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INDIAN ARMY TEAM HAS WON GOLD MEDAL IN EXERCISE CAMBRIAN PATROL ORGANISED AT BRECON, WALES (UK)

INDIAN ARMY TEAM HAS WON GOLD MEDAL IN EXERCISE CAMBRIAN PATROL ORGANISED AT BRECON, WALES (UK)

Context:

A team from 4/5 Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force) which represented the Indian Army at the Cambrian Patrol Exercise at Brecon, Wales, the UK from 13th to 15th October 2021 has been awarded a Gold medal. On 15 October 2021, General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith, the Chief of General Staff of the British Army presented the Gold Medal to the team members in a formal ceremony.

About the Exercise:

  • Ex Cambrian Patrol was organised by the UK Army.
  • It is considered the ultimate test of human endurance, team spirit and is sometimes referred to as the Olympics of Military Patrolling among militaries in the world.
  • The Indian Army team took part in the event and competed against a total of 96 teams which included 17 international teams representing Special Forces and Regiments from across the globe.
  • During the exercise, teams were assessed for their performance under harsh terrain and inclement cold weather conditions which presented various challenges in addition to the complex real-world situations painted to them so as to assess their reactions in combat settings.
  • The Indian Army team received accolades from all the judges particularly for their navigation skills, delivery of patrol orders and overall physical endurance.
  • This year, out of 96 participating teams, only 3 international patrols have been awarded a gold medal till phase 6th of this Exercise.

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