NSG commandos summit Mt Everest in maiden attempt

NEW DELHI: Commandos of the premier counter-terror force NSG Thursday created history as they scaled the Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, in their maiden attempt, a senior official said.

A seven-member team of the National Security Guard (NSG), led by Lt Col J P Kumar, successfully unfurled the Indian flag at the 8,848-metre tall peak at about 7 am Thursday, the official said.

“The team adopted the south eastern approach via south Col in Solukhumbhu region of Nepal,” the force said in a statement.

NSG Director General Sudeep Lakhtakia congratulated the team, saying “Everest demands doggedness, tenacity, perseverance, courage and multiple skills to survive in toughest conditions. The NSG commandos have all these qualities”. (AGENCIES)