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Expedition ‘Tornadoes’ flagged off from Tezpur, Assam

Itanagar: General Officer Commanding (GOC) 4 Corps Lt Gen DS Rana on Saturday flagged off the 2,600-km motorcycle expedition by the Army Service Corps Motorcycle Display Team “Tornadoes” from Tezpur in Assam.
The team consisting of 15 riders of Royal Enfield led by Maj Ramya Venkat and Capt. AS Grewal started the expedition from Assam’s cultural capital to cover various War Memorials in the North East.
“Tornadoes” have been the cynosure of Indian Army, epitomizing the spirit of adventure, daredevilry, technical skill and spirit-de-corps. They have been pioneers since their inception in 1967, and have an impressive 32 World Records under their belt, with the count increasing every year.
The team is stationed at ASC Centre (South), Bangalore and comprises of 39 riders which includes two officers, two junior commissioned officers and 35 other ranks.
For the past fifty-five years of their existence, the Tornadoes have displayed their skills in thousands of shows across the length and breath of the country.
The team has also represented India six times at international level in Bhutan.
The Tornadoes also have the honour of holding 32 World Records certified by various record-holding agencies.
The team has set nine World Records in November 2020 under various categories, such as longest ride through Tunnel of Fire and Highest & Fastest pyramids.
The team also undertook a winter expedition to the Karakoram Pass covering over 2,500 km in 22 days.
On December 8, the Army Service Corps will be celebrating its 11th Reunion and 262nd Corps Day.
To commemorate the rich history of the Corps and pay homage to brave soldiers and martyrs who have served the nation, the Tornadoes have undertaken the 2,600 km motorcycle expedition in the North Eastern region of the country.
The riders will pay homage to martyrs at various War Memorials in the North Eastern states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya and Nagaland.
The expedition would pass through Tenga Valley – Bomdila- Sela Pass – Tawang – Forward Posts of Tawang – Kalaktang – Guwahati – Shillong – Kombrian – Imphal – Dinjan and finally culminate at Gajraj War Memorial, Tezpur on October 17 next, covering a distance of 2,600 km in 17 days. (UNI)

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