Brigadier Chipu Menon-Khunwang of NSCN(K) Killed

The NSCN (K) head of Tirap District in Arunachal Pradesh, ‘Brigadier’ Chipu Menon-Khunwang was found killed by some blunt object on near Mon town gate Thursday afternoon on 17 March 2011. Chipu Menon-Khunwang, allegedly a RAW agent, was the son of late KD Menon, an officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), and the nephew of Congress leader and ex-minister TL Rajkumar.

With Menon’s death, the NSCN (K) could be a much weakened force in Arunachal Pradesh; his death is bound to have operational implications on the Arunachal Naga Liberation Front (ANLF).

Sources disclosed that Menon was summoned by higher-ups from Tirap (Arunachal) to Mon in Nagaland to sort out issues related to organizational management which included disciplinary and financial matters.

“Earlier on a couple of occasions, Menon was warned to abide by the organizational discipline; however, he did not pay any heed,” informed a source which strongly hinted that the order to eliminate him might have come from the high command.
Source : Sentinel Assam

It may be mentioned that, it is reported recently that, Army will start operation against both the factions of NSCN in Arunachal Pradesh.

One thought on “Brigadier Chipu Menon-Khunwang of NSCN(K) Killed

  • March 21, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    In my opinion,till Chipu’s death,the status of the Tirap & Changlang cadres of NSCN(K) & people of this 2 districts was at par with the Nagaland cadres & people. The power was well balanced. But his death may shift the power 2wards the high-ups of Nagaland cadres of the outfit.This is a speculation.It may be the other way around.His death may cause for Tirap & Changlang a better 2morrow or a bitter 2morrow.Let time tell,what lies ahead.


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