Indian Army launches six-day motorcycle expedition to honor Kargil War victory

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The 30 Indian Army men undertaking the expedition have been divided into two teams in order to cover as many areas as possible during the trip.

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HT automatic office

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19 Jul 2022, 08:51

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A group of 30 army men took part in the motorcycle expedition from New Delhi to the Kargil War Memorial in Dras, Ladakh. (@adgpi/Twitter)

The Indian Army signaled a motorcycle rally from the National War Memorial, New Delhi to the Kargil War Memorial in Dras, Ladakh to celebrate 23 years of victory over Pakistan in the 1999 Kargil War. The 30-member bicycle expedition s will span six days, culminating on July 26. It was reported by Lt. Gen. BS Raju, the National War Memorial’s Vice Chief of Army Staff.

During the six-day trip, the team of 30 bikers will strive to replicate the invincible spirit of Kargil’s war heroes by rekindling their spirit of courage and adventure, the defense ministry said. Before culminating at the Kargil War Memorial in Dras, the expedition will pass through Haryana, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

The bikers were divided into two teams in order to cover as many areas as possible during the expedition. The two teams will move along two different axes – the Zojila Pass axis and the Rohtang Pass axis, covering a distance of 1,400 kilometers and 1,700 kilometers, respectively. In order to cover remote localities during the journey, the motorcycle teams will cross high mountain passes and difficult tracks.

Through the bike rally, the Ministry of Defense aims to spread the message of patriotism as well as highlight the courage and determination shown by the country’s brave soldiers.

In a separate development, Indian Made Infantry Fighting Vehicles or Protected Mobility Vehicles (IPMV) have now been deployed in forward areas of Ladakh for use by the Indian Army. These combat vehicles are used to enhance the movement and combat capabilities of troops deployed in mountainous terrain.

These combat vehicles were specially developed for difficult areas such as Ladakh where the movement of ordinary cars and trucks is limited due to difficult terrain.

Date of first publication: Jul 19, 2022, 08:42 IST

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