26 May : In the recent years, emphasis on river rafting has gained prominence in India. Over the years like mountaineering, white water rafting has become one of the important adventure Sports in the Army. Army rafting teams have been dominating the national scene, for the past six years.Having won numerous national level championships and after securing overall first position in the Ist Kashmir Cup (5th India Cup) held at Sonamarg (J&K) in 2008, the Army Rafting team has been invited by International Rafting Federation to represent India in R6 World Cup 2009, being held in Serbia from 30 to 31 May 2009. The R6 World Cup is a prestigious event wherein 37 teams from all over the world participate.
Army Rafting team comprising of seven members led by Captain Sachin Nikam will represent India in this prestigious event. In past, Army Rafting team also represented India in World Rafting Championship 2005 at Equador and World Rafting Championship 2007 at South Korea.