National Rafting Championship in Arunachal Pradesh

The Indian Army Team has won the trophy of 15th National Rafting Championship held at Yinkiong in Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. The championship comprised four events which include Down River Race, Slalom, Sprint & RX. Indian Army teams emerged winners and bagged three podium positions in all four events.

The championship was flagged off by the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Shri Pema Khandu on 6th March 2022 in presence of various other dignitaries. The championship also witnessed attendance of Mr Danilo Barmez, President of World Rafting Federation, Mr Shaukat Sikand, President of Indian Rafting Federation and Lt Col Sachin Nikam from Army Adventure Wing.

The event had started on 8th March in Siang River and a total of 15 teams (11 men & 4 women teams) participated in the championship. Three teams of Indian Army, two teams of BSF, two teams from Uttarakhand, a team each of Arunachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Meghalaya & Assam participated in the event.

Indian Army teams which was trained in Army Adventure Nodal Centre, Along bagged the top three positions and emerged as overall champions.