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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Armed dominance.

If one were to mention two most ubiquitous features of Ladakh then these would be the barren mountains and the Indian army camps. India’s anxieties regarding Ladakh are understandable given the fact that it has been locked in a long running border dispute with China over its border with Tibet. Army’s ubiquitous presence also serves as a logistical relief for the local civilian population and the tourists alike.

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Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: India
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © Vikas Bajpai