Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment to Flag-Off ‘Operation Blue Freedom – Land World Record at Siachen Glacier’

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Recently, The Government of India has permitted a team of people with disabilities to scale Siachen Glacier. The team of people with disabilities was trained by ‘Team CLAW’ a team of Armed Forces veterans. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment will flag off this operation on the Independence Day

Operation Blue Freedom

  • It is an attempt to create a world record by the team of disabled people to scale Siachen Glacier – the World’s highest battlefield.
  • The expedition will take place till Kumar post
  • The team of disabled people are trained by “Team CLAW—a team of Armed Force Veterans”.
  • This operation shall place India on the global stage as a leader in empowering Divyangjan & will set the benchmark for other nations also.

Team Claw

  • Team CLAW (Conquer Land, Air, Water) is a team of ex-Indian Special Forces commandos.
  • Its members are either from the Indian Army Para Commandos or the Naval Marine Commandos, also known as the MARCOS.
  • The initiative was taken by Major Vivek Jacob, a Para (Special Forces) officer.
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