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Written by Indusse
As part of the formation of a new integration team, the region decided to create the "Code and Integration Team" for the creation of useful tools such as recruitment bots, websites, forum hosting etc. and for other tech-related stuff like Podcasts, Youtube Channels and more. Just a few members signed up for the team, like SRVy, Xorland (IKTeam), Pallapati and South Kerala. It was also decided that there would be a revival of podcasts and the creation of a new youtube channel. The Creation of the team also followed with the creation of the region's official GitHub account to save the projects and their roadmaps. The Github Organisation can be found here. The Youtube channel which has been named "Nationstates India: Official" for the time being and doesn't have any content as of now. You can visit the channel and support us by subscribing here.
Written by Indusse
The Month of September, saw the parliament of India passing a revolutionary amendment of the constitution reducing Bureaucracy in the region. Honourable Prime Minister and member of parliament, Hindu Ram Rajya presented the bill titled "[Amendment] Removal of People's Council and Certain Ministries" which would remove the People's Council and The Ministries of Labour and Communication from the regional executive. The People's Council was that organ of the regional executive that used to moderate the Regional Message Board (RMB), Roleplay Posts and implement ideas for polls. The People's Council members had the power to suppress Roleplay Posts only with the permission of the Minister of Cultural Affairs. The People's Council continued to suppress posts but without the permission of the Minister and was going through conflicts with the cabinet. The Communication Ministry and Labour Ministry were inactive and wasn't doing any work which led the presented to propose its merger into Home Ministry. The Amendment also decided to appoint deputy ministers for communication and labour which would be under the surveillance and decision of the home minister. It was also decided that The Minister of Culture, who oversees the roleplay shall open applications for a five-member "Roleplay Council" to assist and oversee the roleplay in the region. The Amendment also allowed the People's Council and MoC, MoL ministers to regain their parliament membership until the end of the current government's term. The Parliament Proceedings was headed by the Minister of External Affairs and Deputy Speaker Indusse due to the absence of the speaker Gujarati Republic. The voting took place as soon as the discussions got over and eleven parliamentarians voted for it and two voted against. The fact is that those who voted against the amendments were People's Council members. The Amendment passed and an executive order was published by the founder, which can be found here.
Written by Indusse
Last edition, The Monthly Tabloid conducted North East Somerset legendary card giveaway. The Signups were closed on 26th of September and a total of sixteen nations signed up. The participants were sorted into a numeral order on basis of time of application and a Random Number Generator was used to chose the winner.
1. Hindu Ram Rajya
2. New Visayan Islands
3. Socialist Republic Of Twucks
6. The Python
9. Whole India
10. Gujarati Republic
11. Nicholas and Great Britain
12. Destructive Government Economic System
15. The Warriors of Determination
16. Rex Omnia
The Random Number Generator was used with 1 as the lower limit and 16 as the upper limit. A random number is a number chosen from a pool of limited or unlimited numbers that have no discernible pattern for prediction. The pool of numbers is almost always independent from each other. However, the pool of numbers may follow a specific distribution.
The Winner of the Giveaway is : Eshialand! Congratulations to them and Commiserations to the other participants.
Written by Indusse
One of the main attractions of the region is its sports roleplaying culture. Nationstates Sports is one of the only roleplaying categories which is identified as an official roleplay in the community. India had sporting events from its former existence (Before 2011) and was formally re-established in 2017-2018 under the delegacy of Indusse. There have been three main sporting events after that namely the All India Cricket Blast (AICB), All India Football Cup (AIFC) and All India Champions League (AICL). Later, the AICL was abandoned but AIFC and AICB continued to be conducted. The AIFC was conducted thrice just like the AICB. Cricket is regarded as the most played sport in India, Jhalpharezhi (Vangaziland) has won the tournament twice being the most successful team in the event's history. The Event management has decided to open signups for the fourth edition of All India Cricket Blast after the final matchday of the Cup of Harmony tournament. Currently, The Defending champions of Indian Football are Pratapgadh (Currently in Esportiva, Find the logo above) and Indian Cricket is Jhalpharezhi.
Part II : Arunachal Pradesh
Written by Indusse
ndia, officially the Republic of India (Bhārat Gaṇarājya), is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world. Last Edition, we introduced you to the state of Andhra Pradesh and this edition you will know more about the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh.
