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Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh interacts with the Tiranga Mountain Rescue team in New Delhi

Lauds them for saving lives of Army personnel deployed in difficult areas through avalanche rescue & training

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh interacted with a team of Tiranga Mountain Rescue (TMR) in New Delhi on April 26, 2022. The TMR, founded by Shri Hemant Sachdev, is a non-profit organisation affiliated with the Indian Army since 2016. It provides multiple teams of highly motivated & qualified Avalanche Rescue professionals who are deployed in snowbound and difficult areas during the winter season. The teams have been instrumental in providing dedicated avalanche rescue & training to Indian Army personnel in mountain craft.

Shri Rajnath Singh was briefed on the activities of Tiranga Mountain Rescue during the event. The Raksha Mantri commended TMR for saving the lives of the Armed Forces personnel from threats like avalanches, besides raising awareness and imparting training to them. He termed TMR as a source of strength to the soldiers who are deployed in difficult areas and are exposed to various threats such as avalanches. He appreciated the fact that there has been no Army casualty in the locations where TMR is deployed. The Raksha Mantri stressed that TMR has a big responsibility on their shoulders as in the coming times’ threats such as avalanches may increase due to climate change.

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh interacts with the Tiranga Mountain Rescue team in New Delhi
Photo credit-press release by PIB

The Raksha Mantri described the work being carried out by Tiranga Mountain Rescue as a shining example of partnership between the Government and civil society. He emphasised that a Nation moves forward on the path of development only when the government and civil society work together. “Government and civil society are the wheels on which the country can achieve the goal of all-around sustainable development,” he said.

Vice Chief of the Army Staff Lt Gen Manoj Pande, Director General Military Operations Lt Gen BS Raju and other senior military officials were present on the occasion.

Disclaimer : This is an official press release by PIB.

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