The 1st Batallion Mizoram Armed Police
The first Battalion of Mizoram Armed Police was constituted on 1 st August, 1973 by drafting personnel from the then District Armed Branch of the erstwhile Lushai Hills District of Assam State. The main purpose was to meet the permanent and regular requirements of the Armed Police of the newly created Mizoram U.T. These cover duties in the district as the Armed Reserve Force, like permanent guards and other permanent duties, escort duty of Treasury, VIPs, prisoners etc. The 1st Bn. MAP, therefore, performed dual function of both the District Armed Branch and the State Armed Reserve since its inception. In fact, the 1st Bn. MAP catered to the Armed Police needs of Mizoram single-handedly for 15 (fifteen) year before other Battalions were raised. The period includes the year of turmoil, which Mizoram had undergone due to disturbances.
The 2nd Batallion Mizoram Armed Police
The establishment of 2 nd Bn. MAP was started with a strength of two companies in the year 1982 vide letter No. A.12028/1/82-HMP dt. 23.12.1982 from Home Department Government of Mizoram. Four more companies were created and sanctioned vide letter No.A.12028/1/92-HMP dt. 9.10.1987 from Home Department Government of Mizoram and the establishment of full-fledged 2 nd Bn. MAP was started from 9.10.1987. The two companies of 2 nd Bn. MAP was were functioning from 1 st Bn. Map Headquarters, Aizawl for 4(four) years, and following the sanction of full fledged 2 nd Bn. MAP, it was shifted to Lunglei on 27.4.1988. The Office of SDPO Lunglei was temporarily utilized as the Main Office of 2 nd Bn. MAP, till it was shifted to 2 nd Bn. MAP Headquarters, Luangmual on 6.3.1989.
The 3rd Batallion Mizoram Armed Police
The Government of Mizoram notification A.12028/2/88-HMP Dt. 9.1.1991 and A-12028/2/88-HMP dt. 21.11.1991 paved the way for creation of what come to be known as 4Coy Cell. This was under a Astt. Commandant, and a handful of staff. It functioned since 2.2.91 at 1 st Bn. MAP Complex under the direct supervision of AIG-II. In the 1 st Week of December 1991 its Office was shifted to Police Hqrs. On 23.9.92 the Govt. of Mizoram Home Department vide its order No. 12023/4/92-HMA sanctioned a post of Commandant. Pu. L.H. Shanliana, MPS become its 1 st Commandant on 9.11.92 and 4 Coy Cell became a full fledged Battalion and came to be known as the 3 rd Bn. MAP. On 10.11.92, the Office was shifted from PHQ to Mualpui, occupying an area of 286377 sqm. The Revenue Department. vide its letter No. 15016/106/91-DTE(Rev) dt. 15.9.95 accorded a proper pass No. 169 of 1976. Since the day it become identified as 3 rd Bn. MAP i.e 9.11.92 its Rising Day, each successive Commandants have been pioneering untiringly in making the battalion what it is today.
1st Indian Reserve Batallion
The first Indian Reserve Battalion for Mizoram was approved and sanctioned by the govt. of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi vide Memo No.II.27011.3.91-FP.III dated New Delhi, the 11 th June/1993 and various posts were subsequently created by the Govt. of Mizoram vide home Department Memo No.12028/5/92-HMP dated 1 st Dec, 1993.
2nd Indian Reserve Batallion
2nd IR Battalion was created on 15.1.2001, with its headquarters at Khawzawl. As the site was not developed, the unit was allowed to function temporarily at Police Headquarters Khatla, Aizawl and the bulk of the force were stationed at 3 rd MAP Battalion Complex, Mualpui, Aizawl. In the meantime construction of living quarters etc were taken up at Khawzawl, and by the beginning of 2005, construction of about 26 different building were completed.
With the approval of Police Headquarters, and the completion of 26 different building, the Battalion Headquarters was shifted to Khawzawl during the month of April 2005, and a Inaugural Funtion was organized on 28.4.2005.
The Headquarters Khawzawl is perched on a hilltop, on the Eastern side of Mizoram, along the Aizawl-Champhai road, about 157 km away from Aizawl at 93.10 latitude and 23.10 degree longitude in the global positioning. The altimeter reading at the highest point is 1187 meter from the sea level. The town has good communication link i.e Aizawl-Champhai road passes through the town As per the weatherman’s record, the climate is 30 degree at the maximum and 4.5 degree minimum in the Celsius. Approximate annual rainfall is 1751mm.