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Bairas small hydel project in Dras, Ladakh

The Indian Government has inaugurated the Bairas small hydel project in Dras, Ladakh. While the remote location of the project and the extreme weather possed a significant challenge to the construction of the project, the Indian Government went ahead with the plan which is a viable source of renewable power in the Ladakh region. Geography ..

2019 Singhey Khababs Sindhu Festival held in J&K

In Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, tourist’s promotional festival – Ladakh Singhey Khababs Sindhu Festival celebrated on the bank of Indus River at Leh. The festival presents the Indus River as a symbol of the multi-dimensional cultural identity of India that got its name from the Indus River. Folk songs and dances are performed ..

India’s first natural Ice Cafe started in Leh

India’s first natural Ice Cafe has started at a height of 14,000 feet in Leh, Ladakh. The ice cafe is located on the Manali-Leh Highway. It is created by natural process by the Border Road Organisation (BRO) officials, with the help of some locals during winters. It is built in the shape of a mound ..

Indian Army constructs 260 feet long cable-suspension bridge ‘Maitri Bridge’ over Indus river

The Indian Army has constructed the 260 feet long cable-suspension bridge ‘Maitri Bridge’ over Indus river at Choglamsar village in Leh in a record time of 40 days. It is the longest suspension bridge over the river and is built by combat engineers of the ‘Sahas aur Yogyata’ regiment of the Indian Army’s ‘Fire and ..

Indian Army Builds Longest Suspension Bridge Over River Indus In Leh-Ladakh

The Indian Army has successfully built the longest suspension bridge ‘Matiri Bridge’ over the Indus River in the Leh-Ladakh region at Choglamsar village. It has been named ‘Maitri Bridge’ to symbolize the excellent civil-military relations existing in the region. It is built in a record time of 40 days, and is the longest Suspension Bridge ..

Indian Air Force airlifted passengers to and fro Kargil

Indian Air Force has airlifted 187 stranded passengers to and fro Kargil in Jammu and Kashmir. Air Force airlifted 71 passengers from Jammu to Kargil, 69 from Srinagar to Kargil, 27 from Kargil to Srinagar and 20 from Kargil to Jammu. The AN-32 Kargil courier service operates regularly to provide the stranded passengers of Ladakh ..

New Bilaspur-Manali-Leh railway line to be world’s highest railway line

The New Bilaspur-Manali-Leh railway line will be the world’s highest railway line, which will consists of total 30 stations. It will lie along the Indo-China border & is expected to be completed by the year 2022. This new rail line will not only increase tourism but, will also help the armed forces. And also, the ..

2019 Dard Aryan Festival (Aryan Utsav) held in New Delhi,

The Dard Aryan Tribe of Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh region known for its liberal customs and ornate costumes is struggling to keep its vibrant cultural legacy alive. Recently, at the 2019 Dard Aryan Festival (Aryan Utsav) in New Delhi, the delegation of the Dard Aryans has requested the Central government to make serious interventions. The ..