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Born to fight, trained to kill: Indian Army team clinches gold in Britain’s Cambrian Patrol exercise

With the recent accomplishment by a team of Gorkha Rifles, every nation in the world will come to know about the colossal strength of the Indian Army. Setting up their unmatched combat skills in plain

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: October 22, 2016 17:59 IST ]
Gorkha Rifles
Gorkha Rifles

With the recent accomplishment by a team of Gorkha Rifles, every nation in the world will come to know about the colossal strength of the Indian Army.

Setting up their unmatched combat skills in plain view, a team from the Indian Army's Gorkha Rifles has secured a gold medal in Exercise Cambrian Patrol organised by the British Army.

The exercise, which is touted to be a standout amongst the most difficult ones in the world, saw the eight men team of the second Battallion of 8 Gorkha Rifles outperforming the other Army men who took part in it.

On the micro-blogging website Twitter, the British Army acknowledged the feat by the Indian soldiers as it put out a video of our Army men receiving their respective medals.

"Congratulations to 2nd Btn 8 Gorkha Rifles on their gold medal at #CambrianPatrol. Consistently superb," the British Army in Wales tweeted.

Post the medal ceremony, the 2/8 Gorkhas handed over a traditional khukri to the Brits, which happens to be the central element in the regimental insignia of the Gorkha Rifles.

An annual international military patrolling exercise, the Cambrian Patrol is conducted in the rugged Cambrian Mountains of Wales.

Making up for the toughest challenges for modern-soldiers, it is a mission and task oriented exercise that is carried out on a 55-km long track.

As per the rules, all the patrols have to carry their full personal kits and finish up the tasks within 48-hours.

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