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Hot air ballooning expedition covering over 3,000 km distance flagged off from Jammu

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

To create awareness among people about adventure activities, the Division Tuesday flagged off a hot air expedition named 'Jai Bharat' from here, set to cover an aerial distance of 3,236 km up to by the end of this year.

This is the first such long distance expedition by the Army's adventure wing since the introduction of the sport in 1997 and was aimed at connecting with youth of the country and motivate them to join the Army, said.

Commanding, division, Maj Gen flagged off the 30-member strong expedition from here, an event which was attended by school children, ex-servicemen, soldiers and their families.

"The trans-expedition -- India, north-south and Kashmir to --will be completed in three phases and will hold over a dozen shows at different places of the country enroute to with an aim to popularise the hot air which is still nascent," Lt Col Ahlawat said.

He said the expedition was conceptualised with an aim to promote adventurous spirit of the and generating awareness among the country's youth about adventure activities in general and hot air in particular.

The first phase covering 1,247 km aerial distance from to by November 23 will be followed by second phase from to from November 24 to December 5, covering an aerial distance of 745 km, he said.

After a two-day show at Secunderabad, the said the third phase will start on December 10 from and the flag in ceremony will be held at Kanyakumari on December 29 and the teams will return to and

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 15:55 IST
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