Siachen Glacier Current Affairs - 2020

Rs 1,200 crore plan to link Ladakh with National Grid

The Government of India is implementing Rs 1,200 crore project to link the regions of Ladakh and Leh with the National Power Grid. These regions due to their isolated locations remain power deficit regions receiving only 5 hours of power supply from diesel generators and very few micro hydel projects. Highlights The Srinagar-Leh transmission line Read More…

PM Modi to inaugurate Atal Tunnel by September 2020

On August 15, 2020, the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minsiter Jai Ram Thakur announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate “Atal Tunnel” by the end of September 2020. Highlights The tunnel is being built under Rohtang Pass in the Pir Panjal range on the Leh-Manali highway. It is located at 3,100 metres above the sea Read More…

Indian Army opens Siachen Valley for the civilians amidst LAC stand off

On July 27, 2020, the Indian Army announced that the Siachen Valley is to be opened for the civilians. The decision comes amidst Line of Actual Control stand off between India and China. Highlights The Indian Army had opened the Siachen, world’s largest non-polar glacier and the highest battlefield in the world was taken in Read More…

Siachen Day Commemorated

On April 13, 2020, the Indian Army commemorated Siachen Day. The day is observed to commemorate the courage of Indian Army under “Operation Meghdoot”. The Day also honours Siachen Warriors serving motherland successfully from the enemy. Highlights Every year, the Indian army commemorates by displaying the courage of Indian Army troops that are securing the Read More…

Light Combat Helicopter Production inaugurated in HAL Bengaluru

On February 27, 2020, the Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh inaugurated Light combat Helicopter production at the HAL complex in Bengaluru. The project is a part of the “Make in India” initiative. Light Combat Helicopters The Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) were completely designed by HAL. It has 2 engines and several latest technical features. The Read More…