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We are #Jammu We are #Kashmir We are #GilgitBaltistan We are #Ladakh We are #AksaiChin Open your ears & eyes listen carefully! We are one State A Internationally disputed territory people of #JammuKashmir will make our own decisions not foreigners #Pakistan #India #UN #IOK #POK
Azaad Kashmir known as (free Kashmir) where politicians are forced to sign a declaration “I solemnly declare I believe the ideology of Pakistan the state’s accession to Pakistan & integrity sovereignty of #Pakistan A Dictatorship Black Laws imposed on the people of #AJK #POK ImageImage
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#Aurora from #Ladakh!
This is a time-lapse of the sky taken by a 360 deg camera at from #Hanle on 22/23 April night. You can see the aurora lights due to an intense geomagnetic storm that hit the Earth. It is extremely rare to see aurora at such a low latitude! @dstIndia (1/n)
At 11:42 PM on 21 Apr the Sun launched a coronal mass ejection towards the Earth. This CME (speed of 500-600 km/s) was associated with an M1 class solar flare. The CME arrived at Earth late on April 23 at 10 PM, says @wageeshmishra . (2/n)… @dstIndia
This geoeffective CME led to an excellent night for auroral activity. The aurora came to lower-than-usual latitudes overnight leading to rare sightings of from Europe, China & Ladakh in India. Such a severe geomagnetic storm last occurred in 2015 says @wageeshmishra (3/n)
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Today marks the 316th death-anniversary of Badshāh Muhi-ud Dīn Muhammad #Aurangzeb Alamgīr (R.A.).
His long reign (1658-1707) consolidated the largest and wealthiest land-empire in Indian #history and was arguably the most socially-diverse dispensation to ever rule #India.
Even critics of Aurangzeb (R.A.), such as the historian Sir Jadunath Sarkar concede, "Aurangzeb’s Indian empire was vaster than that of Ashoka, Samudragupta, & Harshavardhan”.

It was in his reign too that #Ladakh was amalgamated into the #Mughal empire.f
The reign of Aurangzeb (R.A.) was based on 3 pillars:

1. Military expansion.
2. Islamic jurisprudence and a centralised justice system.
3. Adherence to his Indo-Timurid heritage.

This helped consolidate his empire, but it also depended on his persona for sustained success.
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.#Thread: Annual press conference by Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande. Touches upon fallout of Russia-Ukraine war, impact of COVID still being felt, challenges in the immediate neighbourhood…
Northern borders: Situation is stable and under control yet unpredictable,
Five of 7 flashpoints resolved: Gen Pande #LAC #LadakhStandoff
Strategic reorientation undertaken sometime back is complete in every respect: Army Chief #LAC #China #LadakhStandoff
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The population of #SikhEmpire during the time of Ranjit Singh’s rule was estimated to be around 12 million people.
There were
8.4 million Muslims,
2.88 million Hindus and 722,000 Sikhs.
#Islam (70%)
#Hinduism (24%)
#Sikhism (6%)
Total Area in 1839 was
520,000 km2 (200,000 sq mi) Sikh Kingdom of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji
Capital was
#Gujranwala (1799–1802)
#Lahore LahoreFort(1802–1849)

