Srinagar: A high altitude cycling expedition on the occasion of 196th Gunners’ Day and Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav was undertaken by troops of Strategic Strikers Division on behalf of the Regiment of Artillery, a statement issued by the army said.
A team of one officer and seven other ranks led by Colonel Sripada Sriram, commenced the expedition from Rezang La War Memorial on 15 September and completed successfully in Dras war memorial on 21 September.
The expedition covered a total distance of approximately 538 kilometers in seven days over the rough and amp; challenging terrain of Eastern Ladakh. The route went over two passes – Fotu La and Namika La and major places touched upon along the route were Nyoma, Karu, Nurla, Kargil and Dras.
This cycling expedition stands as a testimony to the unwavering spirit of the Gunners and has also acted as an impetus to fuel the spirit of adventure amongst the troops.