New Delhi, April 6: Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil today said the Assam Rifles has played a pivotal role in tackling the insurgency problem. Addressing a function here to mark the 173rd Anniversary of the para-military force, he said Assam Rifles has contributed to measures for bringing peace and prosperity in the North East region.
He said the success of the recently conducted counter-insurgency operations in Manipur was because of the efforts of the force in restoring normalcy in the state.
Referring to another northeastern state of Nagaland, where the ceasefire with both factions of NSCN is in force, Patil said the Centre was making all possible efforts to find a viable solution to the Naga problem.
Appreciating relentless efforts of the Assam Rifles in combating insurgency in the region, he promised all help for modernisation and better training facilities to its personnel.