Shillong: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra has commended the officers and jawans of the Assam Rifles for their nonpareil spirit, courage, commitment and efforts in protecting the 1643-km-long Indo-Myanmar International border.
Mishra, who on Tuesday attended the 186th Raising Day of the Assam Rifles at its Directorate General Headquarters at Laitkor here, said the oldest paramilitary force of the country has immensely contributed towards peace and tranquillity in the northeastern region in its 186 years of outstanding history.
“The force has over the years become an inseparable part of the northeastern state and very rightly and fondly been recognized by the indigenous population as the ‘Friends of the North East,” Mishra said.
The governor said the Assam Rifles has always played an important role in containing insurgency in the sensitive areas of the north-east while guarding the borders of the country at the same time.
“With the present disturbed situation in Myanmar, our neighboring country, its role has become very important,” he said.
The governor further exhorted the ranks and file of the paramilitary force to continue upholding the highest traditions of their service to the nation in the years to come.
He advised them to maintain goodwill and bonhomie with the local populace.
Mishra also felicitated the Assam Rifles director general, Lt General Sukhdeep Sangwan and the officers and jawans on the special occasion.