Indian Army takes Jawa to Longewala, commemorates 50 years of 1971 war victory
Indian Army has concluded its Swarnim Vijay Varsh with a special bike rally on Jawa Motorcycles to Longewala. The rally was organised to commemorate 50 years of the 1971 war victory against Pakistan. The rally started from Koteshwar, the western-most point of Gujarat and proceeded to Longewala covering a total of 1,495 km over eight days from 29th November to 05th December 2021.
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The Indian Army personnel who took part in the rally used the Jawa motorcycles.
Speaking about the motorcycle manufacturer's association with the Indian Army, Ashish Singh Joshi, CEO - Classic Legends, said, it is a great honour for the company to be a part of the yearlong celebrations of Swarnim Vijay Varsh. "We as a company have always stood in admiration of our armed forces and the various rides throughout the year have given a chance to celebrate their bravery and sacrifice even more. Being entrusted by the Indian Army for their expeditions around the country is a matter of great pride for us," he further added.
Jawa Motorcycles in a release also said that it introduced two new colours for its motorcycles. These colours are Khakhi & Midnight Grey, and they were introduced to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1971 war victory.
Classic Legends, the parent company of Jawa Motorcycles has also announced that it raised a sum of ₹1.49 crore by auctioning 13 motorcycles from its first batch of production models. The amount raised in the auction was contributed to Armed Forces Flag Day Fund.