India, Nov. 25 -- The Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) - the largest Naga rebel group which is currently in the final stages of peace talks with the Central government - has criticised the counter-insurgency operations against its cadres in Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh and warned of "disastrous consequences" for both sides.

It said the intensified operations against it has come as a rude shock. In a statement on Tuesday, it asserted that the Central government should handle the situation with great sensitivity and not prod its security forces to run amok against the NSCN.

"In such a situation NSCN members cannot allow themselves to be sitting ducks. Our patience should not be translated as wea...