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Chartered flights for Assam Rifles personnel travelling on leave

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Guwahati: Director-General of Assam Rifles (AR) Lt. Gen. Rameshwar Roy on Thursday said chartered flights for AR personnel have commenced from Imphal, Aizawl, Agartala and Silchar to Kolkata and back to help them overcome the hardship they face while travelling on leave.

Addressing AR troops at Laitkor in Shillong on the occasion of the 176th anniversary celebrations of the country's oldest paramilitary force, Lt. Gen. Roy said a transit camp had been set up at Kolkata. Besides, accommodation and hostel facilities were being developed at various places for AR personnel. Jawans of general duty cadre would get the assured rank of a Warrant Officer, he added.

He said 167 insurgents were either killed or apprehended and 280 surrendered in 2010. Of its 46 battalions, 31 are for counter-insurgency operations and 15 are for guarding the borders.

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