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Team Army wins two titles at Desert Storm 2019

IANS  |  Jaisalmer 

The Indian Armys bravehearts made their presence felt in the 2019 Desert Storm in a big way, winning the Team Trophies in two out of the three categories that they competed in late on Saturday.

The Team Adventure Wing's Aman Katoch and Capt. in fact surpassed expectations, claiming the second runners' up in the Ndure category. The duo even elicited the biggest applause as they stepped forward to take their reward, dressed in their uniforms, at the glittering prize distribution ceremony.

Their most Shakti too was given a hero's welcome as he and annexed the tenth position in the Xtreme Category. The Army's women participants and navigator Tejal Parashare (Extreme category), Manisha Gaind and (Mott) were without doubt the cynosure of all eyes on all four days as they faced the heat of the desert with courage and composure.

"The denotes strength, integrity and activeness," Euthica, a mother of a two-year-old, said. "All of us are here on official duty. It is a great endeavour by the Adventure Wing to send its soldiers to try out new avenues and to push their limits.

has been rallying for over a decade now and is a great example of a true soldier. He reckoned that the Army was proud of competing in endurance sport that can double up as training and also help build camaraderie.

On the other hand, Major Renuka of the recently became the first woman biker from the Army to scale the 18,176 ft Karakoram Pass.

--IANS

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First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 17:44 IST
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