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Joshimath sinking: Army base in town reports cracks | India News


DEHRADUN: The Army, which has a significant presence in Joshimath, is also facing land-subsidence problems with structures developing cracks in the Army campus, according to officials, reports Gaurav Talwar.
“The whole landscape in Joshimath, including the area that comes under the Army, is facing land subsidence,” said Piyoosh Rautela, a member of the expert team which conducted a field survey of Joshimath on January 6. Cracks have been reported in the road leading to the Army base, an official said, adding that a team of experts also did a ground survey of these areas to gauge the extent of damage.
With the LAC just 100km from the town, Joshimath is strategically very important, and has a significant presence of both the Army and ITBP.
Not long ago, the Indian and US armies conducted the 18th edition of the ‘Yudh Abhyas’ bilateral exercise in Auli, just 6km from Joshimath, in November 2022. Moreover, Barahoti, which was in the news for a series of Chinese incursions in the past couple of years, is just under 50 km from Joshimath.


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