadres of the militant group along with arms from Hermon camp in Semol village in Chandel District.

Three PREPPAK-VC militants identified as A Dharma-kesh Sharma alias Kalachand Maibam Chingthang-khomba alias Khoiju and and Laishram Guni were arrested during a search operation in and around Kakwa Bazar in Imphal East District.

on the disclosure of an arrested militant, another two militants of PREPAK-VC identified as L Sashikumar alias Inao and and Maibam Ibomcha were arrested.

Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh convened a meeting and discussed about the security situation with Congress MLAs who were elected from Hill Districts.

May 14

A gunfight reportedly took place between ZUF and a rival militant group at Khoupum in Tamenglong. ZUF in a statement said that they were involved in a fire fight with a combined team of NSCN-IM and 2/4 Gorkha Regiment. ZUF accused SFs of providing security to the NSCN-IM militants who have been moving freely in Nungba and Taosang.

A special contractor identified as L Pati Singh has clarified that he was threatened and money was extorted from him by KNLF. Earlier on May 9 KNLF assaulted five villagers of Selhao and 6 labourers engaged in the construction work in Chandel District.

KNLF has threatened to invalidate soO if the State Government do not compensate the damages caused by Dogra Regiment at their designated camp.

UPF tated that the KRF explanation that the labourer Dayanand and Premananda died during interrogation is unacceptable. KRF is a SoO signatory under UPF.

State Gov has decided to take up the issue of violation of ground rules by groups under SoO with UMHA.

A Cabinet meeting presided by Chief Minister O Ibobi reviewed the law and order situation arising out of the murder of two labourers by militants on May 12, and death of a person due to injuries inflicted by supporters of the post-murder agitation on May 14.

May 15

A ‘captain’ Elang Pame Zeme of NSCN-IM joined ZUF.

NSCN-K in a press statement questioned the "ideology" of NSCN-IM. NSCN-K stated that was "high time for reality to dawn and the Nagas have been "spellbound by Muivah's 17 years of negotiation with GoI, presumably at the highest Prime Minister's level in the third country without condition. NSCN-K said that Muivah should "clarify himself before the Nagas whether he is for Naga sovereignty or assimilated solution within the bound of Indian Constitution for which reason he is openly decrying NSCN-K stand for Naga sovereignty.

Sehao villagers who fled their village few days back in the wake of the reported assault on five villagers and six labourers by KNLF refused to return demanding the permanent shifting of the KNLF camp, three neighbouring villages have insisted that the ousted KNLF cadres be brought back to their designated camp.

KNLF Semol ‘camp commander’ Laldenga has alleged that they were ousted from their designated camp of Semol together with some villagers by UKLF for their unwillingness to vote for BJP in the ADC elections.

NSCN-K militant identified as Daithuipou Gangmei alias Chamshugam was arrested at North AOC in  Imphal West District.

May 16

A CorCom militant identified as Atao Rahman alias Atabur was arrested at Pauna Bazar at Imphal West. Investigation revealed that he was involved in hurling grenades and planting IEDs IN Imphal area.

On his disclosure SFs recovered two Chinese hand grenades, two detonators one remote control along with two batteries from the courtyard of Fountain English School IN Imphal West.

SFs also recovered one rocket launcher loaded with one high explosive shell from the pump house attached to the restroom of the Imam of Mosque located at Lilong Chingkham Tamya SHumang in Imphal West.

May 17

Union Minister for State and Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju stated that AFSPA would be withdrawn from Manipur if law and order improves. He stated that "We don't decide on lifting AFSPA on our own. If the ground situation is conducive, the Act will be withdrawn. We want peace to prevail in the northeast so that this kind of law is not necessary at all”.

SFs arrested a PLA militant, identified as Mayanglambam Nganthoi Meitei alias Chinglen Nganba alias Romeshrom  near Sunrise Club in Moreh in Chandel District.

May 18

A Congress party worker, identified as Daniel Lungleng alleged that militants of NSCN-IM assaulted him at Wino Bazar in Ukhrul District. He identified two of his assaulters as Ringphami and Ningmi. He was involved in the campaign for ADC elections.

In a follow up action to arrest on May 16, three IRB and two VDF personnel of Thoubal District were arrested.

May 19

Two KRA militants Lalboi Khongsai alias Boynao and Chongloi Seikam were rounded up by villagers of Purum Likli in Imphal East District, and handed over to security forces as they came to the residence of BJP candidate L Kaikam to demand ransom. However KRA stated that they were not militants of KRA.

Two KYKL militants identified as ‘corporal’ Karam Hemanta alias Phairen alias Bobo and ‘lance corporal’ Okram Amarjit Singh alias Raj alias Manaobi were arrested by SFs at Heirok Part-III Ngarouthel Lampak in Thoubal.

A KYKL OGW identified as Mohammed Zakriya was arrested from Muslim Bazar in Chandel. A Chinese grenade was recovered from him.

Semol villagers who had fled their homes after KNLF assaulted labourers and villagers on May 14, returned back to the village and dismantled camp of KNLF.

May 20

Unidentified militants lobbed a grenade at the office of NPF office at Kamjong in Ukhrul.

PREPAK militant identified as Huirem Boyai Singh was arrested from general area of Sekmaijin in Imphal West District.

NPF Ukhrul Division has refuted the report and allegation against the party on its involvement with NSCN-IM in connection with the monetary demand made by militants to a relative of the Congress candidate, identified as Daniel Lungleng on May 18.

May 21

A gun fight occurred between NSCN-IM and ZUF at Tousang village in Tamenglong.

AR busted an NSCN-K hide out at Mukti Khullen in Tamenglong and arrested two militants. 8885 live rounds of M-16, six mortar shells, two lethod bombs, four hand grenades and 1 kg of IED material were recovered.

Unidentified militants planted a hand grenade at the main gate of NIT in Takyelpat in Imphal West. Police later recovered the grenade.

PREPAK-pro militant identified as Mutum Dinesh Singh alias Ibungo was arrested from Uripok Khaidem Leikai in Imphal West. Investigation revealed that he had collected a huge amount of money from various transport agencies, businessmen and Government employees.

A militant of URF-L identified as Khumukcham Laxminath alias Eshingjaoba was arrested from North AOC area in Imphal West District. Investigation revealed that he extorted money from businessmen and transported arms and ammunition.

A KYKL militant, identified as Oinam Nanao Singh alias Manipur was arrested at Moirang Khunou Haogrampat area in Bishnupur.

A KRA militant identified as Lamginlal Chongloi was arrested at Dolaithabi at Imphal East.

PREPAK militant identified as S Ibomacha was arrested from Salam Mamang Leikai in Bishnupur.

Reacting to certain reports in the media regarding the assault of a Congress worker at Ukhrul on May 18, NSCN-IM alleged that Congress Government under Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh and Home Minister Gaikhangam has the habit of blaming the outfit for every ills to disguise their mis-governance in Naga areas.

MNRF owned up the blast that destroyed parts of an election office of NPF. . In a statement issued by MNRF ‘assistant secretary’, Thomas Numai, it stated that blast was triggered by its militants. It alleged that NPF was creating obstructions to the development activities in Naga dominated areas by working in the interest of NSCN-IM.

Home and Deputy Minister Gaikhangam stated militant groups, after summoning village chiefs have forced them to sign papers saying that they support the candidates endorsed by militant groups in the upcoming ADC elections.

May 22

Five suspected NSCN-K militants were killed in a clash with NSCN-IM militants at Lungsaimai village in Tamenglong.

A VDF volunteer and 6 KRA militants were overpowered by villagers of Vilei in Senapati when they tried to abduct workers of a BJP candidate identified as Thangneo Kipgen.

Two KNF-N militants identified as Free Kuki and ‘corporal’ Mangminthang who were   involved in abduction of an individual identified as Ramchandra Shah on November 16 2014, were arrested from an unidentified location.

May 23

Two KNF-N militants and a civilian identified as Paolen, the village secretary were killed in two separate encounters with a combined team of SFs at Bongbal Khullen in Senapati.

SFs conducted surprise raids at the Evenger designated camp of KNA, KRF, at Kangpokpi and Suntin designated camp of KRA, KLA at Saikul, in Senapati District. SFs recovered one each of 51 mm mortar, 12-bore single barrel, 256 live rounds of M-16, two live rounds of 7.65 mm, four Chinese hand grenades, 21 live rounds of 7.65 mm and 257 live rounds of 5.56 mm.

A PREPAK militant identified as Sagolsem Naobi alias Bimal Kumar was arrested from general area Salam Maning Lekai in Imphal West.

A KYKL militant identified as Khagembam Joychandra alias Nandeshor was arrested by SFs at Lilong Chajing area in Imphal West.

May 24

In a follow up action to PREPAK militant arrest on May 23, a PLA militant identified as Yumnam Dinamnai alias Tangang Singh was arrested from Salam Mamang Lekai in Imphal West.

KCP-MTF leader identified as Thouba was arrested from Imphal West District. In a follow up action, the accomplice, identified as Oinam Tikendrajit alias Tiken was arrested from his residence at Samurou Maning Leikai in Imphal West.

Unknown militants reportedly abducted the wife of BJP worker, identified as Temoishim, at Khudei Khunou village in Chandel.

UKLF has clarified the news report of workers of Limkhojam Haokip, ADC candidate of Torbung in Chandel District being threatened by UKLF cadres as baseless.

Identity of militants killed in May 23 encounter has been ascertained as Nameirakpam Rajen Singh , ‘sergeant’ Phakuiring Khongyo alias Akhui of MNRF and Poulin Khongsai of KNF-N . SFs also recovered a 9 mm Bereta along with magazine, two 7.62 mm Pistol along with magazine, three IEDs sixteen electric detonators, twenty eight 9 mm pistol rounds, twenty one 7.62 mm pistol rounds, one hundred and fifty six 7.62 mm AK 47 (live rounds), twenty one 5.56 mm M-16 (live rounds), twenty three fired case 7.62 mm AK 47, fifteen fired case 5.56 mm M 16 and seven fired case 40 mm of Lathod were recovered from the scene of encounter. An MNRF militant identified as ‘sergeant’ Luhaban alias Apam was arrested during the operation.

NSCN-K denied the news report wherein it was stated that five of its cadres were killed in Tamenglong on May 22.

An OGW of PLA identified as Khwairakpam Ranjit Meitei alias Pakchao was arrested at Ithing area in Bishnupur. Investigation revealed that he was involved in extortion of money from the population.

PREPAK-pro militant identified as Saikhom Arke Singh alias RK alias Brojen was arrested from Wahengbam Leikai area in Imphal West. Investigation revealed that he was involved in extortion of money.

May 25

Militant of KCP- Poirei identified as Luwangbam Iboyaima was arrested ,  from Bishnupur Mamang Leikai in Bishnupur District. .  On his disclosure, SFs on the same day arrested another militant of KCP-Poirei, identified as Taorem Gourashyam alias Ranjit from Oinam bazar IN Bishnupur

PREPAK-pro refuted any connection between them and Mutum Dinesh alias Ibungo who was arrested on May 21.

May 26

SFs arrested a PLA militant Kangujam Bir Singh from Waheng Khuman in Imphal West District. A 9 mm pistol along with a magazine and two live rounds were recovered from him.

A UNLF militant lance corporal’ Heikham Chaoba alias Taishimba Singh was arrested from Sita road in Chandel.

A PREPAK militant identified as Laikhuram Priyobarta alias Nanao was arrested from Khurai Lamlong bazar in Imphal East District.

Two OGWs of KCP-MTF identified as Ibomcha and Sagolsem Josy Singh were arrested at Uchiwa in Imphal West District.

UNLF condoled the death of ‘lieutenant’ Chenglei and ‘sergeant’ Tamheiba, who were killed on May 23, at Bongbal Khullen in Senapati. According to a press release issued by UNLF ‘director’ M Sak-hen both the militants were sent from MPA ‘hq’ on May 15.

May 27

Villagers found a decomposed body, at  B Ganmom village in Senapati where SFs had reportedly killed three militants in an encounter. The deceased is suspected be Phakuiring Khongyo alias Akhui of Pangpum Wangli in Ukhrul

NSCN-IM militants abducted a Congress candidate, identified as Ngachonmi Chamroy, along with his party workers, at a place between Halang and Phungcham villages in Ukhrul District. Militants also snatched one licensed double barrel shotgun which was kept inside the candidates’ car. The candidate and the workers were later freed.

