New Delhi, Sep 9 (UNI) Colonel Vivek Dogra will lead a 17-member '1 Army Headquarters Signal Regiment' team, which also includes Subedar Jagmail Singh, a leg amputee, in a unique trekking expedition in the great Thar desert that begins from tomorrow.
The proposed expedition, scheduled to get over on October 3, will see Dogra's team attempt to cover more than 480 km of desert stretch by trekking on foot.
The expedition is a novel large-scale venture of its kind being attempted 1200 km away from the home base in the areas along Hanumangarh, Jaisalmer.
Amongst the team members is Sub Jagmail Singh a leg amputee, who lost his leg during Sri Lanka operations whose steely determination will be a constant source of motivation for everyone.
The young robust team will also include Major SPS Bali an expert in desert navigation, a must for survival in the vast expanse of desert and Capt Divya Gupta a petite but tough as a nail lady officer who amidst the grind of sun, sand and heat will be managing the complex affairs of communications and logistics, a critical link in an activity of this magnitude.
One of the oldest Signal Regiments of the Indian Army, the '1 Army Headquarters Signal Regiment' has always been in the forefront to promote the spirit of adventure.
The Regiment has a well established Adventure Club, which in the past has promoted various adventure events including high altitude trekking expeditions to various parts of Himalayas.
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