Court language
Spoken #languages in #SikhKingdom #SikhEmpire

Punjabi (dynastic)Punjabi dialects (Saraiki, Hindko, Pahari-Pothwari),Kangri,Dogri,
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Dogra General Zorawar Singh & the first Dogra Maharaja of the Jamwal dynasty Maharaja Gulab Singh, stretched the boundaries of India to the northernmost.On 17 June 1822, Gulab Singh was appointed as Ruler of Jammu by Maharaja Ranjit Singh at Jeo Pota Akhnoor
12th December is the Death Anniversary of General Zorawar Singh Kalhuria who was killed in the battle of To-yo during his attempt to conquer Western Tibet. Because of Gen Zorawar Singh, #Ladakh today is part of #India and Gilgit-Baltistan is claimed as integral part.
Naman to one of the greatest and the undefeated Dogra Rajput General Zorawar Singh Kahluria on his Balidan Diwas.
Born in a Chandel Rajput family,he conquered Laddakh,Tibbat,Gilgit, Skardu & Baltistan & defeated the combined army of Imperial Chinese Tibetans in Dogra-Tibetan War
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Meet this unknown soul Taksang Dorjey whom I discovered meditating in a natural cave up in high mountains along India’s frontiers with occupied #Tibet
in Eastern #ladakh
He is 65 yrs old as claimed by him and lives a solitary life in this mountain cave 15000 feet above sea level with temperatures going down upto -38deg C. He is sustained by bare essentials supplied to him by local inhabitants living on the foothills
His daily routine includes sleeping at 10:30 pm and waking up at 02:30 am to pray thereafter. His cave temple contains undated but definitely precious manuscripts he uses for daily prayers. Also note the undated inscriptions on the stones outside (zoom and see)
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1/n We were trekking in Ko Valley unknown to most world & true nomadic land left side of Phobrang village. We were given special permission to explore and document this area. I must say this hidden jewel of Ladakh.
Images of Thogom Tso at 17355 feet.

#Ladakh #India #lakes #trek ImageImageImage
@utladakhtourism @incredibleindia @kstanzinladakh @darterphoto 2/n Next a stiff climb to a pass known as Chota La, it wasn't Chota in any terms, it's high enough to take your breath away in every term. It stands at 18170 feet.

And of course, it was an amazing lunch spot too.
A clear day can sunburn you so easy.

#Ladakh #India #lakes #trek ImageImageImage
3/n Chota La wasn't just a lunch spot but gives one of most amazing views of Yushup Tso (17850 feet) and you are in a different world.

If you see an areal view of this lake it is like a bow. There are stories attached to every lake in this region.

#Ladakh #India #lakes #trek Image
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Last week … I had the best time in #Ladakh

1. Yoga and Meditation Retreat
2. Some hiking
3. Cultural program at Lama Yuru village
4. River Rafting at Zanskar river (till the Sangam with Indus)
5. Motorcycling upto to #KhardungLa
Best #BlockLeave ever … (pics follow)
I am not the best #Yoga practitioner … but hopefully get better with practice
A little bit of #meditation (though my mind continues to wander)
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.@LynnKuok: The #US has put working towards a common cause with its closest allies at the centre of advancing its national interest. The strength of the US as well as its partners matter.

.@carlbildt: If you look at the handling of the #Russia crisis, we are flying together. We are closer than in the past, covering all aspects of #security. There is a significant strengthening of #NATO and #transatlantic aspects of security.

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#mustread thread for anyone who wishes to understand #defence in depth & how #Finland is far more militarised & prepared as a society for war than even the #USA .
Much here that #India can imbibe especially in the #himalayas .
Much to learn here .
Imho this is what #India should pick up & implement .
1) Basic military training to all males 18+ in #Ladakh , #ArunachalPradesh,#Sikkim , #Uttarakhand & #HimachalPradesh .
2) Prepositioned places for demolition charges in all critical infrastructure.
3) Prepositioned stocks of small arms including ATGMs & Manpads that can be distributed if required .
4) Bunkers in all major & minor settlements alongwith vehicles for pre-planned escape routes .
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The Chinese have been rapidly building defence infrastructure along the Line of Actual Control indicating that they are preparing for a long period of tension with India, points out Jayadeva Ranade
Since last summer's visit to Tibet by Xi Jinping -- the first by him as president -- the Chinese authorities have been rapidly building defence infrastructure along the Line of Actual Control indicating that they are preparing for a long period of tension with India.
Construction of all the planned 624 'Xiaokang' model well-off border defence villages, which had been accelerated, was announced to have been completed on January 7, 2022.
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-14th round of senior military commander level #India-#China talks will take place today
-#IndianArmy remember #China & #CCP are biggest liars, most untrustworthy & disgrace to humanity
-Rember how Chou en Lai kept lying to PM Nehru & #India
-Better to trust Hyena than China
CIA Report:
-#Chinese diplomatic effort was a 5-year masterpiece of guile, executed & planned by Chou en Lai
-He played on Nehru's Asian, anti-imperialist attitude & his sincere desire for an amicable #India-#China relationship
CIA Report
-Nehru had so carried away in his desire for peace with #China that he told a source:I don't mind giving away a little bit of #Ladakh
-But I don't want #Chinese to take me for a sucker
-Chou en Lai has lied to me so often that I do not feel like trusting him anymore
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#Thread |

