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ByNE India Broadcast

Oct 1, 2022

The skilled mountaineers of Black Cat Division of Trishakti Corps commenced their expedition from Gangtok, Sikkim to summit Mount Tinchenkhang (6010 M) on 01 Oct 2022. The important aspects of the twenty days mountaineering expedition will be instilling spirit of camaraderie, confidence amongst troops to embark on small team operations, grooming of junior leaders, esprit-de-corps amongst all ranks and file, besides reinforcing the spirit of adventure in the Indian Army.

Mount Tinchenkhang is situated in Western Sikkim and falls under the picturesque Kanchenjunga National Park which is a window to natural exquisiteness, bio-diversity, sacred lakes and snow-capped mountains. It is a recognised expedition peak by Government of Sikkim for technical climbing since year 1990, which offers profuse challenges to mountaineers.

Trishakti Corps expedition team commenced their twenty days challenging endeavour on 01 Oct 2022 with a Flag Off ceremony wherein, Lt Gen Tarun Kumar Aich, AVSM, GOC Trishakti Corps handed over Expedition Ice Axe to the team leader and provided an insight on persistent efforts of Trishakti Corps towards promoting adventure and tourism activities in the border areas of Sikkim. The team comprises of two Officers, two Junior Commissioned Officers and 17 Other Ranks, who plan to summit Mount Tinchenkhang (6010M) on 13 Oct 2022 to commemorate Raising Day of TEEVRA TERAH (KARGIL), pay eternal tributes to fallen heroes and to the Brave-hearts of the Indian Army.

The Flag Off Ceremony held at Black Cat Institute, Gangtok was attended by Additional Chief Secretary Forest and Environment Department, Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs, Govt of Sikkim and other civil dignitaries and also saw very encouraging presence of military and civil dignitaries as well as other adventure enthusiasts in the State Capital of Sikkim.

Source – Indian Army

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