- The Indian army has successfully completed its task of laying an irrigation pipeline in the Demchok region of Eastern Ladakh.
- The project was being conducted under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme to link the villages in the region with a hot spring.
About Demchok region:
- It is a village and military encampment in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India.
- It is administered as part of the Leh tehsil, in the Indian-controlled part of the disputed Demchok sector south of Aksai Chin.
- The Line of Actual Control (LAC) passes along the southeast side of the village, following a wadi just upstream from the nearby Indus River.
- Across the wadi, less than a kilometer away, is a Chinese-administered village, called Dêmqog, which was once part of Demchok.