Assam Rifles is India’s oldest paramilitary force, whose origins can be traced back to the British era Cachar Levy. The current name has been in use since 1917. Since its establishment, the paramilitary force has been playing critical role in providing security for India. Its present day functions include securing Tibet border in Assam and maintaining law and order in the tribal regions of Arunachal Pradesh.
Women soldiers from Assam Rifles were recently deployed in several regions in Kashmir. They will be assisting male soldiers in frisking women and children at motor-vehicle checkpoints. They will also be involved in conducting raids and search operations.