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<p>Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers ride their camels as they rehearse for the Republic Day parade amid dense fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 14, 2013. REUTERS/B Mathur </p>

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers ride their camels as they rehearse for the Republic Day parade amid dense fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 14, 2013. REUTERS/B Mathur

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers ride their camels as they rehearse for the Republic Day parade amid dense fog on a cold winter morning in New Delhi January 14, 2013. REUTERS/B Mathur

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<p>An army soldier patrols near the Line of Control (LoC) in Churunda village, about 129 km northwest of Srinagar, January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Ismail </p>

An army soldier patrols near the Line of Control (LoC) in Churunda village, about 129 km northwest of Srinagar, January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

An army soldier patrols near the Line of Control (LoC) in Churunda village, about 129 km northwest of Srinagar, January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier opens a gate at the border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu, January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta </p>

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier opens a gate at the border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu, January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier opens a gate at the border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu, January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier patrols near the fenced border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta </p>

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier patrols near the fenced border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier patrols near the fenced border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier looks through a pair of binoculars outside a bunker near the fenced border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta </p>

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier looks through a pair of binoculars outside a bunker near the fenced border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier looks through a pair of binoculars outside a bunker near the fenced border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>Soldiers of Border Security Force (BSF) stand at attention during their passing out parade in Humhama, at the outskirts of Srinagar November 24, 2012. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli </p>

Soldiers of Border Security Force (BSF) stand at attention during their passing out parade in Humhama, at the outskirts of Srinagar November 24, 2012. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

Soldiers of Border Security Force (BSF) stand at attention during their passing out parade in Humhama, at the outskirts of Srinagar November 24, 2012. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>Soldiers of Border Security Force (BSF) salute during their passing out parade in Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli </p>

Soldiers of Border Security Force (BSF) salute during their passing out parade in Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

Soldiers of Border Security Force (BSF) salute during their passing out parade in Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>Soldiers march at the India Gate war memorial after President Pranab Mukherjee laid down a wreath during the country's Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi August 15, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi </p>

Soldiers march at the India Gate war memorial after President Pranab Mukherjee laid down a wreath during the country's Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi August 15, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soldiers march at the India Gate war memorial after President Pranab Mukherjee laid down a wreath during the country's Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi August 15, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Paramilitary soldiers patrol railway tracks on the eve of country's Independence Day celebrations on the outskirts of Agartala August 14, 2012. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey </p>

Paramilitary soldiers patrol railway tracks on the eve of country's Independence Day celebrations on the outskirts of Agartala August 14, 2012. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

Paramilitary soldiers patrol railway tracks on the eve of country's Independence Day celebrations on the outskirts of Agartala August 14, 2012. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

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<p>An army soldier stands guard in front of the historic Red Fort during the full-dress rehearsal for India's Independence Day celebrations in Delhi August 13, 2012. REUTERS/B Mathur </p>

An army soldier stands guard in front of the historic Red Fort during the full-dress rehearsal for India's Independence Day celebrations in Delhi August 13, 2012. REUTERS/B Mathur

An army soldier stands guard in front of the historic Red Fort during the full-dress rehearsal for India's Independence Day celebrations in Delhi August 13, 2012. REUTERS/B Mathur

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<p>Paramilitary soldiers patrol railway tracks in front of a tunnel on the eve of Independence Day celebrations on the outskirts of Agartala August 14, 2012. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey </p>

Paramilitary soldiers patrol railway tracks in front of a tunnel on the eve of Independence Day celebrations on the outskirts of Agartala August 14, 2012. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

Paramilitary soldiers patrol railway tracks in front of a tunnel on the eve of Independence Day celebrations on the outskirts of Agartala August 14, 2012. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

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<p>Army soldiers carry a trunk containing ammunition next to their truck during a curfew at Kokrajhar town, in Assam July 25, 2012. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah</p>

Army soldiers carry a trunk containing ammunition next to their truck during a curfew at Kokrajhar town, in Assam July 25, 2012. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah

Army soldiers carry a trunk containing ammunition next to their truck during a curfew at Kokrajhar town, in Assam July 25, 2012. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah

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<p>Army soldiers travel in a vehicle on a mountainous road covered by snow after the Srinagar-Leh highway was opened to traffic in Zojila, 108 km east of Srinagar April 25, 2012. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli </p>

Army soldiers travel in a vehicle on a mountainous road covered by snow after the Srinagar-Leh highway was opened to traffic in Zojila, 108 km east of Srinagar April 25, 2012. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

