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Assam Rifles affiliates with Indian Coast Guard

DIMAPUR, MAY 22 | Publish Date: 5/22/2019 11:39:49 AM IST

Assam Rifles, the oldest paramilitary force and The Indian Coast Guard, the youngest armed force signed a ‘Charter of Affiliation’ on  May 22 at HQ DGAR, Laitkor, Shillong. 

A press release by the PRO stated that both armed forces are border guarding forces; one guards the coastal frontiers while the other guards the Indo-Myanmar Border. 
Affiliation has been carried out between 3rd (Naga Hills) Battalion of Assam Rifles and Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Shaurya’. This initiative will facilitate greater understanding of operational ethos, sharing of best practices from each other, building camaraderie and utilization of   each other’s assets for operations, training, sports and adventure will be carried out. The signing of the “Charter of Affiliation” was preceded by a joint Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Assam Rifles War Memorial and a combined ‘Guard of Honour’ led by Capt Ruchi Pathak of Assam Rifles. 
The event was attended by Lt Gen Sukhdeep Sangwan, Director General Assam Rifles and Director General Rajendra Singh, Indian Coast Guard along with host of officers and men from both the forces. 
Both the Director Generals expressed gratitude to Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Defence for clearing the routes for this historic affiliation. 

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