- 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 operational ethos, sharing of best practices from each other, building camaraderie and utilization of one another’s assets for training, sports and adventure.
- Indian Coast Guard Ship Shaurya is an indigenously built ship at Goa Shipyard Limited.It is a modern state of the art 105 mtrs long Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) commissioned on 12 Aug 2017.
- The ship is extensively developed for Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) surveillance and other duties as enshrined in the Coast Guard charter to safeguard the Maritime Interest of India.
- The Assam Rifles is the oldest paramilitary force of India.Assam Rifles operates in the North Eastern part of India and complements the Indian Army in countering the insurgency and guarding the borders.
- The Assam Rifles functions under the Ministry of Defence while its administrative control is under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
- The Indian Coast Guard was established in 1978 by the Coast Guard Act,1978 of as an independent armed force of India.The organization is headed by the Director General Indian Coast Guard (DGICG).
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