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Assam Regiment to celebrate 75th anniversary

By Staff Correspondent

SHILLONG, Nov 13 - The Assam Regiment would celebrate its Platinum Jubilee, or its 75 years of service towards the Nation, from November 15 to 18 at Assam Regimental Centre, Happy Valley here.

The four-day celebrations would include presentation of colours to four of the newly-raised Battalions of Assam Regiment, dedication of War Memorial, commemoration of the raising, battalion get-together, Sainik Sammelan and inauguration of Museum, Defence PRO, Group Captain Amit Mahajan said on Saturday.

The Assam Regiment was raised on June 15, 1941 in Shillong by Lieutenant Colonel Ross Howman at Governor�s House, which is the present day Raj Bhavan in the State Capital.

The Regiment was raised to counter the threat of the Japanese invasion of India, fight the enemy aggression and defend the crucial Eastern borders of India.

Assam Regiment has the unique distinction of winning six battle honours and theatre honour of Burma (Myanmar) during World War II and also had the distinction of winning Battle honour of Chhamb and theatre honour of Jammu and Kashmir in 1947-48 and again in 1971, Mahajan informed.

After Independence, the Assam Regiment has participated in all the wars � 1965, 1971, Kargil war and in Sri Lanka. It performed exceedingly well in various other operations like Operation Blue Star, Operation Rakshak and the ongoing anti-insurgency operations and undertaken various peace missions across the globe.

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Assam Regiment to celebrate 75th anniversary

SHILLONG, Nov 13 - The Assam Regiment would celebrate its Platinum Jubilee, or its 75 years of service towards the Nation, from November 15 to 18 at Assam Regimental Centre, Happy Valley here.

The four-day celebrations would include presentation of colours to four of the newly-raised Battalions of Assam Regiment, dedication of War Memorial, commemoration of the raising, battalion get-together, Sainik Sammelan and inauguration of Museum, Defence PRO, Group Captain Amit Mahajan said on Saturday.

The Assam Regiment was raised on June 15, 1941 in Shillong by Lieutenant Colonel Ross Howman at Governor�s House, which is the present day Raj Bhavan in the State Capital.

The Regiment was raised to counter the threat of the Japanese invasion of India, fight the enemy aggression and defend the crucial Eastern borders of India.

Assam Regiment has the unique distinction of winning six battle honours and theatre honour of Burma (Myanmar) during World War II and also had the distinction of winning Battle honour of Chhamb and theatre honour of Jammu and Kashmir in 1947-48 and again in 1971, Mahajan informed.

After Independence, the Assam Regiment has participated in all the wars � 1965, 1971, Kargil war and in Sri Lanka. It performed exceedingly well in various other operations like Operation Blue Star, Operation Rakshak and the ongoing anti-insurgency operations and undertaken various peace missions across the globe.