The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - extracts on Nagas from 'Assam Administration Report'

caption: Naga Hills district
caption: Relations with Tributary States and Frontier Affairs
caption: Police
medium: reports
date: 1886
date: 1887
text: 38. The sanctioned strength of the Naga Hills Frontier Police Battalion was 1 Commandant, 4 Subadars, 9 Jemadars, 43 Halvidars, and 502 sipahis and buglers. At the close of the year the number on the rolls was short of the sanctioned strength by 1 Subadar and 13 sipahis. Their behaviour on all occasions in which their services were called into requisition is said to have been exemplary. Further improvement has also been attained in the drill and musketry of the force.