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Discovery Channel to present revealed: the line of control on 15th august 9 pm

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MUMBAI: Discovery Channel will air an exclusive one-hour programme on the 740 kilometer Line of Control (LOC), the military frontline between India and Pakistan, on 15th August at 9 PM - REVEALED: THE LINE OF CONTROL.

Viewers will watch what it takes to keep the Line of Control efficiently managed, secure and peaceful. The programme looks at the formidable challenge of managing the treacherous frontline  in that region starting from the plains and weaning its way into hills and jungle terrain and ending at the snowy heights short of a glacier.

In the programme, viewers will travel with the Indian officers and soldiers to 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. REVEALED: THE LINE OF CONTROL will air on August 15 at 9 pm on Discovery Channel.

Commenting on the programme, Rahul Johri, Executive Vice President and General Manager - South Asia and Head of Revenue, Pan-Regional Ad Sales and Southeast 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."

The LOC was been a source of tension between India and Pakistan and has been a theatre of wars. Since 1989, it has witnessed frequent infiltration, attempts, cross border shelling and heavy firing. In 1999, the two countries had gone to war over the control of territories along the barren heights of the northern reaches of the LOC near Kargil. Today, though troops are eye ball to eye ball in places and stressed to maintain the security of the LOC, it is much better managed and more peaceful. But better management and relative peace comes with a price.

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