Indian Army Launches Joint Force and Land-yachting Expeditions

Published: 20th March 2014 10:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th March 2014 10:55 PM   |  A+A-


The Indian Army today launched 'joint forces' and land-yachting expeditions.

"In keeping with the imperative of jointness in any future conflict, Army's Golden Katar division launched a 'Joint Forces Expedition' from March 20 to 29," said the defence PRO, Colonel S D Goswami.

The expedition was flagged off by Lieutenant General G S Katoch, General Officer Commanding Konark Corps, here.

"The expedition has been launched to enhance synergy among various security forces including Army, BSF, State Police Force and Coast Guard," Colonel Goswami said.

"The Expedition team consists of 13 personnel including officers and of other ranks who will interact with locals and make them aware about the forces and the need to preserve the fragile ecology of Gujarat," he said.

The team will visit Ahmedabad, Patan, Dholavira, Lakhpat, Jakhau, Okha, Porbandar, Junagadh and Girnar, covering 1,520 km in ten days.

"While to commemorate golden jubilee celebration of Konark Air Defence Brigade, a six days long land yachting expedition is being conducted in the Rann of Kutch," the defence PRO said.

It was today flagged off by Commander of Konark Air Defence Brigadier Subhash Yadav from Kuarbet in Kutch. It will explore areas such as Dharmsala, Shaktibet while sailing all the way to Karimsahi in Kutch, he said.

A team of 26 soldiers from various units led by Captain Abhinav Sharma will cover a distance of 112 kms and end the expedition on March 25.

"The expedition aims to make people aware about the Army in the rural areas and to generate environmental awareness about the unique terrain and biodiversity of Kutch," he said further.

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