As India celebrated the advent of a new year in the cosy comfort of their homes, Border Security Force personnel maintained a strict vigil against the nation's enemies in thick snow in the Kashmir Valley.
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IMAGE: BSF jawans march through snow in the upper reaches of Gulmarg.
All photographs: ANI Photo
IMAGE: BSF personnel patrol the area around Gulmarg in thick snow.