Pakistanis must know that #Pakistan helped Naga Insurgency even before #India supported Mukti Bahini, which led to the creation of #Bangladesh. Pakistan’s links with North East insurgent groups date back to early 50s.
In 1956 Zhukuto Sema, the Self-Styled (SS) Director of Intelligence of Naga Federal Government (NFG) visited Pakistan on the invitation of the Pak Government to explore the possibility of a visit by Zaphu Phizo, President of Naga National Council (NNC).
The Pakistan Government arranged everything for his journey and promised to give moral support and military aid in the form of arms and training in return for concessions which Pakistan was to receive as and when the Nagas achieve their independence.
After reaching this understanding with Pakistan, Phizo left Karachi on March 7, 1960 for London via Zurich and asked his followers to go to East Pakistan for arms and training. Pakistan raised the issue of Nagaland's independence in the UN.
On October 7, 1962 Pakistan Foreign Minister, Mohd. Ali spoke in favour of the Naga cause condemning atrocities committed by ISFs in Nagaland.
Later on, Pakistan also gave assistance to the Mizo National Front (MNF).
On August 23, 1967, Radio Pakistan carried attack on India,"Our struggle for freedom has its impact on other areas also. Today the Bharati Nagas are following in our footsteps. These Naga nationalists are fighting against the colonial power of Bharat as the Kashmiris are doing".
Pakistan Government not only set up a liaison cell for contact and giving encouragement to the Nagas and Mizos but also rendered them the facilities to contact foreign missions in Dhaka and to travel to other countries for furtherance of their goal.
The creation of Bangladesh did not deter Pakistan from its nefarious activities targeted against India. Pak ISI is encouraging various North East Insurgent groups and Islamic Fundamentalist Organisations in order to use them for its missions to destabilise North East India.
Despite strong diplomatic demarches from India, Pakistan denied any links with these groups. However, the truth was exposed when General Thinsullie and his deputy, Brigadier ‘Nidilo" along with some Mizos and Nagas surrendered to the Indian Army on December 22, 1971 in Dhaka.
However Phizo soon realised that Pakistan’s political posture was mainly to prop Nagas as a source of trouble to India rather than any sympathy for the Naga cause. So later he turned towards the table with Indian Government and made dialogues to resolve the issue peacefully.

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