GUWAHATI, July 4 � The Red Horns Division of the Indian Army responsible for counter terrorism operations in Lower and central Assam celebrated its 39th�Raising Day on July 1.
Red Horns Division was raised on April 3, 1943 at Secunderabad under Major General Nicholsan, CBE and began its glorious history as part of General William Slim�s 14th�Army during the reconquest of Burma.�
Since 1990, the elite division has been engaged in counter- terrorism operations in lower and central Assam with notable success. Apart from fulfilling its primary task of ensuring security, peace and tranquility in the region, the division is also actively engaged in providing aid to civil authorities in flood relief operations, internal security duties, containing ethnic violence in Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts, panchayat elections, Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council elections and general elections.
On the auspicious occasion of the Raising Day, Major General AK Bhatt, GOC, Red Horns Division addressed officers, junior commissioned officers and troops of the division and congratulated them for their meticulous contribution in bringing normalcy to the region.
He paid tribute to the martyrs of the formation in his speech and further urged the division to continue with the same tempo and sustained efforts to maintain peace in the region in order to further restore the faith of the local populace in the Indian Army.