AR to observe 61st raising day in Manipur

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Imphal, Aug 26 (UNI) Assam Rifle will celebrate its 61st raising day here on September 1.

It is the oldest range headquarter of AR. It was raised as joint headquarter at Tuensang in Nagaland in September 1947.

Then its role was to extend administrative control over remote tribal areas under difficult conditions with rudimentary administrative backup.

The range was later re-designated as Headquarters Sector 1, in May 1956 and placed under command Headquarter GOC Assam (now 23 Infantry Division, PRO of Assam Rifles today said.

The sector was re-christened as Headquarters Manipur Range in July 1973 and subsequently as Headquarters Sector 9, in November 1979.

After a brief stay at Mantripukhri the headquarter was moved to the present location Keithelmanbi in December 2004.

The Sector has handled extreme sensitive situations in Manipur and Nagaland which include instability, ethnic and tribal strife, natural calamities and off late counter terrorism.

UNI NS RH SP AS1418

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