War Memorial built by Assam Rifles in Nagaland
The Assam Rifles has constructed war memorial for 357 personnel who sacrificed their lives fighting against insurgency in the North Eastern State. The Memorial is first of its kind in the state. It has been constructed at Mokokchung in Assam.
The War Memorial has been designed in concentric circular form. It has three converging posts signifying all the three forces Army, Assam Rifles and Air Force.
It is the oldest paramilitary force in india. It was called the “Cachar Levy”. The four forces namely Assam Frontier Police, Eastern Bengal Military Force, Assam Military Police and the Assam Military Force were joined to form the Assam Rifles in 1917. The predecessor forces of Assam Rifles have served in World War I, Middle East and Europe. Assam Rifles participated in World War II.
Assam Rifles operate under Home Ministry. Since 2000, they are guarding the Indo-Myanmar Barrier under “one border one force” policy of Government of India.
Veer Samriti is the second world war cemetery located in Kohima.
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