Indian Army team beats 95 other nations to win 'Olympics of military patrolling'
The Indian Army has set a record at the prestigious Cambrian Patrol Exercise at Brecon in the United Kingdom’s Wales by winning a gold medal.
The exercise was held between October 13-15.
Indian Army's frontier force, 4/5 Gorkha Rifles, represented the country at the exercise. Apart from the Indian Army, 95 other teams participated in the event. Special forces and infantry regiments from countries across the globe were part of the exercise.
Out of 96 patrols, only two teams won gold medals.
The Cambrian Patrol Exercise event is considered the ultimate test of human endurance and team spirit. It is also regarded as the Olympics of military patrolling.
The Indian Army team participated in the event and competed against a total of 96 teams.
The Indian Army team performed extremely well under the harsh terrain conditions and inclement cold weather which in itself presented various challenges.
The Indian team was complimented for its excellent skills in navigation, delivery of orders and overall timings for the patrol.
The Indian team captain said that his team stuck to the basics of tactics and patrolling that the Indian Army follows which won accolades from the judges.
On the occasion, UK Army chief Gen Sir Mark Carleton Smith awarded the Gold Medal to the Indian Army team. Indian High Commission in London's military advisor Brig Vikramjeet Gill was also present at the event.