A congress worker identified as Namkut Pame of Congress candidate for 6-Tousem, identified as Gwang, in Tamenglong District has been put under ‘house arrest’ by suspected militants of NSCN-IM

May 28

A militant of HNA identified as identified as Lungtrau Olive Ramhluthar alias Wilson Hmar was arrested from Torbung Mamang Leikai in Bishnupur. One 9mm pistol along with five live rounds was recovered from him.

May 29

AR will continue to man the porous Myanmar border despite a proposal by UMHA to replace them with BSF. According to sources, the BSF had told UMHA that at least 42,000 men would have to be recruited if the force had to be deployed along the Myanmar border. AR which already has 25,000 men deployed there said they would need only 16,000 more men to plug the gaps along the border..

In a suspected act of warning, the residence of a Congress worker, identified as Dhananjoy Basnet, working for Bhumi Prasad Basnet alias Vikas, a candidate contesting in the upcoming ADC elections was torched by suspected militants of NSCN-IM, at Panikheti in Senapati District.

MNRF condoled the death of ‘'sergeant' Akhui alias Phakhuiring Hungyo, who was killed in an ambush by SFs on May 23. His body was recovered on May 27 from the encounter site.

SFs arrested three KNF-N militants Lhunkhomang Kipgen 'lance chapel' Lulun Kuki and 'lance chapel' Haothang Kipgen at Leimakhong in Senapati. One mm Browning pistol, one 9mm Czechoslovakian pistol and twelve 9mm live rounds were recovered from them. The trio was involved in extortion and abduction along the IT road. They also revealed that they were on their way to abduct a BJP candidate contesting from T-Waichong.

May 30

chairman, of Taningjang village in Ukhrul, identified as  Ringtheineng was abducted by three militants of NSCN-IM

May 31

A day ahead of ADC elections, the preparation for the election was seriously affected when militants of unidentified militant group allegedly tried to capture ballot boxes and abduct polling officials, at4-Chongkhojou in Churachandpur. The attempt was however thwarted by the swift action of a joint security team of Churachandpur Police and AR. The polling officials and the ballot boxes were rescued near Chiangpi Village in Churachandpur.

Another election duty bound team heading for their designated booth in Chote Munpi ADC constituency was also waylaid by militants at Kholmun Village in Churachandpur. However, pressure from SFs resulted in militants returning the ballot boxes.

Polling parties under 4-Chingkhozou headed for 4/5 Nungsai (Tamenglong District), 4/6 Santing in Churachandpur, 4/7 Santing Chongchin in Churachandpur District, 4/9 Lailong Thoubal District, and 4/12 Konpi in Churachandpur District  were waylaid by militants at Chiangpi village in Churachandpur.

NSCN-IM has been asking voters to cast their votes in favour of NPF candidates in Ukhrul District. In a letter by NSCN-IM it stated that “With you as the head…your village authority/women’s society/students union all should ensure that the total votes in your village must be cast in favour of the NPF. In case there is anyone in your village who does not comply to this order, you are directed to make a list and submit to the undersigned without fail.”

Two KNA militants identified as ‘private’ Ngankhohao Guite alias Boipu Guite anad ‘private’ Thanglenmang Mangneo were arrested at Taretkhul village in Imphal East. . Investigation revealed that they came to the village to threaten the villagers to cast their vote in favour of BJP candidate in the ADC elections.

SFs arrested two NSCN-IM militants identified as Gomtalakbou and ‘Leutinent’ Lot, along the Raianglong- Khunphun track in Tamenglong. Militants were in Khunphun village, involved in coercing and pressurizing locals with respect to the ADC elections.

SFs arrested militant of KUFO ‘secretary’, SK Lentinlal Thadou alias Lentinlal alias Thunder at Kanto Lamkhai in Imphal West On his disclosure, SFs recovered one 9 mm pistol loaded with three live rounds from the backyard of the house of one Paogouthang Lhouvum and one 0.32 pistol loaded with eight live rounds from the house of Simon Lhouvum.

June 1

A 55 year old woman from Aimol village, identified as Ruisoting alias Mary who received bullet injury on May 31 succumbed to her injury on June 1. reliable source said that the incident occurred when 20 Assam Rifles (AR) personnel went to Aimol Satu village in Chandel District on May 31 as part of a follow up operation which the AR men had carried out in the morning.

Two AR personnel sustained injuries when suspected PLA militants laid an ambush at a place located in between Makan and Ahsang Khullen in Ukhrul District. The injured have been identified as Rifleman Rakesh and and Rifleman Mustakin. They were injured when the militants detonated a roadside bomb.

Unidentified militants triggered an IED at the southern side of the Eastern Motors showroom located at Chingmeirong in Imphal East.

A women militant of KCP-Poirei identified as Sorokhaibam Jamini Devi was arrested near the gate of Cheirap Court, Uripok in Imphal West. Three demand letters were recovered from her.

NSCN-K Zeliangrong Region has merged with NSCN-R. KD Gangmei, former information and publicity secretary of NSCN-K Zeliangrong region stated that they decided to merge with the Reformation group as they subscribe to the ideology of the latter.

Even as some assailants tore ballot papers and poured water into ballot boxes at two different polling stations, a large number of voters turned out in Chandel for electing their representatives to the ADC. Unknown assailants poured water in the ballot box at 10/4 Angkhel Chayang polling station while ballot papers were torn at 11/7 Mitong polling station.

ADC election was held across 1,163 polling booths Churachandpur district has the maximum number of 290 polling booths while Chandel has only 144 booths. About 700000 including 360000 females were eligible to cast their votes to elect 144 District council members – 24 each from the six ADCs.

June 2

RPF claimed responsibility for ambush on AR on June 1 in Ukhrul District. RPF ‘publicity secretary’ Roben Khuman claimed that the ambush was carried out by its “Technical Command’.

Suspected Kuki militants, on June 2 beat up nine villagers of Lhungjang in Churachandpur District for not supporting the area's Congress candidate in ADC polls.

June 3

Chief Minister Gaikhangam has said that the recently concluded ADC election could not be held in a free and fair manner as the GoI had failed to respond to State Government’s plea to rein in the militants of NSCN-IM and its subordinate smaller outfits during the election.

KCP-Noyon militant identified as Yumkhaibam Nazir Hussain alias Agha was arrested from Khabeisoi in Imphal East.

June 4

Militants ambushed a military convoy of 6 Dogra Regiment of the Indian Army killing at least 18 Army personnel and injured 11 others, at a place between Paralong and Charong villages in Chandel. Army spokesman Colonel Rohan Anand said in Delhi that 18 army men were killed and 11 injured in the attack. Earlier he had put the figure at 20. One militant was also killed in the attack. The militants took away weapons from the Army, although the exact number of weapons and ammunitions is yet to be officially confirmed.

The militants used RPGs, IEDs and automatic weapons in the attack. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the attack as mindless and very distressing. He tweeted that “Today’s mindless attack in Manipur is very distressing. I bow to each and every soldier who has sacrificed his life for the Nation. Meanwhile Manohar Parrikar stated that those who committed this “cowardly act” will be brought to book. 

It is from the villages on either sides of Mount Saramati, the highest point on the India-Myanmar border that New Delhi suspects the attackers to have emerged. Mount Saramati is on the border of Nagaland's Mon district and Myanmar's Sagaing province. It sweeps southwards to the border in Manipur where Moreh is a trading point. It is suspected that militants came across the border that is unmanned. This was the first time the Indian Army had lost 20 soldiers in a single strike in 20 years. It was also the first time that RPGs were used by insurgents on the Army. NIA is likely to register a case in the next two days.

In a joint statement issued by NSCN-K, KYKL and KCP claimed responsibility that the “combined team of ‘Elite Strike Unit’ of ‘Naga Army’, KYKL and KCP assaulted five vehicle convoy of 6thDogra regiment on June 4 at Tengnoupal–New Somtal road under Chandel District of Manipur.”Meanwhile in another report the newly-floated common platform UNLFW claimed responsibility for the ambush. ULFA-I leader Paresh Baruah called up local television channels in Assam saying that the ambush was carried out under orders from SS Khaplang, chairman of the new platform.

Army sources in Eastern command say that the ambush was carried out by 15 cadres of KYKL. Intelligence intercepts indicate it was carried out by a ‘lieutenant’ Tamba who is now headed for a village south of Tamu in Myanmar.

GoI asked the Army to launch operations against "militant camps" without publicly specifying their locations, hours after the ambush, attack being viewed by the security establishment as a "turning point".The term ‘turning point’ was used probably because the security establishment now believes that a series of attacks in the region, including two in Arunachal Pradesh and three in Nagaland, is the result of the newfound camaraderie among the Northeast's militant groups.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, has said that Government will not enter into peace talks with any emerging militant outfits in the north eastern states.

 Separately, reacting to the statement of State Home Minister Gaikhangam who accused the ZUF of intimidating voters and resorting to violent activities in Nunga area of Tamenglong District during  ADC electionsZUF claimed that it was never involved in the election process of ADC and other elections.

70 polling stations which witnessed different forms of disruptive activities such as booth capturing, burning of poll materials, pouring of water and ink into ballot boxes during the ADC elections would go for repoll on June 6

June 5

Leimakhong based 57 Mountain Division of the Army has launched one of the biggest combing operations after June 4 ambush.

The Army's 57th Mountain Division or the Red Shields Division based at Leimakhong near Imphal is commanding troops deployed in half of Manipur's areas and has three brigades operating in Tamenglong, Churachandpur and Bishnupur Districts.

Intelligence inputs had earlier suggested that the ambush was carried out by a 15-member group of KYKL with weapon support from NSCN-K. A source stated that  "KYKL does not possess such sophisticated weapons. In all probability, these were provided by NSCN-K.

The high casualty sustained in the ambush was because the vehicle in which the soldiers were travelling also contained at least a drum full of fuel. As soon as the IED went off, the fuel caught fire and instantly caused an inferno, which may have further reduced the soldiers' capability to retaliate. Those who were able to extricate themselves from the fire and pull out were shot at close quarters. At least one source said some soldiers bore stab wounds. 

After the deadly attack, Military Intelligence received inputs about a heavily-armed KYKL group moving away from the site of the incident. The group is believed to have moved eastwards and crossed the international border from somewhere south of T Minou village in Chandel District.

Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag arrived in Imphal on June 5 to review the situation.

An official stated that detailed operation plan is being worked out for sustained and targeted operations against the insurgents. He stated that “A decision has been taken to do to the groups responsible for Thursday’s carnage what was done to NDFB”.

India is planning to ask Myanmar to step-up "coordinated military operations" to flush out Indian insurgent groups operating from its soil. Another decision taken in the aftermath of the ambush is to bolster the "intelligence network" along the porous 1,643-km land border with Myanmar. According to a source "It was an intelligence failure since the ambush was not an overnight operation. The militants would have required at least three to four weeks of reconnaissance, local liaison, preparation and practice,". Although, some intelligence inputs last month suggested that outfits like NSCN-K, KYKL and KCP were planning a major strike but the dots could not be connected in time.

Latest inputs from Myanmar show significant official support to NSCN-K which has almost completely shifted its armed cadres to the neighbouring country. Early this week, NSCN-K’ chief ‘ SS Khaplang was airlifted to a hospital in Yangon with state assistance. Since the abrogation of cease fire on March 2015, about 400 NSCN-K militants have shifted base to Myanmar.

Military Intelligence investigation on the ambush, the attack was led by Starson Lamkang of NSCN-K.

India wants Myanmar to undertake sustained operations against militant groups like NSCN-K, UNLF, PLA, KYKL.

A senior officer stated that "Planting of IEDs on the road by militants and then firing of RPGs clearly shows that the movement of soldiers was known to militants and this could not have been possible without insider help. The Army is now trying to home in on the insider and ordered a court of enquiry to pin point the lapses.

He also added that the biggest lapse was that the route was not sanitized. "The road opening patrol should have scanned the area and identified the vulnerable ambush areas. The IEDs were lying undetected and the militants had no problem in waiting to strike.

NIA will investigate the June 4 ambush. A team of NIA officials from north-eastern region has already reached there and is coordinating with Army and Manipur officials, while senior officers from Delhi are likely to rush to supervise the probe in a couple of days.

UMHA is now likely to push for replacement of AR by BSF as the border guarding force for the Indo-Myanmar border. Presently AR has dual responsibilities of guarding the border as well as handling the anti-insurgency grid in the area.

