Air Marshal HB Rajaram, Air Officer-in-charge Administration, Air HQs today flagged in the ‘all women cycle expedition’ team on their successful completion of the mission ‘Kshitij-Se-Pare’. The expedition consisting of nine women officers from the Indian Air Force team was led by Wing Commander Bhavna Mehra. This expedition started from Pathankot on 13 July 2014. The team covered a total distance of 1500 kms through one of the most treacherous terrains , at altitudes above 12000 ft with temperatures falling below freezing point and faced unpredictable weather conditions, reaching their destination Leh on 13 August 2014. This expedition has provided an opportunity for these women officers to nurture a spirit of adventure and camaraderie. The expedition took 32 days to complete. It was divided into three segments, in which the first two segments were for acclimatization and the third segment involved a high altitude cycling climb. ‘Kshitij-Se-Pare’ expedition has brought out the passion for adventure, will, strength and is a tribute to the very essence of indomitable Air Force spirit.
IAF all women cycling expedition team "Kshitijse-Pare" flagged in
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