In the year 1999, the world witnessed the bravery of Indian Army when it conquered the Kargil Mountains against Pakistan intruders. Every year on 26th July Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated to acknowledge the valour of our soldiers. This year the auspicious day will be celebrated a bit differently by the Indian Army. On 2nd July 2018, an elite Motorcycle Display Team of the Corps of Military Police called “Shwet Ashw” set out on an India ride.

They have partnered with TVS Motor company and will be flagged off from Bengaluru. They will cover major cities such as Belgaum, Pune, Mumbai, Vadodara, Udaipur, Nasirabad, New Delhi, Chandigarh, Manali, Sarchu & Leh before ending this motorcycling expedition in Drass. The weapon of choice this time around will be the TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi 4V Race Edition 2.0. A 5 member team will ride for the next 20 days covering more than 3250 kilometres and crossing around 8 states.

The ride was flagged off by Major General Sanjeev Narain, AVSM General Officer Commanding Karnataka & Kerala Sub Area from Core of Military Police, Centre and School, Bengaluru.

(L-R) Lance Naik D Sashikant B, Naik Shiva Krishna CH, Lance Naik Santosh MK , Lt Col Vikram Rajebhosle & Havaldar Jangar Ananda.

About Shwet Ashw

This elite group was found in 1952 at CMP Centre & School, Faizabad. The name was given by Chief of Army Staff, Late Gen AS Vaidya, MVC and Bar. Since its inception, they have performed at different national as well as international events. They even have 3 guiness records to their name for that matter!
This expedition ends in Drass on 24th July celebrating Kargil Vijay Diwas. The main aim of this ride is to pay tribute to all the brave martyrs and inspire the youth of the nation to join the Indian Army.
Our sincere wishes are with the team and we hope that they complete this noble expedition safely and soundly.