National Defence Bureau,
New Delhi, 28 May 2018
All women high altitude expedition to Mount Deotibba (6001 Mtrs) which is located in Himachal Pradesh, has been organised by the Indian Navy from 28 May to 15 Jun 2018. The expedition was flagged off by Vice Admiral AK Chawla, Chief of Personnel on 28 May 2018 from New Delhi. Lieutenant Commander Kokila Sajwan will be leading the team which comprises of 15 members including two base camp support staff.
Indian Navy had summitted Mt Everest in May 2017. The Service had previously launched the first successful expedition to Everest in 1965 and has been to the South & North poles in 2006 and 2008 respectively. Now, with culmination of Sagar-Parikarma, the circumnavigation around the globe by All Women Navy Team, Indian Navy seeks to achieve a similar feat on land by organising an ‘All Women Expedition to Mt Deotibba as a launch pad for scaling higher peaks including Everest in near future.