Amit Shah's message to Assam Rifles soldiers on Foundation Day tweeted and said - Salute to the soldiers

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday greeted Assam Rifles soldiers and their families on their Raising Day. Apart from Amit Shah, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also extended his wishes and said the force has played an important role in maintaining peace in the region. Sarma wrote congratulations to all the personnel of Assam Rifles, India's oldest paramilitary service, on their raising day.

Mar 24, 2024 - 13:19
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Amit Shah's message to Assam Rifles soldiers on Foundation Day tweeted and said - Salute to the soldiers
Amit Shah's message to Assam Rifles soldiers on Foundation Day tweeted and said - Salute to the soldiers

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday greeted Assam Rifles soldiers and their families on their Raising Day. The Assam Rifles, also known as the 'Cachar Levy', was a militia raised in 1835. At present, Assam Rifles is deployed in the most remote and underdeveloped areas to ensure the safety of residents.

On the occasion of Raising Day, Amit Shah wrote on 'X' (formerly Twitter), 'Best wishes to the personnel of Assam Rifles and their family members on their Raising Day. The ever-alert and victorious force stands as a shield to protect the internal security of the country and keep the people safe in the Northeast. Salute to the lion-hearted soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the motherland.

Along with Amit Shah, Himanta Biswa Sarma, the chief minister of Assam, also expressed his well-wishes and stated that the force has been crucial in preserving peace in the area. "Congratulations on your raising day to all the personnel of the Assam Rifles, India's oldest paramilitary service," wrote Sarma. Often referred to as the "Sentinel of the North East," the force has been essential in preserving regional harmony and providing aid to those in need.

The force has expanded significantly since its founding in 1960, when it consisted of 17 battalions. There are currently 46 battalions in it. It also keeps up multiple logistics units and a training centre. Through its long service in the tribal areas, the Assam Rifles has gained the full confidence of the public and has contributed significantly to their integration into the national structure.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer
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