UKLF has condemned the attack on 6 Dogra Regiment.

KYKL militant working for KCP identified as Leihaorongbam Sanatomba Singh alias Naoba was arrested from eastern side of Kongpal Iranpham Bridge in Imphal East District.

June 6

Search operations to track down insurgents continued for the third day. AR sources said combing operations continued at Paralong, Charong, Moltuh and other areas to track down the insurgents. SFs recovered an AK-series rifle, empty cases and empty shells of lathod gun from the ambush site during the combing operation.

A PLA militant identified as Laishram Mahesh Singh alias Pukchel was arrested from Ningthoukhong in Bishnupur.

An arms trader identified as Mohammed Azad Khan was arrested from area of Kiyamgei in Imphal East. One 9 mm pistol along with magazine was recovered from him.

June 7

Two PREPAK militants identified as ‘corporal’ Thingujam Sanjoy Singh alias Lalheiba and ‘private’ Ningthoujam Gangarani Chanu alias Abesana alias Ayangbi were arrested from Singjamei area in Imphal East District.

NIA registered a case against top leadership of NSCN-K and its affiliates for the ambush on June 4. NIA has confirmed the involvement of NSCN-K in the ambush. NIA, stated that Manipur incident was allegedly executed by armed formations belonging to NSCN-K and its affiliates. NIA visited the June 4 ambush site in Chandel.

Government official stated that “Over the years, AR has not been that effective in containing cross-border smuggling and infiltration attempts by insurgent groups such as NSCN-K, UNLF, PLA, and PREPAK.

NSCN-K in ‘Shepoumaramth Region’ has decided to join NSCN-R .According to a statement issued by the group, they have parted ways with NSCN-K as they wish to work on social issues and social transformation.

Also, taking note of the unfenced India-Myanmar border, GOC 3 Corps Bipin Rawat underscored the need to impose night curfew along the porous border. He stated that "We literally have an open border with Myanmar. We have a 16-km free-crossing stretch. Some insurgent groups are taking advantage of this. "The only option is to secure the border. We have already asked the state government to impose night curfew along the border. The state government has accepted this”.

Army recovered the second body of KYKL militant who succumbed to his injuries in the ambush on Army convoy Chandel District on June 4th, from the jungles of Leibung village near the ambush site.

As per communication intercepts, it was a group of about 25-28 insurgents who had carried out the ambush. The Army believes that majority of the attackers came from KYKL and rest from NSCN-K.

It is now emerging that that India gave Myanmar phone intercepts and location details of at least two officials from the Chinese PLA. who were reportedly in touch with the top leadership of NSNC-K.

According to a senior Government NSCN-K abrogated its ceasefire pact following instructions from the PLA. Government official also stated that “We held a meeting with our Myanmar counterparts in April this year and handed over intercepts of phone conversations between two PLA officials and Khaplang, the leader of the insurgent group. In the said intercept, the Chinese PLA official asks SS Khaplang about his health, tells him to relax and asks him to learn Chinese language,” Sources said that officials also took up the issue of “opium cultivation and trade” being done by insurgent groups like NSCN-K , ULFA and KLO. He further claimed that Paresh Baruah too, was acting on instructions from some senior officials of PLA.

Khaplang and Baruah are believed to often shuttle between Taga (Myanmar) and Ruili and Kunming — both in China’s Yunnan province. Intelligence inputs also suggested that a former officer of PLA has set up a factory of assault rifles in Myanmar’s Kachin province and a majority of the arms produced there are being supplied to militants of the Northeast. Arms manufacturing unit is located at Pangwa, along the Sino-Myanmarese border, and has been set up by a former PLA officer, Muk Yan Pau Huan, along with former leader of Burmese Communist Party, Tin Ying.

Two PREPAK Gangarani Chanu alias Abesana alias Ayangbi were arrested from Langthabal Khunsa Mayai Leikai in Imphal West.

Female militant of PLA identified as Laishram Indu was arrested Salungpham Mayai Leikai in Bishnupur.

Two PREPAK militants, identified as Thingujam Sanjoy Meetei and Ningthoujam Gangarani Chanu at Langthabal Mayai Leikai Community Hall in Imphal West.

June 8

A KYKL OGW identified as Chongtham Binoy at Meino Leirak in Imphal West District.

NSCN-K has urged its cadres to recommit themselves to the "struggle" and be a part of the "glorious legacy". In a statement NSCN-K stated that to avoid unnecessary confrontations in future, "it is hereby proclaimed that, with immediate effect from the day of official ceasefire abrogation, any NSCN cadre both military and civil if found defecting to any factions, they will be treated as deserters and stern action shall be imposed as per anti-national enactment".

NSCN-KK has taken strong exception to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) naming two of its senior leaders, identified as Kughalu Molatonu and Alezo Chakesang as suspected conspirators in the June 4 ambush. Kitovi Zhimomi, ‘general secretary’ of NSCN-KK stated that both Mulatonu and Chakesang belonged to their group and had nothing to do with NSCN-K.

June 9

Indian Army's surgical strike deep inside Myanmar, bordering Manipur, lasted for about 45 minutes and over 100 northeast militants may have been killed in the operation, stated a Source from UMHA. On Nagaland border too, Army's special forces pursued militants into Myanmar and killed 15 insurgents. Indian Air Force choppers and drones assisted the Special Forces. Army declared officially that made it clear that it was not a one-off operation but symbolized its decision not to be constrained by borders and to be pre-emptive in dealing with terror threats. "While ensuring peace and tranquility along the border and in the border states, any threat to our security, safety and national integrity will meet a firm response."

Army Sources said that least 20 militants were killed in the military operation in Myanmar. On June 8 bout 20-25 commandos trekked across the porous frontier into Myanmar. According to sources, these highly-trained Special Forces personnel had been operating in Jorhat, Assam, and surrounding areas. Sources stated that once specific intelligence inputs came on the two camps, showing that they were housing militants of NSCN-K, PLA, UNLF, MNRF the plan for the commando raid moved quickly. At a camp in the Ponyu area, NSCN-Ks ‘3rd brigade is based'. And among its cadres were those who participated in operations against the Army. In Aungzeya area was the other camp which housed a mixed group of militants. Both camps had about 25 militants.

Sources said Special Forces had gone across the border and were in “constant communication with Myanmar authorities”. Sources said the operations, which began at 7 AM were conducted by 21 Special Forces (Para), along with troops of 27 Sector and 10 Sector of Assam Rifles (AR). 27 Sector is headquartered at Pallel in Chandel district while 10 Sector is headquartered at Ukhrul and its area of responsibility stretches to the Myanmar border in Nagaland. The operations are being led by IG Assam Rifles (South), Major General Rajeev Chopra.

Myanmar Government was informed hours after the commandos had mostly completed surgical strikes against the groups which had over the past couple of weeks killed 30 Indian soldiers. The operation, conceived as retaliation as well as the declaration of Modi government's intent to strike at terror threats across its borders, had begun at 3am but the Indian ambassador could pass on the information to Myanmar's foreign ministry only after their offices opened at regular hours. Minister of state for information and broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore stated that the hot pursuit was ordered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The troops were guided to two camps of NSCN-K and allied insurgent groups by intelligence which was gathered by operatives who crossed over into Myanmar a couple of days ago and returned with precise co-ordinates of the terror dens along with photographs. India had an agreement with Myanmar to allow troops to enter each other's territory in search of terrorists, but with consent. However, for the June 9 Operation, Government not inform Myanmar in advance fearing possible leak of information given the close contact NSCN-K has with middle and lower level of Myanmar Army.

NSCN-K has a total strength of 1500, out of which 1000 are in Myanmar.

AR raided a rebel camp near the Konkan area in Kamjong sub-division of Ukhrul.

Also the dead body recovered on June 8, at Leibung village in Chandel District has been identified to be of a KYKL militant, identified as a Rajen.

Army Operation unfolds, the focus is also on a cluster of villages along the India-Myanmar border. One of them is Pahaikoh, a Kuki village located right on the border in Ukhrul District is the “bit of grey’’ area as there is no definite border demarcation between the two countries here. Another is Chassad village, the sub-divisional headquarter of Ukhrul District also the operating base of 44 Assam Rifles, has seen several attacks on Assam Rifles by militant groups. According to a source “There are a group of villages on the Ukhrul-Myanmar border that are rife with militant activity. The underground groups move freely here and travel frequently from their camps in Myanmar, right up to Griham village, which is well within the Indian border. “There are frequent attacks on the security forces here. But the groups behind the attacks are all valley groups, which have a large presence across the border near Ukhrul — primarily the UNLF and KYKL.

This particular belt, including Phaikoh, Konkang and Aishi villages, is highly sensitive and witnesses regular attacks on AR. Security experts in Manipur claim that Chorokhurnao village in Ukhrul was, in all probability, used by the insurgents, on June 4 as a passage to Paornol in Chandel, as it is the shortest and safest route to the location of the ambush. These villages are believed to be controlled by MNPF which does not have cordial relations either with NSCN-IM or NSCN-K.

Three months before the June 4 ambush, GoI was working on a strategy to use dissident NSCN-K militants against the organisation. The deal, endorsed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, was put in place after NSCN-K abrogated a ceasefire pact with GoI. Intelligence sources said the deal involved engaging NSCN-K dissidents Wangting Naga and P Tikhak, who were expelled by the group in March.

The two dissidents met Indian intelligence officials at Dimapur on March 27, where they were informed that New Delhi found NSCN-K ‘chief’ S S Khaplang’s provision of military infrastructure to other North-east insurgent groups unacceptable. The men were asked to push their chief to resume the ceasefire and join peace talks. Khaplang, however, rejected pleas from Naga and Tikhak, and expelled his two lieutenants from the organisation. The decision marked a split between the India-based leadership of the NSCN-K, and its ranks across the border in Myanmar, who had, in 2012, signed a separate peace treaty with Myanmar Army.

Khaplang has emerged as the most important insurgent leader in North East region, edging past UNLF ‘chairman’ Meghen, of UNLF wanted to become the ‘chairman’ of the newly floated UNLFW Intelligence agencies intercepted messages sent by Meghen from Guwahati jail, directing his group not to join the UNLFW if the chairman's post is not given to him. A source stated that "Khaplang did not agree to this and he went ahead with the formation of the UNLFW on April 17 with just three other member outfits ULFA-I, KLO and NDFB-IKS.

According to the initial plan, the UNLFW was supposed to be the common platform of all NE militant outfits, including CorCom. CorCom hasn't joined the UNLFW but Khaplang managed to get on board the two CorCom groups KYKL and KCP.

NIA seized some Lethod gun shells and an unexploded IED from June 4 ambush site.

UPF an umbrella organisation of Kuki militant groups signed SoO with the State Government for another year.

NSA Ajit Doval had dropped out of Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh, after the June 4 ambush. He had been camping in Manipur overseeing the intelligence collection and coordinating actions of the intelligence agencies and the armed forces that resulted in the operation.

The recent attacks on SFs by NSCN-K will likely bring the focus back on the question whether BSF should be given the responsibility to guard the Indo-Myanmar border. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval had recently said the decision to post BSF to guard the border had been taken last year but was now being reviewed in light of the 'look east' policy.

June 10

Intelligence sources stated that in the strike by a team of 70 Commandos from 21 Para regiment of the Indian Army, around 50 insurgents belonging to NSCN-K and KYKL were killed on June9. Commandos were divided into two groups just inside the Indian Territory near the border with Myanmar. According to Security Sources teams trekked through the thick jungles for at least five kilometers before they reached the training camps. “Each of the two teams were further divided into two sub-groups. While one was responsible for the direct assault, the second formed an outer ring to prevent any of insurgents from running and escaping”. Indian Express further adds that one team of 21 Special Forces was based in Leimakhong in Senapati District. Also the location of militant camps were confirmed by UAV missions carried out from Imphal. At least three UAV missions were conducted every week and latest images were compared with previous ones to confirm that the camps were still occupied. Thoubal based 2 Assam Rifles (AR) and Moreh based 11 AR were used in support role for the ground operation.

sources said that more such operations could not be ruled out given the “scale” of the Northeast militant infrastructure across the border. Sources said there are an estimated 20 camps which are likely targets. Officials also maintained ambiguity over the Operation saying “all is not over”.

NSA Ajit Doval is expected to visit Myanmar soon to discuss further “joint action” against the insurgents. Indian Ambassador to Myanmar Gautam Mukhopadhaya reviewed the post-operation situation with senior officials of the Myanmar Government. Sources said that militant camps are not very deep in Myanmar territory. They lie close to a local commercial route between India and Myanmar, allowing the militants to extort money from traders.

