The Indian Army which was represented by the 4/5 Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force) won a gold medal at the prestigious Cambrian Patrol Exercise that took place in Wales, United Kingdom.
The event is considered the ultimate test of human endurance, team spirit and is rightly considered the Olympics of Military Patrolling.
At the prestigious competition, the Indian Army team won a gold medal after competing against 96 teams representing special forces and regiments from around the world. This year, only three international patrols were awarded a gold medal out of the 96 participating teams, which included 17 international teams.
Judges also complimented The Indian Army team on its excellent navigation skills, delivery of patrol orders and overall endurance. The team captain stated that his team adhered to the basics that the Indian Army follows in its battle drills and procedures.
The team performed extremely well under the harsh terrain conditions and inclement weather. These, in itself, presented various challenges in addition to the complex real world situations which were simulated to assess the team’s reactions in a combat setting.
HE Mrs Gaitri Issar Kumar, High Commissioner of India to UK, felicitated the Indian Army team at India House, London.
The award ceremony was honoured by the presence of General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith, the Chief of General Staff of the British Army, who presented the Gold Medal to the Indian Army team.
Brig Vikramjit Singh Gill, Military Advisor at High Commission of India London, also attended the prestigious event.
By Gita Sarasia