An India Army team has won a gold medal at military patrolling exercise, one of the most gruelling exercises in the world, organised by the British Army. An eight member team of 8 Gorkha Rifles’ 2nd Battalion was awarded the medal in Wales. A Company, 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles team put in a gold medal winning performance in the World Class Cambrian Patrol.
The Indian Army team presented a tradition khukri as a memento to the British Army. The 59 Punjab from the 37th Division/1 Corps, a team from the Pakistan Army, also won the gold medal at the military exercise.
The annual international military patrolling exercise makes its participating units cover an 80 km course in less than 48 hours, while performing numerous types of military exercises placed throughout the rugged Cambrian Mountains and swamp lands of mid-Wales.
In 2015, 8 Azad Kashmir Regiment of the Pakistan Army had won the award. A total of seven teams were given the gold medal.