The prestigious 17th edition of Desert Storm Car Rally 2019 was concluded on Saturday in Jaisalmer of Rajasthan, wherein 22 members of Indian Army car rally team participated in the event.
The rally was conducted from May 6 from New Delhi.
The competition comprised of three categories i.e. Xtreme (cross country rally for 4 WD Cars), Moto (Cross country rally for motorbikes) and Ndure (regular rally for 4WD Cars).
Over 130 participants, including 22 members of Army Car rally team participated alongwith service crews, an Indian Army spokesperson said.
Following the flag off at Delhi, the rally travelled through the harsh interiors of Thar Desert from Bikaner to Jaisalmer, and imbibed the spirit of adventure while traversing through the sands before culminating at Jaisalmer with a grand closing ceremony.
The Chief Guest for the ceremony, Major General Tarun Kumar Aich, General Officer Commanding, Battle Axe Division felicitated the teams which displayed excellent driving and technical skills.
Major General Tarun Kumar Aich, appreciated the competitive spirit and skills of drivers and crew who braved the difficult desert conditions.
The Desert Strom Rally will go a long way in projecting the spirit of adventure and ethos of the Armed Forces to the masses of the country, he added.