• Short Summary

    AT THE LADAKH FRONTIER ON THE NORTHWEST BORDER OF INDIA, THE INDIAN ARMY IS TRYING TO STRENGTHEN ITS DEFENSES IN THE EVENT OF A RENEWAL OF HOSTILITIES WITH THE CHINESE.

  • Description


    AERIAL SHOTS.. OF GREAT MOUNTAINS - RUSSIAN PLANE ARRIVES AND THE UNLOADING OF EQUIPMENT, JEEPS AND TRUCKS TRAVELLING ALONG PRIMITIVE MOUNTAIN ROADS. AMERICAN AIR TRANSPORT, INDIAN TROOPS, FACES, TROOPS EATING, LOCAL MEN GOING THROUGH GUERILLA TRAINING CLIMBING OVER ROCKS AND RUNNING UP HILLS. FINAL SHOT..OF MOUNTAINS, THE AREA WHICH WOULD AGAIN BECOME THE SCENE OF INDIAN-CHINESE FIGHTING.




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    Background: AT THE LADAKH FRONTIER ON THE NORTHWEST BORDER OF INDIA, THE INDIAN ARMY IS TRYING TO STRENGTHEN ITS DEFENSES IN THE EVENT OF A RENEWAL OF HOSTILITIES WITH THE CHINESE.

    THIS IS THE LEGENDARY TOP OF THE WORLD. THE MOUNTAINOUS AREA IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE FOR WALKING OR LIVING, MUCH LESS FIGHTING. THE ALTITUDES RANGE FROM 12 TO 20-THOUSAND FEET AND THE AVERAGE MAN CAN BARELY WALK A FEW FEET WITHOUT BECOMING EXHAUSTED.

    THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT IS USING RUSSIAN PLANES AND RECEIVING WESTERN AID FROM BOTH ENGLAND AND THE UNITED STATES.

    WINTER CLOTHING HAS BEEN SHIPPED IN TO DRESS TROOPS AND FORMERLY HAD NO SUCH HEAVY GEAR. ARMS AND AMMUNITION AREA ARRIVING. AND THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT, ALONG WITH A LARGE SCALE RECRUITING PROGRAMME, IS TRYING TO TRAIN LOCAL MANPOWER FOR GUERILLA WARFARE IN THIS AREA WHERE THEIR NATURAL PHYSICAL CONDITIONING WOULD MAKE THEM INVALUABLE SHOULD FIGHTING AGAIN SPEAK OUT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4IMHIU6AWQX0QV1639TW0VF0I
    Media URN:
    VLVA4IMHIU6AWQX0QV1639TW0VF0I
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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