Jammu, Dec 5th, Buzzbytes:
In a strategic move, the Indian Army announced on December 5th that it has deployed double-humped camels for logistical support to troops stationed in eastern Ladakh. Ladakh, known for its harsh cold desert conditions, has long been home to the domesticated form of the Bactrian camels, renowned for their double humps.
The Army’s Udhampur-based northern command highlighted this innovative approach, stating, “Bactrian (double-humped) camels are deployed in Eastern Ladakh as an innovative means for last mile delivery of critical load and mounted patrolling in sandy terrain of plateau.” This decision showcases the military’s adaptability in utilizing indigenous resources to address the unique challenges posed by Ladakh’s topography.
Double-humped camels, primarily recognized for carrying goods, are now being employed for last-mile delivery of critical supplies, ensuring that troops have access to essential resources even in the challenging terrains of Ladakh. Additionally, these camels are adept at mounted patrolling, proving to be valuable assets in the sandy plateaus of the region.
Ladakh’s Nubra Valley, a popular tourist destination, has been known for camel safaris featuring these unique double-humped camels. Now, with their deployment in military operations, these camels play a dual role, contributing both to the logistical efficiency of the Army and showcasing the region’s distinctive flora and fauna.
This innovative move reflects the military’s commitment to utilizing local resources and adapting to the specific demands of Ladakh’s environment. Stay tuned for further updates on the Army’s endeavors in Ladakh, as it continues to employ inventive strategies for effective operations in challenging conditions.