Army soldiers travel in a vehicle on a mountainous road covered by snow after the Srinagar-Leh highway was opened to traffic in Zojila, 108 km east of Srinagar April 25, 2012. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>National Security Guard (NSG) commandos display their skills as they take part in a rope exercise during the inauguration ceremony of their regional hub in Mumbai February 23, 2012. TREUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

National Security Guard (NSG) commandos display their skills as they take part in a rope exercise during the inauguration ceremony of their regional hub in Mumbai February 23, 2012. TREUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

National Security Guard (NSG) commandos display their skills as they take part in a rope exercise during the inauguration ceremony of their regional hub in Mumbai February 23, 2012. TREUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>Army ers carrying wreaths walk in front of coffins containing the bodies of colleagues killed in avalanches, during a wreath-laying ceremony in Srinagar February 25, 2012. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli </p>

Army ers carrying wreaths walk in front of coffins containing the bodies of colleagues killed in avalanches, during a wreath-laying ceremony in Srinagar February 25, 2012. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

Army ers carrying wreaths walk in front of coffins containing the bodies of colleagues killed in avalanches, during a wreath-laying ceremony in Srinagar February 25, 2012. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>Ntional Security Guard (NSG) commandos display their skills as they take part in a rope exercise during the inauguration ceremony of their Badu unit on the outskirts of Kolkata February 18, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri </p>

Ntional Security Guard (NSG) commandos display their skills as they take part in a rope exercise during the inauguration ceremony of their Badu unit on the outskirts of Kolkata February 18, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Ntional Security Guard (NSG) commandos display their skills as they take part in a rope exercise during the inauguration ceremony of their Badu unit on the outskirts of Kolkata February 18, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>An my soldier take his position near his camp after a gun battle with suspected militants in Gurez, 160 km north Srinagar August 20, 2011. REUTERS/Farooq Khan/Pool </p>

An my soldier take his position near his camp after a gun battle with suspected militants in Gurez, 160 km north Srinagar August 20, 2011. REUTERS/Farooq Khan/Pool

An my soldier take his position near his camp after a gun battle with suspected militants in Gurez, 160 km north Srinagar August 20, 2011. REUTERS/Farooq Khan/Pool

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<p>Army soldiers work to rebuild the collapsed pedestrian bridge outside the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi </p>

Army soldiers work to rebuild the collapsed pedestrian bridge outside the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Army soldiers work to rebuild the collapsed pedestrian bridge outside the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>School girls tie "Rakhis" or sacred threads onto the wrist of a Border Security Force (BSF) soldier on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, at the India-Pakistan joint check post at the Wagah border on the outskirts of Amritsar August 24, 2010. REUTERS/Munish Sharma </p>

School girls tie "Rakhis" or sacred threads onto the wrist of a Border Security Force (BSF) soldier on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, at the India-Pakistan joint check post at the Wagah border on the outskirts of Amritsar August 24, 2010....more

School girls tie "Rakhis" or sacred threads onto the wrist of a Border Security Force (BSF) soldier on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, at the India-Pakistan joint check post at the Wagah border on the outskirts of Amritsar August 24, 2010. REUTERS/Munish Sharma

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<p>A soldier stands guard during the Independence Day celebrations in Chandigarh August 15, 2010. REUTERS/Ajay Verma </p>

A soldier stands guard during the Independence Day celebrations in Chandigarh August 15, 2010. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

A soldier stands guard during the Independence Day celebrations in Chandigarh August 15, 2010. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

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<p>Army soldiers in a truck patrol a curfew-bound locality during a flag march in Panthachowk on the outskirts of Srinagar July 8, 2010. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli </p>

Army soldiers in a truck patrol a curfew-bound locality during a flag march in Panthachowk on the outskirts of Srinagar July 8, 2010. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

Army soldiers in a truck patrol a curfew-bound locality during a flag march in Panthachowk on the outskirts of Srinagar July 8, 2010. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers celebrate Holi, also known as the festival of colours, near the border with Bangladesh on the outskirts of Agartala March 1, 2010. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey</p>

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers celebrate Holi, also known as the festival of colours, near the border with Bangladesh on the outskirts of Agartala March 1, 2010. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers celebrate Holi, also known as the festival of colours, near the border with Bangladesh on the outskirts of Agartala March 1, 2010. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

