Chinese troops on exercise to prepare for the extreme conditions in the disputed Himalayan border region between China and India. Photo: Handout Chinese troops on exercise to prepare for the extreme conditions in the disputed Himalayan border region between China and India. Photo: Handout
Chinese troops on exercise to prepare for the extreme conditions in the disputed Himalayan border region between China and India. Photo: Handout

High altitudes send soldiers off course in China-India border region: experts

  • Observers believe the disorientation caused by mountain sickness is to blame but warn that serious symptoms can lead to death
  • Many troops stationed in the Himalayan region have never experienced the challenging conditions before

Topic |   China-India relations
Chinese troops on exercise to prepare for the extreme conditions in the disputed Himalayan border region between China and India. Photo: Handout Chinese troops on exercise to prepare for the extreme conditions in the disputed Himalayan border region between China and India. Photo: Handout
Chinese troops on exercise to prepare for the extreme conditions in the disputed Himalayan border region between China and India. Photo: Handout
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