• Mon. Jul 15th, 2024


Assam Rifles the oldest and most decorated Para Military Force of the Country is celebrating its 189th Raising Day on 24 March 2024.


Raised in 1835 the Force has done yeoman service to the Nation and contributed immensely in bringing peace in the North East states.

Lieutenant General P C Nair, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, PhD, DG Assam Rifles and all ranks of the Force paid homage at the War Memorial in Shillong to the Bravehearts who in the past have made the Supreme Sacrifice.

The DG AR addressed all ranks of Force wherein he complimented all ranks for their outstanding contribution in fighting insurgency in the North East & Kashmir. The Force has continued to prove its mettle in Operations in 2023-24.

During the past year,three Battalions of Assam Rifles received Chief of the Army Staff Unit Citation and five Battalions received General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Unit Citation. In addition, personnel’s of the Force were awarded with two Shaurya Chakra, eight Sena Medals, 412 Presidential and Governors Medals.

The Force has also excelled in Sports by winning 163 medals at National level and 22 medals at International level in various sports events in the year 2023-24. The Force remains committed to modernize its equipment profile in terms of acquisition of state of art, weapons, surveillance and protective equipment.

The Force has created a first amongst Central Armed Police Forces Cyber Security Operation Centre to safeguard its networks from cyber intrusions and has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Universities to upskill its manpower and accredit the academic and training programme of Assam Rifles.

With every passing year, the Assam Rifles continues to stand strong amongst the people of the North East. As the region moves towards development and prosperity, the Force continues to instill a sense of security amongst the locals. The Assam Rifles continues to evolve to meet new challenges and live up to its motto and its role as the ‘Sentinels of the North East’.

Source: DGAR

Report- Pratyusha Mukherjee

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