NSCN-K contested the Army’s claim in handouts sent to the local media in which it rejected the reports of cross-border operation as “false” and alleged that these were efforts by the Indian Army to “salvage their reputation.

Myanmar stated that Indian forces had carried out an attack on insurgents inside India and that it would not tolerate rebel groups using its soil to attack neighbours, reports The Indian Express. In a Face book post, Zaw Htay, director of Myanmar’s presidential office, said, “According to the information sent by Tatmadaw (Myanmar army) battalions on the ground, we have learned that the military operation was performed on the Indian side at India-Myanmar border.

There distrust of the Myanmar Army in the Indian security establishment when it comes to operations against NSCN-K. NSCN-K signed a ceasefire agreement with the Myanmar army. The agreement provides NSCN-K significant amount of free movement within Myanmar and into India. What adds further to suspicion of the Myanmar army is that insurgent groups, now operating under the NSCN-K umbrella, have been providing "protection" money to Myanmar military's middle and lower functionaries. Several militant groups such as NSCN-K, ULFA-I, KLO, NDFB have also been operating under Khaplang's overall guidance. These groups pay "protection" money to the Myanmar Army for facilitating free movement across the border. A Senior source stated that It is not so much the NSCN-K but other groups that have been paying the Myanmar Army. The relationship is very cosy," a senior source said explaining why Indian agencies are wary of the Myanmar army. This also explains why India did not alert Myanmar.

However The Wall Street Journal had said Zaw Htay had confirmed that Indian troops had entered his country. He said that there was "coordination and cooperation" between the Indian troops and Myanmar's armed forces... but added that no Myanmar soldiers were directly involved.

Although Chinese authorities maintain a studied silence, think tanks in the country have rubbished allegations of the involvement of Chinese PLA in the Manipur ambush.

Unidentified militants threw and exploded a hand grenade near the office complex of Additional Superintendent of Police at Moreh in Chandel. The camp of 11 AR is also located close to the office complex where the blast took place.

8 militants were killed and 66 arrested by SFs in May. Of the 66 arrestees 12 were from PLA, seven KYKL, 12 PREPAK, 6 PREPAK-pro, five UNLF, 3 from KCP-MTF, KCP-Poirei and KNF-N.  Two each from KNO, URF and NSCN-K and one each from HNA, KRA, CorCom, KCP, Maoist, UTLA, ZUF, KCP- Lalchenba.

Seven guns, 33 live rounds, five hand grenade, 8 kilos of RDX, 2 kilos  of nails, 3 kilo of crushed glass, one battery twelve volt, six electronic detonators, 26 gelatin sticks, 20 metre of wires, 1 kg of explosive materials, two detonators, two batteries, one remote control device were recovered from them.

RPF has refuted the news reports that the Army’s Special Forces carried out a surgical strike hitting back at those rebels believed to be responsible for the June 4 ambush.

KCP-MC militant Zahid Ali was arrested from Kiyamgei Keithel Macha in Imphal East District. On his disclosure one 9mm pistol and one hand grenade were seized from his residence. He was also involved in extortion.

June 11

With around 15-20 insurgents of NSCN-K and other allied groups reportedly crossing over from Myanmar for possible retaliatory strikes in North East, GoI  has put the states of Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam on alert,. The tightened vigil comes as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh held a meeting the Army and intelligence brass to take stock of the situation in the wake of June 9 operation.

The meeting agreed that the offensive against North-eastern insurgents' hideouts in Myanmar should be taken to its logical conclusion with further strikes, but in due coordination with the Myanmar authorities. A senior MHA official stated that "While the defensive strategies would include stepping up alert in bordering states of Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh, the offensive strategy involves identification and mapping of the camps across the border followed by joint operations with Myanmarese forces,"

Inputs suggests that several cadres of NSCN-K units including ‘mobile unit 5’, ‘2nd brigade’ are already camping in the Ukhrul (Manipur), Grihang (Manipur), Phek (Nagaland) and Tirap (Arunachal Pradesh) regions. According to inputs, the militants have planned June 4 like ambushes on Indian Army, BSF and Assam Rifle contingents in these areas. "Ukhrul has been chosen for a major strike because it is the stronghold of their rival NSCN-IM.

NSCN-K and its militant allies, are appearing nervous with Myanmar army also "flushing them out" and forcing them towards the Indian side of the border, reports The Times of India on June 11. According to a secret document, on June 9, unit of NSCN-K hiding on the border sent a SOS message to the ‘central headquarters’ of NSCN-K in Taga region. Intercepted by Indian agencies, the message to SS Khaplang informed that Myanmar army was preparing to "flush out" the NSCN(K)'s mobile unit -5 cadres from Myanmar side to Indian side. The information, based on reliable inputs generated by Research & Analysis Wing (RAW), also suggest that about 50-60 Myanmar army officials even occupied one of the locations of NSCN-K militants.

NSCN-IM which is in peace talks with Government of India (GoI) had expressed its desire to help security forces hunt down NSCN-K, reports Nagaland Post on June 11. But the offer was turned down.

Union Minister of state for DoNER stated that the Government is committed to peace in the North Eastern region. He further said that “GoI may consider if NSCN -K wishes to come forward for cease-fire. The door is open to any insurgent groups who want to come to the negotiating table.” He also brushed aside the observations in a section of media that India was going to be aggressive or hawkish in its approach in Northeast. R.N Ravi, interlocutor of Naga peace talks stated that talks with NSCN-IM was progressing well. “The ongoing peace talks are progressing very well,” he said, adding, it should not take too long to get its result.

Intelligence reports also reveal that while NSCN-K claimed that it carried out the June 4 attack ambush along with KYKL and KCP, the latter two outfits have been suspended from CorCom.

Following combined operation along the Indo-Myanmar border by the Indian Army, Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh stated that State forces were not involved in carrying out the strike against the insurgents and maintained that the initiative must have been taken up through a diplomatic channel between the Central Government and Myanmar authority.

UNLF a press release by ‘director’ M Sak-hen stated that CorCom is not joining UNLFW. Earlier there was a report that Indian intelligence intercepted messages sent by ‘chairman’ RK Meghen of UNLF, to his group not to join the UNLFW if the ‘chairman’s’ post is not given to him. The UNLF press release stated that any sane person can easily see that this news item is pure fabrication.

Intelligence reports also reveal that while NSCN-K claimed that it carried out the June 4 attack ambush along with KYKL and KCP, the latter two outfits have been suspended from the joint group CorCom, from June 5.

Zaw Htay, director in the Myanmar President's office stated that "We will not allow any foreign military operations in Myanmar territory. He stated that “every country must respect the other country's sovereignty”. Senior Indian officials conceded that Myanmar was not just posturing but was unhappy over New Delhi's boast - even though it has not registered a formal protest yet.

June 10 blast in Moreh in Chandel District evening is suspected to be targeted at the NIA. Though no group has taken responsibility for attack, agencies suspect KYKL hand.

Intelligence agencies have pinpointed the locations of at least 17 camps of North East militant groups inside Myanmar. A source said the locations of these camps are within the 40-km radius from the India-Myanmar border. "The nearest camp is just 6 to 7 km from the international border and the rest are scattered within the 40-km range.” The camps are reportedly in the Taga area across the Tirap-Changlang-Longding District of Arunachal Pradesh and across the border with Manipur and Nagaland.

NSCN-K militant Panmei Kalingong alias Kaling was arrested from Sagolband Slam Leikai Lairembi in Imphal West District.

A ‘regional chairman’ of NSCN-K Amamcht Region, Chandel District identified as Khumlo Abi Anal alias Ambison was arrested from Lamphel Super Market area in Imphal West.

The June 9 cross-border strikes by the Army on insurgents inside Myanmar may have had less impact on their military capacity than early assessments had indicated. According to assessments being conducted by the Army with Intelligence services, just seven bodies have been recovered so far and less than a dozen insurgents were injured. A senior Military Intelligence official stated that , the targets, one camp in Onzia and two adjacent camps in Ponyo, did not hit perpetrators of the June 4 ambush. The Special Forces went almost 11 km inside Myanmar, 5 km farther than what had been initially planned. One camp destroyed in Ponyo was being led by Niki Sumi, ‘lieutenant general’ of NSCN-K. But Sumi and an estimated 40 militants of the group are said to have left the camp before the strike. Two separate military officials said the more lethal strike targeted the Onzia camp unconnected to NSCN-K or KYKL. Indian intelligence had reported since at least 2010 the Onzia camp used to house the so-called 253 Mobile Battalion of PLA.The camp, Manipur Police sources said, operated mainly to extort funds from traffickers and traders. An Army spokesperson said that the Army was aware the camp did not house NSCN-K personnel but added that the target was an umbrella of organisations rather than a specific group. The second Army attack targeted two adjacent NSCN-K facilities at Ponyo, near the Myanmar town of Lahe, just across the border from the Mon District in Nagaland.  According to Nagaland Police officials it is a relatively minor facility, served as launch-pad for NSCN-K movement into Nagaland from its rear bases around Taga, in Myanmar’s Sagaing District.

June 12

Minister for development for North East Region Jitendra Singh assured the UNC that the armed conflict in Manipur would not disturb the ongoing peace process with NSCN-IM.

UMHA has prepared a note for the Union Cabinet for declaring NSCN-K as outlawed in the wake of the June 4 ambush. NSCN-K was a banned organisation till 2001 but it was withdrawn after the group entered into a ceasefire agreement with GoI.

Even as there is no official confirmation yet on the casualties suffered by NSCN-K and other insurgent outfits in June 9 raid in Myanmar, intelligence reports with the home ministry indicate that at least 19 insurgents killed in the operation were buried on June 11, with a burial in the presence of a Buddhist religious leader.

UMHA source stated that information regarding the burial of insurgents' bodies in the presence of a Lama came from intelligence assets both on Indian and Myanmar side of the border. . The Ministry has also learnt from multiple sources, including those based in villages dotting the Myanmar-Manipur border and trusted aides in touch with Myanmar authorities,  that around 49 bodies were removed from the site where the camps stood after the Army raid.

In addition, as many as 60 injured militants were shifted out in 12-13 vehicles to safer locations in Kalemyo, Mandalay and beyond. The estimated 68 casualties in PLA and MNRF camps across the Manipur border is over and above the 15 NSCN-K militants believed to have been killed as they vacated a camp across Nagaland-Myanmar border soon after the Army special forces struck. Home ministry officials insist their casualty estimates are credible since they are based on ground reports collated after speaking to local villagers and sources in touch with the Myanmar army and intelligence agencies. The officials claimed that the figures are more or less corroborated by ground reports collected by Military Intelligence.

Initial reports coming in a day after the raids had indicated that 30 insurgents were killed and six injured. This figure was further revised to 38 killed and 12 injured later. However, fresh intelligence inputs on June 12 pointed to a much higher casualty figure at 68 killed in camps across Manipur and 15 across Nagaland, besides 60 injured.

Compounding GoI concern about counter-violence in the Northeast are suspicions that China is patronising Khaplang as well as Paresh Baruah of ULFA-I. Sources stressed that far from being a message to Pakistan, the Myanmar border operation should be seen as a signal to China to "stop meddling in India's internal security issues".

Security Advisor Ajit Doval will visit Myanmar on June 17 where he will meet their top leaders which could include President U Thein Sein.

The decision to approve cross-border strikes in Myanmar to target militants from the NSCN-K was taken during a meeting on June 5 of the CCS chaired by Prime Minister. The CCS meeting, which was attended by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, directed National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Army Chief General Dalbir Suhag to plan the strikes. Early on June 5, Parrikar conveyed to Modi that the Army wanted permission to prepare for a “revenge attack” on the militants who had moved about 4 km into Myanmar by then.

Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh and Government of India’s interlocutor to the Naga peace talks R.N. Ravi maintained that solution to Naga issue will be “inclusive”. Minister stated that I am sure as we move forward in the process, gradually everybody will come on board because everybody in today’s age and era is wise enough to know and understand the virtues of peaceful environment for growth individually and collectively”.

Interlocutor R. N. Ravi also reiterated that all other Naga groups would also be taken onboard at an “appropriate time”. He said “we have made it very clear that final solution will not be there without taking the Nagas and other groups on board”.

