Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh interacts with troops at Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles (South) in Manipur
Commends them for performing their duty with courage & conviction and improving the security situation in the state
A nation can achieve absolute potential only when its borders are safe, says RM while urging the forces to keep the National Flag high
By PIB Delhi
Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh visited Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles (South) at Mantripukhri in Manipur on August 19, 2022, and interacted with troops of Red Shield Division and Assam Rifles. He was accompanied by chief of the Army Staff General Manoj Pandey, GOC-in-C Eastern Command Lieutenant General RP Kalita, and GOC Spear Corps Lieutenant General RC Tiwari along with other senior officers of the Army and Assam Rifles. During the visit, the Raksha Mantri was briefed about the counter-insurgency as well as border management operations on the Indo-Myanmar border to maintain peace and tranquility in the region.
Addressing the personnel, Shri Rajnath Singh appreciated the officers and soldiers for performing their duty with courage and conviction despite challenges posed by terrain &weather and for improving the security situation in Manipur. It’s a matter of great pride to stand amongst the Indian Army and Assam Rifles troops, he said.
The Raksha Mantri lauded the contribution of the Red Shield Division ever since its raising, be it in the 1971 war, as part of IPKF in Sri Lanka, or in its present role. He commended the stellar role of Assam Rifles in the last seven decades and their immense contribution to internal security, securing the Indo-Myanmar border, and key role in bringing the North East into the national mainstream. “For this reason, you are called ‘Friends of the North East People’ and ‘Sentinels of North East’,” he stated.
Shri Rajnath Singh exhorted the forces to keep the national flag high through unflinching dedication, asserting that the Nation can achieve absolute potential only when its borders are safe. More than 1,000 troops of the Red Shield Division and Assam Rifles took part in the interaction with the Raksha Mantri.