'The Swim of the Century', supported by IDBI bank, started this evening.
The team, led by Wing Commander Paramvir Singh of Indian Air Force (IAF), includes Rahul Chiplunkar, a prolific swimmer, 16-year-old Manav Mehta, a swimming prodigy from Navi Mumbai, Sgt (retd) G Narahari, Shrikant Palande of Mumbai Police and LAC (Leading Aircraftman) Vicky Tokas of IAF.
Each member of the team will swim for an hour, to be replaced by another, in a relay. The team expects to complete the journey through the Arabian Sea in 14-15 days.
On November 26, 2008, 10 Pakistani terrorists attacked various locations in Mumbai, killing 166 people and injuring several others.