In related news, a "breakthrough" is expected in the Centre's talks with NSCN-IM according to political sources close to Prime Minister. They claimed that the June 4 ambush in Manipur was an indirect fall out. The sources claim that Khaplang had launched the attack because he feared becoming "irrelevant" if and when NSCN-IM struck a deal with GoI. According to the sources, Thuingaleng Muivah has been willing to consider the government's offer of more autonomy for the Naga areas of Manipur, with a possible financial arrangement between GoI and an ADC that bypasses the Manipur Government.

According to information reaching the Government, Khaplang ‘commands’ 400 armed militants.

A UNLF militant identified as Huidrom Ajit Singh alias Ajit Singh alias Langdai was arrested in front of Samurou Machu Cinema Hall in Imphal West District.

Two KRA militants, identified as as Oinam Shyamsunder Singh alias Naoba and Thanglunlal Chongloi alias Hopson were arrested from Kanglatongbi bazar area in Imphal West District. One 0.22 pistol along with one magazine was recovered from them.

A UNLF militant identified as Yaikhom Sanaton Singh alias Ton was arrested from Sekmai new market in Imphal West District. Investigation revealed that he and his associate has extorted money from general public and private businessmen and elected members in Sekmai and Maharabi area.

PREPAK-pro militant, identified as Waikhom Thangal Singh was arrested during frisking and checking operation in front of Sekmai Koujengleima in Imphal West District.

SFs arrested a KYKL militant identified as Abujam Ibochouba Singh alias Manglemba in Chandel.

June 12

A UNLF militant identified as Huidrom Ajit Singh alias Ajit Singh alias Langdai was arrested in front of Samurou Machu Cinema Hall in Imphal West District.

Two KRA militants, identified as as Oinam Shyamsunder Singh alias Naoba and Thanglunlal Chongloi alias Hopson were arrested from Kanglatongbi bazar area in Imphal West District. One 0.22 pistol along with one magazine was recovered from them.

A UNLF militant identified as Yaikhom Sanaton Singh alias Ton was arrested from Sekmai new market in Imphal West District. Investigation revealed that he and his associate has extorted money from general public and private businessmen and elected members in Sekmai and Maharabi area.

PREPAK-pro militant, identified as Waikhom Thangal Singh was arrested during frisking and checking operation in front of Sekmai Koujengleima in Imphal West District.

SFs arrested a KYKL militant identified as Abujam Ibochouba Singh alias Manglemba in Chandel.

June 13

A PULF militant, identified as Rajid Khan alias Tomba was arrested from in a house located at Paobitek Mamang Leikai area in Imphal West.

 A PREPAK-pro militant identified as Heirangkhongjam Romesh Singh alias Ibungo was arrested from Phoijing Kaboklei Bazar in Bishnupur.

OGW of PREPAK-pro identified as ‘Heirangkhongjam Romesh Singh was arrested from at Phoijing in Bishnupur   District.

June 14

SFs arrested a UNLF militant ‘corporal’ H Moiragthem Bikramjit Singh alias Wadaba, at Sita Road Junction in Chandel.

Lieutenant General Mohan Singh Rai visited Manipur and reviewed the prevailing security situation in the State in the wake of the army operation along Indo-Myanmar Border.

NSCN-R denied the claim of Manipur police that arrested Khumlo Abi, who was arrested on June 11 was a ‘regional chairman’ of Khaplang faction of NSCN-K and said he is NSCN-R ‘chairman’ in the Amamcht region of Chandel.

The Myanmarese Government has reportedly pushed back North East militants camped on its side. According to reports, militant groups has split into batches and entered India at Manipur and Nagaland.

A KCP-Poirei militant Laiphrakpam Chaoba Meitei alias Nanao alias Solomon was arrested at  Ngariyan Chingkhong Andro crossing in Imphal West. Four grenades and detonators were recovered from him.

A KYKL militant identified as Hemam Somen Singh alias Thoungamba was arrested Moirang Hemam Leikai in Bishnupur District.

Another KYKL militant Heisnam Ibomcha Singh was arrested from at Shribon Leikai in Bishnupur District.

June 15

Indian made hand grenade was found by some farmers at a paddy field located at Napet Palli in Imphal East District.

UKLF stated that MCPM ’s baseless and hollow assertion about the involvement of UKLF in the ongoing Indian army operation in Chandel District was totally uncalled for at this juncture.

KNF-N militant as Lunkhomang Kipgen was arrested from Turibari village of Senapati.

June 16

A UNPC militant was arrested from Motbung village in Senapati District. The militant has been identified as Jonah Inpui.

A PLA militant identified as Maipaksana was arrested from Leitanpokpi village of Senapati. One 9 mm pistol and a magazine along with two live rounds were recovered from him.

Former Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga stated that UMHA has agreed to upgrade the ongoing official level talks with UPF.

When NSA Ajit Doval visits Myanmar, India is likely to push Myanmar to press NSCN-K to retract its decision to abrogate ceasefire with India and return to the negotiating table. Sources believe the group’s ‘chief’ S S Khaplang is under medical treatment in a Tatmadaw facility inside Myanmar and could be subjected to pressure from the Armed forces.

India also has reports that a senior Myanmar military official recently travelled to Pakistan and entered into an agreement ISI. The intelligence cooperation between Myanmar and Pakistan has come under pressure from China.

Beijing has been trying to improve its relations across the political spectrum in Myanmar. Government sources believe that Bangladesh has been proactive in shutting all safe havens for anti-India insurgent groups and if Myanmar were to follow suit, it would break the back of insurgency in the Northeast.

June 17

In the midst of growing fears and speculations of militants of NSCN-K intruding into Senapati, , a fire fight was reported  near the 35 AR company near Mao Potato farm. Though sources could not ascertain the exact cause of the firing t is suspected that  gun battle ensued between militants and AR troopers

According to Mao villagers, with reports of NSCN-K groups likely to sneak into Manipur through the porous areas of Mao bordering Nagaland since the past one week, AR has been on high alert and regular patrolling is witnessed on daily basis.

NIA which is probing the ambush on June 4 believe the attackers used bombs containing incendiary materials during the ambush. There are about 10 villages including some close to Manipur-Myanmar border NIA and the army strongly believe the militants could have frequented Paraolon to become familiar with the terrain before the attack and the attackers could have been led by local guides across the border.

Indian intelligence agencies have compiled a detailed dossier on top leaders of NSCN-K, PLA, PREPAK, PREPAK-pro, KCP-Noyon based in Tamu region across Manipur border in Myanmar.

Among top NSNC-K militants are ‘chairman’ Khaplang, ‘lieutenant general’ Khango Konyak, whose last known location was a camp in Lahe area of Konyak region.

While outfit's ‘commander-in-chief’ is ‘lieutenant general’ Khumchok Pangmei, the most important military commander is ‘lieutenant general’ Nikki Sumi, also suspected to be the mastermind behind the June 4 ambush. The most important NSCN-K kilonser  U Maung Thoiba, reportedly based in Hakon. Other key leaders include Nyemlang Konyak, deployed at Yangching in Konyak region; and Starson Lamkang last seen in Namphalong, Tamu. The outfit also has a ‘battalion commander’ in Tirap-Changlang region of Arunachal Pradesh, ‘colonel’ Thone Kyi.

PLA leadership includes its ‘president’, ‘lieutenant general’ Gen Irengban Chaoren alias Bhorot, ‘vice-president’ and ‘army chief’ M M Ngouba alias Prabin Sharma and ‘general secretary’ Sanasam Gunen alias Phalguni. All three are originally residents of Kwakeithel, Imphal.

Top brass of UNLF which have camps in Tamu region, include ‘chairman’ Pambei alias Khundongban Ibotombi, ‘vice-chairman’ A Wangpa alias Tomba and ‘general secretary’ Pho Yaimachou. They hail mainly from Porompot in Imphal East.

Leadership of KYKL, which was part of the June 4 ambush ‘chairman’ N Oken, resident of Imphal East, and ‘vice-chairman’ Toijam Abo alias Lokeshwar, hailing from Bishnupur.

PREPAK leaders include Sathi alias Heera (resident of Singjamei) and ‘defence secretary’ Ahieba Angom alias Tamocha. PREPAK-PRO is headed by ‘chairman’ Palliba alias Subhash, while KCP-N top leader is Laba alias Noyon.

According to UMHA sources the June 9 offensive by the Indian Army on three insurgent camps across Nagaland and Manipur border has forced relocation of at least half a dozen hideouts of Meiti rebels from Tamu to Chin state, which is further inside Myanmar.

June 18

In a setback for India, Myanmar has refused any more joint military operation against NSCN militants. According to sources, Myanmar told National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, who recently visited the country, that they have some “limitations”.

A PREPAK militant identified as Lairenmayum James Singh was arrested by SFs at Bamon Leikai in Imphal East District.

June 19

A RPF/PLA militant, identified as Namoijam Jemkanta Singh alias Nanao was arrested at Kodompokpi Mamang Leikai in Bishnupur. One 9mm pistol along with three live rounds was recovered from him.

June 20

PLA militant identified as ‘sergeant major’ Ningthoujam Dhamen Singh alias Tamlen was arrested during a search operation at Moirang Khunou area in Bishnupur.

June 21

Highly placed sources in the Government of India stated that Government of Myanmar is in a dilemma over India’s proposal for joint operations against the insurgents taking shelter in that country, however Myanmar has assured full cooperation to India in dealing with the problem.

Sources revealed that though a number of militant groups of the North East have their contacts in China, it is still not confirmed whether they are getting any help from the Government of China.

A KYKL militant identified as Huirongbam Surjt Meitei alias Bikas was arrested at Mongshangei near Lai Leirak in Thoubal.

NSCN-K militant identified as Sougrakpam Joychandra alias Joy was arrested from Khagempali Panthak in Imphal West. Investigation revealed he was involved in extortion from Government offices, general public and businesses.

June 21-22

A militant Pouganglung alias Jimmy of unidentified group was arrested by SFs from Taobam village in Tamenglong. One 9 mm pistol along with five live rounds of 9 mm and one magazine were recovered from him.

June 22

ZUF militant identified as ‘‘private’ Latlungam Gonmei was arrested from Nungba in Tamenglong.

AN OGW of PREPAK-pro identified as Laikhuram Sachikumar alias Inao was arrested from Kongpal Khaidem Leikai area in Imphal East. He was involved in extortion from general public and also frequented the Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Department and Agriculture Department for extortion.

GOI is yet to take a decision on banning NSCN-K, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh recently met PM Narendra Modi to give an explanation on why the ceasefire with NSCN-K was abrogated.

According to sources “During the meeting with PM Modi, the Home Minister tried to explain the circumstances under which the ceasefire was abrogated. He told the PM that it was NSCN-K chief Khaplang who abrogated the ceasefire while the Government was willing to renew it,”

People of the State resorted to panic buying of petrol ahead of the indefinite economic blockade called by the AMTSU. The student body has called the indefinite economic blockade in all the National Highways in the State from midnight in protest against the alleged indifference of the State government to its demands.

June 23

A PREPAK-pro militant identified as Mohammed Nawaz Ahmed was arrested from eastern side of Khongnang Ani Karak, Chingmeirong East District.

An associate pastor identified as Ramai and his nephew identified as Hrangao  were physically assaulted by two suspected KNF militants at Motbung bazar in Senapati.

Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam stated that many elected ADC members have been facing threats of different kinds although it has been more than 20 days since the polling was held. He also added that NSCN-IM was carrying out activities to disrupt the electioneering and as well as the polling process.

June 24

A UNLF militant identified as ‘private’ Thounaojam Jineshor Singh alias Chikla was arrested from New Lamka in Churachandpur.

ZUF has asserted that it would go ahead with its proposed 72 hours bandh in all Zeliangrong inhabited areas of Assam, Manipur and Nagaland in pursuit of its demand for a ‘Zeliangrong State’.

IB issued an alert stating that North East militants may mount a terror attack against Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju. The development comes in the backdrop of Indian Army’s operation to strike at hideouts of North East militants.

June 25

Four militants of KCP-Mangal along with the president of a women’s organisation, Universal Mothers Organisation was arrested from Imphal West District. Universal Mothers Organisation president has been identified as Moirangthem Sorojini Leima and the militants have been identified as Yumnam Budhi Meitei, Hingdangmayum Premila and Arambam Sajan Meitei.A computer and a Chinese grenade were recovered from them.

A ZUF militant militant identified as Lanchunglung Kamei alias Achum was arrested from Ngarian in Bishnupur District. A .36 hand grenade and 2 demand letters were recovered from him.

