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Discovery Channel launches 'Breaking Point: Commando School Belgaum'

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MUMBAI: Discovery Channel has launched Breaking Point: Commando School Belgaum, a series of 4 episodes which gives the viewers a glimpse of the thirty-five days gruelling course that the officers must undergo to be a part of India’s Elite Commando Force. The series has been produced by Sparkle Works Films. The first episode of the show was aired on 23 September.

For nearly 50 years, this eminent School in Belgaum has produced the fittest and finest Ghatak Commandos who have fought the most notable wars of our generation. For decades, the Ghatak Commandos have served the country fearlessly & bravely with pride & honour.

Discovery Communications India senior vice president and general manager South Asia Karan Bajaj said, “We have, over the past many years, showcased specially created programs truly capturing the valor, the passion, the skill of the Indian army in the most impactful way. Very interestingly, we have captured the elite Commando Training Course at Belgaum through a character driven narrative – following charismatic officers who must overcome all odds to become a part of Indian Commandos.”

In the past, Discovery has given viewers a never seen before glimpse of the intense, gruelling training programs of the Indian Army through shows such as ‘Revealed: National Defence Academy’ (2014) and ‘India’s Paratroopers – Earning the Badge’ (2016). ‘Revealed Siachen’ (2016) shared the story of Siachen Glacier and the challenges faced by the Indian soldiers while on duty there. ‘1965: India’s Battles and Heroes’ (2015) commemorated the 50th anniversary of the India-Pakistan war. Also, Discovery’s crew had traversed along with select officers of Indian Army during the Himalaya expedition for ‘Indian Army Women’s Expedition’ (2013).

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