At Kargil post, only animals are welcome from across the LoC

The nearest Pakistani post is less than a kilometre away. Indian Army soldiers guarding the LoC on this mountain ridge, 15,000 feet above sea level, are alert to every movement on the other side.

No one is welcome from that side. Except for a few furry friends. “Two Pakistani dogs from posts across the LoC regularly come to our post,” Sanjay Kumar, a soldier on the Indian post jokingly said. “I guess they don’t get food there”.

During the 1999 Kargil War, the Pakistan Army bypassed this location in the Kargil district and occupied key features near it. At this moment, a dog is seen climbing down a cliff. “He is probably coming here,” said Kumar.

Kumar is excited to see his canine friend from across the LoC but as a soldier he has been trained not to let his guard down, even when friends are near. Read More

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