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<p>Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol the fenced border with Pakistan near Jammu on their horses February 24, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol the fenced border with Pakistan near Jammu on their horses February 24, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol the fenced border with Pakistan near Jammu on their horses February 24, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol on a boat in the waters of river Mahananda near the border with Bangladesh ahead of India's Independence Day celebrations in Fulbari village, on the outskirts of Siliguri, August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri </p>

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol on a boat in the waters of river Mahananda near the border with Bangladesh ahead of India's Independence Day celebrations in Fulbari village, on the outskirts of Siliguri, August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Rupak De...more

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol on a boat in the waters of river Mahananda near the border with Bangladesh ahead of India's Independence Day celebrations in Fulbari village, on the outskirts of Siliguri, August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>Female paramilitary soldiers stand guard near the border with Nepal ahead of third phase polls, at Panitanki village, about 40 km north of Siliguri April 28, 2009.  REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri </p>

Female paramilitary soldiers stand guard near the border with Nepal ahead of third phase polls, at Panitanki village, about 40 km north of Siliguri April 28, 2009. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Female paramilitary soldiers stand guard near the border with Nepal ahead of third phase polls, at Panitanki village, about 40 km north of Siliguri April 28, 2009. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>Army soldiers run onto the navy's Landing Craft Mechanised (LCM) vehicle during a joint amphibious warfare exercise by the Indian armed forces at Madhavpur beach along the Arabian Sea, about 475 km west of Ahmedabad, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

Army soldiers run onto the navy's Landing Craft Mechanised (LCM) vehicle during a joint amphibious warfare exercise by the Indian armed forces at Madhavpur beach along the Arabian Sea, about 475 km west of Ahmedabad, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/Amit...more

Army soldiers run onto the navy's Landing Craft Mechanised (LCM) vehicle during a joint amphibious warfare exercise by the Indian armed forces at Madhavpur beach along the Arabian Sea, about 475 km west of Ahmedabad, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>Soldiers jump during their training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre in Lucknow December 17, 2008. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar </p>

Soldiers jump during their training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre in Lucknow December 17, 2008. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar

Soldiers jump during their training period at 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre in Lucknow December 17, 2008. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar

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<p>Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol the border at the India-Pakistan International Border Post, about 180 km from Biikaner December 25, 2008. REUTERS/Vinay Joshi</p>

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol the border at the India-Pakistan International Border Post, about 180 km from Biikaner December 25, 2008. REUTERS/Vinay Joshi

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol the border at the India-Pakistan International Border Post, about 180 km from Biikaner December 25, 2008. REUTERS/Vinay Joshi

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<p>Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol on a boat on the river Mahananda, along the fenced border with Bangladesh ahead of India's Independence Day celebrations in Fulbari village, on the outskirts of Siliguri, August 12, 2008. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri </p>

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol on a boat on the river Mahananda, along the fenced border with Bangladesh ahead of India's Independence Day celebrations in Fulbari village, on the outskirts of Siliguri, August 12, 2008. REUTERS/Rupak De...more

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol on a boat on the river Mahananda, along the fenced border with Bangladesh ahead of India's Independence Day celebrations in Fulbari village, on the outskirts of Siliguri, August 12, 2008. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>Army soldiers cross a stream outside their camp on the outskirts of Jammu May 10, 2008. REUTERS/Amit Gupta </p>

Army soldiers cross a stream outside their camp on the outskirts of Jammu May 10, 2008. REUTERS/Amit Gupta

Army soldiers cross a stream outside their camp on the outskirts of Jammu May 10, 2008. REUTERS/Amit Gupta

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<p>Indian army soldiers patrol near the Line of Control in Churunda village, about 129 km (80 miles) northwest of Srinagar, January 12, 2013. At least four soldiers, two from both India and Pakistan, have been killed in clashes since last Sunday in disputed Kashmir, where the nuclear-armed enemies are separated by a Line of Control set up in 1948. Picture taken January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Ismail (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)</p>

Indian army soldiers patrol near the Line of Control in Churunda village, about 129 km (80 miles) northwest of Srinagar, January 12, 2013. At least four soldiers, two from both India and Pakistan, have been killed in clashes since last Sunday in...more

Indian army soldiers patrol near the Line of Control in Churunda village, about 129 km (80 miles) northwest of Srinagar, January 12, 2013. At least four soldiers, two from both India and Pakistan, have been killed in clashes since last Sunday in disputed Kashmir, where the nuclear-armed enemies are separated by a Line of Control set up in 1948. Picture taken January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Ismail (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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