The Assam Regiment and Arunachal Scouts of the Indian Army on Monday signed the historic affiliation with 106 Air Force Squadron at Tezpur in Assam.
The affiliation signing ceremony commenced with inspection of the Guard of Honour by Major General PS Behl, Colonel of the Assam Regiment and Arunachal Scouts.
The “Charter of Affiliation” was signed by Major General PS Behl and Group Captain Varun Slaria, Commanding Officer of 106 Air Force Squardon.
The affiliation of the Assam Regiment with the Su-30 Squadron of Eastern Air Command of the Indian Air Force would ‘assist’ them in “development of mutual understanding of joint ethos, capability, limitations and core competencies of other service through common understanding of military tactical doctrines and concepts in the contemporary conflict environment”.
Notably, the Assam Regiment was raised on June 15, 1941 and stood its ground to turn defeat into victory, winning six battle honours in the Second World War.
The contribution of The Regiment in Burma Campaign during World War II and later in 1971 Indo-Pak war in changing the course of the battle is well documented in history.
Drawing troops from the seven sister states of the Northeast India, the regiment is decorated with 1 Ashok Chakra, 9 Param Vishishth Seva Medals, 2 Maha Vir Chakras, 8 Kirti Chakras, 4 Padma Shrees, 4 Uttam Yudh Seva Medals, 4 Ati Vishisth Seva Medals, 5 Veer Chakras, 20 Shourya Chakras, 13 Yudh Seva Medals, 180 Sena Medals, 35 Vishisht Seva Medals, 66 Mention-in-Despatches and numerous Commendation Cards.
On the other hand, the 106 Squadron of the Indian Air Force, was raised on December 11, 1959 and currently operates the Sukhoi 30 MKI combat aircraft.
It is the most decorated squadron of the Indian Air Force with 3 Mahavir Chakras and 7 Vir Chakras.
The Squadron has been awarded with the prestigious President’s Standard.
Major General PS Behl, while addressing the gathering spoke of the importance of affiliation and its far reaching impact in the present day.