Indian Air Force officers begins an expedition to Himalayan region

July 30th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, July 30 (ANI): Officers of the Indian Air Force began a 16-day expedition from New Delhi to the Himalayan region on motorcycles on Friday.

Thirteen IAF officers on ten motorcycles began their journey ‘Explore the Himalayas’ from the India Gate.

Air Marshal J. N. Burma, Air Officer-in-charge Administration flagged off the event.

The expedition will travel through different Indian states and cover the distance of over 4,500 Kilometres.

A team member spoke about the objective of the odyssey.

“Our motive behind this is to show the adventure part of the Air Force. So we intend to talk to people about the Air Force. We would talk to the school children, civil crowd during our over night stay. People should know what armed forces and the Air Force is all about,” said V. V. Singh, Wing Commander, IAF.

The team would be travelling through 11 passes of the Himalayas, which would include high passes like Baralach La (17,645 feet) and Khardung La (20,212 feet).

The journey to the Himalayan region would cover Kasauli, Kaza, Siachen Base Camp and return through Kargil, Srinagar and Amritsar. (ANI)

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