An NSCN-K militant identified as ‘major’ Sumjinang Pamei alias Lucky was arrested from Lamshang in Imphal West. One 9mm pistol and three live rounds were recovered from him.

A ZUF militant identified as ‘second lieutenant’ Lalchulung Kamei was arrested from Upper Ngaryan in Bishnupur.

A cordon and search operation was conducted by Imphal East District Police Commandos at Kongba Bazar in Imphal East.

UKLF rubbished the allegation of interfering in the recently held ATUM elections.

Due to the ZUF bandh called by ZUF which had started from the midnight of June 24 in all the Zeliangrong areas, normal life in Tamenglong was affected.

Myanmar Army has positioned itself nearer Indian border in a bid to choke the supply route of North East insurgents. Indian officials stated that The current operation is aimed at insurgent camps operating in Taga of Myanmar which requires seven days of travel through dense jungles from Indo-Myanmar border.

Myanmar forces are not allowing anyone from Indian side to carry ration more than two kilograms to cross the border which is expected to leave the insurgents short of supplies.

Indian agencies have identified 10 out of 30 insurgents that had launched lethal ambush attack on Indian army on June 4. The attack was planned in much in advance and included NSCN-K militants of whom a majority are Myanmarese nationals.

Of the 10 recognised militants, eight were from KYKL and one each from ULFA-I and KLO.

A high level delegation of Myanmar military is scheduled to visit India to work out a joint strategy against insurgents operating along the Indo-Myanmar border as well as in the Sagaing division of Myanmar.

June 26

An IED exploded inside a building located on Governor road near Raj Bhavan at Paona bazar in Imphal West, injuring a driver identified as Th Ibungo.

Unknown planted an IED at the gate of MM Higher Secondary School, Wangkhei Wangkheimayum Leirak in Imphal East. . Bomb disposal squad of Manipur Police later retrieved the IED.

The 72 hour shut down called by ZUF affected normal life in Nungba and Khongsang in Tamenglong Districts among other areas inhabited by Zeliangrong tribe. The shut down has been called in all Zeliangrong areas demanding a separate Zeliangrong State.

A KYKL militant identified as Konsam Ajit Kumar alias Etanao alias Lanphaba was arrested from Phumlou Maning Leikai in Imphal West.

June 27

An arms supplier identified as Habidur Rahaman was arrested by SFs from Samurou bazar in Imphal West. Investigations revealed that Rahaman was in contact with Naga militants operating in Noney area for supply of two 9mm pistols recently.

June 28

MCP-M has claimed that the IED found near the gate of MM Higher Secondary School was planted by the group.

NSCN-K has said that Nagas demand nothing from India and there is nothing to discuss between the two parties. In a statement the militant group stated that "From pre-historic times to the present modern era, the Nagas and Indians have been civilisations apart and had no affinity in any aspect, the Nagas thus demand nothing from India but only asks her to stop forceful occupation and militarisation. There is no issue to negotiate or discuss but India must leave Naga country. The conflict shall cease then and there on,".

GoI plans to deploy either ITBP or AR for manning the 389-km-long Indo-Myanmar border in the state.

According to UMHA, over 600 people, including SFs have been killed in militant attacks and insurgencies in the north-eastern states of the country in last four years.

614 people lost their lives, including 105 security personnel, in 3,493 militant attacks and extremist groups’ violence. Further as many as 721 militant and insurgents were killed by security forces between 2011 and May 31, 2015.

INR 8120 million was disbursed among the north-eastern states in the last three years to strengthen the Police network.

Manipur received  INR 830 under SRE scheme.

June 29

A lathod bomb was found in a paddy field located at Thoubal Khunou Loukon in Thoubal.

NIA have formally arrested ‘chairman’ of NSCN-K ‘Amamchat Region’, identified as Khumlo Abi Anal.

An OGW of KYKL Laishram Sanahal alias Michael Singh was arrested near Phumlou Auto parking in Imphal West District.

July 1

A KRF militant identified as Cherry Tuboi was arrested from Kangpokpi in Senapati District.

Surrendered militants of different militant groups have urged the legislators of the State to discuss the issues pertaining to their rehabilitation during the ongoing Assembly session.

Investigation into June 4 ambush revealed that NSCN-K had prior information about the movement of 6th Dogra unit. Such crucial security information was leaked out allowing NSCN-K to prepare for the deadly ambush. The militants carried out reconnaissance three times in three groups in batches.

Involvement of KLO KCP and KYKL indicate a collaboration of various insurgents groups.

NIA is on a look out for 14 militants involved in the June 4 ambush, still in Myanmar. According to some documents the 14 wanted militants belong to NSCN-K, KYKL,ULFA-I and KLO. Sources further state that a ‘victory photograph’ which was widely published in the media, was taken at the Mawku camp of NDFB-IKS, KYKL, NSCN-K around 12 kilometres inside Myanmar.

July 2

Unidentified gunmen fired several rounds at the residence of S.Munthuirend, President, ATUM at Aimol Satu Village in Chandel. He later said he suspected UKLF behind the attack. He said the outfit had threatened him many times over land dispute with a neighbouring village.

ULFA-I ‘commander-in-chief’ Paresh Baruah, claimed that all the constituents of UNLFW WESA have equal rights.. He also said that Manipur-based rebel groups would join the new platform within the next few months.

July 3

An NSCN-K militant identified as Ningailung Kamei was killed in an encounter with SFs at Mukti Khullen in Tamenglong.

And according to unofficial sources, presence of NSCN-K had thinned down in Tamenglong after the abrogation of cease fire.

IED components were recovered near a market shed of Torbung in Bishnupur.

A militant of KCP- Mangal identified as Kayengpaibam Romen was arrested from Keishampat in Imphal West. 

NSCN-IM asserted that it has every right to ‘collect taxes’ within the outfit's ‘jurisdiction’.

July 4

AR foot patrol party an artillery shell at Heikak Mapal village in Imphal East District.

July 5

NSCN-R condemned killing of its cadre, identified as Ningailung by SFs on July 3 while he was looking for the other cadre who did not return the previous night.

The ‘chairman’ of KCP Ibungo Ngangom has announced the expansion of the ‘politburo standing committee’ and reshuffle of the ‘general administrative council’  during the 2nd bi-annual conference of the outfit's leadership.

Arrested militants of NSCN-K revealed to interrogators that plans to attack Indian forces had been building up since February.The decision to end cease fire taken under pressure from Khaplang's military advisor Nikki Sumi and other members from Myanmar.

A meeting held in Taga (Myanmar) had pressed for it in November 2014. The announcement was, however, delayed as Khaplang wanted to secure his interests in Myanmar. Khaplang signed a ceasefire agreement with Myanmar in February.

Khaplang had been preparing to abrogate the ceasefire with India since 2011 but stayed the course because of pressure from Indian Naga leaders in the group.

Interrogation of NSCN-K militant Khumlo Abi Anal alias Ambision revealed that talks of ending ceasefire with India had begun in December 2014. An intelligence official stated that "He has said that he got the first inkling of Khaplang's mind during his visit to Taga (Myanmar) in December 2014. A leader close to Khaplang told him that NSCN(K) at present consists of Myanmar Nagas and Indian Nagas and that there was a need to segregate them,".

Another arrested NSCN-K militant Khekaho Rchil, revealed that in the last week of February, he learnt from another member of the group that Khaplang would end the ceasefire with India. "He was also informed about the plans of NSCN(K) to attack security forces. He was instructed by Nikki Sumi and Isak Sumi not to attend the ceasefire supervisory board meeting on March 27.

A PREPAK militant identified as Thongngam Zee alias Nanao alias Salus was arrested from Lamsang Bridge of Senapati.

A UNLF militant as ‘private’ Somorjeet Singh alias Samu was arrested from New Lamka in Churachandpur.

July 6

A PLA militant identified as Waikhom Surchandra alias Birchandra were arrested from Loitang Sandum village in Imphal West.

UNLF militant identified as Keisham Joykumar alias Ahongjao was arrested from Pechi crossing in Thoubal District.

A female KYKL militant identified as ‘corporal’ Ningthoukhongjam Ningol was arrested from Khumujamba in Churachandpur.

Demanding a new bill on implementation of ILP system in Manipur Assembly, JCILPS has called a 19-hour State-wide general strike beginning July 6 midnight.

India's top military officers and their Myanmarese counterparts began a three-day regional border committee meet at Mantripukhri in Imphal West to discuss wide ranges of issues, including current security situation along the border and insurgency in NE.

July 8

A 17-year-old boy was killed as protests in Imphal demanding the implementation of ILP took a violent turn. Fearing more violence after the student’s death, the Manipur government imposed an indefinite curfew in the city limits of Imphal West and East Districts

14 of the 23 militants who were involved in the Parlon ambush on June 4 in Chandel, has been identified. NIA said the total number of militants who participated in the attack was 23 out of whom two were killed.

A source also stated that militants had formed three groups to carry out the attack and explosive-laden cans were planted alongside the road to maximise the damage.

NIA also said “The conspiracy behind the attack is suspected to have been hatched by the top leadership of the NSCN (K) led by so-called chairman Khaplang Pangmi, Kughalu Molatonu and Alezo Chakesang besides other senior members of NSCN-Khaplang and affiliate organisations,”.

July 9

A suspected militant was killed at T Minou village, close to Indo-Myanmar border in Chandel. Two landmines, one hand grenade and a country made pistol were reportedly recovered from Identity of the militant has not been established.

NSCN-IM urged all the Naga civil societies, students and intellectuals not to remain silent but put up strong fight to the 'naked attempt' to steal their land and identity by their ‘neighbours’.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh would meet Chief Ministers of eight North Eastern States in Guwahati. A Tripura Home Department official stated that “Rajnath Singh and his deputy Kiren Rijiju would meet the Chief Ministers of eight North Eastern States in Guwahati”.

July 9-10

Unidentified assailants, tried to burn Kakching High School in the intervening night of July 9 and 10.Assailants had entered the classrooms by breaking a wall and lighted the fire from inside the classroom.

July 11

Even as Imphal West District Magistrate has announced that the indefinite curfew will be relaxed from 5 am to 10 am on July 11 people continued to block roads and stage protests demanding implementation of ILPS.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh expressed concern over the large-scale deployment of CAF in the North East and asked the chief ministers to conduct a “reality audit” for deployment in their states, He further  assured deployment of CAF when actually needed, saying reduction in deployment in the region without compromising on security was needed to encourage outsiders to think positively about the northeast.

He stated that “There has been significant improvement in the security scenario in the entire northeast in the past few years. The overall insurgency level is at an all-time low,”. Home Minster further added that at present, the deployment of forces was even more than when insurgency was at its peak in the region.

Union Home Minister expressed concern over the recent activities along the India-Myanmar border, saying there were reports of insurgents, weapons and drugs crossing the international border. He stated that “I have constituted a committee headed by Joint Intelligence Committee chairman R.N. Ravi to review how to effectively manage the India-Myanmar border. The committee has reviewed the matter and is expected to submit its report soon,”. He said that there was a need to tighten vigil along the Bangladesh border too.

Further, Rajnath Singh also took up the issue of people living near the international border.“We should not ignore the people on the border. There are some 240 villages along the India-Myanmar border and over two lakh people within 10 km of the India-Myanmar border.

Rajnath Singh also appealed to the chief ministers to provide land for border fencing along the border.

GOI is likely to continue providing funds to the states of the North East region for modernization of Police Forces. UMHA is of the view that Police forces of North East should be more “people-centric”, with militancy on the wane in the region.

July 12

Manipur Government withdrew the controversial Manipur Regulation of Visitors, Tenants and Migrant Workers' (MRVTMW) Bill, 2015 which was one of the primary demands of the agitators seeking implementation of ILPS.

Manipur CM urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for joint India-Myanmar operations to tackle camps of militant outfits located in Myanmar. He also endorsed the UMHA proposal of deploying BSF on the border but wanted GoI intervention in demarcating the disputed border for erecting fences.

He also stated that MHA should find a solution to the problem of Indian sim cards being functional in Myanmar and used by insurgent groups in extortion and threats to people residing in Manipur.

Manipur CM stated that "Prominent insurgent groups have been taking shelter in Myanmar, as their cadres can hardly afford to being stationed for a prolonged period in Manipur. However, due to the porous border they manage to continue their acts of extortion and intimidation. To enable any border guarding force from discharging its duties effectively, it is absolutely essential that the border is fenced and a network of roads developed on a priority basis”.

