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ITBP performs Yoga at the icy 18,000 foot elevation of Ladakh | India News


NEW DELHI: Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel, deployed to the India-China border, conducted Yoga at the icy height of 18,000 feet in the snow-capped Himalayan peaks on the India-China border on Monday.
ITBP staff performed Yoga amidst a snowfall in the Himalayas to commemorate the 7th International Yoga Day.
As in previous years, ITBP staff performed Yoga at different high altitude border posts in Ladakh ranging from 13,000 to 18,000 feet.

At the event, some ITBP staff members performed Yoga at 16,000 feet in Himachal Pradesh, 14,000 feet on the shore of Pangong Tso in Ladakh, at the Animal Transport School in Lohitpur of Arunachal Pradesh with horses and near the Galwan Valley in Ladakh on the Royal Line of Control (LAC) where up to 20 members of the Indian army had given their lives in clashes with the Chinese army on June 15 last year.

The specialized mountain force, ITBP, is deployed on border surveillance tasks from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh covering 3,488 km of the Indochina border and servicing border posts at altitudes ranging from 9,000 to 18,800 feet in the west. , Middle and Eastern sectors of the border between India and China.
Performing yoga shows the commitment of ITBP staff because this area in Ladakh witnesses minus 30 degrees Celsius during winter, which often leads to gun barrel breaking and other problems. The roads to Galwan are also few, which means that the cultivators have to survive in the air while carrying all their equipment.
With such high terrain, soldiers often need time to acclimate to their surroundings or risk a disease that can kill anyone in hours.

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