While we complain about even the slightest of rise and fall in the temperature, our jawaans in Siachen are living in temperatures so low that they can't do even the things that are a part of our normal routine.
Cooking, for instance. In a video that is now going viral, three soldiers in Siachen can be seen struggling to prepare meals.
The video starts with a soldier peeling of the paper wrapping of fruit juice, turned into a brick because of the cold.
They hit the frozen block with the hammer even, but to no avail.
Next, they move on to eggs and throw them on the surface to show how hard they are on the inside. The eggs break into several small parts but they can obviously not be used then.
What it is like to save freedom of 1.3 billion people. #IndianArmy Jawans explains one part of it. Enjoy your freedom also be thankful to all our Jawans for making it happen. pic.twitter.com/uFEyoG1vQl— 👁️ INTEL ⚔️ Defence 🌏 OSINT ☢️ Conflict 💬 News (@Ind4Ever) June 8, 2019
On seeing the video, a lot of people took to twitter to express their gratitude for the jawaans.
Sir..words fall short of expressing my gratitude and respect for our armed forces..the valor they show in protecting our motherland is something I always bow down too..we are India because of them..salute to all the armed forces! 🙏🙏🙏— ankm (@anky0709) June 8, 2019
Even such difficult conditions, you all are loving and enjoying your duty, only for India. Hatsoff to our Soldiers.❤️❤️❤️— Gopi (@Gopikantheti) June 9, 2019
I think this time government has to invest money on technology to remove manual intervention....— Bujjibch (@bujjibch) June 9, 2019
You are real men of steel !! Salute. pic.twitter.com/qkRBpDA0qo— Mentellectual (@guiltycommie) June 8, 2019
Salute to the soldiers— Singh Gurtej (@gushi22) June 8, 2019
It takes a lot of motivation to be a soldier and to be living in such conditions. We don't know where they get this spirit from, but we salute it.