Tri Services Adventure Expedition flagged off at Kalimpong

Tri Services Adventure Expedition flagged off at Kalimpong
Darjeeling: A Tri Services Adventure Expedition was flagged off on Monday by General Officer Commanding, Striking Lion Division from the Gompa ground of Durpin Monastery at Kalimpong. The expedition will continue till January 15, 2019. The expedition will take place in three phases, which include cycling and trekking, paragliding and sea diving. It is being undertaken by a Tri Services team comprising three officers, three warrant rank officers and thirteen soldiers from Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy.

The first leg of the expedition comprising cycling cum trekking will cover a distance of 200 km from Kalimpong to North Sikkim, under the aegis of the Striking Lion Division. The Armed Forces Team will cycle the treacherous and challenging mountains of North Sikkim for the next five days, reaching altitudes of 15,000 ft in the Lachen & Lachung valleys. Apart from cycling, the team will also trek through the mountain ranges along the Teesta river. The first leg of the expedition will come to an end on December 22. 

This will be followed by parasailing and power gliding. This part will be held at Hashimara Air Force Station from December 24 to December 28. The last stretch that will include diving and sailing will be held from December 30 to January 5 at Vizag. "The Indian Armed Forces have a rich saga of fostering the spirit of adventure amongst its ranks by undertaking various different adventure activities. To enhance the spirit of adventure ingrained in the Indian Armed Forces, demonstrate high standards of physical fitness, competitive spirit, mental robustness and camaraderie amongst the three Services, this expedition is being held," stated a release.

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A Tri Services Adventure Expedition was flagged off on Monday by General Officer Commanding, Striking Lion Division from the Gompa ground of Durpin Monastery at Kalimpong.

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