New Delhi: Former Intelligence Bureau officer A K Mishra mandated by the central government on Monday, Sept 20 ,met disgruntled NSCN (IM) leaders at the "revived peace parleys".
NSCN (IM) general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah is leading the insurgents group at the talks which stood stalled in some ways after the militant group developed major differences with former Governor and Interlocutor R N Ravi.
Around 20 key militant leaders and strategists are attending the 'strictly closed door' deliberations being held at Chumukedima police complex near state's busy and cash-rich commercial town of Dimapur.
"Ice has been broken…," a source said.
Assam Chief Minister and convener of BJP-led alliance of regional parties, NEDA, Himanta Biswa Sarma may also meet NSCN (IM) and NNPG leaders.
While NSCN (IM) had raised the twin demands of Flag and separate Constitution, which the centre has rejected; the NNPG says it is keen to link a peace deal and bring end to violence in the state.
The NNPG is an umbrella organisation of seven groups operating in Nagaland state and its convener N Kitovi Zhimomi recently visited New Delhi, sources said.
The centre too is keen for an early solution to the vexed issue to make Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Act East Policy successful and to bring about a drastic change in the scenario in the northeast.
Recently, Home Minister Amit Shah supervised a tripartite pact between Karbianglong groups and centre and the Assam government.
New Nagaland Governor Jagdish Mukhi said in his inaugural message on September 17 that – Soon we will have a comprehensive and inclusive solution to the Naga political issue ensuring utmost honour and dignity to the Naga people".
The government nominee Mishra will be in the state till September 23 and in between would also meet pro-solution group NNPGs leaders.