A new satellite image shows that #China's building a bridge on its side of the Pangong lake in eastern Ladakh
The Chinese move comes amid the prolonged Sino-India military standoff in the border area


@kakar_harsha @asthana_shashi @MeghBulletin
Reports say that the satellite imagery is of an area on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) near the Galwan valley region
The armies of India & China had created a buffer zone in Galwan valley following their deadly clashes on June 15, 2020

Marking #NewYear Indian & Chinese troops exchanged sweets & greetings at 10 border posts along LAC including in eastern #Ladakh
As per reports, the bridge is at a distance of around 40 km from LAC & India is also developing infrastructure in response in the region at a rapid pace
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Dragon huggers in India...
Listen to @AmbVPrakash on the challenge posed by peddlers of Chinese agenda in #India.
Indian democracy used against India as #China uses PsyOps.
Should Govt respond? Nip it in the bud?
#Doklam to #Galwan India must counter Chinese mind games asap.
Important to beware!!!

China uses local laws, pressure groups (brainwashed &/or paid?), 'democratic institutions' to its advantage.
China failed in #Doklam. China has not succeeded in eastern #Ladakh to brow beat us.

India 🇮🇳 did QPQ Operations dominating China's Moldo garrison forcing China to withdraw from certain friction points. There are other aces up India's sleeve forcing China to build rapidly & construct a bridge on PangongTso (Aksai Chin is Indian territory too) #India should object
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In a remote #village of Kungyam in #Ladakh, people revived livestock herding recently. #EncounterUncia
@Dorjayncf and I got a call from the herders of the village to predator-proof their newly built corral. #EncounterUncia
On a chilly November morning, when we reached the village, we were shocked! A #snowleopard had entered the corral that very night. #EncounterUncia
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#Thread 🚨🚨 #Read ⚠️

#Mountains of North #India
From North to South.

1- Karakoram Range
Highest Peak - K2 Godwin Austin
2- Ladakh Range
Highest Peak - Raka Poshi, Gilgit
3- Zanskar Range
Highest Peak- Mount Kamet
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-2 days ago I gave glimpse of technological advances #India is making
-Those were part of my old article out of that many weapons are already in practical use
-Today I talk about advancements in the world #technology
-Some sound like science fiction…
-Courtesy #Armenia-#Azerbaijan war we all know abt #drones
-Next in line r hypersonic Kamikaze Drones tested by #Pentagon
-Vintage Racer are low-cost
-Capability to stay close to target for 60–90 min
-Due to small size, it will have low radar signature making it more lethal
-Super Cannon being developed by #USArmy
-Fire rounds >1150 miles
-This distance is approximately same that is between Mumbai & Jaipur
-Complements coastal and other artillery defensive systems
-Utilizes low-cost ammunitions when compared with existing defense systems

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Established to empower children with education, the school system of 46 #AGSs since its inception in 1998 has taught more than 1.5 Lakh children from the region


@ChinarcorpsIA @RadioChinar @asthana_shashi @kakar_harsha @EduMinOfIndia @kayjay34350
The Northern Command of the #IndianArmy running these schools provides education to nearly 15,000 students every year

