PTI | Kolkata | 26 August, 2016:A team of 15 Armymen cycled 350 km through mountain terrain to the high-altitude Nathula pass at the Sino-India border.
The team from Sukna-based artillery regiment of Trishakti Corps covered the distance in 18 days beginning August 3 to mark 50 years of its coming into existence, defence sources said on Friday.
Led by Captain Deepak Kumar Giri, the team traversed through high altitude areas that normally require acclimatisation by soldiers, before they can be put on duty.
The team cycled to Nathula, located at an altitude of 14,600 feet and paid homage to martyrs at the War Memorial, the sources said.
They also used the opportunity to educate young boys and girls on ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ and conducted motivational lectures to encourage the youth of Sikkim to join the Indian Army.