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The defence minister also witnessed para dropping skills of the Armed Forces at Stakna, Leh. He is also scheduled to visit Lukung area.
The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
As many as 1,000 applicants showed up for the rally held on 20 June, which was held five days after the Galwan clash at the LAC.
Shops in Leh now operate in rotation due to rising Covid cases, but the mountain region is also tense due to the stand-off between India & China.
It was unusual in the 19th century for rivers to be named after their regional discoverers. But Galwan, and his love for exploration, stood out.
The pilgrims were earlier flown to New Delhi from Tehran on a special flight and later taken to Leh onboard two special Air India aircraft.
Officials in Ladakh told ThePrint this happened because of a miscommunication between authorities in Leh and the testing facility in New Delhi.
A 34-year-old jawan in Leh, whose father had travelled to Iran and is a coronavirus patient, is the first confirmed COVID-19 case in the Army.
The sixth and latest bidding process for the 14.3-km Zojila tunnel was annulled on 7 August by Modi govt over ‘administrative reasons’.
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