Miscellaneous Ramblings on the road to Jaislamer
Trip Start Jan 18, 2006
86Trip End Dec 17, 2006
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In more humorous news our driver Sanjey, as he often does, launched into a rather lengthy story today. Though he usually demonstrates a more than adequate grasp of English I found that this time I couldn't understand a word he was saying. Thankfully Brian was there to divide Sanjey's attention or else I might have lost it
Being that we are only about 60 km (less than 30 miles) from the border with Pakistan there is a substantial Indian military presence out here in the desert. With a history of war since the partition in 1947 and a bunch of nukes trained on one another many border regions are like this. I hear that the town of Srinangar in Kashmir (Far Northern India is like a military base). So instead of the occasional camel we see tanks and fighter jets on patrol.