• Short Summary

    HIGH ABOVE THE TOWERING HIMALAYAN PEAKS, A VISNEWS CAMERAMAN RECENTLY FLEW ON A SUPPLY DROP TO INDIAN TROOPS IN THE WINDSWEPT REGION OF LADAKH, SCENE OF FIGHTING BETWEEN INDIAN AND CHINESE TROOPS IN THE RECENT BORDER DISPUTE.

  • Description

    HIGH ABOVE THE TOWERING HIMALAYAN PEAKS, A VISNEWS CAMERAMAN RECENTLY FLEW ON A SUPPLY DROP TO INDIAN TROOPS IN THE WINDSWEPT REGION OF LADAKH, SCENE OF FIGHTING BETWEEN INDIAN AND CHINESE TROOPS IN THE RECENT BORDER DISPUTE.
    THE INDIAN ARMY IS MOVING UP SUPPLIES TO STRENGTHEN MILITARY OUTPOSTS THROUGHOUT THE RUGGED TERRITORY, STILL IN WINTER'S ICY GRIP.TROOPS TRAINING FOR MOUNTAIN COMBAT ARE BECOMING ACCLIMATIZED IN A REGION SO HIGH THAT THE RAREFIED AIR LEAVES A MAN GASPING AT THE SLIGHTEST EXERTION.
    LEH, CAPITAL OF LADAKH, LIES 11,500 FT.(ABOUT 3,660 METRES) ABOVE SEA LEVEL, A CITY OF ANCIENT AND MODERN CONTRASTS.THE PRESENCE OF AIRCRAFT TOGETHER WITH THE MOVEMENT OF TROOPS AND MODERN EQUIPMENT HAS FOCUSED ATTENTION ON THE CULTURE AND CUSTOMS OF LOCAL INHABITANTS.
    AUTHORITIES IN LEH HAVE ESTABLISHED A WEAVING AND HANDICRAFTS CENTRE, WHILE STILL PRESERVING THE AGE-OLD LADAKHI ARTS, EVIDENCE OF WHICH IS SEEN AT THE NUMEROUS BUDDHIST MONASTERIES IN LADAKH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA36FBW0L8SSAAP93QU5CLJMMWN
    Media URN:
    VLVA36FBW0L8SSAAP93QU5CLJMMWN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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