The Indian Army showcased its exceptional military prowess on the international stage by securing a gold medal at the prestigious Cambrian Patrol Competition in 2023. The event, held in Wales, UK, witnessed the participation of an elite team from the 3/5 Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force), marking a significant achievement for the Indian Army.
Participation in Cambrian Patrol Competition 2023
The Cambrian Patrol Competition 2023 is renowned as a grueling test of endurance and teamwork, often referred to as the “Olympics of Military Patrolling.” The Indian Army team competed against a total of 111 teams, including 38 international teams representing special forces and esteemed regiments from across the globe.
Unraveling the Challenge
Navigating a 60 km course
The Cambrian Patrol Competition, organized by the UK Army, challenges participants to navigate a demanding 60 km course in the rugged terrains of Wales, UK. This course includes troublesome mountains and swamplands.
The teams are tasked with completing this formidable course in less than 48 hours, all while executing tactical missions, making it one of the most challenging military exercises in the world.
The Victory of 3/5 Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force)
In a remarkable display of skill and resilience, the 3/5 Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force) clinched the coveted gold medal for the Indian Army at the Cambrian Patrol Competition 2023. Their exceptional performance and unwavering determination placed India at the forefront of this esteemed military exercise.
Past Triumphs at Cambrian Patrol
Victory In 2021
The Indian Army’s triumph at the Cambrian Patrol Competition in 2023 is not the first of its kind. In 2021, the Indian Army also secured a gold medal at the same event held in the UK.
Winner In 2021: 4/5 Gorkha Rifles
Back then, a team from the 4/5 Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force) represented the Indian Army and competed against 96 teams, including 17 international teams representing Special Forces and renowned Regiments from around the world.
Formidable Indian Army
This prestigious international military exercise has once again affirmed the Indian Army’s reputation on the global stage as a formidable and accomplished force. The Indian Army’s participation and success in such challenging competitions showcase their commitment to maintaining the highest standards of military excellence.