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Indian Army’s Eastern Command trans theatre adventure flagged in

First Published: 8th December, 2022 11:53 IST

Indian Army’s Eastern Command trans theatre adventure activity 2022, flagged off in Namsai Golden Pagoda Temple in Arunachal Pradesh

The Army’s Eastern Command organised flagging in of a series of civil-military adventure activities along the India-China border from Sikkim to Arunachal Pradesh at Namsai Golden Pagoda in presence of Deputy CM of Arunachal Pradesh, Chowna Mein.

The event was flagged off by Sikkim Governor Ganga Prasad, Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang and the General Officer Commanding of Trishakti Corps, Lt Gen Tarun Kumar Aich at Gangtok on 25 August 2022.

The medley of adventure activities included six mountaineering expeditions, seven treks of more than 750 km up to an altitude of 16,500 ft, six cycling expeditions over 1,000 km on non-existent roads in six valleys, and three white water rafting along three rivers.

Mountaineers Satyarup Sidhanta, Tiyash Mukhopadhyay and Rajeev Kumar Mondal from Kolkata and Varuna Raina from Jammu and Kashmir were amongst known personalities participating in the Mt Jongsong expedition.

In a first of its kind civilian-military activity to promote adventure tourism in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, the team had 27 Civil partipants including five policemen alongwith military personnel from Eastern Command.

Deputy CM of Arunachal Pradesh, Chowna Mein, felicitated the participants and praised all for the indomitable spirit shown by them. He also mentioned that such events will not only enhance the bonhomie between Army and civilians but will also promote adventure tourism, potential for which is immense in Arunachal Pradesh.

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