Cutting open a carton of juice to reveal a block of orange ice, and breaking open eggs with a hammer! Soldiers on the Siachen Glacier have given a demonstration of life on the frozen military outpost in a video that is going viral.
Three soldiers can be seen explaining how they need to boil any food item, cooked or raw, before it can be cut or consumed in any manner.
So you see a juice pack being opened with a knife, eggs and tomatoes resisting blows from a hammer, onion and potato being broken apart when chopped with a khukhri, the versatile weapon and tool that is part of a Gorkha soldier’s gear.
Even as they attempt to convey the cold conditions on the remote glacier, clad in heavy jackets, their spirit and ‘josh’ seem high as they giggle away at their antics and seem to be having fun.
The warmth and high spirit in the video comes out especially at the end when they close it with the greeting“Tagra raho!”, a greeting of the Assam Regiment.
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