New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh on Tuesday congratulated the NCC girl cadet team that scaled Mt. Everest.
Col. Gaurav Karki led the expedition of 10 National Cadet Corps girl cadets -- Rigzen Dolker, Tashi Kaskit, Trishala Gurung, Staniz Laskit, Pooja Mehra, Baljeet Kaur, Lalrintluangi, Tsering Angmo, Sulaxchana Tamang and Kumari Nutan.
This was the first ever NCC Girl Cadets' expedition that has successfully scaled the highest peak of the world.
The expedition was divided in two teams. The first comprising of expedition leader Col. Gaurav Karki, Maj. Deepika Rathore and five NCC cadets scaled the Everest on May 21, and the second batch led by deputy expedition leader Lt. Col. Vishal Ahlawat reached the peak on May 22.