An expedition to Mount Everest and Mount Nyagi Khangsang was today approved during a meeting between Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu. The meeting, chaired by Jaitley in New Delhi, was also attended by the executive council members of National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS), according to an official release.
Established in 2013 at Dirang in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh, NIMAS offers training courses in adventure sports. It allows civilians to experience challenges and pursue a career in adventure sports. The first executive council meeting of the institute was held in July 17, 2013.
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During the meeting, it was decided that high altitude scuba diving would be introduced in the coming years besides the already existing courses like advanced mountaineering, para motor, skiing, trekking guide, water rafting, among others, the release said.
The chief minister also assured to allot land to the institute for rafting, mountaineering, skiing and scuba, it said. A proposal to recruit additional staff in the institute, for mountaineering, aqua and air adventure sports, was also accepted, it added.