When eight specially-abled people reached Kumar Post at 15632 feet on the Siachen glacier today, they set a new world record.
Operation Blue Freedom was a huge success thanks to Indian Army special forces veterans: Indian Army’s Northern Command
‘Team CLAW,’ a group of armed forces veterans dedicated to empowering persons with disabilities, led the excursion, which began on Independence Day.
“Operation Blue Freedom,”; 8 disabled individuals trace path to Kumar Post
New Delhi: On Sunday, a group of eight people with special needs set a world record by reaching Kumar Post at 15,632 feet on the Siachen glacier.
This is the first time a large group of disabled individuals has scaled the world’s highest battlefield.
On Independence Day, the mission, dubbed “Operation Blue Freedom,” began at the Siachen base camp. It was carried out by ‘Team CLAW,’ a group of armed services veterans dedicated to empowering disabled individuals.
‘Team CLAW,’ makes Operation Blue Freedom a “great success”
Conquer Land Water Air (CLAW) just received in-principle authorization from the Indian Army for a hike to the Siachen Glacier.
In a tweet, the Indian Army’s Northern Command noted that the team’s fortitude and the special forces veterans from CLAW Global (Elite Team of Former Special Forces personnel) made Operation Blue Freedom a “great success.”
“When eight specially-abled people reached Kumar Post at 15632 feet on the Siachen glacier today, they set a new world record. Operation Blue Freedom was a huge success thanks to the grit of the team and the #IndianArmy special forces veterans from @CLAW Global “In an official tweet, the Indian Army announced the formation of the Northern Command.
Veterans from India’s special forces take the initiative to launch Operation Blue Freedom
In April of this year, a group of veterans from India’s special forces launched a nationwide drive to find the “biggest team of persons with impairments” to scale the Siachen glacier.
The group, directed by former 9 para officer Major Vivek Jacob, trained 20 persons, eight of whom were chosen to attempt the “Land world record” at the Siachen glacier, one of the world’s most difficult terrains.
“CLAW, the global initiative, aims to bring persons with disabilities and former special forces veterans into action- to drive inner transformation and induce powerful global action for inclusion,” said Major Jacob (retd), founder of Operation Blue.