GAWLAN VALLEY and GALWAN RIVER : know more about it

GAWLAN VALLEY and GALWAN RIVER : know more about it

Galwan Valley, located at the northern end of the Ladakh border in India, is in the limelight. People’s curiosity about Galwan Valley has increased. People want to know how is the place Galwan Valley? How is the temperature in Galwan Valley? How will people live on Galwan Valley? Let us tell you in this article some important things about this place, which is very important for you to know.

This valley of the Galvan River is located between Ladakh and Aksai-Chin, near LAC. From Leh, this valley extends from Ladakh towards India to southern Xinjiang of China. This valley of the Galvan River is about 1156 km from Delhi, while the DISTANCE of this valley from Leh is 219 km. These regions are strategically important for India. A path leads to Siachen from near it. On one side of this valley is the border of Pakistan and on the other side of China. The Shyok and Galvan rivers meet in the Galwan Valley surrounded by icy plains all around.

How this beautiful valley got its name Galvan (How Galwan Valley Gets Their Name): Regarding this, many stories are read in the pages of history. This valley was named after Ghulam Rasul Galvan, a shepherd living in Ladakh. It was a historical event when a river or valley was named after a shepherd who sought it.

If we look at the history of this valley on the India-China border, it is known that Ghulam Rasool Galvan, the author of the book Galvan Community and Servants of Sahib, is its real hero. He was the one who discovered the source of the river on the border in the year 1899 during the British period. In 1899, he was part of the British Expeditionary Team and engaged in Explore activity, north of the Chang Chenmo valley.

The team which traced the source of the river was led by Ghulam Rasul Galvan, hence the river and its valley are called Galwan. He was part of the team that was deployed to locate areas north of the Chang Chenmo Valley. However, at present the Chanspa Yortung Circular Road of Leh is home to Ghulam Rasool’s ancestors. There is also a Galvan guest house named after him. There are currently some members of his fourth generation

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How is the temperature in Galwan Valley: This is the area where the temperature remains zero or below even in the scorching heat of Delhi. In the months of December-January, the temperature of Galvan Valley reaches -20 ° C. The soldiers remain stationed here in the security of the border even in the cold winter. ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Force) is responsible for the security of this border. They also have to face icy storms and avalanches during deployment to the border.

These Indian soldiers who are posted in the world’s most difficult war zone are given a kit made of special technology, with the help of which they keep themselves alive even in this deadly season. The ground-sky difference is found in the temperature of the urban areas of Galvan Valley and Ladakh. When mercury remains below zero in Galvan, the temperature in urban areas of Ladakh is 12 degrees.

There was a war front in 1962 also: Galwan Valley has been in the news before, when there was a war between India and China in 1962. Many soldiers of India were martyred in this war .. In this valley, the Chinese army had betrayed India even at that time.

Galwan River: The Galwan River flows from Aksai Chin to the Ladakh region of India. It starts from the area of ​​Samzungling. Flowing from the eastern end of the Karaoram Range hills, this river flows westwards and later joins the Shyok River. They then merge into the Indus rivers. The length of this river is 80 kilometers.

China considers the construction of India in the Galvan Valley as illegal, as there has been an agreement between India and China that LAC (Line of Actual Control) will agree and not build new ones therein. However, China has already done the necessary military construction bypassing everything there, and now it is talking about maintaining the current situation. To strengthen its position, India now wants to build a strategic building there.



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