In the year 1999, the Indian Army conquered the Kargil Mountains against Pakistan intruders. To commemorate this victory, ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ is celebrated each year on July 26. As a part of the celebrations, on July 2, 2018, Shwet Ashw, the motorcycle display team of the Corps of Military Police, along with TVS flagged off a motorcycle expedition from Bengaluru to Dras.
This expedition will see a team of five army officials cover a distance of more than 3,250km across eight states in the country. The 20-day expedition was flagged off at a ceremony by Major General Sanjeev Narain, AVSM General Officer Commanding Karnataka and Kerala Sub Area from Core of Military Police, Centre and School, Bengaluru. The team will traverse across the length of the country from Bengaluru to Kargil and cover cities such as Belagavi, Pune, Mumbai, Vadodara, Udaipur, Nasirabad, New Delhi, Chandigarh, Manali, Sarchu and Leh, astride the TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi 4V Race Edition 2.0.
The expedition will conclude on July 24, 2018, at Kargil War Memorial as a part of the ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ celebrations. TVS says the aim of the expedition is to pay homage to the sacrifices made by our martyrs during the Kargil War and enhance the image of the Indian Army to motivate the youth to join this organisation.