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Indian Air Force team flagged off to participate in Himalayan Car Rally

By Nairita Das

New Delhi, October 7 (ANI): 'Team Sky Hawkz', the Indian Air Force (IAF) team of three reconfigured Gypsy vehicles, roared-off from 412 Air Force Station here on Thursday to participate in 'Raid-de-Himalaya' that begins from Shimla on October 9.

The rally is ranked amongst the toughest motor rallies in the world.

Air Marshal JN Burma, Air Officer-in-charge Administration flagged off the 'Team Sky Hawkz' today.

The team is led by Gp Capt MK Abrol. Other members include Sqn Ldr Ashish, Sqn Ldr Choudhary, Fg Offr Kunal, Sqn Ldr A Kapoor and JWO AK Singh.

The rally will run through Shimla, Manali, Rohtang, Lahul and Spiti Valley, Keylong, Sarchu valley and will head back through a different route to Manali.

The competition will run through rivers, river-beds, gravel, mud tracks and snow including black ice on high mountain passes. (ANI)

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