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Indian states officially do not have flags of their own, except for Jammu and Kashmir. However, some unofficial flags have been reported:
I guess Jaume found 'poniard' as a translation of Spanish 'puñal' ie. 'dagger' or 'knife'. If they *are* Gurkha in origin however, they must be the so-called "Khukri" (short, curved dagger). For an actual sample, see this site (left)
Santiago Dotor, 9 June 1999
by Jaume Ollé
In Flags of Aspirant Peoples, a similar flag including a long white script is labelled "Assam [Asom] (United Liberation Front of Asom)". This is more likely to be a revedicative or separatist flag than an 'unofficial state flag'
Ivan Sache, 16 Sep 1999
The flag of Assam is very different. The crossed gurkha swords are similar to the one that shows in the
Gurkhaland flag, but the position of the crossed swords in Antonio's
image is correct.
Jaume Ollé, 1 July 1999
by Jaume Ollé
Source: Flag Report
Asom Gana Parishad is a ruling party in the State of Assam (in alliance with
Bharatiya Janata) and the flag supplied by Jaume is the official flag of the
party. Sometimes it is shown also with an elephant in profile, facing the hoist,
on the white, middle stripe.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 2 October 2003