Garud Sappers to cycle over 1300 kms from Leh to Bareilly

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Srinagar: A team of the Indian Army’s Garud Division on Sunday set off on a 13-day cycling expedition which will cover 1325 kilometres from Leh to Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh.
The purpose of the expedition was to spread the message of peace, solidarity, oneness and the indomitable spirit of soldiers of the Indian Army, the spokesperson said.
The expedition, comprising three officers and seven other ranks of Garud Sappers, was flagged off by the General Officer Commanding, Garud Division, from Nanak Hill, he said.
He said the expedition is being led by Colonel P Govardhan Reddy.
The expedition will proceed from Nanak Hill to Bareilly via Leh, Karu, Debring, Pang, Sarchu, Tandi, Palchan, Pondoh, Chandigarh, Saharanpur and Meerut clocking an average of 100 kms per day in mountains and 200 Kms per day in the plains.
“This expedition will traverse one of the most treacherous motorable roads of India and climb Thanglang la, Baralacha la and Rohtang pass enroute and will culminate at Bareilly on 17 August 2018,” he added.