Kargil Special: Kargil Battle School that imparts training to the Indian soldiers

By: Richa Bajpai
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Kargil, July 24: Do you know that the determination with which the Indian soldiers can climb the mountains of the Himalayas, even the American soldiers can not climb them, but Chinese soldiers are expert in climbing high mountains?

Immediately after the Kargil war ended, a specialised "Kargil Battle School" was set up by the Indian Army to train jawans in mountain climbing and high altitude warfare.

It is said that only the best of the best pass out of the Kargil Battle School and rigourous training is imparted to the jawans so that another Kargil never repeats in the future.

During the war, the Indian soldiers had to fight with enemies at the 14,000 ft altitude.

Located in Dras sector, the battle school trains jawans about how to climb high altitude mountains within minutes.

They are trained with various professional techniques and specialized artilleries and how to combat their enemies at such an high altitude, where the oxygen levels are low.

An army officer SM Matthew told OneIndia, "the soldiers are trained in such severe and harsh conditions so that they don't feel difficulty when they face the enemies".

The soldiers are trained in various types of climbing: One hang climbing, Double jump climbing, rappelling, abseiling and single row rappelling.

They are also trained on how to bring their fellow army jawans with them in case of casualty.

Training Instructor Rabi told OneIndia, "If any soldier is afraid of high altitudes, then he is motivated. It is difficult to climb up but during climbing down, most of the jawans take only 5 minutes."

Even the army jawans who get training from the Kargil Battle School consider themselves 'lucky'.

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