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2 Army Officers Win National Tenzing Norgay Award

2 Army Officers Win National Tenzing Norgay Award.

One received the award for his achievements in skydiving, the other, for his land activities.

New Delhi: Two Indian Army officers have received the prestigious Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

“Indian Army Lieutenant Colonel Servesh Dhadwal and Colonel Amit Bisht have been awarded the 2020 Tenzing Norgay National Award. Dhadwal has been awarded for his skydiving activities,” said Indian Army officials.

Colonel Amit Bisht, Indian Army officer, was awarded the Sena Medal for his ground activities.

Mr. Bisht is the Director of the Nehru Mountaineering Institute, Uttarakhand. The officer has climbed over 20 unscaled and nameless difficult technical peaks in India and abroad. He also recently climbed Mount Everest.

Indian Army Officer Lieutenant Colonel Servesh Dhadwal was honored in 2020 for his achievements in the field of skydiving.

The excellent skydiving instructor was also a member of the Technical Support Division of the top-secret intelligence unit that was formed after the 11/26 attacks in Mumbai.

Mr. Dhadhwal is the Chief Instructor of the Indian Army Skydiving Team. The officer has also provided skydiving training to the Indian Army Special Forces and National Security Guards.

The officer has conducted more than 35 basic and refresher skydiving courses, training more than 850 people with more than 7000 skydivers since 2008 and more than 5000 skydivers in the last five years.

He has acquired various certifications and licenses from the United States Skydiving Association (USPA).

Devika Chowdhury - She is a professional news editor, writer, and blogger for the last 10 years. She is working with NewsGater as an off-beat news editor cum writer.

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