Indian Air Force scales three virgin peaks in Ladakh region

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    New Delhi: An Indian Air Force mountaineering team has scaled three newly opened peaks in Ladakh region with an aim to propose that they be named after IAF's three 'heroes', including Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh.

    IAF is now planning to approach Indian Mountaineering Federation (IMF) for naming these peaks after Flying Officer Nirmaljit Singh, the sole Paramvir Chakra awardee in the force, Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh, the sole five star rank officer, and its first Indian chief Subroto Mukherjee.

    The team of 18 IAF personnel, led by Wing Commander Namit Rawat, was received on Friday by the Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne.
    An Indian Air Force mountaineering team has scaled three newly opened peaks in Ladakh region.
    Indian Air Force scales three virgin peaks in Ladakh region

    This was IAF's first ever expedition to unclimbed peaks at altitudes of 20,112 feet, 21,200 feet and 21,010 feet. All these were successfully summited in one expedition. The team consisted of 11 first time climbers and an Air Force civilian.

    The mountaineering team was also the first to establish a route to the top of these peaks, situated at a tough and inhospitable terrain.

    In last couple of years, IAF mountaineers have scaled some of the toughest mountain in the world, including Mount Everest-the highest peak in the world.

    In 2011, a team of women mountaineers also successfully scaled the Everest.

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    IAF proposes to name three peaks in Ladakh after its heroes

    Jayanta Gupta, TNN Jul 27, 2012, 08.55PM IST

    KOLKATA: The Indian Air Force has proposed to name three peaks in Ladakh after its heroes. These three unclimbed peaks were recently summited by an 18-member team of the IAF recently. The peaks were cleared for climbing by the Indian Moutaineering Federation some time ago.

    "The IAF has proposed to name Peak - I (20,112 ft) as Mt Nirmaljeet after Flying Officer Nirmaljeet Singh Sekhon, the 1971 Indo-Pak War hero and only recipient of the Param Vir Chakra in the IAF. It has been proposed to name Peak - II (21,200 ft) as Mt Arjan after Marshal of the IAF Arjan Singh. The third peak, which is 21,010 feet high, should be named Mt Subroto after Air Marshal Subroto Mukherjee, the first Chief of Air Staff. Now it is for the Indian Mountaineering Federation to decide," an official said.

    The team of mountaineers led by Wing Commander Namit Rawat was flagged-in on Friday by Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne. This is the first time in the IAF's history that an expedition has attempted unclimbed peaks at altitudes of 20,112 ft, 21,200 feet and 21,010 feet. This is also for the first time that three peaks have been summited in one expedition. The expedition comprised 11 first time climbers and and Air Force Cilvilian.


    IAF proposes to name three peaks in Ladakh after its heroes - Times Of India
     

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