Skip to comments.Himalayan Warrior: Indian, British Soldiers To Hold High Altitude Exercises Near Chinese Border
Posted on 09/16/2007 7:18:57 AM PDT by Srirangan
Himalayan Warrior, a joint UK-India exercise comprising specialist high altitude training, will be held in the Ladakh region 17 September-11 October including a period of acclimatisation. This is a unique opportunity to share best practice between elite soldiers of both British and Indian Armed Forces.
This specialist environmental training is the culmination of three years interaction between the Royal Marine (RM) mountain leaders and the Indian Army High Altitude Warfare School. Emphasis will be given to survival and basic infantry skills in order to improve their ability to operate above 5000 metres. The RM welcome the opportunity to train alongside the Indian Army in one of the most challenging environments in the world that will test their specialist high altitude and mountain leadership skills.
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The road from Srinigar to Ladakh was lined with monuments to the tractor drivers who had gone over while building the (often) single lane road. I believe the highest pass we crossed on that trip was 13,000 feet.
Yep.. and it is located at the north eastern tip of J&K adjacent to China, Tibet and Central Asia.
good stuff man, nice going. I gots to say, it would be a darn sight better off if we could get the Indians involved more in the regions power balance. We (uk) have good relations with the Indians of recent, and a pro-active India could counter a booming China.
Looks like India is getting pesky with China and gradually more confident. It’s saying one thing in public (China and India are friends, China is the greatest neighbour, yada yada) but all its actions point to the contrary. So in terms of outright provocation, China will have to do something first.
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