AALO, March 17 - The Joint Indo-Bangladesh White Water Expedition was flagged off from Tumbin on Saturday by Major General Ajai Verma, General Officer Commanding 56 Infantry Division amid cheer and applause on 16th March last, a press release said.
The expedition is aimed to strengthen the bilateral relations between India and Bangladesh and promote adventurism among the youth of the district. The joint expedition is headed by Lieutenant Colonel BN Jha of Indian Army along with two officers, one Junior Commissioned Officer and seven other Ranks each from both the nations. The three day expedition from Tumbin village in Kaying Sub-Division of Arunachal Pradesh up to Pangin Siang district covering a distance of 85 km of challenging waters of Siyom river, where the expedition team would encounter Grade 2 and 3 rapids.
The expedition team carried out a training basic, preparation and planning for a period of a week at Along Military Station. The Along Military Station is coordinating the joint expedition scheduled to culminate tomorrow.