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Capturing Zoji La was most critical to save Ladakh: Lt Gen NS Brar at Military Lit fest

The logistical challenges were immense, particularly in transporting tanks from Jammu to Srinagar, marking the first instance of tanks being used at such high altitudes. The bridges along the route couldn't support their weight, compelling the tanks to be dismantled and reassembled at the base of Zoji La. The mule track leading to the pass was widened to accommodate these crucial vehicles