What is Sentinels of the North East?

Assam Rifles is known as “Sentinels of the Northeast”.

  • Its headquarters are located at Laitkor (Shillong). The motto of Assam Rifles is “Friends of the Hill People”.
  • Assam rifles is the oldest paramilitary forces in India.
  • It was founded in by British in 1835 and was known as Cachar Levy at that time.
  • There are currently 46 battalions of Assam Rifles under the control of the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
  • One battalion comprises around 1,000 personnel. Of the 46 battalions, 15 are deployed along the 1,643-km border.
  • The Assam Rifles is headed by Lt. Gen K.S. Yadava.

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