The Godfather No More of North-East Insurgency


Khaplang not only sheltered the different insurgent groups of the northeast, including the United Liberation front of Asom, ULFA (anti-talk faction) in the Sagaing division of Myanmar but is believed to have operated a huge arms network using his strong Chinese and Kachin links. Khaplang was a Myanmarese Naga, belonging to the Hemi Naga tribe. During British occupation, the contiguous areas between India and Myanmar, particularly the Sagaing division and the northeast region of India were under British control. The creation of border between India and Myanmar as per the bilateral agreement between the countries after independence during Nehru Nu’s prime minister-ship divided the Nagas politically into the two countries.