On October 28, an NSCN (I-M) team, led by its secretary-general Thuingaleng Muivah and Ravi, met again to discuss possible ways to find an « honorable » solution by settling the sticky issue of a separate flag and constitution for the Nagas. « The dialogue, which lasted more than four hours, was unsuccessful and the two sides agreed to meet again quickly. However, a final agreement between the NSCN (I-M) and the government will probably not take place until October 31, 2019, » said an official with knowledge of the development. The Isak-Muivah group of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) has warned of « ugly aftermath » if the Centre does not clarify « the validity and extent » of its ceasefire agreement signed in 1997. According to the Ministry of interior, the parties to the ceasefire agreement are the center, the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Neokpao-Khitovi) and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Reform). The outfit says it has kept the essence of this agreement in letter and spirit, wherever the « Naga army » operates. As of October 2020, the final agreement did not take place and differences arose as a result of the NSCN(IM) requirement for a special flag, constitution and greater nagalim, which are delaying and tiring the discussion process. For 18 years, a happy medium has ensured relative harmony in the region, especially in the Naga areas of Manipur. Officially, there is no ceasefire, but a tacit agreement that Indian security forces would not disturb Naga militants in Manipur as long as they remain in camps « registered » by the former. There are currently three such camps called « TNO » in Indian security usage: one in the three districts of Senapati, Tamenglong and Chandel, dominated by Naga. The NSCN (IM) backed down with a strongly worded statement. « The truce is everywhere, » she added. « It will be something absurd for the Manipur government to question or question the wisdom of the Union government`s authority in covering the truce. » With the northeast in turmoil, the center quickly removed the territorial clause and clarified that the ceasefire was limited to Nagaland, much to the chagrin of the NSCN (IM), which accuses the government of acting unilaterally.
The Centre extended the ceasefire agreement with two insurgent groups in Nagaland for another year, starting on 28 April. 4. It should be noted that there will be no armed parades in inhabited areas where security forces will not be present under this agreement during the period of interruption of operations aimed at promoting an atmosphere conducive to peaceful occupation and free discussion. Security analyst Ajai Sahni agreed. The current regulations, Sahni said, are an « opportunistic government reaction that hopes that over time, the system will somehow tend to an acceptable solution. » But time passes, Sahni warns. « In the northeast, things are warming up, » he said. « Unless there is a timetable for the implementation of the framework agreement, lay the groundwork for escalation in the region. » In August 2020, the National Socialist Council of Nagaland published copies of the Confidential Framework Agreement (FA).  The Naga groups insisted that the interlocutor R. N.
Ravi change. and the disclosure of copies of the agreement was the result of a chain of events from that request.   In October 2020, the current head of NSCN-IM Thuingaleng Muivah expressed strong reservations about what to do next in a 55-minute interview with Karan Thapar.  When the NSCN (IM) questioned the arrests by referring to the ceasefire agreement – it signed a ceasefire agreement with the Centre in 1997 – with Indian security forces, the Manipur government quickly rejected the Naga group`s claim.