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France Honors PAKISTAN ARMY Pilots With Medals For Rescuing Mountaineer At Nanga Parbat In 2018:

France has honored Four PAKISTAN ARMY Aviation Pilots with Medals for their daring Rescue mission of a French Mountaineer Elisabeth Revol, who was stuck at the world’s Ninth Largest Peak of Nanga Parbat in Northern PAKISTAN, PAKISTAN ARMY Media Wing ISPR said in a statement.

           

The rescue operation of a French Mountaineer was carried out at the Request of French Embassy to PAKISTAN back in January, 2018.

According to the details issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations, a gracious Ceremony in this Context was held at PAKISTAN ARMY Museum in Rawalpindi.

Commander of French Joint Force in the Indian Ocean Rear Admiral Didier Malterre conferred Prestigious France National Defense Bronze Medal to a total of 4 PAKISTAN ARMY Aviation pilots, who were involved in the rescue mission of the French Mountaineer Nanga Parbat, which is also known as ‘Killer Mountain.’

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During the occasion, the Chief of General Staff (CGS) PAKISTAN ARMY, Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza and Senior Military and ARMY AVIATION were also attended in the ceremony.

The Prestigious French Medal conferred on PAKISTAN ARMY Aviation Pilots best known as the National Defense Medal or Medaille de la Defense nationale. This medal was created by the then French Minister of Defense Charles Hernu back in April, 1982.

The Prestigious French National Defense Medal rewards the remarkable service rendered by the Military personnel for their participation in different operational activities. The French National Defense Medal has three levels as Gold, Silver and Bronze. Each medal is given to military personnel according to his/her achievement.

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PAKISTAN ARMY Aviation Pilots were accompanied by the 4 Polish Climbers, who have experience of an expedition at the Base Camp of World’s Second largest Mountain, K-2.

Pictures of French Mountaineer Elisabeth Revol and Polish Mountaineer Tomas Mackiewicz
Pictures of French Mountaineer Elisabeth Revol and Polish Mountaineer Tomas Mackiewicz

It is important to mention that the Brave Pilots of PAKISTAN ARMY Aviation had attempted to rescue two Mountaineers from the Daring Nanga Parbat rescue. One of them was Elisabeth Revol from France and another climber was Tomasz Mackiewicz from Poland.

The Daring resue mission wins hue amount of appreciation from both Warsaw and Paris. However, due to unfavorable climatic conditions, the Polish Mountaineer Tomas Mackiewicz didn’t survive in the end.

Nanga Parbat, which is commonly known as the ‘Killer Mountain’, is the World’s 9th Highest Mountain with a total massive height up to 8126 meters located in the Scenic Northern Areas of PAKISTAN. The Nanga Parbat earned his name ‘Killer Mountain,’ after more than 30 Mountaineers died trying to scale it in different incidents during climbing,

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