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Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh facilitates Indian Army team

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh today felicitated the Indian Army team which has achieved the Gold standards in the grueling Cambrian Patrol.

The team of two officers and nine soldiers of 2nd Battalion 8th Gorkha Rifle led by Captain Nikhil Nikam had participated in the Exercise conducted in Wales, UK.

Suhag complimented the team for the professionalism displayed by each member and awarded the Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card to the team member.

Cambrian Patrol is a grueling exercise which involves negotiating difficult terrain carrying a personal load of 30 kgs over 50-60 km in 48 hour.

During the exercise, they are made to negotiate minefields, carry out river crossings and other such combat drills.

As part of the simulations, the patrol also deals with hostage situation.

Cambrian Patrol Exercise 2016, which was conducted from October 13 to October 24, saw participation from 18 foreign teams.

The Indian Army team was nominated to participate after a tough trial.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, October 27 2016. 20:43 IST
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