India is probably the only country in the world that shares its borders with so many unfriendly neighbours. China in the north east, Pakistan to the west and Bangladesh in the east. Posted at the border are the brave soldiers of the Army and various paramilitary forces like the Border Security Force.
And while fronts like Siachen and Kargil are the ones most talked about, there are other, equally inhospitable border areas that nearly never get a mention. One such is the India-Pakistan border in the Rajasthan desert. Soldiers of the BSF who man the posts here face extreme temperatures.
How extreme? The day time temperatures hit 52 degree Celsius recently. Their only reprieve? The barracks where 40 degree plus temperatures seem more hospitable.