Indian Army Expeditions That Make Us Proud
Indian army is a name of huge respect and people also trust the brave personnel. They are dependent on them for their security and on the other hand also respect them. Being the third largest army in the world, it has been a part of major operations and expeditions all over the world. Something, on which the people of India feel proud that these brave men are from their country. So today let us know about some of the Indian army expeditions.
Indian Army Everest Expeditions
25 members of the Indian Army Everest Expedition 2007, scaled Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, on May 15 and 16, 2007. It was not the first such expedition by the Indian army. The army already had scaled the peak in 1965, 2001, 2003. And, by an all women army expedition also, in 2005. But it was unique because the team climbed the mountain from the Tibet side, the treacherous north face.
Again in May 2017, the Indian army created history by climbing Everest without supplementary any oxygen. And most importantly, this was for the first time that any team had made attempt to climb the Everest without supplementary oxygen.
Indian Army Mt Makalu Expedition
You might have also heard the news of the first army expedition to My Macalu a few days ago. Above all, Mt Makalu is considered amongst the most dangerous peaks. And people consider summiting the peak extremely challenging due to inclement weather conditions and freezing temperatures. On 26 March 2019, the Director General Military Training flagged of the expedition team comprising five Officers, two JCOs and eleven OR.
And lastly, the army has also planned an expedition to Mount Kamet (7756 meters), Joshimath (district Chamoli, Uttarakhand), from August to September. Mount Kamet is the third highest peak of India after Kanchanjunga and Nandadevi. And the only highest peak available to climb within the country.
Apart from the security of the borders, the Indian army has always shown its mettle, be it in sports, international operations or such operations.
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