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IAF conquers 'Mission Seven Summits'

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

A five-member team of the (IAF) mountaineers have completed their Mission by successfully scaling the in

The team led by R C Tripathi V M (G) was flagged off by BS Dhanoa on December 8, 2017.

Before Mt Vinson, different teams of the had summited (Asia), (Indonesia- Australisa continent), (Russia-Europe), (Africa), (Argentina-South America), (Alaska-North America) over the last two decades.

The team now has returned successfully after proudly flying the Tricolour and the flag on the highest peak of on December 25 last year and created another glorious moment for the

Yesterday, in a ceremonial function, Dhanoa flagged-in the team by receiving the Ice Axe and the Tricolour from Tripathi.

The felicitated and complimented the team for braving the challenge and fighting the elements encountered during the expeditions.

He also congratulated the team for this historic accomplishment of flying the Tricolour on the highest mountains of all the continents.

The IAF became the first organisation in the country to have completed 'Seven Summits'.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 04:35 IST