Indian Army gets ‘Unique Partner’ for patrolling in Ladakh

New Delhi: Double hump camels will now be used by the Indian Army to carry and patrol goods in difficult conditions of eastern Ladakh. Originally, this plan three years ago would be implemented between the India-China deadlock along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Areas like Daulat Beg Oldi or DBO and Depsang where these camels would be deployed at more than 17,000 feet are among the places where the armies of both countries are deployed in large numbers.

This animal is also known as Bactrian camel and is found in the Nubra Valley of Ladakh at an altitude of more than 12,000 feet. This is natural for the area. These camels are being prepared for the Indian Army at Leh by Defense Research and Development Organization (QQQ).

The army will be breeding at Leh for these camels in good numbers. A source said that it is estimated that about 50 such camels will be deployed for the army.

An Indian Army official said, “Double-humped camels are best suited for these conditions. They can carry a weight of 170 kg over 17,000 feet, which is much higher than the ponies being used till now. They can live without water for at least 72 hours. “

Let me tell you that there are many such large sandy plains in eastern Ladakh. In such a situation, the use of Bactrian Camel for patrolling or carrying goods will be very helpful. The army has expressed satisfaction over the initial trials and very soon Bactrian Camel will take the field to accompany the troops.

Also read in Hindi: लद्दाख में गश्त के लिए भारतीय सेना को मिला ‘अनोखा साथी’