RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: A Special Award Ceremony was held at Army Museum in Rawalpindi on Wednesday to confer medals to the Pakistan Army Aviation pilots who rescued a French mountaineer from Nanga Parbat in 2018, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
The Ceremony was attended by the Chief of General Staff (CGS) Pakistan Army Lieutenant General Sahir Shamshad Mirza, senior military officers and officers from Pakistan Army Aviation.
The Commander of French Joint Force in Indian Ocean Rear Admiral Didier Malterre conferred the France National Defence Bronze Medal to brave pilots of Army Aviation who took part in the daring rescue operation.
It is worth mentioning that in January 2018, a French Mountaineer Elisabeth Revol was stuck at Nanga Parbat. Pakistan Army Aviation pilots rescued the mountaineer on request of the French Embassy.