India flags off another expedition to Siachen

New Delhi: Notwithstanding Pakistan's protests, India continues with its civilian mountaineering expeditions to the Siachen Glacier—the world's highest battlefield, as the sixth such batch comprising 23 volunteers was today flagged off from Leh by the
india flags off another expedition to siachen -...
PTI October 02, 2013 13:35 IST
New Delhi: Notwithstanding Pakistan's protests, India continues with its civilian mountaineering expeditions to the Siachen Glacier—the world's highest battlefield, as the sixth such batch comprising 23 volunteers was today flagged off from Leh by the 14 Corps commander.  





The expedition which also has three women members, will trek across the treacherous terrain covering a distance of 120 kms over eight days up to an altitude of approximately 16,000 feet, an Army release said.

The expedition, apart from inculcating the spirit of adventure in the members of the trek, will be landmark step towards better civil-military relations as well as providing a platform for mutual interaction and exposure to the challenges faced by the Army, it said.

The first such expedition was held in 2007 after a gap of 30 years.

 
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