Assam Rifles

News:The defence establishment and the Ministry of Home affairs are once again in disagreement over the control of Assam Rifles. Facts: What is the issue? Assam Rifles which the oldest paramilitary force of India is under dual control of two ministries. The administrative control of Assam Rifles lies with the Home Ministry, while the operational… Continue reading Assam Rifles

Affiliation of ICG ship Shaurya with 3rd(Naga Hills) battalion of Assam Rifles

Assam Rifles and Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has signed an Affiliation Charter in an effort to enhance inter armed forces cooperation and utilise each other’s assets for training and sports. The charter was signed between 3rd (Naga Hills) Battalion of Assam Rifles and Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Shaurya’. The charter will facilitate greater understanding of… Continue reading Affiliation of ICG ship Shaurya with 3rd(Naga Hills) battalion of Assam Rifles

Rohingya trafficking: vigil up on Myanmar border

Assam Rifles has increased vigil along the India-Myanmar border and asked the local people to travel with proper identity proof to and from Moreh- a trade town in Manipur. The decision to 9ncrease vigil comes after few cases of trafficking of Rohingya boys and girls detected in Manipur. Further, there have been reports of illegal… Continue reading Rohingya trafficking: vigil up on Myanmar border

Assam Rifles, NSCN(IM) agree to withdraw from Manipur villages

Assam Rifles and National Socialist Council of Nagalim(NSCN-IM) has agreed to withdraw from two remote villages of Ukhrul in Manipur.The decision towards de-escalating the tension was taken by Nagaland based Ceasefire Monitoring Group(CFMG) and a delegation of NSCN-IM leaders. Recently,Assam Rifles had issued warning against the National Socialist Council of Nagaland Isak-Muivah faction (NSCN-IM) for… Continue reading Assam Rifles, NSCN(IM) agree to withdraw from Manipur villages

Manipur tense over ‘unauthorised’ NSCN(IM) camp

Manipur has been under tension after Assam Rifles has issued warning against the National Socialist Council of Nagaland Isak-Muivah faction (NSCN-IM) for allegedly setting up unauthorized camps in Ukhrul district near the India-Myanmar border. Assam Rifles has accused the NSCN-IM of gross violation of existing ceasefire ground rules.The NSCN-IM had signed a peace accord with… Continue reading Manipur tense over ‘unauthorised’ NSCN(IM) camp

CCS to decide on dual control over Assam Rifles

The Ministry of Home Affairs has informed the Delhi High Court that it, along with the Ministry of Defence will abide by the decision of the Cabinet Committee on Security(CCS) on the dual control over Assam Rifles. Earlier,the Delhi High Court had sought the response of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on a plea… Continue reading CCS to decide on dual control over Assam Rifles

Plea to remove dual control of Assam Rifles

The Delhi High Court has sought the response of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on a plea seeking directions to remove the dual control of Assam Rifles and bring it under the Defence Ministry. The petition was filed on the grounds that the administrative control of Assam Rifles lies with the Home Ministry,while the… Continue reading Plea to remove dual control of Assam Rifles

More powers for Assam Rifles in Northeast

The Centre has empowered the Assam rifles to arrest anyone and search a place without warrant in the border districts of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland and Mizoram. The Assam Rifles is one of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) in India. It came into being in 1835. It is under the administrative control of… Continue reading More powers for Assam Rifles in Northeast