1st IR Battalion


The First India Reserve Battalion was raised in the year 1993 with its Headquarters at Mualvum, Kolasib District. At its inception, the Headquarters of the 1st IR Battalion was temporarily accomodated at the then Police Training Centre, Lungverh and the Mizoram Government looked for a suitable site. It was then that a 2615.28 Bigha wide land of old Mualvum village was donated by Kawnpui Village Council for the Headquarters of First India Reserve Battalion. Mualvum was then occupied as its Headquarters on 31st August, 1995 by shifting from PTC Lungverh. Pu.L.T.Hrangchal, MPS was posted as the  first Commandant of 1st IR Battalion.

The First India Reserve Battalion has, since its inception till date contributed immensely in the maintenance of peace and tranquility inside Mizoram and outside. Troops from this Battalion have been deployed in Anti-Naxal operations in Chhatisgarh during the year 2006-2008.


Operational jurisdiction of 1st IR Bn. covers the whole administrative District areas of Kolasib District. With its Battalion Headquarters located at Mualvum, permanent deployment in the form of BOPs have been made in the following places viz., : Zophai, Phaisen, Vairengte, Saihapui ‘V’, Saiphai, Saipum and Tuirial. Besides these, attachment of armed Police has also been made in the following Police Stations – Kolasib Police Station, Vairengte Police Station, Bairabi Police Station and Kawnpui Police Station.


  • The Office of  the  Commandant, 1st.IR.Battalion  has  four  separate  branches- General Branch, Record  Branch, Quartermaster  Branch  and  Motor  Transport  Branch. The  General  Branch  deals with general correspondences  and  accounts; the Record  Branch  deals  with  the  Force  establishment  and  of  matters  connected  with  the  personnel; Quartermaster  Branch  deals  with  clothing  and  accoutrement, arms  and  ammunition and  other  stores. The  Motor  Transport  Branch  deals  with  motor  vehicles.
  • Internal  administration  of  the  Battalion  Headquarters  and  all  matters  of  discipline, reward  and  punishment  including matters  of  Headquarters  Company, Band Platoon, Reserve Police, etc, is looked  after  by  the  administration  branch  headed  by  the  Adjutant  and  assisted  by  the Administration  Inspector, Sub  Inspector  Adjutant, Battalion  Havildar  Major, a  Havildar  Clerk, a  writer  and  Constables  and  other  personnel.


  • An  English  Medium  Middle  School  is  being  run by  the  Battalion  at  Mualvum  to  cater  to  the  educational  needs  of  children  of  our  personnel  as  well  as  other  families. The  School  is  solely  financed  by  the  unit. The  School  has  classes  from  kindergarten  to  class  VIII.
  • For  recreational  purposes,  the  unit  also  has  one  auditorium  which  is  utilized  for  playing badminton  and  various  other  purposes.
  • The Unit has a six(6) bedded hospital which is looked after by one qualified Govt. Doctor. he is assisted by staff nurses and other medical staffs. The hospital plays a vital role in providing health care facilities to the personnel of the unit with their family members. The hospital also facilitates to the needs of civilians from Kawnpui Village and its neighboring areas.


  • 1st IR Bn. largely contributed in the maintenance of Law and Order and peaceful environment in Kolasib District.
  • Contribution of the Battalion to prevent the people in the inter-state border areas and to protect the boundary of the state is highly commendable.
  • Utmost efforts to conserve and enriched the flora and fauna of 1st IR Bn. Hqrs. complex have been taken and inculcate the necessity among the residents and staff.






MARTAR THLAN (Martyrs Memerial Stone)