Assam Rifles, the oldest Paramilitary Force of the country, celebrated its 186th Raising Day on March 24, 2021, under the leadership of Lt Gen Sukhdeep Sangwan, AVSM, SM, Director General Assam Rifles.
The celebrations were attended by the Inspector Generals, Sector Commanders and the Commandants of units commenced at HQ DGAR, Laitkor, Shillong on March 22 with a grand Mandir program followed by Annual Assam Rifles Commanders’ Conference and colourful cultural programme showcasing the rich heritage of the Force on March 23 and Wreath Laying ceremony at Assam Rifles War Memorial on March 24.
Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Dr) BD Mishra, Retd graced the event as the Chief Guest and also paid homage to martyrs of Assam Rifles by laying a wreath at Assam Rifles War Memorial.
Extending his best wishes to all ranks of the force and their families the Governor also complimented officers and troops for their indomitable spirit with which they continue to discharge their duties with courage, dedication and devotion.
The force, since its inception in 1835, has repeatedly demonstrated its credibility by executing challenging operations with a high degree of proficiency, alacrity and discipline.
Throughout its long and cherished history, the Force has made an immense contribution towards peace, stability and harmony in the country and abroad.
The Force has actively participated in all major wars including World Wars, Indo-China conflict, Indo-Pak Wars in 1965 & 1971.
The untiring efforts of the force in combating insurgency as also in guarding of Indo-Myanmar border has resulted in peace and tranquillity in the North Eastern Region.
The identity of North East India would be incomplete without considering the glorious contribution of the force which has earned for itself the sobriquet of “Friends of the North East People” and “Sentinels of The North East”.
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