17th Mountain Division bags Eastern Command Adventure Cup, 2008

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Gangtok, Jan 30 (UNI) The 17th Mountain Division has edged out six other Army formations to win the three-day Eastern Command Adventure Cup, 2008, hosted in Sikkim.

GOC Major General KVS Lalhotra of the 17th Mountain Division handed over the championship trophy to the victorious team, which beat its nearest rival - the fifth Mountain Division - by 8 minutes and 35 seconds in the overall tally.

Seven teams from the Eastern Command had participated in the event which involved 11 kms of mountain cycling on steep climbs followed by 11 km of hill running before concluding with 16 km rafting along the rapids of the Teesta river.

The 17th Mountain Division had also led the other divisions of the Eastern Command in the professional sporting events held for the year 2007-2008. The results will be declared soon for the best sporting division of the Eastern Command.


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