|In Lakshadweep Islands
Army to undertake Blue Waters
20 (ANI): In keeping with the rich traditions of the Indian Army, the 54
Infantry Division is undertaking a unique expedition called the "Bison
Blue Waters Expedition" from Indian mainland to the Lakshadweep Islands.
General Officer Commanding
Bison Division, Major General Rajesh Singh will flag the expedition off
on March 22 at Agatti in Lakshadweep.
The expedition’s being
primarily planned for providing adventure to men of the elite Bison Division,
and would also seek to address solutions to a major environmental concern
like the endangered coral reefs in the area.
Representatives from the
World Wildlife Fund India and National Geographic will also be a part of
the expedition, contributing their bit in helping the Indian Army meet
its commitment towards presenting the national ecology of our country.
The expedition is being
conducted in two legs. The Island Hopping Leg at the Lakshadweep Islands
wherein, activities such as Para Motoring, Scuba Diving, Powered Rafting,
Beach Running and talks by eminent ecologists on saving the coral reefs
will be conducted.
This would be followed
by the Ocean Sailing Leg onboard the yacht ‘Trishna’ which has the unique
distinction of sailing, around the world with an all Indian Army crew in
The ‘Trishna’ will sail
from Mumbai to Lakshadweep Islands and back via Goa and Cochin over a period
of three weeks where the crew will also interact with the inhabitants of
Spanning over six weeks,
all events of this expedition will see the participation by over hundred
all ranks of Indian Army who will interact with the people of Lakshadweep
Islands, spreading awareness about the Army and the need to preserve the
fragile ecology of their islands.
Bison Blue Waters Expedition
is being seen as a big step by the Indian Army to help enhance maritime
awareness within the Indian Army. (ANI)