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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
17-December-2018 14:11 IST
Tri Services Cycling & Trekking Expedition In Sikkim

The Indian Armed Forces have a rich saga of fostering the spirit of adventure amongst its ranks by undertaking various and varied 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 - a Tri Services Adventure Expedition is being conducted from December 17, 2018 to January 05, 2019. The expedition is being undertaken by a Tri Services team comprising of three Officers, three warrant rank officers and thirteen soldiers from the Army, Navy and Air Force. The expedition is in three phases which includes cycling-cum-trekking, para gliding and sea diving. The first leg of the expedition comprising of a cycling-cum-trekking expedition will cover a distance of 200 kilometres from Kalimpong to north Sikkim under the aegis of the Striking Lion Division.                       

The Expedition was flagged off today by the General Officer Commanding, Striking Lion Division from the Gompa ground of Durpin Monastery at Kalimpong. The Armed Forces Team would cycle the treacherous and challenging mountains of North Sikkim for the next five days reaching altitudes of 15,000 feet in the Lachen&Lachung valleys. Apart from cycling, the team would also trek through the mountain ranges along the Teesta river. During course of the expedition, the team will spread the message of ‘Green Sikkim, Clean Sikkim’.

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