Dimapur, October 15: The 4th Battalion NAP celebrated its golden jubilee on Monday at Durbar Hall, Thizama with DGP Nagaland, T. John Longkumer, IPS as the special guest.
The 4th Bn NAP was first established in 1968 with its headquarters in Longnak and was in-charge of maintaining law and order in the Assam border areas. The battalion played a major role in containing the situation during the Merapani conflict where many officers and men lost their lives. The headquarters of the battalion was later shifted to its current location at Thizama in 1972 and their main duty is to contain the insurgency problem. The unit also served in UP and Delhi.
Speaking at the jubilee celebration, T. John Longkumer, while congratulating the men of 4th NAP, said that the battalion was the forerunners in bringing peace in the State. He said that the battalion were not only the pioneers in border conflicts but also in tackling insurgency issues as well.
Delving into the rich history of the battalion, he said the unit was privileged to have been commanded by many former DGPs and senior officers. He paid tribute to the personnel of the battalion who laid down their lives during the Merapani conflict in the line of duty for the State.
He also encouraged the men of the battalion to be God fearing and to be humble in their duty by re-affirming on their solemn duty and motto of Service, Security and Sacrifice to humanity.
Commandant, 4th Bn. NAP Thizama, Teisovise Metha, NPS gave a brief account on the history and achievements of the Battalion during its 50 years of existence.
A monolith commemorating the golden jubilee was also unveiled by the DGP in the presence of other officers and dignitaries with Nizopre Ritse, Pastor, Unit Church offering the dedicatory prayer. (Page News Service)