A flag-in ceremony was held at Air Force Station New Delhi to felicitate the 12 member IAF team that explored the uncharted Kunzang valley in East Karakoram of Ladakh region. The flag-in by Air Marshal MK Malik, Director General (Works & Ceremonials) was held in the presence of the senior IAF officers from Air Headquarters, Air Force Station New Delhi and personnel of the Directorate of Adventure. The team leader Group Captain VK Sashindran introduced the team members and read out the expedition report. Congratulating the effort of the team, Air Marshal Malik said that the expeditions like these take spirit of adventure and ethos of service to greater heights and form an important part of our service traditions.
They explored entire valley and glacial systems, successfully climbing three unexplored peaks (All above the heights of 6000 metre) and had opened a new route to Rongdo valley.