Army conducts exercise with armoured elements in Ladakh

What is the News? The Indian Army has conducted the live fire exercises in Ladakh using tanks and helicopters. About the Exercise The exercise was conducted at a Super High Altitude Area —one higher than 15,000 feet in Ladakh. It was conducted under the aegis of the Leh-based 14 Corps. Purpose: The exercise reviewed the… Continue reading Army conducts exercise with armoured elements in Ladakh

The Kashmir outreach

Synopsis:  The center announced few specific objectives towards the development of Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370. However, a recent analysis of the stated objectives shows that the center has failed to deliver on its objectives What are the objectives stated by the Centre after the abrogation of Article 370? Apart from ending terrorism… Continue reading The Kashmir outreach

Consider tribal area status for Ladakh, says ST commission

News:The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes(NCST) has recommended that the Union Territory(UT) of Ladakh be given Tribal area status under Sixth Schedule of the Constitution. Facts: Why Ladakh should be given Tribal status? The total tribal population in Ladakh region is more than 97%. The major Scheduled Tribes(STs) in Ladakh are (a)Balti Beda (b)Bot (or… Continue reading Consider tribal area status for Ladakh, says ST commission

Aadi Mahotsav to kick off in Ladakh

Aadi Mahotsav or National Tribal Festival will be organised in Ladakh. The festival is a joint initiative of Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India(TRIFED). The theme of the festival is “A celebration of the spirit of Tribal Craft, Culture and Commerce”. The objective of the festival is to… Continue reading Aadi Mahotsav to kick off in Ladakh

Decision on Kashmir doesn’t affect LAC, Delhi tells Beijing

India’s external affairs minister is on a visit to China.During the visit,India and China has agreed on a host of initiatives to improve their relations. Ahead of the visit,China had objected to the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill 2019.It said that the creation of the Union Territory of Ladakh has undermined its sovereignty. However,India has… Continue reading Decision on Kashmir doesn’t affect LAC, Delhi tells Beijing

Ahead of Jaishankar’s Beijing visit, India tells China to avoid commenting on Ladakh

Ministry of External Affairs has asserted that Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill 2019 is an internal matter of India. This statement came after China had objected to the creation of the Union Territory of Ladakh and said it undermined its sovereignty. The Central Government has revoked provisions of Article 370 which granted special status to… Continue reading Ahead of Jaishankar’s Beijing visit, India tells China to avoid commenting on Ladakh