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Navy conquers North Pole

india Updated: Apr 11, 2008 00:21 IST
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Having conquered the South Pole and Mount Everest, the Indian Navy has scripted history by reaching the North Pole on Wednesday night. The navy has claimed that it is the first organisation in the world to complete the three-pole challenge (mountaineers refer to Everest as the third pole).

The 10-member team, headed by Commander Satyabrata Dam, had embarked on its second polar quest on March 24. Talking to journalists over satellite phone from the North Pole, Dam said on Thursday, “It feels as if we are on a different planet. The morale of the team is very high and we are all hale and hearty. We sang the National Anthem upon reaching. We felt proud hoisting the Tricolour and the naval ensign here.” The team is expected to return to India on April 24.