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The Gauhati Rifles was a former infantry regiment of the Volunteer Corps under the British Indian Army
. The auxiliary army unit was raised on 13th November 1885 by the British Empire in India
and was based in Gauhati (Guwahati
) in Assam
state. The Gauhati Rifles unit served under the administrative control of the Bengal Army
of Bengal Presidency
. It was also a part of the Bengal Command.
The troops of the battalion provided valuable military service during several British conflicts and campaigns. On 6th November 1891, the Gauhati Rifles was amalgamated with other British Indian Auxiliary Forces to form the Assam Valley Mounted Rifles on 6th November 1891.
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