To mark the 20th anniversary of the Kargil war with Pakistan, the Indian Army on Friday organised a 210 km long White Water Rafting expedition on the turbulent Indus River in Ladakh.
The team has undertaken this expedition with the aim of setting up a National record. The officials of the India Book of Records were in Leh to validate the record at the end of the expedition.
A spokesman of the Army said that 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 is being celebrated 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 Captain Hrishikesh Ghogare, was flagged by Major General Arvind Kapoor, Chief of Staff, Fire and Fury Corps.
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.