September 12, 2021, marked a new World Record by India at the great Siachen Glacier. As Eight Specially Abled People Reach at a height of 15632 feet.
Operation Blue Freedom
A group of veterans from India’s special forces began a countrywide campaign in April. They aimed at finding the “biggest team of individuals with impairments” capable of ascending the Siachen glacier. The squad, directed by former nine para officer Major Vivek Jacob, trained 20 persons. Then the authorities chose eight of these individuals to attempt the “Land world record”. It is one of the world’s most challenging and extremely adventurous terrains. Indian Army special forces veterans from CLAW Global and the team made Operation Blue Freedom successful. Therefore the team registered a new world record by India at the Siachen glacier.
A New World Record by India at Siachen
In praise of the excellent achievement made by the team, Northern Command, Indian Army tweeted:
“A World record was created today when 8 specially-abled people reached Kumar Post at 15632 feet on Siachen glacier. #IndianArmy special forces veterans from @CLAW_Global and the grit of the team made Operation Blue Freedom a grand success.”
“CLAW, the global initiative, aims to bring persons with disabilities and former special forces veterans in action- to drive inner transformation and induce powerful global action for inclusion. It aims to mainstream the mindset that Special Forces and people with disabilities share i.e. to -Survive, Stabilize and Thrive in hostile environments,” said Major Jacob (retd), founder of Operation Blue Freedom.
The success of Operation Blue Freedom is a new world record by India. Also, it united people with disabilities with brave Indian soldiers who helped them achieve this great achievement.
This pioneering expedition has brought India on the global stage. Because India has emerged as a leader in empowering Divyangjan. With this initiative, India has set a benchmark for other nations to emulate. This expedition highlights Prime Minister Shri Narender Modi’s vision for Divyangjan. Moreover, it displays the Ministry of Social Justice Empowerment’s pursuit to harness the immense productive potential of people with disabilities. At the same time, it has also portrayed the valour and compassion of India’s Armed Forces not only on the Battlefield but off it as well.