Two women OGWs OF KCP- Chingsanglakpa, identified as Rajkumari Rupobala alias Ebe Devi and Laishram Keithellakpam Lilabati Devi were arrested from Mayang Langjing in Imphal West.

July 13

A militant of KCP-Maramba faction identified as Sanoubam Premchandra Singh was found dead inside the designated camp at Loitang Khunou in Imphal West. Cause of death has not been ascertained.

KLA militant identified as Thangno alias Thangboi Singsit was arrested from Kangpokpi market of Senapati. One 9 mm pistol, three live rounds, one 9 mm magazine were recovered from him. He also confessed he was a ‘PRO’ of the group.

July 15

Manipur Legislative Assembly, in a special sitting, agreed to withdraw the MRVTMW bill. Chief Minister Okram Ibobii Sigh called upon the House to draft and pass a Bill which can effectively safeguard the common interests of indigenous people within the next three months.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that funds to the tune of  INR 92000 million will be spend by GoI on development of North East, including construction of highways and developing rail networks.

GoI will demand extradition of SS Khaplang and his deputies, including Niki Sumi and ‘brigadier’ Kurichu during the annual Indo-Myanmar foreign minister level talks.

July 16

Fearing an "adverse situation" at its hideouts in Taga, Myanmar, in the wake of Myanmar army's movement towards the area, NSCN-K has started constructing bunkers with ULFA.

According to intelligence inputs, NSCN-K instructed ULFA officials to complete construction of underground facilities at "undisclosed locations" in Taga. The militants have also been advised to restrict their movement and store essential items in adequate quantity to meet requirements during an adverse situation.

As part of its new strategy NSCN-K has segregated cadres housed at its ‘general headquarters’ in Taga in groups of 10-16 each and redeployed them at new camps.

Resolving to fight the insurgent activities, India and Myanmar decided to broad base their defence and security cooperation to ensure peace along the 1,640-km-long border as New Delhi expressed strong commitment to modernise the Myanmarese Armed Forces.

Co-chaired by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Myanmarese counterpart Wunna Maung Lwin, the JCC reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral ties and also agreed to step up cooperation in border management and in other sectors’. They reiterated their determination to resolve the issue of unsettled boundary pillars in all sectors.

AR arrested an arms dealer identified as P Ginsuanthang Zou at Khudengthabi check post. Two Beretta Pistols, two empty magazines and drug tablets worth INR 975000 were recovered from him.

July 18

NSCN-IM ‘major’ Chinghulan Kamei alias Alang was arrested from T'Akutpa of Senapati District. One 9 mm Pistol, three live rounds of 9 mm, INR 300000 were recovered from him.

July 19

ROP party of AR recovered an IED at Tolbung Bangla in Churachandpur.

NIA investigators say that UNLF ‘chief’ RK Meghen has told them that their group has been in touch with China since 2008. He also said that they met a Chinese agent in Katmandu in 2008, with the code name “Alex”. Later, Meghen was invited by Chengdu Source Management Consultancy Group, a Chinese company during his visit to China in 2009. The UNLF chief has told NIA that he visited Sichuan University among other places. A senior intelligence officer stated that “We have often seen Chinese intelligence working through companies as fronts.”

UNLF ‘chief’ also stated that Alex proposed selling 2000 pieces of RPGs to  UNLF in 2009, the delivery was fixed on the “Sino-Myanmar border. Subsequently, the Chinese intelligence got in touch with UNLF, this time through another private trading company - Aye Kyi Kaung Co Ltd. This meeting took place in the town of Ruili in western Yunan, where the Chinese wanted to know about Indian troop and missile deployment in the North East.

A URF militant identified as Jordan alias Regan Singh was arrested at Pange in Imphal East.

July 20

Suspected NSCN-IM and ZUF militants clashed at Tousang Khullen village in Tamenglong. Police has no report of casualties on either side.

There is no let up in the movement demanding implementation of ILPS or a similar legislation in the State, although supporters turned to suspending all economic activities and staging sit in protests rather than imposing road blocks as JCILPS initiates its new course of agitations.

July 21

The indefinite imposition in Imphal West and Imphal East Districts from July 8 by orders of its District Magistrates will be relaxed for 14 hours on July 22.

A PREPAK-pro militant identified as Sanjenbam Chittaranjan Singh was arrested from North AOC Imphal West District.

July 22

SFs forces operating in Nagaland have revealed that UNLFWESA is planning to carry out major terror strikes in Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.

GoI has planned a crackdown on the supply of sophisticated weapons to militant outfits through Myanmar. NIA has asked state Governments affected by insurgency in the North-East to provide data on the smuggling of weapons. Sources said the exercise is being undertaken to crack the supply base of the easy inflow of weapons to militants from Myanmar, identify couriers and middlemen on the Indian side near border areas. Sources said intelligence inputs suggest that the arms are being supplied from China and are being pumped into India through the porous Myanmar border.

NSCN-R alleged that NSC-K Zeliangrong region’ has betrayed and misled its own people and added that the outfit would award severe punishment to those who support and pay ‘taxes’ to NSCN-K.

July 23

A female militant of KCP-Mangal identified as Rajmani Devi alias Manileima from Imphal West District. Ten demand notes signed by’ valley operation crime control commander’ of KCP was recovered from her. She was working under Sorojini, organising president of Universal Mother’s Organisation, who had been arrested earlier.

PREPAK militant identified as ‘lance corporal’ Maibam Radheshyam Meitei alias Foren was arrested near Khurai Popular HS near Khurai Chairen Thongkhong in Imphal East District.

PREPAK-pro in a statement claimed that Sanjenbam Chittaranjan who was arrested on July 21, had no connection with the outfit in any way.

NSCN-R ‘Shepoumaramth Region’ in a statement informed that all concerned that as directed by the higher authority of the outfit, all the trade and commerce activities and revenue collection in Imphal area will be managed by Shepoumaramth Region.

Only a small portion of Indo-Myanmar border, from Border Pillar No. 79 to No. 81 is being fenced. 15 battalions of AR are engaged in guarding Indo-Myanmar border.

Kuki militants are demanding money from transporters ferrying Mao vendors from Kohima to Imphal. Militants stopped several mini trucks that were heading towards the market and extorted INR 1000 each from some of the drivers at Keithelmanbi in Senapati District. vegetables vendors come to Nagmapal in the Manipur capital on Tuesdays and Fridays after their market was shifted earlier this month when the Southern Angamis of Nagaland launched a blockade against their community on June 23.

A KYKL militant identified as Khaidem Bijen alias Wilson was arrested from Ningel in Thoubal.

July 24

NIA is likely to seek details of militant groups based in Myanmar, such as their bases, banking transactions, local associates, known addresses and dossiers of suspects.

NIA will also seek details of Khaplang’s movements, details of at least 25 members who were part of June 4 ambush and information on their hideouts.

Others whose details NIA plans to seek include S S Khaplang's next-in-command ‘vice-chairman’ ‘litutenant general’ Khango Konyak, ‘commander-in-chief’ ‘lieutenant general’ Khumchok Pangmei and ‘military commander’ ‘lieutenant general’ Nikki Sumi, who allegedly masterminded the June 4 ambush.

July 25

A militant of KCP-MC identified as Mayanglambam Ibomcha alias Khamba alias Nifujee was arrested in Thoubal District.

An NSCN-IM militant identified as Leivon Thankhular Kom and a Myanmarese national identified as Moko was arrested from Sindam village in I identified as ‘private’ Naobi alias Ngamba mphal West. Two extortion notes and a receipt of INR 45000 were recovered from them.

A PREPAK militant militant identified as Thiyam Amarjit Meitei alias Nanao alias Uttam was arrested from Uyumpok Maning Leikai in Imphal East District.

The visit by Myanmar’s Army chief comes on the back of intelligence reports that ULFA has sent back a batch of 140 members after imparting arms training to them in Myan-mar’s Sagiang division under the supervision of NSCN-K.

July 26

Myanmar has deployed an additional Brigade comprising around 6,000 men and officers along the border with India. A senior Government official stated that brigade has been deployed in addition to five already posted along the 1,643 km-long Indo-Myanmar borders. According to security agencies, there are 60 camps of North East Insurgent groups in Myanmar.

UMHA sources stated that Myanmar assured India that it would not oppose operations by Indian security forces within the territory of that country if such operations are done in “hot pursuit” of militants and close to the international border. But at the same time, Myanmar wanted assurance from India that no citizen of that country would be harmed in such operations.

Student supporters of ILP disrupted a written examination for recruitment of MAHUD Department at one of the exam Centres, at Imphal West District.

Commander in Chief of Myanmar Armed Forces Senior General Min Aung Hlaing kicked off an important four-day visit to India in the backdrop of New Delhi being keen to crank up coordinated patrolling with Naypyidaw along their porous 1,643-km land border.

The two armies have been conducting some coordinated patrolling and operations along their border for over a decade now, especially after India began to provide regular military aid and training to Myanmar to counter China's deep strategic inroads into the country. But they have not led to much concrete gains till now.

July 26

SFs arrested an arms dealer and financial supporter of PULF identified as Muzibur, from Lilong Awang Leikai at Imphal West. A 9 mm pistol and one live round were recovered from him.

July 27

Militant of NSCN-U identified as TK Leiram Maring was arrested from Pallel in Chandel.

A militant of KCP- Chingshanglakpa identified as Nongthongbam Gopen Singh was arrested near Phumlou Siphai Mamang waiting shed in Imphal West District.

A militant of PREPAK-pro identified as Kangabam Ibochou was arrested from Changangei in Imphal West District.

A KYKL militant identified as Leishangthem Ibohal Meitei alias Loya was arrested from Kongkham in Bishnupur.

Indefinite curfew imposition in Imphal West and Imphal East Districts from July 8 by orders of its District Magistrates will be relaxed for 14 hours on July 28. The curfew was clamped in view of the volatile situation in the districts following the death of a student during a protest demonstration on July 8 demanding enforcement of ILP.

Normal life n Hill Districts was hit by a 24-hour total bandh called by NPF Manipur to protest State Government’s failure to facilitate formation of ADCs in the six ADCs of Chandel, Churachandpur, Sadar Hills, Senapati, Tamenglong and Ukhrul BEFORE July 25.

July 28

SFs arrested a militant of KCP-Noyon, identified as ‘private’ Naobi alias Ngamba, from Khabeisoi in Imphal East District.

AR recovered one AK-56 rifle, one SLR rifle, one country made carbine and one country made rifle, five ammunition of AK-56, 65 ammunition of SLR, 24 lathode shells, 10 detonators, eight different magazines and four ammunition pouches from New Lamka in Churachandpur.

A KCP-Noyon militant dentified as ‘private’ Sorokhaibam Etra alias Lakpa was arrested from Khurai in Imphal East. A source stated that he had received military training at Namphalong in Myanmar.

July 29

A PLA militant identified as ‘senior lieutenant’ Hijam Premjit alias Jingboi was arrested near CMC Hospital Koirengei in Imphal East District. Acting on his disclosure, SFs conducted a search operation in Phaknung in Imphal East District and recovered a 9 mm pistol marked as Beretta USA, three live rounds, one magazine, two hand grenades.

A KCP-Noyon militant identified as Leishangthem Ibohal Meetei alias Loya was arrested at Nambol Kongkham Makha Leikai in Bishnupur.

TYCM secretary stated that Inner Line Permit (ILP) is a common issue for both Hill and valley people and alleged that due to non-inclusion of representatives from the hills in JCILPS hill people could not join the movement.

July 30

A PLA militant as Khadangbam Kala alias Kaka Meitei was arrestedfrom Paona Bazar in Imphal West.

NSCN-KK welcomed 23 cadres, who according to ‘MIP’ decided to join the revolutionary mainstream’.

MCP-M temporarily suspended its proposed general strike on August 1 against the incumbent Director of Art & Culture Department in view of the present situation arising out of the agitation for ILP.

Intensifying agitation for the implementation of ILPS JCILPS said it would soon launch a civil disobedience movement against the Okram Ibobi Singh-Government.

July 31

KCP militant identified as Ng Damen was arrested from Samurou in Imphal West District. A 9 mm pistol along with two live rounds was recovered from him.

NSCN-K zeliangrong region’ accused NSCN-R of misguiding and confusing people.

