Assam rifles role in tackling drug trafficking : Daily Current Affairs

Assam rifles role in tackling drug trafficking

The troopers of Assam Rifle’s Aizawl Battalion of 23 Sector recovered 189 grams of heroin recently. Heroin worth Rs 75 lakh has been recovered by the troopers of Assam Rifles from Bethlehem Veng area of Aizawl in Mizoram. According to Assam rifles , Smuggling activities along the India-Myanmar Border have been a major cause of concern for the state of Mizoram.

What is Assam Rifles?

Assam Rifles is one of the six central armed police forces (CAPFs) under the administrative control of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The other forces being the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the Border Security Force (BSF), the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

Assam Rifles (AR) is the oldest paramilitary force in India whose primary role is to protect part of India 's Northeastern border. It also maintained law and order in the tribal areas of Assam , a role now being performed by to the police forces in the States and Union Territories in Northeastern India.

It has a sanctioned strength of over 63,000 personnel and has 46 battalions apart from administrative and training staff.

It is tasked with the maintenance of law and order in the North East along with the Indian Army and also guards the Indo-Myanmar border in the region.

While the administrative control of the force is with the MHA, its operational control is with the Indian Army, which is under the MoD.