Army Personnel Offered Course in Tibetology

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    • Recently, the Indian Army has begun a course in Tibetology in a tie-up with the Central Institute of Himalayan Cultural Studies in Arunachal Pradesh.

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    • Aim:
      • To orientate its officers and men posted along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Tibetan culture and also prepare them to better understand information warfare.
      • It will enable troops to have a better understanding of Tibetan history, culture, language and topography.

    What is the Line of Actual Control? 

    • The LAC is the demarcation that separates Indian-controlled territory from Chinese-controlled territory
    • India considers the LAC to be 3,488 km long, while the Chinese consider it to be only around 2,000 km. 
    • It is divided into three sectors: the eastern sector which spans Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim, the middle sector in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, and the western sector in Ladakh.

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    Source: TH