Indian Army Commemorates 25 Years Of Kargil War Victory With A Pan-India Motorcycle Expedition D5

The motorcycle expedition salutes the martyrs' sacrifices and honours their legacy.

by Shreya Ghosh
Indian Army Commemorates 25 Years Of Kargil War Victory With A Pan-India Motorcycle Expedition D5

The historical Kargil War between India and Pakistan began in May 1999. The major military conflict ended on July 26, 1999, with the Indian Army emerging victorious against the opponent country. Soon, it will be 25 years since India’s triumph in the Indo-Pak war. To commemorate this day and give tribute to the sacrifices of martyrs of the war, the Indian Army began a motorcycle expedition. To know more about this epic event, read on.

Teams Of The Indian Army Started A Pan-India Motorcycle Expedition ‘D5’

The Eastern Command of the Indian Army shared pictures of the motorcyclists starting this historic journey.

India lost many brave soldiers during the Kargil War 25 years ago. Presently, 3 teams joined this adventurous expedition to salute the martyrs’ sacrifices, honour their legacy, and represent the never-ending spirit of the Indian Army. According to a Press Release shared by the Ministry of Defence, a total of 3 teams of 8 riders participated in this iconic motorcycle journey.

They began the expedition from different parts of India. Each team commenced its journey from Dinjan in Assam, Dwarka in Gujarat, and Dhanushkodi in Tamil Nadu. All the participating members of the Indian Army will travel to Delhi as a part of this pan-India Motorcycle Expedition D5. The team from Dinjan will cover around 2,489 km to reach their destination via Jorhat, Guwahati, Binaguri, Katihar, Danapur, Gorakhpur, Lucknow, and Agra.

From the West, the motorcyclists will travel about 1,565 km passing through Dhrangadhra, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Jaipur, and Alwar. The team from the South will traverse around 2,963 km and cross Madurai, Coimbatore, Bengaluru, Anantapur, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Bhopal Gwalior, and Alwar to reach Delhi.

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From Delhi To Dras!

Indian Army Motorcycle Expedition
Picture credit- X/ EasternCommand_IA (@easterncomd)

Another journey will begin once the teams reach Delhi on June 26. From three teams, the Indian Army will continue the motorcycle expedition in two teams to travel to Dras. One route encompasses a journey of 1,085 km via Ambala, Amritsar, Jammu, Udampur, and Srinagar.

The next route will proceed through Chandimandir, Manali, Sarchu, Nyoma, Tangtse, and Leh to cover 1,509 km to reach Dras. The final destination of the expedition will be Gun Hill in Dras. This location holds a historical significance in the history of the Kargil War.

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Several points between the expedition have been selected to host flag-off and flag-in ceremonies. Senior officials, Veterans, Veer Naris, and guests will be present to felicitate the motorcyclists for being part of this prominent event.

The expedition represents our soldiers’ determination and commitment to our country.

Cover Image Courtesy: X/ EasternCommand_IA (@easterncomd)

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