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The government has extended the ceasefire with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Reformation (NSCN-R) till April 27, 2018, it was announced on Tuesday.
The decision was taken during a meeting between Home Ministry officials and the Ceasefire Supervisory Board of the NSCN-R here.
"Government and the NSCN-R have mutually decided to extend the ceasefire agreement with effect from April 28, 2017 for one year... to bring about lasting peace in ... Nagaland with the involvement of Naga people," said an official statement.
The Home Ministry team was headed by Satyendra Garg, Joint Secretary (North East), while the NSCN-R was led by Imlongnuski Chang, Supervisor of the Ceasefire Supervisory Board.
NSCN-R is among several other armed groups of Nagaland such as NSCN-Isak Muivah, NSCN-Khaplang, NSCN-Unification and Naga National Council.