Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel ski down Mount Everest
The euphoric team was given a grand welcome at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Eight members of the team unfurled the national flag on Everest on May 19.
The team skiing-down from the peak has created a record because no Indian team ever attempted the feat till now.
Prem Singh, a deputy inspector general who has scaled Everest twice in the past, led the other ITBP personnel to the summit this time.
Two other ITBP jawans, head constable Pradeep Kumar Negi and constable Pasang T. Sharpa, climbed the peak for the second time.
Before starting on the expedition, the team was put through rigorous physical training and tutored on all technical aspects required to tackle the difficulties likely to be faced while ascending, such as glacial fields, icy ridges, hanging ice glaciers and jagged rocky spires.
This team also collected the garbage left on the mountain by other expeditions – a major problem for the fragile ecosystem of the Himalayas. The garbage was disposed off scientifically.