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'Army flags off cycling expedition to commemorate Infantry Day'

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

A cycling expedition team of (JAKLI) was Saturday flagged off from northern command headquarters in Udhampur, officials said.

The expedition is being undertaken to commemorate the Infantry Day on October 27. The team will traverse a distance of about 700 km from to over a period of eight days and culminate at Gate in New after having passed through the states of J&K, and Haryana, a said.

He said the Chief of Staff, headquarter northern command, Lt Gen J S Nain flagged off the expedition and complimented the team for undertaking the expedition which symbolises adventure, courage and fortitude of armed forces with indomitable spirit.

The expedition is also symbolic of the ethos of national integration beyond the boundaries of state, caste and culture, besides promoting the spirit of adventure and inculcating camaraderie and team spirit, the said.

He said similar expeditions are also being undertaken by all infantry regiments of the and they will culminate at on the Infantry Day.

The team is being led by Dipesh Mahadik, the said.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 18:00 IST