In a first, the Republic Day Parade will witness a tableau from Ladakh after the abrogation of Article 370, informed Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on January 24. Reportedly, Ladakh's tableau will portray the hill-top Thiksey Monastery established in the Thikse district of Leh. Thicksey Monastery is one of the most frequented tourist sites in the region. Besides, the tableau will house the Indian Astronomical Observatory located in the… read-more
After nine months of Sino-India border stand-off, China has pulled nearly 10,000 soldiers back from the Ladakh region, albeit keeping the frontline military deployment at the border unchanged. Reportedly, while the pullback happened in over a week citing extreme weather conditions, the defence experts have opined that chances of re-deployment cannot be ignored. Meanwhile, both the countries are yet to chalk out a fresh date for the ninth… read-more
The Central Government has cleared eight new hydropower projects on the Indus river system in Ladakh. While the earlier projects in the region had a collective capacity of 113 MW, the new HEP projects will be capable of producing 144 MW of electricity. Moreover, three of the projects, amounting to 56 MW capacity, will be coming up in the Kargil area. However, the construction is yet to begin after getting the mandatory clearances.
The Chinese ambassador to India, Sun Weidong, on January 6 expressed his anger towards the remarks made by outgoing US envoy Kenneth Juster on India-China border tension. Sun told the US to stop interfering in the India-China border issue. In his farewell speech, Kenneth Juster had stated that the US has contributed significantly towards the security of India and its people against the Chinese aggression along the border.
Courtesy: The Times of India
As China has appointed a new commander for PLA Western Theatre, the ninth round of military talks between China and India may remain halted for some more time. Reason being, the newly-appointed commander, Gen Zhang Xudong, will first complete his military familiarisation at the border. An Indian official said both the countries are likely to propose a written agreement at the next meeting to end the ongoing border tensions.
A Meteorological Centre will be opened in the Union Territory of Ladakh on December 29. The establishment in Leh would be virtually inaugurated by Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, with Ladakh Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur. At an altitude of 3,000 metres, the centre will study climate and weather. Besides, it will also harness solar energy. Moreover, it aims to guide tourists with weather updates.
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Chinese President Xi Jinping has replaced General Zhao Zongqi who allegedly orchestrated the violent clashes between India and China at the border. Zhao Zongqi, under whom the 2017 Doklam stand-off had also arisen, has been replaced with General Zhang Xudong who has no experience in serving at the Sino-Indian borders. The development has taken place amidst the ongoing talks between both the countries for securing complete disengagement along … read-more
Union Territory of Ladakh on November 30 initiated its first tourism incentive policy. Keeping local tradition and architecture intact, the policy emphasizes on ensuring equitable and sustainable development across the Union Territory. An official spokesperson said that instead of large hotels and guest houses, the policy aims at developing "small and sustainable tourism assets". The initiative also aims to train tourism industry personnel to… read-more
The Ladakh Union Territory's administration have allocated a whopping Rs 871 crore for the development of the education sector. As per officials, the funding would help in "speedy expansion of the sector". Moreover, the UT's Lieutenant Governor R K Mathur stated that the governing body has worked on improving the quality of education through various means. He also stated that efforts have been made to streamline the education system.
For wrongly geo-tagging Ladakh in the Chinese territory, Twitter has issued a written apology to a parliamentary panel. The panel chief Meenakshi Lekhi on November 18 said that Twitter had promised to correct the mistake by November 30. The apology mentioned that incorrect geo-tagging was "caused due to a software error combined with imperfect data". Earlier, the Indian government had warned the microblogging site for disrespecting… read-more