District Magistrates of Imphal East and Imphal West Districts have issued separate orders relaxing curfew imposed in both Districts, after the death of a student in ILPS protest, from 5 am till 8 pm on August 1.

Manipur cabinet in a meeting approved the extension of disturbed area status in the state for another one year.

August 1

An armed Kuki militant was injured in a factional clash between militants of KNF-Nehlun at Bongbal Kholen in Senapati.

A UNLF militant identified as Thokchom Nimai Meitei was arrested from Kamong in Bishnupur District.

The indefinite curfew which was imposed in Imphal East and West Districts on July 8, after the death of a student during the ILP protest will be fully lifted from August 3.

August 3

A trooper of 8th Manipur State Rifles was shot dead by suspected militants at Khangshang village in Chandel District. The trooper has been identified as Hopson Maring.

Atleast 8 student protesters were hospitalised while several others sustained injuries following a confrontation with Police, at the gate of Old Secretariat complex in Imphal West.

August 4

A militant of NSCN-K identified as ‘corporal’ Chingkhurei Gangmei, involved in June 4 ambush was arrested from Khuman Lampak Stadium in Imphal West District.

Following the signing of accord between NSCN-IM and GoI, CM Okram Ibobi Singh declared that of Manipur, under any circumstances, will not accept any form of compromise in regards to the territorial integrity of the State.

August 5

Least two ZUF militants were injured in an encounter with troops of 2/5 Gurkha Regiment at Taoringpung village in Tamenglong. SFs later recovered seven AK-47 rifles from the encounter site.

August 6

NSCN-K militant identified as ‘2nd lieutenant’ Jordan Malangmai was arrested from Koirengei in Imphal East District.

MoS Kiren Rijiu informed that the accord signed between GoI and NSCN-IM is just the framework and added that interest of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur would not be sidelined whenever the full body of the Accord is signed. He stated that GoI’s stand is that it will understand the sentiments and concern of the Naga people and consider it with a holistic approach.

UNC welcomed the peace accord signed between GoI and NSCN-IM In a press release it stated that peace accord has brought about an end to decades old armed conflict in Naga areas.

August 7

Home Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur, Gaikhangam has categorically stated that the State Government will fight back with all its might if the peace accord signed between New Delhi and NSCN-IM infringes upon the territorial integrity of Manipur. He also added that State Government was not given any information before the peace accord was signed.

Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh stated that “I was quite surprised when I came to know the historic peace accord between the Government of India and NSCN (IM) was signed on August 3, 2015 without informing us”. He stated that he has asked Union Home Minister (UHM) Rajnath Singh to send a copy of the agreement.

August 8

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while meeting with Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh stated that everything would be discussed with the State governments concerned before finalization of the Naga Peace accord. In the meeting, Manipur Chief Minister demanded a copy of the Naga accord from Rajnath Singh.

UHM stated that the peace accord was just a framework and added that it would not affect the territorial boundary of the neighbouring States of Nagaland. He further stated that the Government of India (GoI) would invite the State Governments for discussion while working out the final shape of the accord.

A women militant of KCP- Lalheiba identified as Arambam Geetanbali Devi alias Thoisana was arrested during a search operation at Keibul Thana Leikai in Bishnupur.

 

A KCP militant, identified as Thonglensang Vaiphei was arrested from Kameng bazar in Imphal East.

August 9

A hand grenade was recovered found in a paddy field at Haraorou village in Imphal East District.

A UNLF militant, identified as ‘private’ Sanasam Inbungochouba alias Boy was arrested from Sekmaijin in Imphal West District.

A UNLF militant identified as ‘second lieutenant’ S Tompok Singh alias Nanao alias Molomba Henba was arrested from Kairembikhok in Thoubal.

August 10

Three decomposed bodies of suspected NSCN-K militants were found in a jungle between Purul and Sirong village in Senapati District. The bodies were identified to be that of Francis, Veihriizii and John. Police suspect that they may have been shot dead three to four days ago by rival faction.

Two suspected militant of PREPAK-pro identified as Zee Singh and Kh Naobi Singh alias Santosh were arrested from Khabeisoi in Imphal East District. It has been revealed that they were involved in extortion.

UNLFWESA, CorCom, GNLA and HNLC have jointly called for total shut down in North East India from August 14 midnight till 6 pm of August 15.

KIM renewed its demand for justice for "crimes" allegedly committed by NSCN-IM. KIM submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing its anguish at the signing of the peace accord "ignoring" long-pending demands of the community. The memorandum, signed by KIM president Thangkhosei Haokip, alleged that the cadres of the Naga militant group killed 905 Kukis, including women and children, and destroyed 360 Kuki villages, rendering more than one lakh Kukis homeless.

August 12

NSCN-K accused NSCN-IM of killing three of its cadres.

August 13

A combined team of Imphal West and Imphal East Districts commandos on arrested a cadre of PLA while conducting frisking and checking at Wangkhei Pukhrabam Leikai in Imphal East District of Manipur. Police said that he was involved in serving demand letters to various Government offices, general public and businessmen. Some incriminating documents were also seized from the possession of the arrested militant.

A KYKL militant identified as Salam Kamraj was arrested during a search operation at Naranseina Mayai Leikai in Bishnupur.

Another KYKL militant was arrested from Khurai Chaithibi in Imphal West.

An unidentified PLA militant was arrested at Wangkhei Pukhrabam Leikai in Imphal East. Police said that he was involved in serving demand letters to various Government offices, general public and businessmen.

August 16

MNPF a militant outfit of Naga tribes of Manipur rejected the agreement between the Central Government and the NSCN-IM. Thomas Numai, Assistant Publicity Secretary of MNPF said in a press statement that “The peace accord signed between the Central government and NSCN-IM is not in greater interest for the Naga people. NSCM-IM is not the sole authority or representative of the Naga People. There are armed organisations representing Naga nation such as NSCN-K, MNPF and vice versa”. He added that the NSCN-IM leadership, particularly Isaac Chishi Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah, are misleading the Naga People.

MNPF rejected the agreement between GoI and NSCN-IM Thomas Numai, Assistant Publicity Secretary of MNPF said in a press statement that “The peace accord signed between the Central government and NSCN-IM is not in greater interest for the Naga people. NSCM-IM is not the sole authority or representative of the Naga People.

August 17

Manipur is in flames again for the last two days after the intensification of the public agitation demanding the implementation of ILPS. 13 persons including higher secondary students, seven local club leaders launched a fast unto death agitation in Imphal demanding implementation of ILPS, after five other hunger strikers were picked up by  Police.

In solidarity to the ongoing protest movement for protection of indigenous people by enacting an effective legislation, JCILPS Jiribam Branch has called a 48 hours Imphal-Jiribam Highway bandh.

An all party meet decided to send a delegation, headed by Chief Minister (CM) Okram Ibobi Singh, to meet the Prime Minister (PM) and the Union Home Minister (UHM) to discuss Manipur’s territorial issues.

Members of Sadar Hills ADC have strongly condemned the reported placing of a hand grenade at the residence of their chairman Haokholal Hangshing located at New Lambulane on August 14.

August 18

A militant of PREPAK identified as Khangembam Bipin was arrested at Maning Leikai in Imphal West.

A militant of UNLF identified as ‘sergeant Yengkhom Anandajit alias Palem Ngakpa alias Kengba alias James was arrested from Yairipok Market in Thoubal District. Investigation revealed that he had laid ambush against BSF in 2001.

Protests Demanding ILP reached the Indo-Myanmar border town of Moreh in Chandel District, with the town witnessing its first inter-community clashes between Kuki tribe, a dominant community in the area against Meitei community .

Tension prevailed Manipur’s border town Moreh in Chandel District which borders Myanmar following a violent standoff between ILPS supporters and volunteers of KSO.

AMSU Moreh Branch called a 12-hour Moreh shutdown in support of ILPS demand. But the KSO strongly opposed the strike. The KSO was also angry at the massive rally which disrupted normal life in the town.

Indefinite curfew has been imposed in Moreh town.

August 19

An alleged member of a Kuki militant group identified as Seiminthang Haokip was found dead from the Tuilehluan in Churachandpur. It has been reported that KNA-I has claimed responsibility for the killing. It is being reported that ‘information and publicity secretary’ of KNA-I claimed that Seiminthang was killed as a punishment for acting against the activity of KNA-I.

SFs arrested ‘private Giftson, of NSCN-K from Utlou in Bishnupur On his revelation another militant ‘seargeant’ H Bojesh Monsang of NSCN-K was arrested in the area of Kakching Lamkhai in Thoubal District. Both were involved in the June 4 ambush

A militant of NSCN-K identified as as Mayanglangbam Malemba was arrested from Tuisimi in Chandel District.

Sources from UMHA said that Chinese elements are facilitating supply of arms and ammunition to the militant groups of the North-east. Since 2008-09, some elements in China have been urging upon the militant groups of the region to join hands.

Replying to a question on whether India took up the issue of Chinese elements helping the militants with the government of that country, sources said that the issue was taken up at various levels on a number of occasions. “There were instances when India gave pinpointed locations of the houses in Yunan province where the militants were staying. But China always denied the reports. Meanwhile, sources said that the change of attitude of the Government of Myanmar is a positive signal for India. The Government of Myanmar even gave green signal to India to operate within its territory with the condition that no citizen of that country should be harmed in any way.

August 20

Barely 24 hours after a Kuki militant identified as Seiminthang Haokip was found dead a militant identified as Doungam, of KNA-I was allegedly killed near Patlian Village in Churachandpur District This appears to be a revenge act by KN0/KNA against the killing of Seiminthang Haokip.

Task Force constituted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, headed by JIC Chairman observed that villagers living along the India-Myanmar border areas are at the mercy of the militants and undesirable elements because of lack of presence of administration in the area.

The Task Force pointed out that around three lakh people in around 250 villages are living in the 10-kilometre belt along the international border and as there is hardly any presence of administration in the area, the people are left at the mercy of “God, militants and undesirable elements”. The Task Force pointed out that there are around 20 “split villages” in the States of Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur. Half of the villages are located in India and the other half in Myanmar. The Task Force said that a survey of such villages should be conducted and the Indian citizens should be given identity cards so that they can be identified easily.

August 21

A group of unidentified militants attacked troops of 29 AR Molngat village in Chandel District, near Indo-Myanmar District, and injured two AR troopers, identified as Havildar SP Yadav and Rifleman GM Singh. Militants first triggered an IED before opening rapid fire.

NSCN-K stated that news report carried out in various news dailies in connection with the arrest of several alleged NSCN-K militants involved in June 4 ambush in Chandel District was completely baseless.

Union Minister of State for Home affairs Kiren Rijiu stated that GoI has decided to hold talks with militant groups only after they surrender and deposit their arms and ammunition to concerned authorities.

He stated that “We have made an appeal to those (militant groups) who wanted to come to the mainstream, that the first and foremost is to lay down arms and abjure violence because violence and talk cannot go parallel.” He also added that “We will not talk to anybody who indulges in any kind of violence,”.

He also said that GoI had no objection to civil society groups from Nagaland to visit Myanmar in their efforts to hold talk with rebel leaders of NSCN-K.

August 22

A man, identified as S Walunglua Aimol alias Manglun was shot dead by suspected NSCN-IM militants or opposing attempts to co-opt Aimol tribe within Naga family at Aimol Ngairong village under Teng-noupal Police station of Chandel District.

Villagers said the cadres killed Walunglow to spark fear among the Aimols for refusing to assimilate into the Naga fold. Aimol is a minority ethnic community, recognised as a Scheduled Tribe, with a population of barely 4,000.

SFs recovered 920 live rounds of .38 pistol, 21 live rounds of 303 rifle, one live 40mm Lathode shell, one I-com radio from Waithou in Thoubal.

A ZUF militant identified as ‘private’ Lumchur Riamei alias Lumlou was arrested from general area of Pangei Bazar in Imphal East.

August 23

SFs arrested 26 militants in July, including four militants of PLA, two each from KCP-Mangal, PREPAK, KCP- Chingsanglakpa, KCP-Noyon, KRF, PULF and one each from PREPAK-pro, NSCN-IM, NSCN-U, UNLF. Nine guns, 150 live rounds, INR 300000 in cash, 26 lethod shells, ten detonators and two hand grenades were recovered from arrested militants.

Also, more than 300 civilians were injured in the month of July during the ILPS protest.

ATUM expressed gratitude to NSCN-IM’s effort to accept Aimol as a Naga tribe.

 

 

 

 

 
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