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    In mountainous Kashmir, the Indian authorities have this month been experimenting with latest European snow-clearing machines to prevent towns being cut off in the Kashmir-Ladakh region.

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    LV TILT UP Snow covered mountains (2 shots)
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    2.
    GV Snow clearing machine at work in pass
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    CU Bledes of machine cutting into bank of snow TILT UP TO snow ejected onto side of road (2 shots)
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    GV & LV Second machine clearing blocked road (2 shots)
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    SVs Snow being ejected from machine (3 shots)
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    Background: In mountainous Kashmir, the Indian authorities have this month been experimenting with latest European snow-clearing machines to prevent towns being cut off in the Kashmir-Ladakh region.

    Rare coverage from the area shows Swiss and West German machines undergoing field trials in the toughest conditions--with drifts nearly 20 feet deep. Experts ranging from army officers to tourist board officials have been watching the experiments closely.

    SYNOPSIS: Heavy snowfalls in the mountains of Kashmir are being turned to good use this April by the Indian authorities. They're experimenting with various European snow-clearing machines to prevent towns in the Kashmir and Ladakh regions going into traditional isolation once the snows start. Under test here--machines from Switzerland and West Germany. Field trials are expected to go on for a month, and experts from the Indian Army and from the tourist board are showing a keen interest in results. A government order for new snow-clearing machines is likely to make life a bit easier in this isolated, inhospitable region.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4O8S72GIPISI8RGFF1N4CRP7E
    Media URN:
    VLVA4O8S72GIPISI8RGFF1N4CRP7E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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