Training Expedition for Army Troopers Launched in Gujarat - The New Indian Express

Training Expedition for Army Troopers Launched in Gujarat

Published: 21st March 2014 09:21 AM

Last Updated: 21st March 2014 09:33 AM

Keeping up with jointness imperative in any future conflict, the Army on Thursday launched two key expeditions for its troopers in Gujarat, bordering Pakistan.

The Army’s ‘Golden Kata’ Division launched a ‘Joint Forces Expedition’ in which vehicle-mounted troopers would cover various regions of the state.

Flagged off by Konark Corps commander Lt Gen G S Katoch from Ahmedabad, the ‘Joint Forces Expedition’ is being undertaken by Signalmen from the Army to enhance synergy among various security forces in the state, including the Army, the Border Security Force, State Police and Coast Guard, a Defence Ministry official said.

The expedition would aim at achieving close coordination and better operational interoperability for these forces in Gujarat. Consisting of 13 personnel, including officers and other ranks of various forces, the team would interact with local population for spreading awareness about the forces and the need to preserve the fragile ecology of the state.

The team will pass through Patam, Dholavira, Lakhpat, Jakhau, Okha, Porbandar, Junagarh and Girnar, covering about 1,520 km in 10 days.

At another level, the Konark Air Defence Brigade would commemorate its golden jubilee with a six-day ‘Land Yachting Expedition’ in the Rann of Kutch.

To commemorate the Golden Jubilee celebration of Konark Air Defence Brigade, it will conduct a six day-long “Land Yachting Expedition” in the Rann of Kutch.

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