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Accord with Naga armed groups soon: Ravi

 HYDERABAD, Jan 19 - A proposed accord with Naga armed groups is expected to be concluded soon, Deputy National Security Adviser RN Ravi said today.

“It’s nearing conclusion with all. In fact, there is nobody left out. Everyone is part of it... There are eight armed groups which are now talking to the Government of India. NSCN (I-M) plus seven others, they are all part of it. There is no one left out,” Ravi, who has been involved in the process, told reporters here. The efforts to conclude the accord are expected to fructify “soon”, he said.

He was speaking on the sidelines of a national conference on ‘Self Reliance in Defence Manufacturing’, organised by the Forum for Integrated National Security (FINS).

In his address to the conference, Ravi said the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the government is guided by an approach of building strength, especially when it comes to national security, against the earlier one of upgrading capacities based on threats. – PTI

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