Mountaineering expedition of ITBP flagged off in Kullu

Our Correspondent
Kullu, July 24

The ceremony to flag off the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) mountaineering expedition, 'Vijay-2021' organised by the SHQ, Shimla, was held at 2nd Battalion, ITBP, at Babeli, 8 km from here, today. The expedition will summit 22,420-ft Mount Gaya situated on the border of Ladakh and Lahaul and Spiti.

ITBP, DIG, Prem Singh, who was the chief guest, handed over the National Flag and the force flag to the leader of the expedition, Deputy Commandant Kuldeep Singh.

The DIG shared his experiences with the expedition team. He is a renowned mountaineer, who has scaled many peaks, including the Mount Everest twice. He was awarded the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award in 2013.

The expedition leader gave a detailed presentation. The team comprises 27 members of under command units of the SHQ, Shimla, including the deputy leader of expedition, Assistant Commandant Anmol Singh Shrivash and Head Constable Pardeep Negi of 17th Battalion.

The team will scale Mount Gaya in 26 days. The objective of the expedition is to climb the peak in an inhospitable terrain and adverse climatic conditions. This will develop the spirit to face difficult situations with accountability among the participating troops, and instil leadership, discipline and confidence among them.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service
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