Assam Rifles

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TOPIC:  Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.

  • It is the oldest Para Military Force in the country and was formed in 1835 as “Cachar Levy”. After several name changes, the name “Assam Rifles” was finally adopted in 1917.
  • Headquarter- Shillong
  • It maintains internal security in the North East.
  • It also guards the Indo-Myanmar* border since 2002.
  • It is under the administrative control of MHA but operates under the Army.
  • It is headed by Army officers.

*The capital of Myanmar is Naypyidaw

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