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Army flags off white water rafting in River Indus, team to traverse from 13,000 feet to 10, 300 feet crossing number of grade four rapids
enduring inclement weather and sub zero temperature of Indus


Leh(Ladakh), July 12, (Scoop News)-The year 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the successful culmination of Operation Vijay wherein brave soldiers of the Indian Army overcame seemingly insurmountable odds, hostile terrain, weather and an enemy occupying dominating heights, to win the Kargil war.
On this momentous occasion, the Indian Army is celebrating this victory in memory of its brave martyrs with events covering a myriad spectrum.


As part of Kargil Vijay Diwas Celebrations a White Water Rafting Expedition is being undertaken by the PARASHU BRIGADE from Nyoma to Nimu (210KM).


A 27 member team led by Capt Hrishikesh Ghogare was flagged by Major General Arvind Kapoor, Chief of Staff, Fire and Fury Corps today.


The team will traverse from an altitude varying from 13700 feet to 10300 feet crossing a number of grade four rapids, enduring inclement weather and sub-zero temperatures of the Indus River.


The team has undertaken this expedition of 210 Km with an aim of setting up a National record. The officials of the India Book of Records are in Leh to validate the record at the end of the expedition.





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