Chandigarh, Jul 9 (UNI) Air Cmde SRK Nair, Air Officer Commanding, 12 Wing Air Force, flagged in the Indian Air Force trekking expedition, which returned to the Air Force Station here today after successfully completing a trek to Chamba, Bharmaur and Lahaul Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh.
Comprising seven Air Force officers, the team flagged off on June 26. It covered a distance of about 200 kms and scaled a height of 16535 feet, while crossing the two passes namely Kugti and Darati.
Wg Cdr K Dinesh headed the team. Other members of the expedition included Sqn Ldr Bhavana Mehra, Sqn Ldr AP Singh, Flt Lt Shantanu Verma, Flt Lt CG Varghese and Fg Offr Manoj Rana.
Aimed at spreading awareness about the Indian Air Force among the people in the upper reaches of Himachal Pradesh and encouraging youngsters to join the IAF, the expedition camped at Kugti village at a height of 11000 feet.
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