Defence Sector – DPP, Missions, Schemes, Security Forces, etc.

[pib] Shwet Ashwa Drass ExpeditionPIBPrelims Only


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Shwet Ashwa Ride

Mains level: Not much


Tribute to Kargil War Heroes

  1. Shwet Ashwa, the elite motorcycle display team of the Corps of Military Police, commenced a motorcycle expedition from Bengaluru to Drass on 2nd July 2018 as a tribute to the soldiers who laid down their lives during the Kargil war.
  2. After a gruelling ride through the Western Ghats and encountering heavy rains at Mumbai and Jaipur, the expedition reached New Delhi from where it will be flagged off for Drass.
  3. The expedition is being undertaken by five highly experienced riders of the Army’s Shwet Ashwa Motor Cycle Display team and will travel a distance of more than 3250 km across eight states before they reach Drass.
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