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First Param Veer Chakra recipient

Major Som Nath Sharma, PVC (1923-1947) was the first recipient of the Param Vir Chakra. The citation for the Param Vir Chakra awarded to him reads: CITATION Maj Somnath Sharma 4 KUMANON (IC-521) On 3 November 1947, Major Somnath Sharma’s… Continue Reading →

Brave women

Rukhsana Kausar (born 1989) is a Pahari Gujjar woman from Upper Kalsi known for the 2009 shooting of a LeT militant at her home, in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).She was born to Noor Hussain and Rashida Begum…. Continue Reading →

Marine commando force

MARCOS, previously named as Marine Commando Force (MCF), is the special forces unit of the Indian Navy. created for conducting special operations such as Amphibious warfare, Counter-terrorism, Direct action, Special reconnaissance, Unconventional warfare, Hostage rescue, Personnel recovery, Combat search and… Continue Reading →

Different Name of Golgappa

Different Name of Golgappa 1. Golgappa – Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir and Pakistan 2. Pani Puri – Hilly part of neighbouring country Nepal, Maharashtra (Mumbai and all the parts of Maharashtra), Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka,… Continue Reading →

The Gateway to Ladakh: Coldest place in India

Dras is a town in the Kargil District of Jammu and Kashmir, India on National Highway 1D (India) NH 1D. It is often called ‘The Gateway to Ladakh’. It is at a height of 3230 m or 10990 ft. The… Continue Reading →

Amarnath Cave

Amarnath cave is a Hindu shrine located in Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is dedicated to Shiva. The cave is situated at an altitude of 3,888 m (12,756 ft),about 141 km (88 mi) from Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and… Continue Reading →

Asia’s Largest Tulip Garden

Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip garden previously named as Model Floriculture Centre, Sirajbagh, Cheshmashahi, Srinagar, is the largest. Tulip garden of Asia spread over an area of about 12 hectares. It is situated on the foothills of Zabarwan Range with an… Continue Reading →

Largest fresh water lake

Wular Lake, One of the largest fresh water lakes in Asia, is in Bandipora district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The lake basin was formed as a result of tectonic activity and is fed by the Jhelum… Continue Reading →

Extreme points of India

The extreme points of India include the coordinates that are further north, south, east or west than any other location in India; and the highest and the lowest altitudes in the country. The northern-most and eastern-most points claimed by India… Continue Reading →

Magnet Hill

Magnet Hill is a so-called “gravity hill” located near Leh in Ladakh, India. The “Magnet Hill” is located on the Leh-Kargil-Srinagar national highway, about 30 km from Leh, at a height of 11,000 feet above sea level. On its south… Continue Reading →

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