ITBP team returns from Mount Abi Gamin peak to a grand welcome

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New Delhi, June 25 (ANI): Having conquered 24,130-feet Mount Abi Gamin peak on the Sino-Indian border, the mountaineering and skiing team of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) returned to the national capital on Thursday and was accorded a warm reception.

The team skied down the peak, despite heavy snow accumulation and high velocity blizzards.

Renowned Everester Harbhajan Singh led the 47-member team. Earlier, Singh had led a successful ski down expedition from Mount Abi Gamin in 2006.

Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on this occasion appreciated the team and described their feat as "a big achievement" for the team.

"This is a very big achievement this very team was to scale Mount Everest in April-May but due to some reasons it could not go there so we had sent them to the Mount Abi Gamin and Mount Kamet. As you (the media persons) can see the equipments are world class," said Vikram Srivastava, Director General, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).

The chief guest, G.K. Pillai, designated Home Secretary; Heads of Paramilitary Forces, government officials were present on the occasion. (ANI)

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