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Indian Army wins gold medal at Cambrian Patrol Exercise

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    2021 Cambrian Patrol Exercise: The Indian Army team has won the gold medal at the 2021 Cambrian Patrol Exercise.

    Key Points:

    • The Cambrian Patrol Exercise 2021 was conducted at Brecon, Wales, in the United Kingdom between 13th October and 15th October 2021.
    • This exercise which was organized by the UK Army is considered as the ultimate test of human endurance and team spirit.
    • It is sometimes also referred as “Olympics of Military Patrolling” among militaries of the world.
    • From the Indian side, a team from 4/5 Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force) represented the Indian Army at the prestigious Cambrian Patrol Exercise.
    • In this exercise, a total of 96 teams participated.
    • The competition also witnessed the participation of 17 international teams representing Special Forces and prestigious Regiments from around the world.
    • The Teams performed under harsh terrain and inclement cold weather conditions.
    • This year, out of 96 participating teams, only three international patrols have been awarded a gold medal till phase 6th of this Exercise.

    Indian Army Team:

    • The Indian Army team competed with a total of 96 teams including 17 international teams representing Special Forces and prestigious Regiments from different parts of the world.
    • The team displayed a fabulous display of navigation skills, delivery of patrol orders, and overall physical endurance, which ultimately resulted in the gold medal.
    • The team members were presented the gold Medal by General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith, the Chief of General Staff of the British Army in a formal ceremony on 15 October 2021.

    About Cambrian Patrol Exercise:

    • The Exercise Cambrian Patrol is an international event in which militaries across the world take part.
    • It is an annual international military patrolling exercise.
    • In this exercise, the participating teams have to cover a 50-mile (80 km) course in less than 48 hrs while performing numerous types of military exercises placed throughout the rugged Cambrian Mountains and swamplands of mid-Wales, UK.
    • Cambrian Patrol was first set up more than 40 years ago, by a group of Welsh Territorial Army soldiers who designed the training event to feature long-distance marching over the Cambrian Mountains culminating in firing.
    • The aim of the exercise is to test their leadership, self-discipline, physical endurance, courage, and determination.

    About 5th Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force):

    • 5th Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force), also abbreviated as 5GR(FF) is an infantry regiment of the Indian Army.
    • It comprises Gurkha soldiers of Nepalese origin.
    • It was formed in 1858 as part of the British Indian Army.
    • The regiment was known as the 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force) when it was one of the Gurkha regiments that were transferred to the Indian Army following independence of Indian and Pakistan in 1947 and given its current name in 1950.
    • The regiment’s battalions served in the First World War (Mesopotamia) and Second World War (Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran, Mediterranean, Italian campaign, and in Burma).
    • Since 1947, the regiment has served in a number of conflicts, including the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 and the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
    • It has also participated in peacekeeping operations in Sri Lanka.
    • The motto of 5GR(FF) is Shaurya Evam Nistha (शौर्य एवं निष्ठा)  which means Courage and Determination.

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