Mumbai, Jan 15 (PTI) The Indian Army Ocean Sailing
Expedition from Mumbai to Okha in Gujarat was flagged off here
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
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
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.