In 1941, the British raised a contingent of 1000 men as ‘Additional Police’ to assist the Civil police. After partition, the Hqrs. of this force shifted from Lahore to Jalandhar Cantt and it was re-designated as the “Punjab Armed Police” (PAP). Post independence, Punjab Armed Police performed Indo-Pak border policing. After Chinese Invasion (1962) – 37 Punjab Armed Police Battalions raised. In 1966, at trifurcation of Punjab, 32 Bns. amalgated in BSF, CRPF, SSB, Haryana Armed Police & Himachal Pradesh Armed Police.