Mizoram Range Assam Rifles, also called 23 Sector Assam Rifles is celebrating its 50th anniversary of service rendered to the nation on 10 Sept 2010.
Mizoram Range / 23 Sector Assam Rifles was raised at Silchar on 10 September 1960. Col JD Nadirshaw, VRC, SC was the first Deputy Inspector General of the range. Assam Rifles units under command were deployed in states of Mizoram, Manipur and Tripura. Immediately after raising, the States' Range was assigned the task of providing aid to civil authority in dealing with law and order situation in Cachar district during later part of 1960 and in early 1961.  In 1962 during war against China, the range moved to Mokokchung, Nagaland. In March 1966, when insurgency broke out on large scale in Mizo hills the range moved to Aizawl on 21 March 1966. On formation of the Union Territory of Mizoram in March 1972, the Range established its headquarters at Lunglawn/ Lunglei during November 1972 in south Mizoram. Mizoram Range headquarters moved to its present location at Aizawl on 15 September 1978.    

The Range and Assam Rifles battalions are maintaining vigil and border guarding the Indo - Myanmar border and are responsive to the needs and sensibilities of the Mizo people. Assam Rifles is always prepared to provide help to the government, civil administration and the hill people of Mizoram, correctly epitomizing the role & motto of Mizoram Range "Friends of the Hill People".          
Historical perspective.

As part of the celebration, the Mizoram Range Assam Rifles organised several important events involving the people of Mizoram such as Mass Band Display & Dog Show at AR Ground on 28 August, 2010, the Assam Rifles and CYMA also jointly organised Jubilee Marathon 4 September, 2010 and AR Mela at AR Ground on 6 September, 2010.


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