In below freezing temperatures, in the most difficult terrain, Border Road Organisation personnel clear snow many, many times every winter to keep the world's highest motorable roads open during the heavy snow season.
These roads are strategically very important for India's security.
Please click on the images to view the BRO's heroic endeavour.
IMAGE: Border Roads Organisation personnel deploy a machine to clear a snow-covered pass in Ladakh. All photographs: ANI Photo
IMAGE: This snow-covered motorable road passes through Khardung La. Strategic roads to both India's borders with Pakistan and China go through this pass.
IMAGE: Elsewhere in Ladakh on Thursday, Lieutenant General Anindya Sengupta, who took over as commander of the Fire and Fury Corps which guards India's borders with Pakistan and China in this sector, lays a wreath at the Leh War Memorial.