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ARMY MEDICAL CORPS MOTORCYCLE EXPEDITION TO EIGHT HIGH MOUNTAIN PASSES IN LADAKH REGION FLAGGED IN AT LEH Newsखबर. Dated: 9/7/2019 10:42:25 PM | No. of Hits 103






ARMY MEDICAL CORPS MOTORCYCLE EXPEDITION TO EIGHT HIGH MOUNTAIN PASSES IN LADAKH REGION FLAGGED IN AT LEH



Udhampur (J&K) : 07 SEP 2019



The Indian Army Medical Corps under the aegis of DGMS (Army) conducted an “AMC Motorcycle Expedition” to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Kargil War as well as the “55th AMC Biennial Conference”, honoring the real heroes of the Indian Army. The team rode for 1505 km and scaled eight of the world’s highest passes across the strenuous and treacherous terrain of Ladhakh region, a feat which has not been achieved before in a single expedition.

Army Medical Corps, since its inception has been taking part in operations and providing medical support to our valiant soldiers deployed in arduous terrain, be it the world’s highest battlefield in Siachen Glacier, the harsh deserts of Rajasthan or the dense and most inhospitable jungles of North-East. The Medical Officers as well as Medical Assistants from the Corps have actively participated in various expeditions within the country as well as overseas, including in United Nation Peacekeeping Operations and have excelled in their role as life saviors with the motto - “We Lead..We Treat..We Care..We Dare..”.

The expedition, which was flagged off by Lt Gen YK Joshi, GOC Fire & Fury Corps on 31 Aug 2019, rode through eight of the world’s highest passes over the next five days - namely, Khardung La (5359m/ 17582 ft), Saser La (5411m/ 17753ft), Wari La (5312m/ 17428ft), Chang La (5360m/ 17586ft), Marsimek La (5582m/ 18314ft), Kaksang La (5438m/ 17841ft), Photi La (5524m/ 18124ft) and Taglang La (5328m/ 17480ft) in that order. During their quest to conquer the mighty Karakoram, Kailash and Ladakh ranges, the team also paid their tribute to the gallant martyrs Indian Army by visiting Siachen Base Camp.

The eight member expedition team from Army Medical Corps was led by Team Leader Col Rajesh W Adhau a mountaineer and Kargil War veteran, with Col Saurabh Bhardwaj as Deputy Team Lleader. This unique effort would not only imbibe the ‘esprit de corps’ and spirit of adventure amongst all ranks of the Indian Army but has also showcased the tough and robust face of Army Medical Corps warriors.

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