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DG AR: OPEN HOUSE/FORUM ON EVERY SATURDAY BETWEEN 1100-1300 HRS AT HQ DGAR, LAITKOR SHILLONG: CHECK VIGILANCE PAGE
Profile:

The Force Profile as on date is as follows:
HQ DGAR located at Shillong. Three HQ IGAR operationally deployed. Twelve Sector HQs operationally deployed. 46 Battalions of Assam Rifles.

Role and Tasks:

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.

Organization Structure:


HQ DGAR 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 IGAR 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.
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 responsibility.
Maintenance Group Assam Rifles (MGAR) The 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 Army.
Workshops 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.