The ethnic conflict in Nagaland, in northeastern India, is an ongoing conflict fought between the Nagas and the Manipuri Nagas(Tangkhuls, thangal, etc).
Initially it started in Manipur between the Tangkhuls, (who wanted to overthrow/drive away the Kukis living in Ukhrul district of Manipur) and Kukis in Manipur. The various groups involved in this conflict include, among others, several rebel groups, the “National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah)” aiming for a Christian religious state based onMaoism, the “National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang)”, aiming to establish an independent “greater Nagaland”, and the “Naga National Council (Adino)”.
The first insurgencies occurred in the early 1950s. They subsided gradually or were repressed in the early 1980s. In 1993, violence errupted again between the Nagas and the Kukis.