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23rd Kargil Vijay Diwas: Lt General BS Raju flags-off Motor Bike Expedition from Nt’l War Memorial New Delhi

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New Delhi: The Indian Army Kargil Vijay Diwas Motor Bike Expedition was flagged-off on Monday by Lieutenant General BS Raju, Vice Chief Of Army Staff from the National War Memorial, New Delhi.

“At the flagging off ceremony, a memento was presented to Lieutenant General BS Raju by Brigadier AK Singh, Commander 39 Artillery Brigade, Captain of the bike rally. Afterward, the rally flag was presented to the riding team by the Vice Chief Of Army Staff. The event is organised to commemorate the 23rd Kargil Vijay Diwas and also forms part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ Celebrations,” said PRO Defence.

“Over the next six days, a team of 30 serving personnel of Dhruva Command would embark on a rally through Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh as a commemoration of the spirit of the Indian Army which is known for its unparalleled tradition of selflessness, devotion to duty, sacrifice and valour. The bikers who embark on this ‘dream expedition’ endeavoring to replicate the indomitable spirit of the Kargil brave hearts by rekindling the spirit of fortitude, courage and adventure synonymous with the Indian Army. The rally will culminate at Kargil War Memorial, Dras on July 26,” he said.

“The rally will be split into two teams of 15 members each, who will move along two different axes(namely through Zojila Pass axis and Rohtang Pass axis) covering a distance of 1400 Km and 1700 Km respectively. During the rally the team will traverse through rugged terrains and treacherous mountains by scaling the high mountain passes and arduous tracks and reaching remote areas. The rally intends to spread the message of patriotism and boost the morale of the entire Nation by highlighting the show of grit & determination portrayed by our brave soldiers, deployed in service of the Nation,” he added.

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