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Which of the following is the oldest paramilitary force in India?
1. Indo-Tibetan Border Police
2. Central Reserve Police Force
3. Central Industrial Security Force
4. Assam Rifles

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Assam Rifles

The correct answer is Assam Rifles.

  • Assam rifle is the oldest paramilitary force in India.
  • The Assam Rifle born dates back to 1835.

  • The old name of this paramilitary force was Cachar Levy in the British period.
  • In world war1, Assam Rifles served in Europe.
  • In world war2, the force served in Burma.
  • When Tibet was annexed by China, the task of manning the Tibet border of the Assam Himalayan region was given to this paramilitary force.
  • In Arunachal Pradesh, they played a crucial law in maintaining law and order.
  • Sentinels of northeast is the other name of the force.
  • The Ministry of home ministry of defence is the governing body of this force.
  • In Shillong, India, the Headquarter of the force is located.

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