From the Indian Army, 4/5 Gorkha Rifles(Frontier Force) represented India at the Prestigious Cambrian Patrol Exercise at Brecon, Wales, UK from 13th Oct to 15th Oct 2021.
This event is considered the ultimate test of human endurance, team spirit and is rightly considered the *Olympics of Military Patrolling*.
The Indian Army team participated in the event and competed against a total of 96 teams which include special forces and some infantry regiments of all countries around the world.
The 4/5 Gorkha Rifles team of Indian Army performed extremely well under the harsh terrain conditions and inclement cold weather which in itself present various challenges in addition to the various challenges which were laid out in the competition to the team assess and react in a battle-hardened scenario.
The Indian team was complimented for its excellent skills in Navigation, delivery of orders and overall timings for the Patrol. The Indian team captain said that his team stuck to the basics of tactics & patroling that the Indian Army follows which won accolades by all the Judges.
The award ceremony was visited by Gen Sir Mark Carleton Smith, the Chief of General Staff of the UK Army, who presented the Gold Medal to the entire Indian Army team. Another dignitary Brig Vikramjeet Gill, Military Advisor of High Commission of India, London also attended this prestigious event.
Out of 96 participants, only two international patrols have been able to win a gold medal.