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Indian Army unfurled the Tricolour in the Galwan valley, Ladakh on the occasion of New Year, sources in the security establishment said. The move comes amid reports in a section of media that claimed that Chinese soldiers had displayed their flag in the region a few days ago.
The Union Territory Government of Ladakh on September 02 has announced snow leopard as its state animal and black-necked crane as state bird. Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal said, "Ladakh Union Territory administration has announced snow leopard as its state animal and black-necked crane as its state bird. Black-necked crane is found in eastern Ladakh's high-altitude wetlands and marshes."
Lok Sabha Om Birla who is currently on a three-day Ladakh visit, as part of a 'Parliamentary Outreach Programme for Panchayati Raj Institutions', visited Pangong Lake near Line of Actual Control (LAC) on August 28. Birla also interacted with Army personnel stationed in the area.
Ladakh now has its first first-ever mobile mini-theatre, which was conceptualized with the idea of providing movie experience to remote areas with difficult living conditions. The inflatable theatre was installed at an altitude of 11562 feet. The initiative was taken to bring the movie experience to the remotest areas of India and can be expanded to the rest of the country.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla arrived in Leh, Ladakh on August 26. He said, "Development of the Union Territory (Ladakh) will be done as per the geographical requirements and with an aim to make the local population 'AatmaNirbhar'. Tourism will be bolstered to generate employment opportunities for locals."
District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) of Leh informed on August 21 that an artificial lake near Rumbak has burst which resulted in the blockage in the Indus River and creating an artificial lake in the area.
The Ladakh administration on Friday issued a notification to do away with the need for an Inner Line Permit (ILP) for all Indian nationals to visit the notified protected areas of the union territory.
Indian Army said with this development, one more sensitive area of face-off has been resolved. Both sides have expressed commitment to take the talks forward and resolve the remaining issues along the LAC in the Western Sector.
Indian Army said that there has been no attempt by the Indian or the Chinese side to occupy the areas in eastern Ladakh from where they disengaged in February and both sides are engaged in talks to resolve the remaining issues in the region.
In a clear message to China from eastern Ladakh, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said India will never forget the sacrifice of the 'Galwan bravehearts' and asserted that the country's armed forces are capable of giving a befitting reply to every challenge.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met and interacted with the army veterans and elected representatives of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh and government officials on June 27.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, accompanied by the Army chief, will begin a two-day visit to Ladakh from Sunday to carry out a comprehensive review of India's operational readiness amid a stalemate with China on the next stage of disengagement at several friction points in eastern Ladakh
After the wedding announcement of a peculiarly named couple drew the attention of many on social media, Socialism tied knot with Mamata Banerjee on June 13 in Salem district of Tamil Nadu. Their wedding ceremony took place at Panaimarathupatti in the presence of state CPI State Secretary R Mutharasan. Socialism is the son of Salem Communist Party of India's (CPI) district secretary, A Mohan. He has two brothers named Communism and Leninism.
After a long gap of almost a year, the schools in UT of Ladakh reopened for Class 6 onwards on March 30. They were shut due to COVID-19 pandemic.
After completing the disengagement process from both north and south banks of Pangong Lake, India and China are set to hold the 10th round of Corps Commander level talks on Saturday.
China on Friday released the video of the Ladakh's Galwan clash between Indian soldiers and Chinese PLA which took place in June 2020.
The Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) airstrip in eastern Ladakh which is currently being used in the ongoing dispute with China was reactivated by the Indian Air Force (IAF) in May 2008 without taking written permission from the Centre, said former Vice Chief Air Marshal (Retd) Pranab Kumar Barbora. One of the highest advanced landing grounds at an altitude of over 16,800 feet, DBO airstrip can be used for landing aircraft like the AN-32 and the C-130J Super Hercules.
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Speaking in the Lok Sabha after his Rajya Sabha address, Defence Minister Rajanth Singh emphasised that during the talks, India didn't lose anything. "I want to assure this House that in these talks we have not conceded anything. The House should also know that there are still some outstanding issues with regard to deployment and patrolling at some other points along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh."