Indian Armed Forces Expedition Begins in the Northeast
The Indian Armed Forces Tri Services Adventure Expedition will see people from the army, navy and air force trek, cycle, swim and sail across eastern India. It was flagged off in West Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh, starting with a grueling 85 km trek.
The Indian armed forces are prepared and trained to take on any challenge, and what can be more challenging – and beautiful and mesmerizing – than the very landscape of this country. In an ode to the country and with the noble goal of conducting medical camps and promoting national integrity, the Indian Armed Forces have flagged off the annual Tri Services Adventure Expedition from the scenic town of Sapper in West Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh. The whole expedition, organized by the Blazing Sword division of army’s ‘Gajraj’ IV Corps, will see soldiers from each branch trekking, swimming, diving and sailing their way through the country, with the final leg ending in Vishakapatnam.
The expedition will take the military men from Sapper in West Kameng to the village of Buragaon, around 85 km away in the same district of Arunachal Pradesh. From here, they will cycle their way along the National Highway 229 up to the capital city of Tezpur in Assam. The trek and the cycling route will make up the first leg of the expedition, for the army. The air force’s expedition will start next, from September 22 to 26, from the airport at Bagdogra in Darjeeling, West Bengal. Here, the soldiers will go parasailing, rappelling and power hand gliding, among other things.
The final leg of the Indian Armed Forces Tri Services Adventure Expedition will happen in Vishakapatnam or Vizag, the port city in Andhra Pradesh, where sailors will go deep sea diving and sailing under the Eastern Naval Command. This leg of the tri-service expedition will run from September 27 up to October 6.
Throughout the expedition and its individual legs, the participants will spread word about the work of India’s defense forces and encourage greater unity in community. They will meet young boys and girls and students at various local schools.