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Explained: What is the Army’s sailing expedition

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New Delhi, Jan 29: The Indian Army Ocean Sailing Expedition on Tuesday returned from Okha in Gujarat. The expedition was flagged off from Mumbai on January 15.said.

The 14-day exercise tested the skill of sailors on high seas.

The 43-member expedition, which included 27 support staff, was led by Lt Col M K Singh, and assisted by Lt Col Shashikant Waghmode, Sena Medal.

Explained: What is the Army’s sailing expedition

It comprised four more officers, two Junior Commissioned Officers and 35 other ranks from various arms and services, Engineers, Electronic Mechanical Engineers, Signals, Sikh Light Infantry and Maratha Light Infantry troops.

The team sailed in four non-motorised Seabird class boats, with a ground team which moved along the coastal land route for immediate support, the official said.

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    It comprised four more officers, two Junior Commissioned Officers and 35 other ranks from various arms and services to include Engineers, Electronic Mechanical Engineers, Signals, Sikh Light Infantry and Maratha Light Infantry troops.

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    The team sailed in four non-motorised Seabird class boats, supported by ground support team, which will move along the coastal land route for immediate support, the official

    said.

    The expedition was flagged off by Lt General Michael Mathews, PVSM, VSM, Commandant of the Pune-based College of Military Engineering and Colonel Commandant, The Bombay

    Sappers and Brigadier M J Kumar, Sena Medal, Commandant, Bombay Engineer Group and Centre at Kirkee, the official said.

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