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High-Speed Interceptor Boats to be sent to Pangong Tso

After the 12-hour long peace talks with Chinese military in Eastern Ladakh, Indian Army is to send high-speed Interceptor boats to lake Pangong Tso where the countries are facing stand-off. Highlights According to India, the Line of Actual Control is at Finger 8. However, the Chinese army has camped at Finger 4 and Finger 5. ..

Pakistan moves 20,000 soldiers to LoC

The Pakistan Army recently moved 20,000 soldiers to the Gilgit-Baltistan region. The army is to deploy them along Line of Control. This is being done to match Chinese deployments along Line of Actual Control. Highlights The level of troops moved by Pakistan is more than what the country did after Balakot air strikes. The build ..

Indian-Chinese Armies reach consensus to disengage

The senior military commanders in India and China have arrived to a consensus to disengage their forces in the Ladakh region. Highlights The Galwan Valley encroachments of the Chinese troops in the valley led to violent clashes between India and China. India has been firm in its demand that the Chinese forces should back off ..

20 soldiers martyred in Galwan area of Ladakh

According to the Indian army 20 soldiers martyred in violent clashes with Chinese troops in Galwan area of Ladakh region, The Indian Army has said that it is firmly committed to protecting the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the nation. In a statement, the Army said, Indian and Chinese troops have disengaged at the Galwan ..

Army officer, 2 soldiers killed in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley

One Commanding Officer and two jawans of the Indian Army lost their lives in a major escalation in the during a violent faceoff between troops in the Galwan area in Eastern Ladakh on Monday night. The Army Sources said that During the de-escalation process underway in the Galwan Valley, a violent face-off took place yesterday ..

International Day of Yoga’s main national event to be held in Leh

The main national event for the sixth International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2020 will be held on June 21 at Leh in Ladakh. This national event is expected to be led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This is the first time the event is taking place in such a high altitude location like Leh. Last year, the ..

Palla’s Cats

Lack of records on the status of Palla’s Cat population in Ladakh is impeding the conservation of this small felid species. About the Animal: It is a small wild cat found in grassland and montane steppe habitats in Asia. It is also called ‘Manul’ or Otocolobus manul. They are solitary animals with dense fur. It ..

Wildlife Conservation and Birds Club of Ladakh conducts Great Backyard Bird count exercise

The Great Backyard Bird count exercise was recently carried out by the Wildlife Conservation and Birds Club of Ladakh. During the exercise, two new bird species namely ‘Red Throated Thrush and Plumbeous Water Redstart’ have been found for the first time in Ladakh Region. Bird and wildlife experts have counted and recorded a total of ..