"Extraordinary road between Skardu (Pakistan territory) and Kargil (Indian territory) winding ...

Units
Accession Number P05689.044
Collection type Photograph
Object type Digital file
Maker Newman, Barrie Malcolm
Place made Kashmir: Ladakh
Date made 3 July 1965
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Description

"Extraordinary road between Skardu (Pakistan territory) and Kargil (Indian territory) winding around precipitous edges to Indus, below. Most of this section, made by Pakistan military engineers, would have been laid by hand, stone after stone. Captain McGregor, NZ UN Milob (Military Observer), dressed in borrowed Frontier Force uniform, is at rear of the UN jeep." This image is from the collection of Captain Barrie Newman, Australian Army, serving in the State of Jammu and Kashmir with the United Nations Military Observer Group India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).