A paramotor expedition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Indo-Pak war was flagged in at the Territorial Army (TA) railway grounds Wednesday.
Covering an aerial distance of 219 km over three days, the expedition undertaken by the Army’s Amritsar-based 15 Infantry Division was flagged off by Lt Gen K J Singh, GOC-in-C, Western Command.
The expedition team consisted of 12 paramotorists led by Lieutenant Colonel Rajiv Mishra and was supported by a ground team which included a medical team, security team and a rescue team.
The expedition sailed through Kapurthala, Harike, Khasa, Dera Baba Nanak, Tibri and Ropar before arriving in Chandigarh.
An Army pipe band display was held on the occasion, followed by a display by the 1 Para (Special Forces) team which carried out slithering operations and other combat demonstrations using Army Aviation helicopters.
Army officers, JCOs and jawans with their families, a large number of school students and NCC cadets also witnessed the event.