We reached Drass War Memorial.
I remembered the name of Commanding officer of Drass war Memorial. During my last trip, I had a brief conversation with CO Sir.
Some Extract from my Last trip's Travelogue.
We asked that Army Man what to do. He advised us to meet their CO (Commanding Officer). We approached their CO. CO was a nice cooperative person.
He advised us not to spend the night at Drass. He told us to keep driving, cross Zoji La and reach Sonmarg.
We told him...
“For that, we have to cross mighty Zoji La in pitch dark”.
“yes you’ll have to but that's the only way out. You can't cross Srinagar during the day. It is very risky”.
He insisted us to reach Sonamarg and wait for two or three hours and cross Srinagar after 2330. He also told us that things were not good even in Drass.
I approached CO Sir,
he immediately recognised me and said with a smile...
" kya Shreyas fir se aa gaya, nai?" (Shreyas, you came again?).
He remembered my name. He invited me into his cabin. He noticed my condition and called their medical personnel. The medical guy checked my throat and told me that I have a serious throat infection. He gave me some medicines and asked me to consult a proper doctor in Kargil or Leh.
I shared tea with CO Sir, thanked him and went to see Drass War Memorial.