Indian Army plans to introduce Double-humped Camels For Patrolling LAC in Ladakh

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Chinese army is still among hundred metres at Doklam and that is making Indian army concerned, even after troop disengagement the Indian army is planning for a pilot project to introduce double-humped (Bactrian) and single-humped camels to check intrusion which will boost all other measures.

The animals will be trained to carry heavy loads and patrol, they can carry 180-220 kg load as compared to about 40 kg carried by mule and pony. The double humped camels can move faster by mules around 10-15 km in around two hours.

In India, we can only find double humped camels in Ladakh. If the pilot project is successful, the double humped and single humped camels will be used from altitude of 12,000 and 15,500 feet.

The laboratory of DRDO in Leh is researching on load carrying capacity of double humped camels and how can they be trained in harsh topography and conditions to carry load. There are around 200 double humped camels in Nubra valley.