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With 25 airfields capable of launching ops, IAF well placed against Chinese air force in Himalayas
India

With 25 airfields capable of launching ops, IAF well placed against Chinese air force in Himalayas

China effectively has three airfields close to eastern Ladakh, and around eight in Tibet. One more is coming up in Xinjiang. They are trying to upgrade infrastructure but have the disadvantage of very high altitude

Dark clouds over Himalayas: Analysing China’s new Land Border Law and why India needs to be more aggressive
India

Dark clouds over Himalayas: Analysing China’s new Land Border Law and why India needs to be more aggressive

China is not only improving the infrastructure on the border, but also the legal framework for the border management has recently seen a major enhancement.

Bodies of five trekkers from West Bengal recovered from Uttarakhand's Sundardhunga glacier
India

Bodies of five trekkers from West Bengal recovered from Uttarakhand's Sundardhunga glacier

The search and rescue team is still at the spot trying to locate their missing guide Khilaf Singh, a resident of Jakuni village of the Bageshwar district's Kapkot sub division

Invasion of exotic brown trout threatening native Himalayan fish species, finds study
India

Invasion of exotic brown trout threatening native Himalayan fish species, finds study

The research, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology in July, shows that snow trout highly prefer the river mainstem or the downstream segment for survival.

Indian conservationists release a dozen of the world's smallest pygmy hogs into the wild
India

Indian conservationists release a dozen of the world's smallest pygmy hogs into the wild

Once thought to be existing, the conservation programme released seven male and five females to boost the population.

History tells us Himalayas hold key to controlling Asia; India must continue to be wary of China
World

History tells us Himalayas hold key to controlling Asia; India must continue to be wary of China

In future whatever happens inside Tibet may matter for the Indian security environment and also that of Asia as well.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, desperate dashes to Greenland and Himalayas, and inventiveness of an uninitiated tourist
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, desperate dashes to Greenland and Himalayas, and inventiveness of an uninitiated tourist

Only in 2020 – while daydreaming of the adventures I never took – did I entertain the possibility that the “Secret Life” in the title was not literal but figurative. That Walter Mitty visualises what he must to rationalise a dark week in his career.

Amid continuing pandemic, Nepal expects hundreds of climbers looking to summit highest Himalayan peaks
World

Amid continuing pandemic, Nepal expects hundreds of climbers looking to summit highest Himalayan peaks

The spring season, which is popular because of favourable weather, began this month. It extends up to the end of May, when weather deteriorates and climbing becomes dangerous.

In Himalaya: A Human History, mountaineer Ed Douglas tells a captivating, timely story of the region
Arts & Culture

In Himalaya: A Human History, mountaineer Ed Douglas tells a captivating, timely story of the region

Douglas asks a pertinent question: “Why was it that stories about climbing Everest were far more common than stories about the people who lived in its shadow?”

Devastating Chamoli floods are a manifestation of the meltdown in Himalayan ecosystem
India

Devastating Chamoli floods are a manifestation of the meltdown in Himalayan ecosystem

Global warming and melting of mountain permafrost is what triggers the destabilization of mountain slopes, triggering slope failure.

Uttarakhand glacier burst highlights pressure on Asia's waterways, unsustainable power infra: Experts
India

Uttarakhand glacier burst highlights pressure on Asia's waterways, unsustainable power infra: Experts

Shrinking glaciers in the regions are threatening water supplies and increasing the chances of landslides and floods, say experts.

Uttarakhand glacier burst: How glaciers can 'burst', send floods of water downstream
India

Uttarakhand glacier burst: How glaciers can 'burst', send floods of water downstream

Seismic activity and a buildup of water pressure can cause glaciers to burst, but one particular concern is climate change.

Uttarakhand glacier burst: 2019 study forewarned of alarming rate of Himalayan glacier melting
India

Uttarakhand glacier burst: 2019 study forewarned of alarming rate of Himalayan glacier melting

While the Himalayas are, generally, not melting as fast as the Alps, the progression appears to be similar, according to the study.

Delhi reels under 'severe' cold wave as minimum temperature dips to 2 degrees Celsius
India

Delhi reels under 'severe' cold wave as minimum temperature dips to 2 degrees Celsius

The weather stations at Lodhi Road and Ridge recorded a minimum of 2.4 and 3.6 degrees Celsius, respectively

Cold wave grips Delhi as mercury dips to 3.2 degrees Celsius; dense fog hampers traffic movement
India

Cold wave grips Delhi as mercury dips to 3.2 degrees Celsius; dense fog hampers traffic movement

Cold and dry northerly/northwesterly winds from the western Himalayas have been barrelling through the plains, bringing down the minimum temperature

Icy winds blow over plains as Delhi braces for dipping temperatures till New Year
India

Icy winds blow over plains as Delhi braces for dipping temperatures till New Year

The IMD said the mercury may drop to three degrees celsius on new year's eve and predicts cold wave conditions in parts of the city over the next four days

Tata Literature Live! 2020: Ruskin Bond conferred with Lifetime Achievement Award for his prolific literary career, 'childlike wisdom and clarity'
Arts & Culture

Tata Literature Live! 2020: Ruskin Bond conferred with Lifetime Achievement Award for his prolific literary career, 'childlike wisdom and clarity'

The online ceremony was followed by a dialogue between festival director Anil Dharker, Bond and Bhardwaj in which the speakers tackled several topics including the writer's creative process, the filmmaker's adaptations of Bond's works and how a short story unfurls as a full length feature film.

Stephen Atler wins Banff's Mountain Environment and Natural History Award for his work, Wild Himalayas
Arts & Culture

Stephen Atler wins Banff's Mountain Environment and Natural History Award for his work, Wild Himalayas

Alter's tome on the Himalayas is divided into eight sections, each one elaborating a different aspect of the vast mountain ranges from their origin and evolution to the glaciers, the flora and fauna and the human settlements thriving in the mountains.

Mapping of the Ladakh region finds its fault lines are tectonically active: study
India

Mapping of the Ladakh region finds its fault lines are tectonically active: study

The findings can have major implications in terms of earthquake study, prediction and understanding the seismic structure of the mountain chains.

Some of the world's oldest Alpine plants are in China's Hengduan mountain ranges, study finds
science

Some of the world's oldest Alpine plants are in China's Hengduan mountain ranges, study finds

Some plants that originated in the Hengduan mountains were found to be 30 million years old, older than any known Alpine flora.