“Tripura State Rifles (TSR) is the pride of the state. The TSR force in the state is in no way inferior to other police forces in the country. This force has a reputation throughout the country. TSR has demonstrated expertise in countering terrorist activities in the state in particular. Which certainly deserves praise.”, Hon’ble Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha said at the Passing out parade of TSR of 14th and 15th Battalions of Tripura State Rifles at KTDS Police Training Academy (PTA), Narsingarh, Agartala on Friday (3rd November, 2023) The Chief Minister said that the TSR camps are playing a responsible role in providing administrative facilities to the people in the remote villages of the state. Civic action programs, health camps and administrative camps are being organized under the initiative of TSR Camp in collaboration with the local administration. TSR jawans in remote areas are making people aware about various welfare schemes of the Government and encouraging them to take advantage of the scheme. In the last two years, TSR and the police force have played an important role in countering the terrorists. Due to their activities, 24 terrorists and their accomplices have already surrendered.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister also said that a total of 1413 people were recruited in the TSR in battalion no. 14 and 15. Among them, 137 women jawans have been appointed for the first time in TSR as per the decision of the state government to reserve 10 percent posts for women. They have been trained in a total of four training centers. Out of this, 194 men and 137 women were trained at KTDS Police Training Academy, Narsingarh, 460 men were trained at TSR Training Center in RK, 391 men were trained at Counter Insurgency and Anti-Terrorist School at Kachuchhara and 231 men were trained at TSR’s 7th Battalion Headquarters at Jampuijala. is given Out of 1413 jawans assigned to No. 14 and 15 TSR battalions, 331 jawans have passed out from this training academy today. Those trained from other training centers will be passed out soon. TSR recruits are thoroughly trained as per the syllabus prescribed for the IR Battalion of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Today’s passed out women TSR jawans will later be given special training on operations, law enforcement and crime against women.
Addressing at the Passing out parade of TSR, the Chief Minister said that Tripura State Rifles (TSR) started its journey in the state in 1984. TSR forces were formed on the pattern of central forces due to lack of central paramilitary forces to counter terrorist activities at that time. The main motto of TSR is Veerta and Bandhuta’ (courage and friendship). The second battalion of the TSR was raised in September 1990. The Chief Minister said that the state has about 856 km of international border. In 2011, Tripura Police and TSR forces were honored with the ‘President’s Colour Award’ in recognition of their outstanding work. Tripura is the fourth state in the country to be honored with the President’s Colour Award.
The Chief Minister said that the Government has planned to deploy TSR jawans in urban areas to improve the overall law and order situation in urban areas. There are also plans to arrange accommodation for TSR at Agartala, Udaipur Dharmanagar, Ambassa, Kumarghat and Belonia for maintaining law and order. State Director General of Police Amitabh Ranjan also spoke on the occasion. KTDS Police Training Academy Principal Nabadwip Jamatia recited the oath to the trained TSR jawans.