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Who was Lachit Borphukan?


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Lachit Borphukan

Central Idea

  • An animation film on an iconic Ahom general Lachit Borphukan has been selected for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2023 to be held in Goa.

Lachit Borphukan

  • Lachit Borphukan was a legendary military commander from the northeastern region of India, specifically from the state of Assam. Here are some facts related to him:
Timeline 1622-1672
Dynasty Ahom Dynasty
Mughal Threat Faced the Mughal Empire’s expansion into Assam
Battle of Saraighat Led Ahom forces to victory against the Mughals in 1671

Defended Assam against the Aurangzeb’s forces led by Ram Singh

Leadership Known for strategic brilliance and guerrilla tactics
Legacy Revered as a symbol of Assamese pride and resistance
INS Lachit Indian Navy’s guided-missile destroyer named in honor
Lachit Divas Celebrated annually on November 24th in Assam




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