GANGTOK, December 1: To commemorate the 250th anni versary of the Army Service Corps, Black Cat
ASC Bn on behalf of Eastern Command conducted white water rafting expedition along the Teesta to
day which took off from Bardang, about 35 kilometres from here.
Brig. Prabhat Bhatt, Dy GOC Black Cat Division flagged off the event. The team "Teesta Raiders' which com prised of one officer, one ICO and 16 Jawans of Army Ser vice Corps in two rafts was led by Capt. Namrata Dhasmana
The team is said to be com pleting 40-kms in its first seg ment and will be taking off for the second segment after an over night rest. The second seg ment involves negotiating rap ids upto grade III and travel- ling a distance over 30-kms
Teesta Raiders today tra versed the Teesta with a cur- rent of three to four knots from Bardang to Teesta Bazaar
The expedition will come to an end when the ream reaches their final destination Coronation Bridge, Sevoke un December 2. Though water rafting is an adventure sport, the ASC underinking this as an expedition for which the team members of Teesta Raid ers were trained especially for 21 days for the expedition
Established in 1760 under the East India Company, ASC is one of the oldest and the glo- rious Corps of the Indian Army. The Corps began as an administrative component of the armies of the East India Com pany in the three Presidencies of Bengal, Madras and Bombay, known as the Com missariat. The size of the com- formed missariat fluctuated depending upon the needs of these armies The regular commissariat de partments of the army were set up in 1810 in the Presidencies of Bengal and Madras and in 1811 in Bombay. These de- partments provided the army with its requirements of formod transport and horses, it is i formed.
Staff Reporter, Skydiving camp held for women officers.
Skydiving camp held for women officers
The aim is to form first ever womens skydiving team
Nine women officers receive training
BANGALORE-:The sky is the limit for women. With the Indian Naval Sky Diving Training
Team (INSDTT) conducting a skydiving camp for women officers of the Anny and Navy here
recently, there are great opportunities for women to pursue skydiving, which is one of the
most thrilling of all adventure sports
The camp conducted basic and attvanced courses which aimed at forming the first ever women's skydiving team, and for Para Regiment personnel. Cdr. N. Rajesh, Chief Instructor, INSDTT, told presspersons here on Thursday that Indian women had the potential to be a part of this sport and nine women officers, six and three women from the army and navy respectively, trained along with 31 male officers.
Of the six women officers from the Army, Lt. Col. Sonali Passi Verma, Army Medical Corps, and Capt. Anila Khatri, a paratrooper, were selected and cleared to become professional skydivers with Capt. Namratha Dasmana, of the Army Supply Corps as a standby. Joint team
Cdr. Rajesh said the objective was to set up a joint team comprising five army and naval women personnel and send it to participate in international sky diving competitions. The team would be participating in the 2011 Military World Games held in Brazil.