Indian Army, Air Force join to conduct landmark cycling expedition from Delhi to Drass

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To commemorate 75 years of India's independence, the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force have joined forces to conduct a historic cycling expedition from Delhi to Drass beginning on 22 July. 

  • The team of cyclists will be led by Major Srishti Sharma of Corps of Signals.

  • The Indian Air Force team is led by Squadron Leader Maneka.

  • The team comprises 20 soldiers and air warriors and will be led by two women officers of the Army and Air Force.

  • The expedition was flagged off on July 2 at morning from the National War Memorial in New Delhi.

  • The cyclists will cover a distance of 1,600 km in 24 days.

  • The expedition will culminate on the 26th of this month at the Kargil War Memorial in Drass in memory of the brave martyrs who made the supreme sacrifice during the Kargil War.

  • The expedition will proceed through Punjab before entering Himachal Pradesh.

  • Aim of the expedition

  • Cyclists interact with school children at various stages along the way to raise the energy of young Indians towards nationalism.

  • They will act as a beacon to guide the immeasurable enthusiasm and zeal of the future leaders of the country.

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