8 Garhwal Rifles win gold in Cambrian Patrol

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
UDHAMPUR, Nov 6: The Indian Army’s team of 8 Garhwal Rifles deployed in Kargil  won gold medal in the event conducted in the Cambrian mountain of  Wales  in the UK.
It is an annual international Military patrolling exercise.
A total of 119 teams participated in the competition.
The participants  are tested for 30 aspects  during the patrol including firing  of personal  weapons, obstacle crossing, administering  first  aid  and casualty  evacuation, recognition of aircraft, vehicles  and equipment  artillery  target  indication, patrol  techniques, helicopter drills  communications  skills, handling  prisoners  of war, tactical  river/stream  crossing, ambush/anti ambush  drills, reconnaissance  techniques, tunnel crossing, navigation  skills  and rock climbing.
“The team comprises of eight members, each soldier carries 30 Kg load  on the back  during one of the toughest patrolling exercise. This is the second time an Indian Army team has won the event, earlier 4/9 Gorkha Rifles won the gold medal in 2010,” informed Col S D Goswami, Defence Spokesperson (MoD).

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