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In Significant Move, India Brings Areas In PoK Under Its Weather Forecast

In Significant Move, India Brings Areas In PoK Under Its Weather Forecast

Indian Meteorological Department covers areas in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in its climate forecast

New Delhi:

The India Meteorological Department’s regional climate centre has began together with areas in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir in its climate forecasts, a departure from its earlier format, officers mentioned right now.

The climate division has began together with Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh’s Northern Areas (Gilgit-Baltistan) and Muzaffarabad, that are underneath Pakistan’s unlawful occupation, underneath the Jammu and Kashmir meteorological sub-division since May 5, mentioned Kuldeep Srivastava, the pinnacle of the Regional Meteorological Department that offers forecast for the northwest meteorological division of the IMD.

IMD Director General M Mohapatra mentioned they’ve been mentioning areas underneath PoK underneath its each day climate bulletin ever because the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir within the two union territories in August final 12 months.

However, officers mentioned it is now being talked about explicitly underneath the Jammu and Kashmir subdivision.

These areas in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir have now discovered a spot within the total forecast of India’s northwest division.

The northwest division consists of 9 sub-divisions – Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi-Chandigarh-Haryana, Punjab, east Uttar Pradesh, west Uttar Pradesh, east Rajasthan and west Rajasthan.

The growth assumes significance as New Delhi has at all times maintained the place that every one of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, together with Northern Areas (Gilgit-Baltistan) in an integral and inseparable a part of India.

The inclusion of Muzaffarabad and Northern Areas (Gilgit-Baltistan) within the forecast comes amid information that Pakistan’s Supreme Court, which has no jurisdiction, is illegally permitting elections in Northern Areas (Gilgit-Baltistan) this week. India has strongly reacted to the event.

Sources added that internally, it was identified that since IMD has been mentioning these areas in PoK in its each day nationwide climate bulletin and in addition the native bulletins, they need to additionally discover a place within the forecasts of the regional climate centre.

Mr Mohapatra mentioned that the IMD, being the World Meteorological Department nominated Regional Meteorological Centre, supplies extreme climate warnings to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, Nepal and Bhutan detailing forecasts for the subsequent 5 days.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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