Para-motor expedition to mark 1965 Indo-Pak war celebrations

Story By: Rajesh Sharma
Thursday, September, 17 2015 - 17:18

The Panther Division of Indian army has organized a para-motor expedition to mark celebrations of the 1965 Indo-Pak war. The expedition was flagged in Chandigarh by Lt Gen KJ Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command on Wednesday.

On September 12, the expedition was flagged-off from Jalandhar. Over three days, the participants covered an aerial distance of 219 km. The expedition comprised of 12 para-motorists led by Lt Col Rajiv Mishra . They sailed through Kapurthala, Harike, Khasa, Dera Baba Nanak, Tibri and Ropar before touching down in Chandigarh. The paragliders traveled at a height of 500 to 700 feet at an average of 25 to 75 kilometers per hour.

All trough out the journey, the para-motorists were supported by a ground contingent that included medical, security and rescue teams. 

To mark celebrations, a demonstration of heli-borne operations, including slithering and combat drills, was conducted by the commandos from 1 Para (Special Forces). A military band comprising pipers and drummers from various regiments performed during event that attracted a big crowed of students and cadets.

 



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