ARUNACHAL PRADESH is the easternmost state of India. This part of the Himalaya’s, containing the sources of the Brahmaputra, has long been disputed between the Government of India and China as it was a part of Tibet. On its territory the NEFA (North East Frontier Agency) was created in 1954. This Agency was administrated until 1972 as a part of Assam. The issue of the Chinese claims was quiet during the decade of cordial Sino-Indian relations, but erupted again during the Sino-Indian War of 1962 in which the Peoples’Republic of China captured most of the NEFA. However, China soon declared victory and voluntarily withdrew back to the McMahon Line negotiated in 1914. In 1972 Arunachal Pradesh became a Territory of the Union. It was given the status of a State in 1986, a resolution that was ratified in February 1987.
The emblem of the state shows a rising sun between the two
highest peaks of the country: the Komdi (4185 m.) and the Daphabum (4578 m.).
In the middle is a buffalo’s head, and on both sides, as a kind of
supporters, two Greater Indian Hornbills (Buceros Bicornis - Bucerotidae)
the national bird of Arunachal Pradesh.
In chief is the national emblem of
The emblem of the Police of Arunachal Pradesh consists of the letters APP within a garland, crested with the Asoka-capital and the motto Satyameva Jayate in devanagiri script on a black ribbon in base.
Present Emblem (before 2012)
©Hubert de Vries 2009-06-16; Updated: 2009-08-04; 2012-09-05