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HAWS establishes night ski training facility at Gulmarg

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Gulmarg, Jan 01: In order to facilitate and enhance the capability for prolonged training hours even during night for members of Army Ski Team and the servicemen undergoing training courses, a night skiing training facility, a first of its kind in India, has been established at High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS).

In a statement issued here, an Army spokesman said: “Maj Gen Atul Kaushik, Commandant HAWS flagged the beginning of the night skiing training on 31 December 2018. This training facility will enable the Army Ski Team athletes to practice during night as per actual competition conditions at International championships.”

“The night ski training facility enhances the modernisation of training infrastructure available in HAWS, Gulmarg,” the spokesman said.

“During the inaugural ceremony Abbas Wani, President of Winter Games Association of Jammu & Kashmir and other office bearers of Jammu & Kashmir Ski Association were present to reiterate strong bonding between the two organizations,” he added.

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