A place known as Foothills was the entry point to Kameng FD. To reach the Tenga Valley, today’s main Army garrison in the area, it took a six-hour torturous drive.
Driving through the tiny village of Chako, the jeep driver suddenly stopped.
Lakshman thought that the engine needed a bit of rest after the first hours of steep climb.
Two young good-looking girls appeared on the scene: “Sir, would you like some good tea”.
The driver, keen to show off, told the girls: “Yes, give tea to our Captain Sahib, he is joining his regiment in Tawang as a signal in-charge”.
In Picture: Mounted guard for Brigadier John Dalvi near the Tawang HQ