Trekking expedition to Khalubar undertaken on 20th anniversary of Op Vijay | KNO

Trekking expedition to Khalubar undertaken on 20th anniversary of Op Vijay | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, July 08 (KNO): On the 20th anniversary of Operation Vijay, a trekking expedition to Khalubar was undertaken by the 1st Bn of the 11 Gurkha Rifles.  According to the statement issued to KNO, the objective of the trek was to celebrate the triumph of the Battalion as also to pay homage to the brave ‘Kirantis’. After inducting into Leh, the team completed its mandatory acclimatization and necessary preparations by 05 Jul 2019. Strength of two junior commissioned Officers and eight Other Ranks participated in this trek which was flagged off on 08 Jul 2019. The team covered a distance of about 10 kms before summiting Khalubar. During their journey, the team traversed through the harsh inhospitable terrain at altitudes varying from 9000 ft to 17000 ft, the statement reads.(KNO)