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“Torandoes” bike expedition flagged off from Tezpur

ByNE India Broadcast

Oct 1, 2022

The Army Service Corps Motorcycle Display Team “Tornadoes” set off on a 2,600 km Motorcycle Expedition in the North Eastern region from Tezpur on Saturday. The riders will pay homage to Martyrs at various War Memorial in the North Eastern states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya and Nagaland. The riders would pass through Tenga Valley – Bomdila- Sela Pass – Tawang – Fwd Posts of Tawang – Kalaktang – Guwahati – Shillong – Kombrian – Imphal – Dinjan and finally culminate at Gajraj War Memorial, Tezpur on October 17 covering a distance of 2,600 Km in 17 days. On December 8, Army Service Corps will be celebrating its 11th Reunion and 262nd Corps Day and to commemorate the rich history of the Corps and pay homage to the brave soldiers and martyrs who have served the nation the Motorcycle Expedition has been launched.

The team consisting of 15 riders of Royal Enfield led by Maj Ramya Venkat and Capt AS Grewal started the expedition from Tezpur where the expedition was flagged off by Lt Gen DS Rana, GOC 4 Corps.

The Army Service Corps Motorcycle Display Team “Tornadoes” has been the cynosure of Indian Army, epitomizing the spirit of adventure, daredevilry, technical skill and spirit-de-corps. Tornadoes have been pioneers since their inception in 1967, have an impressive 32 World Records under their belt, with the count increasing every year. The team is stationed at ASC Centre (South), Bangalore and comprises of 39 Riders which includes two Officers, two Junior Commissioned Officers and 35 Other Ranks.

For the past fifty-five years of their existence, the Tornadoes have displayed their skills in thousand of shows across the length and breath of the country. The team has also represented India six times at International level in Bhutan. The Tornadoes also have the honour of holding 32 World Records certified by various record holding agencies. The team has set nine World Records in November 2020 under various categories, such as Longest ride through Tunnel of Fire and Highest and Fastest pyramids. The team also undertook a winter expedition to the Karakoram Pass covering over 2,500 Km in 22 days.

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