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MH-ARMY-SAILING EXPEDITION

MH-ARMY-SAILING EXPEDITION
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Army''s sailing expedition from Mumbai to Okha flagged off

Mumbai, Jan 15 (PTI) The Indian Army Ocean Sailing

Expedition from Mumbai to Okha in Gujarat was flagged off here

on Wednesday.

The team will be sailing in the Arabian Sea and will

return to Mumbai on January 27. The 13-day exercise will test

the skill of sailors on high seas, an official said.

The 43-member expedition, which includes 27 support

staff, is being led by Lt Col M K Singh, assisted by Lt Col

Shashikant Waghmode, Sena Medal.

It comprises four more officers, two Junior

Commissioned Officers and 35 other ranks from various arms and

services to include Engineers, Electronic Mechanical

Engineers, Signals, Sikh Light Infantry and Maratha Light

Infantry troops.

The team will sail in four non-motorised Seabird class

boats, supported by ground support team, which will move along

the coastal land route for immediate support, the official

said.

The expedition was flagged off by Lt General Michael

Mathews, PVSM, VSM, Commandant of the Pune-based Collegeof

Military Engineering and Colonel Commandant, The Bombay

Sappers and Brigadier M J Kumar, Sena Medal, Commandant,

Bombay Engineer Group and Centre at Kirkee, the official said.

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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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