In Western Kashmir, Lippa Valley, southeast of Titwal, last December Indian Army had occupied over 60 square kilometres.
Western parts of Kashmir Valley (east of Tutmar Gali) was completely calm and peaceful inspite of exchange of heavy firing at Kayian
only 5 miles away as crow flies
shepherds with his herd
military trucks going to base of Tutmar Gali
a village on the road to Kayian
shops and horsedrawn carriages (tongas)
mountain range on top of which is Tutmar Gali (Pass-11098 ft)
in foreground are peasants ploughing their flieds
a helicopter flies overhead towards the front
more peasants in the fields
watrigam village (this side of Tutmar Gali) village life
more military trucks
snowcovered Nastachun Pass (10264 Ft) which leads Titwal (northwest of Kayian).
??? life in ???
most of the time it was cloudy and many a time there was drizzle as well.
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: In Western Kashmir, Lippa Valley, southeast of Titwal, last December Indian Army had occupied over 60 square kilometres. Kayien was an important Pakistani outpost at the foot of western slopes coming down from Tutmar Gali (Pass-11098 ft). Since ceasefire Pakistan was reported to be feeling uncomfortable and restive to take bask this area. For past one week, spasmodic firing had been going on in this area. But on the morning of 5th May, Pakistanis were reported to have attacked in battalion strength the Indian-held Kayian post but were repulsed with some losses. Pakistanis also used heavy barrage of artillery to give cover to ground attack. Today (6th May) I motored out to areas east of Tutmar Gali and found life absolutely normal. Also seen were military trucks taking supplies and men to the front. Some urgently needed supplies were lifted by helicopters.