NSCN (IM) said it was a “five-long wait” and called on the central government to deliver on what was agreed in the framework agreement signed on August 3, 2015, after negotiations that began in 1997. In early 2017, Mr. Ravi informed a parliamentary body that it had signed a framework agreement with the NSCN-IM after reaching an agreement within the Indian Federation with a “special status” and that it was an abandonment of its previous position “with India, not within India”. NSCN-IM, one of Naga`s largest groups, signed a framework agreement on August 3, 2015 to end the decades-old issue. In 1997, the NSCN (I-M) signed a ceasefire agreement with the government.  The agreement ensured that, although the government did not put pressure on counterinsurgency operations against the NSCN (I-M) team and its leaders, the rebels would not target the armed forces. R. N. Ravi, an interlocutor in the Naga talks, told the committee that it was an abandonment of his previous position “with India, not within India” and that the government called it a framework agreement and signed it. This is the first time that the details of the agreement signed on 3 August 2015 at the residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi are known.
Thuingaleng Muivahs NSCN (IM) was the main signatory of the framework agreement signed with the central government`s interlocutor, RN Ravi, governor of Nagaland, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The ceasefire agreement was signed in 1997 and a peace process began. In 2003, Atal Bihari Vajpayee went to Nagaland as Prime Minister. His visit sparked goodwill for the peace process. Vajpayee won hearts by beginning his speech in the language of the country and praising Nagaland`s “unique history” and the contribution of the Naga people in the crucial moments of the India-China War of 1962 and the Indo-Pakistan Wars of 1965, 1971 and 1999. “The framework agreement was concluded and officially signed on August 3, 2015. The Indian government recognizes the sovereignty of the Naga through the framework agreement. The agreement also says: “Including the peaceful coexistence of the two entities that share sovereign power,” he said.
This follows a copy of the 2015 agreement, allegedly circulated by Ravi among some Naga civilian groups. The NSCN IM Group stated that Ravi had itself optimized the 2015 framework agreement. Addressing the people of Naga on 14 August, which he celebrated as independence day after British rule with his own flag, Muivah said on the eve of India`s Independence Day: “The agreement also says: “Including the peaceful coexistence of the two entities that share sovereign power.” The details are part of the 213rd report on security in the northeastern states, presented on Thursday by the Standing Parliamentary Committee on Home Affairs in La Rajya Sabha. The Committee was also informed that the “outlines” had not been defined in the framework agreement, which “only concerned the Recognition by the Indian Government of the singularity of the history of the Naga”, and that certain special regimes had to be established for the Nagas. Thuingaleng Muivah, Secretary General of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) or NSCN (IM), said that Thuingaleng Muivah, secretary general of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) or NSCN (IM), had agreed, when the 2015 Nagaland peace agreement was signed, that Nagaagas would not co-exist but would not merge with India. Five years have already passed since 2015 and most Naga groups are generally tired from the long discussions. Better take what is offered has become their mantra, not for what cannot be granted.