Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
A Chindits Trail Expedition of the Army was ‘Flagged Off’ by Lieutenant General DR Soni, Param Vishist Seva Medal, Vishist Seva Medal, Aide-De-Camp, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Army’s Southern Command on Thursday at Babina. He exhorted the team to imbibe Chindits Motto – “Boldest Measures Are The Safest”.
The expedition will cover the areas of Deogarh, Shadpur, Damoh and Nauradehi and will collaborate with the local civil administration and forest department to connect with indigenous tribes inhabiting the region, to spread the message of national integration and organise medical camps for their benefit.
Moving through jungle trails and surviving off the land, without recourse to any modern amenities, the troops plan to truly relive the Chindits experience. Lead by Captain Sachit Sharma, the team comprises of 25 soldiers for each phase.
The remote and inaccessible region of Central India was specially chosen by the British in 1943 during the Second World War to train a Guerilla force called the ‘Chindits’ to conduct operations behind the lines of Japanese forces in Burma (present day Myanmar).