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DG Assam Rifles visits Manipur

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Nov. 30

Lieutenant General Sukhdeep Sangwan, SM**, Director General Assam Rifles, arrived in the state on a three day visit to inspect functioning of the Assam Rifles units deployed in different parts of the state including Ukhrul, Somsai, Shangshak, Nampisha, Chassad, Bishnupur and Imphal from 27 to 29 Nov 2018.  The Army General is the head of Assam Rifles and is responsible for the Assam Rifle personnel throughout North East. Accompanied by Mrs Sangeeta Sangwan, President, Assam Rifles Wives Welfare Association(ARWA), the DG AR was received by Major General KP Singh, YSM, Inspector General Assam Rifles (South) and Mrs Rachna Singh.
The General Officer visited the forward localities where the Assam Rifles troops are guarding the border under inhospitable and trying conditions and boosted their morale by his presence amongst them.  He was briefed on the Indo-Myanmar border dynamics and the efforts of the force towards countering the menace of drugs to the Manipuri society.  The General officer was highly appreciative of the proactive steps of the Manipur government and the state civil administration towards bringing better governance and to the people of Manipur. He also appreciated the efforts and cooperation being extended by the Manipur police in enabling the AR to fulfill its responsibilities towards the nation.
The General Officer called upon the personnel of the paramilitary force to carry out people-friendly operations. He appreciated their selfless service to the nation, the courage and valour they displayed in the adverse circumstances  and the sacrifice they made to safeguard the country. Reiterating Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Act East’ policy, he asked the troops of Assam Rifles to continue their efforts in creating a conducive and peaceful environment in the state so that the people of the state can also be a part of the growth story of the nation.
The General Officer accompanied by Mrs Sangeeta Sangwan also joined in the festivities of Sangai Festival on 27th November 2018 where he was felicitated by the organisers. Fascinated by the impressive show put up by the people of Manipur, the General Officer pointed out that it was not far before Manipur became the hub of tourism in the North East. He complimented the State Government for the success of the ongoing festival and appreciated the improving law and order in the State. The General Officer conveyed his best wishes to the people of Manipur before departing for Shillong, the Head Quarters of Assam Rifles.

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