Defence Current Affairs

Defence Current Affairs of 2018-19 related to India’s Defence, Indian Armed Forces, Defence Production, Defence Acquisition and related matters for SSC, States Civils, UPSC and Other Competitive Examinations.

IAF Mountaineering Team explored Mt Garud Parvat an unclimbed peak in Arunachal Pradesh

Indian Air Force launched a mountaineering excursion to Gorichen region of Arunachal Pradesh with a goal to discover and climb unclimbed peaks. The team led by Wg Cdr D Panda, included 15 air warriors. After widespread search and scouting, the team summited an unclimbed peak of height 5887M. It was a exciting and exhausting task for the team to discover unexplored terrain and find a way up the mountain peak. This was the very first time that IAF has attempted an exploration into this area of Eastern Himalayas.

The peak lies on the west of Mt Gorichen and has been named as ‘Mt Garud Parvat’ by the IAF team who ascended it for the first time in history.

IAF mountaineering squad explores unclimbed peaks in Arunachal Pradesh

Indian Air Force launched a mountaineering expedition to Gorichen area of Arunachal Pradesh with an aim to explore and climb unclimbed peaks. The 15-member team of IAF personnel was led by Wg Cdr D Panda. The expedition included both experienced and newly trained mountaineers. The team climbed an unclimbed peak of height 5887M in two groups.  This peak is on the west of Mt Gorichen and has been named as Mt Garud Parvat by the air warriors who climbed it for the first time in history. This expedition was unparalleled in a way as the valleys and mountain peaks had never been explored.