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2nd NAP Battalion observes raising day

DIMAPUR: | Publish Date: 8/7/2018 2:34:28 AM IST

 The 2nd Nagaland Armed Police (NAP) Battalion, Alichen observed its 55th Raising Day on August 1 at its Battalion headquarters in Alichen. It also marked the last day of the 22nd Inter Company Sports Meet that began from July 30. 

DIPR, in a report said that the closing function on August 1 was graced by DGP Nagaland, T. John Longkumer, as the guest of honour.

Longkumer, in his speech spoke about how the raising of 2 NAP Battalion in 1964 and the formation of Nagaland State in 1963 was intertwined due to the nature of security duties the unit has to perform in the entire state since the state only had the 1st and 2nd NAP Battalions back then. He lauded the former officers and jawans of the unit for the selfless sacrifices made while discharging duties and in securing the lives and properties of people of the state and beyond. Responding to the request by the commandant of the unit to look into various grievances and requirements of the unit, the DGP promised that he would personally look into their genuine requirements and take them up with appropriate authority for remedial measures.

Ngangshimakok Sangtam, dy. inspector general of police (Range) Mokokchung and a host of dignitaries from Alichen and neighbouring villages also attended the celebrations.

It may be mentioned that 2 NAP Battalion was raised in 1964 along with 1st NAP Battalion. Initially, the unit was known as 2 Battalion Special Armed Police which was converted from the then Mokokchung District Wing of the Village Guards, later rechristened as 2 NAP Battalion on 2nd October 1966. The Hqrs of the unit was shifted to the present location Alichen in 1968. During its formative years and till early 80s, the unit was tasked with the security and maintenance of Law and Order in Mokokchung as well as other regions such as Zunheboto, Wokha, Longleng, Dimapur including tenure deployment in National Capital Delhi. Even today, the unit is deployed in three districts covering Mokokchung, Zunheboto and Longleng.

 

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