Line of Control: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Cabinet Committee approves Indian Army Communication Network for Rs 7,796 crores

Published: October 1, 2020

On October 1, 2020, the Cabinet Committee in Security approved ASCON (Army Static Switched Communication Network) Phase IV. ASCON is a high end communication system. It is to be implemented at an estimated cost of Rs 7,796 crores. The project is to be implemented within 36 months. Highlights The project will upgrade existing Asynchronous Transfer ..

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China sells its advanced combat ship to Pakistan

Published: August 24, 2020

China handed over an advanced warship to Pakistan. The warship is the largest China has built for any country so far. It is going to strengthen the Naval regiment of Pakistan as well as deepen the military and strategic ties between the world’s topmost and fifth-most populous country. China will present three more of such ..

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Six Critical Bridges to be unveiled in Jammu and Kashmir

Published: July 9, 2020

On July 9, 2020, the Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is to unveil six critical bridges in the Jammu and Kashmir region. The bridges were constructed by the Border Road Organization (BRO). Highlights The bridges were constructed at a cost of Rs 45 crores. They are 100-300 metres in length. The Defence Minister held a ..

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Buffer Zones created in Ladakh and Gogra hot springs

Published: July 8, 2020

After India and China worked on continuous disengagement processes, buffer zones have been created in Eastern Ladakh and Gogra hot springs. What is the issue? India and China have been facing border issues since their boundaries were demarcated with Line of Actual Control. It was formed after 1962 Sino-Indian war. Line of Actual Control does ..

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Pakistan moves 20,000 soldiers to LoC

Published: July 1, 2020

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 ..

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