December 5, 2022

Defence Minister lauds mountain rescue team for saving lives of Army personnel deployed in difficult areas

Rajnath Singh interacted with Tiranga Mountain Rescue team in New Delhi

New Delhi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh commended Tiranga Mountain Rescue (TMR) team 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 Defence Minister stressed that TMR has a big responsibility on their shoulders as in the coming times threats such as avalanche may increase due to climate change.

He was interacting with a team of Tiranga Mountain Rescue (TMR) in New Delhi on April 26.

The Defence Minister described the work being carried out by TMR 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-round sustainable development,” he said.

“Government and civil society are the wheels on which the country can achieve the goal of all-round sustainable development”

-Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

The TMR, founded by 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 snow bound 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.

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.

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