A senior Punjab Police official unfurled India's Tricolor on the top of the world's tallest free-standing mountain and the highest mountain of the African continent in Tanzania - Mount Kilimanjaro - at the height of 5,895 metres on Monday.
Superintendent of Police Gurjot Singh Kaler climbed on the peak on August 15 in his maiden attempt along with two other mountaineers.
His feat coincided with ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, an initiative of the Indian government to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of Independence.
Earlier, Kaler had done the summit of Mount Hurro of Machhadhar range in the Himalayas.
He is a trained mountaineer and was honoured with the award of best mountaineer by the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) in 2018 during his basic mountaineering course.
Currently, Kaler, who has previously worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, is working as Joint Director (Vigilance), Punjab Police.