Special post-mark issued from Darjeeling on 29 May 2004
In fact, Indians have emerged as the third highest conquerors of Mt Everest among foreign climbers. successfully climbing the world's highest peak.
The Indian Mt. Everest Expedition -1965. Nine men reached the 29,028 ft. high summit of the Everest in four successive attempts in May 1965
Indian Army added another feather to its cap in May 2001, when its mountaineers successfully scaled Mt. Everest and put a record eight members and seven Sherpas on the summit.
The FDC depicts ‘The dreaded Khambu Icefall’ in the background, along with a photograph of jubilant summiteers of the Indian Army Expedition 2001, atop Mount Everest in May, 2001.
Some exhibit frames depicting Flags atop Himalayan peaks in the "FLAGS - Short Hand of History" - exhibition on the Indian National flag presented by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), curated by Sekhar Chakrabarti, in August 2014 at Kolkata (Calcutta).