Arms swap between the NSCN-IM and Assam Rifles after double-capture
Weapons belonging to the Assam Rifles were seized by the NSCN-IM, when a group of Indian paramilitary troops crossed the red line and entered into NSCN-IM designated Hebron camp, which the NSCN-IM claimed to be clear violation of the cease-fire.
The NSCN (IM) leader maintained that it would not bow down to the pressures of the AR and said that the 5 AR jawans were not abducted by them, on April 19. On the issue of weapon confiscation, he said, NSCN (IM) would return the weapons in exchange of the arms seized by AR. Stating that NSCN has never refused to hand back the weapons, the leader said that there should be a "reasonable negotiation".