- NET Web Desk
On Monday, October 11, a 20-member-team of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) initiated a frontier level trekking expedition from Yuksam, West Sikkim district, at an altitude of 4985 ft.
Led by 13th battalion commandant, Chandan Singh Bhandari; IG Eastern Frontier, SK Sharma; DIG RPS Raghuvanshi, the frontier-level trekking expedition was flagged-off on Sunday.
The trekkers will pass through various places till 16,000 ft covering a total distance of 390 kms : 290 kms by vehicle and 100 kms on foot in a span of 11 days.
Flagging off the trekking expedition CO Bhandari informed that the participants will keep in mind to not to litter and pollute along the way.
“Flora and fauna won’t be disturbed. Medical camp will be organised for the locals and activities will be carried out to maintain a friendly relation amongst the army personnel and the civilians. Collection of garbage will be conducted and disposed-off after the expedition in the rightful place,” – added CO Bhandari.