France confers medals on Pakistan Army pilots who rescued climber from Nanga Parbat
Statesman Report
RAWALPINDI: The French military on Wednesday conferred medals on the Pakistan Army Aviation pilots who rescued a French mountaineer from the Nanga Parbat, the world’s ninth highest peak, in a daring late-night rescue mission in 2018.
Rear Admiral Didier Malterre, commander of French Joint force in the Indian Ocean, conferred the France National Defence Bronze Medal to the brave pilots at a special awards ceremony held at the Army Museum, an ISPR press release said.
The ceremony, which was part of the platinum jubilee reunion of 1st PMA Long Course held in Rawalpindi, was attended by Chief of General Staff Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza, senior military officers and officers from Pakistan Army Aviation.
In January 2018, French mountaineer Elisabeth Revol was rescued from the Nanga Parbat, known as the ‘killer mountain’, in extreme weather.