2nd NAP Bn observes 55th Raising Day

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Dimapur, August 6: The 2nd Nagaland Armed Police Battalion, Alichen observed its 55th Raising Day on August 1 at its Battalion Hqrs. Alichen along with 22nd Inter Company Sports Meet from July 30 to August 1. The closing function on August 1 was graced by T John Longkumer, IPS, DGP Nagaland as the guest of Honour. Ngangshimakok Sangtam,IPS, Dy.Inspector General of Police (Range) Mokokchung and host of dignitaries from Alichen and neighbouring villages.
It may be mentioned that 2 NAP Battalion was raised during 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.
During the closing function, the guest of honour, DGP Nagaland, T John Longkumer, IPS recalled 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 there was only 1st and 2nd NAP Battalions 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 the state and beyond as well. He encouraged the officers and men of the unit to continue with the good traditions of the unit, maintain the exemplary conduct and excellent achievements of Nagaland Police.
Responding to the request by the Commandant of the unit to look into various grievances and requirements in the unit, the DGP assured that he will personally look into their genuine requirements and take up with appropriate authority for remedial measures. (Page News Service)