Rangiya Defence Minister Manohar Parrikarundertook a maiden visit to the Indian Army’s Red Horns Division today. He was accompanied by Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh and the GOC-in-C of the army’s Eastern Command, Lt.Gen. M M S Rai.
They reviewed the overall security situation prevailing in Lower Assam and also to get a first hand feel of the ongoing operations against militant groups.
At Rangiya, Parrikar was given a detailed briefing on ongoing counter-terrorism operations in Lower Assam. He expressed his satisfaction on the progress of operations and also appreciated the efforts made by the formation to dynamically review and alter its tactics to counter the rapidly changing situation in the state.
Parrikar also complimented the army for the high-level of integration with Assam Police and Central Armed Police Forces. He appreciated the efforts of the army in the violence free conduct of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) elections in Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) to bring peace and normalcy in the region.
The minister interacted at length with the troops and appreciated them for the high state of morale and operational preparedness.
He also lauded army personnel for their selfless service towards the nation. He assured them that the nation stood behind them and would support them in all their endeavours.