The Defence Ministry and the Home Ministry are presently having arguments over the control of the country’s oldest counter-insurgency force Assam Rifles.
Currently, the administrative control of the Assam Rifles is under the Home Ministry and the operational control is with the Defence Ministry along with the Indian Army.
The Indian Army has recently expressed deep concern over the home ministry’s decision to seek complete control over the country’s oldest counter insurgency force which has undertaken a number of counter-insurgency operations in the northeast along with the Army.
As per reports, the Indian Army has prepared a detailed presentation in order to brief defence minister Rajnath Singh about the necessity of having administrative and operational control of the Assam Rifles by the Defence Ministry....
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