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Assam Rifles and Indian Coast Guard Hold Fifth Joint Working Group Meeting in Shillong

Assam Rifles and Indian Coast Guard Hold Fifth Joint Working Group Meeting in Shillong

This partnership is crucial for maintaining security in India’s northeastern regions, which are prone to insurgency and cross-border crimes, as well as its vast coastline, which requires vigilant maritime security.

On May 28, 2024, the Assam Rifles and the Indian Coast Guard convened their fifth Joint Working Group (JWG) meeting at the Headquarters of the Directorate General Assam Rifles in Laitkor, Shillong.

The significant gathering was attended by distinguished officers, including Lt Gen P C Nair, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, PhD, Director General of Assam Rifles, and DIG Pankaj Verma, TM, Deputy Inspector General of the Indian Coast Guard. The meeting focused on enhancing the cooperation between the two forces, which have been affiliated since May 2019.

The JWG meeting is part of an ongoing series aimed at strengthening the strategic and operational collaboration between the Assam Rifles and the Indian Coast Guard. This cooperation is crucial for ensuring robust security and effective response to various challenges in India’s northeastern and coastal regions.

During the meeting, several critical issues were discussed to further the cooperation between the Assam Rifles and the Indian Coast Guard. The discussions covered a wide array of topics, including joint operations, intelligence sharing, training exercises, and resource optimization.

Since their affiliation in May 2019, the Assam Rifles and the Indian Coast Guard have made significant strides in fostering a close working relationship.

This partnership is crucial for maintaining security in India’s northeastern regions, which are prone to insurgency and cross-border crimes, as well as its vast coastline, which requires vigilant maritime security.

Lt Gen P C Nair emphasized the importance of this affiliation, stating, “The collaboration between Assam Rifles and the Indian Coast Guard is a testament to our commitment to safeguarding the nation’s security. Through our joint efforts, we can effectively address the multifaceted security challenges facing our regions.”

DIG Pankaj Verma echoed this sentiment, highlighting the mutual benefits of the affiliation. “Our partnership with Assam Rifles has strengthened our capabilities and enhanced our operational effectiveness. Together, we can ensure the safety and security of our coastal and border regions,” he said.

The fifth JWG meeting marked another milestone in the collaborative journey of the Assam Rifles and the Indian Coast Guard. The discussions and decisions made during the meeting are expected to lead to more synchronized operations and improved security outcomes.

Both forces remain committed to working closely to address emerging security threats and ensure the safety of the nation.

The ongoing partnership between the Assam Rifles and the Indian Coast Guard exemplifies the strategic importance of inter-agency cooperation in India’s security landscape. As they continue to build on their affiliation, their combined efforts will undoubtedly contribute to a more secure and resilient India.

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