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May 22, 2019
5:13PM

Assam Rifles & Coast Guard sign ‘Charter of Affiliation’

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In Meghalaya, the Assam Rifles and the Indian Coast Guard today signed a historic ‘Charter of Affiliation ’ to utilize each other’s assets for operational training, sports and adventure.

Director General of Assam Rifles Lt Gen Sukhdeep Sangwan and Director General of Indian Coast Guard Rajendra Singh while representing their respective forces signed the agreement of affiliation at the Assam Rifles Headquarter, Laitkor, Shillong. Lt Gen Sangwan said, the initiative will facilitate greater understanding of operational ethos, sharing of best practices from each other, building camaraderie and utilization of one another's assets for training, sports and adventure.

The Assam Rifles DG said, the Indian Coast Guard has immense technological advantage in using technology to guard frontiers along the sea while Assam Riffles have got specialization in jungle warfare, mountain warfare and conventional operations.  He said, the Assam Riffles is looking forward to get some exposures on technology and put it to use in the borders along the Indo-Myanmar border which the force is guarding.

Earlier, the Indian Coast Guard DG announced that five personnel of the Assam Rifles will be taken on board for international exposure very soon after the pact was signed.
 

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