An India Army team has won a gold medal at Exercise Cambrian Patrol, one of the most gruelling exercises in the world, organised by the British Army. An eight member team of 8 Gorkha Rifles' 2nd Battalion was awarded the medal in Wales.
— British Army (@BritishArmy) October 18, 2016
In the video tweeted by the British Army on October 18, the eight Indian Army men can be seen being awarded by officials of the British Army.
"Congratulations to 2nd Btn 8 Gorkha Rifles on their gold medal at #CambrianPatrol. Consistently superb," tweeted the British Army in Wales.
The Indian Army team presented a tradition khukri as a memento to the British Army.
The 59 Punjab from the 37th Division/1 Corps, a team from the Pakistan Army, also won the gold medal at the military exercise.
The annual international military patrolling exercise makes its participating units cover an 80 km course in less than 48 hours, while performing numerous types of military exercises placed throughout the rugged Cambrian Mountains and swamp lands of mid-Wales.
In 2015, 8 Azad Kashmir Regiment of the Pakistan Army had won the award. A total of seven teams were given the gold medal.
The exercise is so difficult that many teams are unable to finish. However, those who do are honoured by gold, silver, bronze medals or an accreditation for passing the test.
British Prime Minister Theresa May, who is headed to India on November 6 to improve trade ties with India, has said that the UK will continue to cooperate with India on defence and security.