Army Chief presents MacGregor Memorial Medal

New Delhi, March 8 : Army Chief Gen MM Naravane on Tuesday presented the USI MacGregor Memorial Medal to four awardees- two from the Indian Army and one each from Indian Navy and Indian Airforce for their outstanding achievements in operational reconnaissance and extreme adventure sports. The award ceremony was held at the ted Service Institution, India’s the oldest tri-service think tank established in 1870 for research and debate on national security and military affairs. Congratulating the awardees, Army Chief Gen Naravane said that he is immensely happy to see that the awardees are from all the three Services and their contribution has been both for high risk operational reconnaissance as well as for extreme adventure sports. “The Trans-Himalayan ARMEX Mission across rugged passes over 18,000 feet in the Great Himalayan Range has significantly augmented India’s operational capability. Similarly the Para jump from 24,000 feet Above Mean Sea Level has validated the operational capability of this Parachute System, a feat that has never been attempted before,” he said. The spirit of Adventure and Exploration has always been integral to the military way of life. The Armed Forces have a long & distinguished tradition of encouraging and supporting such activities as part of the professional development of their personnel. The ceremony was attended by the Indian military top-brass and Armed Forces personnel. ASU GK

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