HM Amit Shah Attend Parade of Commandos


Guwahati: Taking another giant step towards transforming Assam Police into one of the most responsive, quick-reaction, smart police forces in the country capable of dealing with all sort of contingencies, the Government of Assam on Saturday organised the passing-out parade of 2,551 commandos of the five newly formed commando battalions of the State police force at an event held at Sarusajai Sports Complex in Guwahati that was attended by Union Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah as the Chief Guest and Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma as the Guest of Honour.

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The five newly formed Commando Battalions are the 2nd Assam Commando Battalion (Operations) at Birsima in Hailakandi district, the 3rd Assam Commando Battalion (Operations) at Dodoli in Karbi Anglong district, the 4th Assam Commando Battalion (Operations) at Geleky in Sivasagar district, the 5th Assam Commando Battalion (Urban Operations and Law & Order) at Pabhoi in Biswanath district and the 6th Assam Commando Battalion (Urban Operations and Law & Order) at Ambikapur in Sadiya. In a departure from earlier training module for police commandos of the State, the commandos of these five new commando battalions underwent rigorous 40-week Phase – I training under the Indian Army after which they were also trained in legal knowledge and related subjects for three months at the Lachit Borphukan Police Academy in Dergaon.

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