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1) It is a very critical pass in India which connects Kashmir valley to Ladakh. The road is very narrow & extremely steep.

See how our driver was backing car when we had to make way for trucks coming in the opposite direction. Yes, it is dangerous!
2) #Zoijila pass height varies from 10,000 feet to 12,000 feet. Zig zag Himalayan roads and heavy snow area. We saw snow fall even in peak summer there. There are a couple of fun slide mountains too.

For six months this vital road for Indian military, gets closed due to snow. ImageImageImageImage
3) Now @narendramodi govt is building vital infra at #Zojila area.
Section 1: 18.5 km road.
Section 2: 14.15 km Zoijila tunnel in a horseshoe shape.
Total ~33 km vital road between Z-Morh and Zoijila tunnel.

Cost: ₹4,509,50,00,000
Will be Asia's longest bidirectional tunnel!!
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The capture of #Zojila was one of the most important operations of 1947-48 #JammuKashmir war. It not only established the supremacy of the Indian Army, it saved Ladakh from falling into the hands of the enemy.
On this fateful day on November 1st, in 1948 young Capt SDS Jamwal of 7 Cavalry, with his 11 Tanks cleared Zojila Pass of Pakistani Army's occupation. This enabled a passage for linking up with Leh garrison, which was surrounded by Pak Invaders descending from Skardu side.
Coy of 5/8 GR supposed to be supporting Captain Jamwal’s break through, made contact with him much later on the other side.
Young Captain Jamwal 's dare devilry of breaking through the enemy defense also contributed to changing the fortunes of Leh.
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