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CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF KARGIL WAR WHITE WATER RAFTING EXPEDITION ON RIVER ZANSKAR FROM PADAM TO NIMMU BY ARMY SERVICE CORPS TEAM Newsखबर. Dated: 9/3/2019 6:26:30 PM | No. of Hits 127





CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF KARGIL WAR WHITE WATER RAFTING EXPEDITION ON RIVER ZANSKAR FROM PADAM TO NIMMU BY ARMY SERVICE CORPS TEAM



Udhampur (J&K) : 03 SEP 2019


The year 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Operation VIJAY in which the brave soldiers of the Indian Army overcame seemingly insurmountable odds in hostile terrain and weather against a well-entrenched enemy occupying dominating heights, to win the Kargil War. To commemorate 20 years of victory in the Kargil War, the Indian Army is celebrating this momentous occasion in memory of its brave Martyrs and Warriors with events covering a myriad spectrum. In the series of these events, a White Water Rafting Expedition is being undertaken by the ARMY SERVICE CORPS (ASC), under aegis of Army Adventure Wing, to foster & reinforce the spirit of adventure & bravery synonymous with the Indian Army.

On 03 Sep 2019, a 24 member ASC Rafting Team was flagged off by Lieutenant General YK Joshi, General Officer Commanding Fire & Fury Corps. The team will traverse from 12037 feet to 10300 feet crossing a number of grade four rapids, enduring inclement weather and extreme temperature from Padam to Nimmu (160 KM) on the challenging course of the Zanskar River in Ladakh. The team will also interact with the local populace to spread environmental awareness. The members of the team will ensure that they do not pollute the river thereby making it an eco-friendly expedition.

ASC is the oldest logistics service of the Indian Army which has been in the forefront in sports and adventure activities. In addition to its primary role of maintaining the forces in the hinterland as well as far flung areas, the Corps has always forged the ethos of sportsmanship in its rank and file through such activities. ASC is celebrating its 11th reunion in Dec 2020 and as part of the occasion, the corps is undertaking mountaineering, parasailing, micro-light, Animal Transport and motorcycle expeditions over the next one year.

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