Chandigarh, Sep 12 (UNI) The Western Command Diamond Jubilee celebrations began at the Chandimandir Military Station today with Lt Gen Daljeet Singh, GOC-in-C, Western Command flagging in the Leo Pargial mountaineering expedition.
The expedition had been planned to commemorate the 60 years of the raising of the Command on September 15 this year. Led by Major Anil Manhas of Dogra Scouts, the expedition team members, which included three officers and 23 men, were awarded the Army Commander's commendation cards by Gen Singh.
The expedition was flagged off from the Pooh sector on August 23, and it scaled the Leo Pargial Peak, which lies at a height of 6673 meters in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh on August 31.
Speaking on the occasion, the Army Commander said the entire credit of organising the expedition goes to the Sugar sector who, he said, had done a commendable job. He complimented and congratulated all the members of the expedition team.