Mules proving to be Indian Army's lifeline in high altitude zones

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Srinagar, Aug. 15 (ANI): Mules are playing a crucial role in the lives of Indian Army personnel stationed at Angan Pathri, a high altitude region in Jammu and Kashmir.

In order to carry ration, ammunition and other essential supplies at an altitude of 13,000 feet, army turns to mules, since no vehicle can traverse the treacherous narrow path in the region that is situated at the Line of Control.

Soldiers of Army's Mahar regiment that are currently posted at the region believe that mules are playing a crucial role in their survival.

"We are living a good life here. Here ponies (mules) transport ration, water to ammunition that's why we don't face any problem," said Lok Nath, a soldier.

Soldiers accompany mules on their way in order to ensure that supplies reach its destination.

The lives of these soldiers and ponies have now become interdependent as army has become a good source of income for their owners.

"We not only transport ration for our Army but ammunition too. This is our life. Our lives are now interdependent," said Romesh Kumar, another soldier

Mules play an important role in transportation and supply of essential commodities in high altitude areas of Kashmir.

Most of the pony owners are from Jammu, the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir. (ANI)

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