Piers of the destroyed railway bridge on the Sutlej seen from the Hussainiwala Headworks. By B Vohra

Date: 2006-06-08
Owner: Gallery Administrator
Full size: 800x600

Photo Properties
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Make FUJIFILM Model FinePix A340
Aperture Value f/5.7 Color Space sRGB
Exposure Program Program Flash No Flash
ISO 64 Metering Mode Multi-Segment
Shutter Speed Value 1/360 sec Date/Time 2006 Jun 08 12:18:08 +0100

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Sympathetic detonation is the setting off of explosions due to detonation in surrounding charges - typically, it is due to accident/. mishandling. The bridge coiuld have been rigged for demoliton to deny access to enemy, but something, like a unsafe...
Posted by Shikhar Parjan on 2006 Dec 26 06:01:33 +0000
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On the memorial plaque for the 1971 Battle of Hussainiwala it is mentioned that the bridge was destroyed because of a "sympathetic detonation". My interpretation - the bridge had been wired for demolition in case the troops had to retreat to the eastern...
Posted by Mohan Bhuyan on 2006 Dec 16 15:19:03 +0000