All 3 Leh routes opened in record time this year, to ease troop movements
Sunday, 26 March 2023 The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has cleared for vehicular traffic Ladakh's lifelines via Srinagar and Manali in record time, supplementing the benefit of the Atal tunnel in Himachal and underlining the government's push to bore through two more mountains for all-weather access to the strategic region.
Days ahead of Chinese Defence Minister Li Shangfu’s planned visit to India, the militaries of the two countries held a fresh round of high-level talks to resolve issues at the remaining friction points in Eastern Ladakh as the border row spills over to the fourth year. The 18th round of military talks between India and China took place at the Chushul-Moldo border meeting point on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh.
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As Srinagar is set to host the G20 working group meeting on tourism beginning on Monday, stringent security arrangements are in place across the Kashmir Valley to ensure the three-day event goes off smoothly. The Srinagar G20 meeting is the first major international event in Jammu and Kashmir, since the Central government abrogated Article 370 and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories. Security forces have been put on high alert.
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The Indian Air Force has decided to ground the entire fleet of its Mig 21s as as the investigations into the May 8 crash are still underway and the reason behind the crash is being probed. 3 civilians were killed after the wreckage of a MiG-21 fighter jet fell on a house on May 8 in Rajasthan while the pilot ejected safely, sustaining minor injuries. Air Force officials say that the grounding is a routine procedure that is undertaken after any such tragic incidents…and that the fleets would be back in action after the checks are done. The IAF has already constituted a Court of Inquiry to ascertain the cause of Rajasthan accident. Mig stands for Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau of the erstwhile Soviet Union and it is a supersonic fighter jet. Since its initial induction in 1963, India has inducted over 900 MiG-21s. Up until the first half of 2022, the IAF operated four squadrons of MiG-21 Bison fighters, each squadron comprising around 16 to 18 aircraft. This made the total strength of MiG-21 Bisons between 64 and 72. But on 30th September last year, the Indian Air Force retired the No. 51 ‘swordarms’ MiG-21 fighter Squadron based in Srinagar.
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China has opposed the holding of a G20 meeting in Kashmir. On the other hand, Turkey and Saudi Arabia have not registered for the event to be held in Srinagar as well. On Friday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said that China firmly opposes holding G20 meetings in any form in 'disputed' areas and will not attend such meetings. India countered the objection by saying it is free to hold meetings on its own territory.
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Actress Vaibhavi Upadhyay, popular for her role in Sarabhai vs Sarabhai passed away in a road accident. The accident happened in Himachal Pradesh.
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