Nagaland police pioneer no more

Dimapur, February 15 (MExN): One of the founding fathers of Nagaland Police, the deputy commandant of the then-newly raised first Battalion of Nagaland Armed Police in the year 1964, Major MB Rai has passed away.  
Major MB Rai, AC, MC, IDSM passed away on February 14 at 1340 hrs in Jorhat.  He was born on January 10, 1914 and was enrolled into the 1/10 GR in 1930 and was later commissioned in 1948. During his illustrious career, he won various gallantry awards including the Military Cross, the IDSM and the Ashok Chakra for gallantry against the Japanese army in the Chin Hills, Manipur and Nagaland. He also served as Commandant, Village Guards of the Naga Hills, and Tuensang areas in the year 1965.
Recalling his invaluable service to the nation, the Chief of Army Staff, Eastern Army Command, DG of Assam Rifles and the Kiranti Fraternity and the oldest officer of the 11 Gorkha Rifles paid rich tributes to him.
A funeral service held for the departed soldier in Gorkha Baptist Church in Jorhat, today at 11:00 hours also saw a guard of honor for the brave soldier. The body of Late Maj MB Rai was laid to rest at the Christian Cemetery in Jorhat with full military honors conducted by the 2/11 Gorkha Rifles.