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The Army phase of the Indian Armed Forces Tri Services Adventure Expedition was flagged off today from Sapper, in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. Organised by Blazing Sword Division of Gajraj Corps, the ceremony was attended by senior civil administration and military officials, a defence release said. While highlighting the importance of sports and adventure activities in military life General Officer Commanding of Blazing Sword Division, Maj Gen P N Anathanarayan extended his best wishes to the expedition team and exhorted them to spread the message of goodwill and promote national integration. The expedition would reinforce the spirit of togetherness and further strengthen the essence of camaraderie amongst the three services of the Indian Armed Forces. The expedition includes a 85 km trek from Sapper (Dirang) to Buragaon in West Kameng district followed by 103 km of cycling leg from Buragaon along NH 229 culminating with the flagging in at Tezpur in Assam. In the course of the expedition the team would conduct medical camps, visit schools and interact with the students, local youth and villagers to promote national integration and increase awareness of Indian Armed Forces, The Air Force expedition leg would start from September 22 to 26 next at Bagdogra. Parasailing, power hand gliding and rapelling would be the major attractions of this leg. The expedition would culminate on completion of the Naval leg at Vishakhapatnam from September 27 to October 6 next which, would include sea diving and sailing under the aegis of Eastern Naval command, the release added.
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