Two policemen from Jammu and Kashmir have scaled the Mount Everest, police said on Tuesday.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh greeted the policemen fortheir achievement. He tweeted: "The team comprised nine personnel from theIB and 2 of @JmuKmrPolice. I am proud of their achievement and wishing themsuccess in their future end eavours."
The state police said: "State Governor Satya Pal Malik,Chief Secretary B.V.R. Subrahmanyam and state DGP Dilbag Singh havecongratulated selection grade constables Nazir Ahmed and Falial Singh forsuccessfully scaling the Mount Everest."
Four people from the state have scaled the Mount Everest inthe past. Sonam Paljor and Hero Wangyal from Leh district scaled the World'shighest peak during an Army expedition in the past.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel Rafiq Ahmad from Kashmir and J&Kpoliceman, Ram Singh from the Jammuregion, have also scaled the Mount Everest.