I got a message from my Sikkim Tourism Dept. contact Saroj a couple days ago. This is what I see:
and here is the soon to be updated and new webpage.
"The webpage is going to be on net by 15th Dec,
AIRINDIA is still considering our request and hopefully it will be resolved by all means in next couple of days.
INDIAN AIRFORCE & INDIAN ARMY has agreed to participate in this event and expect around 30 participants from them more over INDIAN AIRFORCE will have a skydiving show on 30th March (Our prize distribution Ceremony Day at Gangtok)
Nepal Mountain Biking Association in the meantime assure us to send their best team.
FIREFOX the MTB Cycle company is spreading the news among their customer and are going to be our technical partner and will provide free maintance and service to all bikers with route signage."
Ministry of Tourism, Government of India is all set to support this event like they had it in last year.
Just let me know how many friend are coming along with you and what is the present status of for getting our event enrol as official event with IMBA and what are our obligation and procedure involved at an earliest.