There are 30 AGSs in #Kashmir, 8 in #Ladakh & 8 in #Jammu

#EducationForAll #IndiaNarrative

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I&B Minister @ianuragthakur: #HambotingLa site is one of the most difficult locations considering the hostile weather conditions and geographical terrain
@MIB_India @PIB_India @airnewsalerts #Doordarshan
@ianuragthakur @MIB_India @PIB_India @airnewsalerts @Mayank23Agrawal I&B Minister @ianuragthakur: The number may look small compared to other parts of the country, but it demonstrates the commitment of Government of India to reach each and every citizen in the border areas
@ianuragthakur @MIB_India @PIB_India @airnewsalerts @Mayank23Agrawal I&B Minister @ianuragthakur: Border coverage by strong signals of Radio & Television is an important aspect of broadcasting policies of the Government
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.#Thread Gen Rawat at @iicdelhi
We are heading back to bipolar/multipolar world, is it good/bad 4 int community only time will tell. Wht we r certainly seeing is more aggression on part of nations, specially 1 thats tryin 2 go into bipolar world or makin presence felt thts #China
They (China) are becoming more n more aggressive and we share land borders with them. Its time for us to start looking at our strategies as to how we are going to deal with the two borders... aggressive adversaries, Pak on Western front & China on the North: CDS Gen Bipin Rawat
We need to also start looking at transformation for the betterment and ensuring the national security architecture that we want to evolve is capable of handling the threats that are emerging. To do this we need jointmanship amongst all the security forces: Gen Rawat at @iicdelhi
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-Who gives away strategic territory❓
-No I’m not talking about POK
-It’s Katchatheevu
-A strategic Island in Palk Bay
-Island was owned by Raja of Ramanathapuram & later part of Madras Presidency
-In ‘74 it was ceded to #SriLanka by #Indian PM Indira Gandhi
#IndianNavy @Swamy39
-The agreement with #SriLanka was haphazard
-Didn’t specify fishing rights
-#Indian fishermen did fishing around Katchatheevu & used Island for services
-In ‘76 EEZ’s were established & fishermen were restricted
-But more than fishing it has many other implications India TV News
-Enters the worst regime humanity ever saw: #CCP ruled #CHINA
-After getting humiliated in #Ladakh China eyes Palk Bay
-#Chinese Co establish wind+solar energy projects on Delft, Nainativu & Analativu Islands in Palk Bay
-Islands r 20 miles fm Rameswaram
-Next stop Kachchatheevu
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1/3 News of DEADLIEST #Rafale coming to India in Jan 2022 is followed by news of #PK expanding it’s NUCLEAR arsenal with more warheads. Apparently right now they hv abt 165 warheads. They also use “tac nukes”. So how is INDIA planning to make RAFALE deadlier?
2/3 India specific enhancements incld radar enhancements, Israeli helmet-mounted displays, low-band jammers to towed decoy sys, engine capability for "cold start" frm high-altitudes like #Ladakh. Our video with @mjavinod sir on Rafales.
3/3 Once India gets 36th Rafale in Jan, all the Rafales will undergo “software certification”, ostensibly. And what are “tac nukes”? These r tactical nukes, in simple words smaller versions of actual nukes, which one of the PK minister hd described as nukes weighing in grams. 😄
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- Trains for fully jabbed? Good news, hints Aaditya
- India, China armies complete disengagement at Gogra point
- Schools in state to reopen on August 17, says edu minister

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Tokyo Olympics 2020 | Bronze lost, a billion hearts won over: Indian women's hockey team signs off 4th after narrow loss to Great Britain

#TokyoOlympics2021 #TokyoOlympics #TeamIndia #Tokyo2021 #Olympics #Hockey #HockeyIndiaTeam #IndianHockey #INDvsGBR…
Maharashtra govt will take decision in next two days to allow fully jabbed citizens on Mumbai locals: Minister Aaditya Thackeray
- @SanjayJog7 reports

#COVID19 #COVID19India #Maharashtra #Mumbai @AUThackeray @WesternRly @Central_Railway…
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