On the Line of Control

On Independence Day, Discovery Channel will take viewers on a tour to the Line of Control and show how the treacherous frontline is guarded

Published: 08th August 2014 08:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th August 2014 08:21 AM   |  A+A-

Control.jpgBHUBANESWAR: Many of us are not aware what and where exactly is the Line of Control, how does it separate two nations, who is in control of the area and what are the security measures taken to keep a round-the-clock vigil. Answering all these questions and many more, Discovery channel will be airing an exclusive one-hour programme on the 740 kilometer Line of Control (LOC), the military frontline between India and Pakistan titled Revealed: The Line of Control.

Viewers will get a hang of what efforts are taken to keep the Line of Control efficiently managed, secure and peaceful. They will be told about the formidable challenges of managing the treacherous frontline in that region which start from the plains and wean into the hills and jungle terrain and end at the snowy heights short of a glacier. Indian officers and soldiers will help viewers understand how they defend the LoC with training manoeuvres and border patrols. Moving along the LoC from Jammu till Poonch and then from Uri to Keran, where the terrain ranges from the plains near Jammu to hills and jungles, until the start of high altitude mountains north of Uri, the programme looks at what the LoC means in that sector. Throughout the one-hour, viewers will meet soldiers on the ground and record their experience in defending this military frontline.

It includes interviews with senior commanders, discuss how soldiers are continuously trained in new tactics, equipment and technology.

Explaining the programme, Rahul Johri, Executive Vice President and General Manager - South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific said, ‘’Discovery Channel will give the viewers the first ever glimpse of the management of the Line of Control. The programme goes behind the scenes to present the logistics, technology and above all the human resilience required to monitor it.’’

Revealed: The Line of Control will be telecast on Discovery, August 15, 9 pm.

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