The Force Profile as on date is as
HQ DGAR located at Shillong. Three HQ IGAR operationally deployed. Twelve Sector
HQs operationally deployed. 46 Battalions of Assam Rifles.
Conduct counter insurgency operations in the north-east and other areas where
deemed necessary, under control of the army. During peace and ‘proxy war’,
ensure security of the indo-china and indo-myanmar borders. During war, rear
area security in the TBA. Act as penultimate interventionist force of the
central government in internal security situation, under the control of army;
when the situation goes beyond the control of central paramilitary operations.
The Force is commanded by an officer of
the rank of Lieutenant General of the Army. The highest HQ of the force known as
the HQ Directorate General of Assam Rifles is located at Shillong. Assam Rifles
is a region specific force with its operational role in the North East and
therefore the HQ DGAR is also located in the East. The HQs of all other Central
Para Military Forces are located at Delhi.
HQ Inspector General Assam Rifles comes
next in chain of command after HQ DGAR. HQ IGAR is commanded by an officer of
the rank of Major General from the Army. HQ IGAR in turn exercises command and
control over the sector HQs.
The Sector HQs are commanded by Army
Officers of the rank of Brigadiers from the Army. The Sector HQ exercises direct
command and control over the Assam Rifles Battalions deployed in its area of
Maintenance Groups located at various location provide the requisite
administrative support to the Assam Rifles formations and battalions deployed in
the field. The MGsAR are commanded by officers of the rank of Lt Col from the
The workshops are co-located with the
MGsAR to provide repair and recovery cover to the field formations. These
workshops further provide detachments to the Sector HQs to provide repair and
recovery cover as far forward as possible to the Battalions.