Imphal: Union minister for home affairs and cooperation and chairmen North East Council, Amit Shah visited the Assam Rifles Headquarters at Laitkor, Shillong on Friday and Saturday.
This was his maiden visit of the home minister to this headquarters and he was impressed with the extremely scenic and well laid out garrison. He said this beautiful campus should be an example of how a campus should be.
He was briefed on the operational and administrative matters of the Force by Lt Gen P C Nair, AVSM, YSM, DG Assam Rifles. The prevailing security situation in the North East was also discussed at length and the home minister remarked that the Assam Rifles had earned the goodwill of the people of the North East in its over 180 years of glorious history. This he added was truly remarkable for any Force.
Before the culmination of his visit, the home minister also had a meal and interacted with officers, junior commissioned officers and other ranks of Assam Rifles based at Laitkor. He complimented them for the excellent professionalism and dedication to service that had been displayed by them over the decades. The enthusiasm and high morale displayed during the interaction over the lunch was also appreciated by the minister.
On a final note, he also added that the Nation is proud of the operational achievements and contribution of the Force true to its name ‘Sentinels of the North East.’