Pradeep Singh Chhonkar

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  • Pradeep Singh Chhonkar is Research Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis, New Delhi. Click here for detail profile.

    The Quest for Nagalim: Fault Lines and Challenges

    The Naga quest for independence is one of the longest-running struggles in the Indian subcontinent. Despite numerous attempts made in the past towards resolving the conflict, it continues to remain elusive on account of various fault lines. The signing of a ‘Framework Agreement’ between the National Socialist Council of Nagalim–Issak and Muivah (NSCN-IM) and the Government of India in August 2015 was one such attempt. However, the views of various stakeholders remain fragmented as the details of the agreement have not been disclosed in the public domain.

    April-June 2018

    Change of Government in Manipur: Glimmer of Hope or Shivers of Anxiety?

    It would be prudent for the new state government to re-instil confidence among all parties through a total focus on equitable development in both the Hills and the Valley areas and take all stakeholders on board before undertaking any controversial move.

    March 20, 2017

    Is a Border Fence an Absolute Essential along the India-Myanmar Border?

    Regulated borders with greater emphasis on developing people-to-people contact and cross-border trade initiatives are likely to yield greater security benefits as against a closed border.

    February 06, 2017

    The Creation of New Districts in Manipur: Administrative Necessity versus Naga Territorial Aspirations

    While the Manipur government’s decision to create seven new districts has come in the wake of popular demands for improved administrative efficiency, there has been fierce opposition from Naga bodies which view it as an attempt to divide the Naga people

    December 23, 2016

    Naga ‘Framework Agreement’ and Its Aftermath

    Naga ‘Framework Agreement’ and Its Aftermath

    Differing perceptions among the various stakeholders has emerged because the contents of the framework agreement are not in the public domain.

    September 01, 2016