Watch: Indian Army troops perform ‘Khukuri’ dance in a snowy J&K

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Guarding the border isn’t child’s play, especially if you’re battling sub-zero temperatures at the same time. In a video that stunned internet users, however, Indian army troops are seen performing a “Khukuri dance” in the snow-covered Kupwara district of northern Kashmir.

In a video shared by ANI, the soldiers can be seen moving in unison. The thick blanket of snow surrounding them gives a hint of the freezing climate even as the nine men in the army perform the “Khukuri” dance next to the national flag.

“Indian army troops performed ‘the Khukuri dance’ in the snow-capped ranges of Tangdhar sector in Kupwara district in northern Kashmir,” the video caption read.

The video has garnered over 33 lakhs of views so far. Netizens praised the soldiers for braving the cold temperatures and performing the dance. “Proud of the border guards! Your courage, your abilities, your dedication and your patriotism protect our Bharat from dangers. The Nation will never thank you enough! Jai Hind Vande Maataram, ”one user commented.

In Gorkha culture, ‘Khukuri’ is a small knife that symbolizes victory, toughness and power. With its sharp blade and carved wooden handle, the knife is used as an accessory in dancing. The dancers perform various tricks using the knife while moving to the beat. The dance is also performed as a tribute to the soldiers for the security they provide, according to auchitya.com.

It’s not the only military-based video to go viral in recent days. Earlier, a video had surfaced showing an Indian Army medical team emergency evacuating a pregnant woman near the LoC. The woman was taken in an ambulance with the soldiers carrying her on a stretcher amid heavy snowfall.

Storming the internet, the Defense Ministry also shared a short video showing a Brave Indian Army Soldier cold winds and heavy snowfall.


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