Arunachal Pradesh lit. 'Land of Dawn-Lit Mountains') is an Indian state in Northeast India. It was formed from the erstwhile North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA) region and became a state on 20 February 1987. It borders the states of Assam and Nagaland to the south. It shares international borders with Bhutan in the west, Myanmar in the east, and a disputed border with China in the north at the McMahon Line. Itanagar is the state capital of Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal Pradesh is the largest of the Seven Sister States of Northeast India by area. Arunachal Pradesh shares a 1,129 km border with China's Tibet Autonomous Region. The emblem depicts the Sun rising between the peaks of Komdi and Daphabum above a Mithun bison head and is supported by two Hornbills with the crest being formed by the Emblem of India. The Mithun bison and hornbill are the official state animals and birds of Arunachal Pradesh and mountains and sunrise allude to the name of the state which translates into "the land of dawn-lit mountains". Arunachal Pradesh is located between 26.28° N and 29.30° N latitude and 91.20° E and 97.30° E longitude and has an area of 83,743 km2 (32,333 sq mi). Arunachal Pradesh has a population of 1,382,611 and an area of 83,743 square kilometres (32,333 sq mi). It is an ethnically diverse state, with predominantly Monpa people in the west, Tani people in the centre, Tai people in the east, and Naga people in the south of the state. About 45 tribes/sub-tribes live in the state. The main tribe of the state is Adi, Nyshi, Galo, Tagin, Apatani, and so forth. The Mishmi tribe has three sub-tribes, namely Idu-Mishmi, Digaru-Mishmi and Miju-Mishmi. Arunachal Pradesh comprises two divisions, namely, East and West, each headed by a divisional commissioner and twenty-five districts, each administered by a deputy commissioner. Arunachal Pradesh is also a leading tourist destination and some notable attractions are:
Tawang Monastery: Located at a height of about 3048m, is known for many important and beautiful monasteries and is famous for being the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama, Tsangyang Gyatso. Tawang is the place to go for monasteries, with the Tawang Monastery being the most popular one and extremely sacred for the Buddhists. Tawang is a place that will flatter you with its natural beauty wrapped in the scent of spirituality. The beautiful orchid sanctuary and the Tipi Orchid Sanctuary is also an ideal place for your list of places to visit. Along with this one can have their taste buds have an experience of Tawang by indulging in the area's unique cuisine. Tawang Monastery is known in Tibetan as Gaden Namgyal Lhatse, which translates to "the divine paradise of complete victory." It was founded by Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso in 1680-1681 in accordance with the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama, Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso. It belongs to the Gelug school of Vajrayana Buddhism and had a religious association with the Drepung Monastery of Lhasa, which continued during the period of British rule.
Ziro: Ziro is a quaint old town in Arunachal Pradesh, home to the Apa Tani tribe and famous for its pine hills and rice fields. Ziro is the peace seeker's paradise. The climate in Ziro is mild throughout the year, making it comfortable to travel all year round. Paddy cultivation is a major occupation in Ziro. Here, two different varieties of rice are grown with one variety of fish in the water. Bamboo and Pine trees surround the paddy fields. Each component of this cultivation has a role to play - just like in coffee plantations. The endangered clouded leopards are also found here. Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Ziro has a spectrum of flora as well which includes silver fir trees, ferns, orchids, bamboo and rhododendron. One of the famous attractions of Ziro is Dolo Mando, travellers trek to the top of this hillock to view the Hapoli town and old Ziro.
Itanagar: Itanagar is the capital of the northeast Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. Set in the foothills of the Himalayas, the city is home to medieval Ita Fort and the Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum, which exhibits textiles and handicrafts. The nearby Gompa, a yellow-roofed Buddhist temple, was consecrated by the Dalai Lama. Ganga Lake, Also known as the Gyankar Sinyi, is a major attraction for locals and tourists alike. The chief spot in the city, the beautiful water body accompanied with the peaceful and serene atmosphere and the lush green mountains in the vicinity make this a preferred locale. Ita Fort is one of the old and renowned marvels of ancient religion, located in the Papum Pare district, the Ita Fort is an important tourist spot. Ita Fort literally means the fort of bricks as 'Ita' means brick in the Ahom language. Itanagar was named after this fort which was built around 14th century AD. The marvellous stonework and construction lead to the building of such a magnificent structure that guarded the kingdom years and years ago.
References: Wikipedia, Government of Arunachal Pradesh website, holidify.com
Written by Indusians
(Note: Only Public Sources and personal thinking is used to make this article, no sensitive information is used. We were unable to find certain information like Independent Brigades, thus some information might be wrong or missing)
Indian Army is one of the Largest and one of the most experienced Armies in the world. It has fought several wars with the recent war being fought in 1999, many would have wondered how can someone lead such an Army over the vast areas of the Indian Subcontinent with various terrain. Today we will answer this question, the simple answer you might get will likely be "Indian Army Is divided into Commands which take care of certain areas." But you must wonder what exactly is a Command? How many are there? What are their responsibilities? First we must understand what is a Command
An Army Command is a large formation, mainly consisting of 3-4 Field Corps (not to be confused with Service Corps) and covers a large area which is mainly a few states, this area where a command operates is known as "Area of Responsibility" (AoR). The number of Units and area of responsibility can vary depending on the mission of the command, a Command is lead by a Lieutenant General who is a Three-Star ranked Commissioned Officer (CO), when leading a Command, they are referred to as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C). All Commands report directly to the Army HQ in New Delhi, which is lead by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
Left: Flag of a Lieutenant General and Right: Rank insignia of a lieutenant general
Now that we know about Commands, we will now see which commands are currently present. There are Six Operational Commands and One Training Command. Indian Armed Forces also have Two Tri-service Commands but they will be discussed some other day. 50th Parachute Brigade is directly under the Army HQ.
The current Central Command was formed on 1st May 1963 in Lucknow after the 1962 Sino-Indo War in which India lost, this defeat paved the way for a large expansion of the Armed Forces which is why the Central Command was Formed, mainly to relieve the Eastern Command which covered the areas now under Central Command.
The Central Command Covers 7 States in Northern and Central India with its headquarters located in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. States under its Area of Responsibility are:
- 1. Uttrakhand
2. Uttar Pradesh
3. Madhya Pradesh
The Central Command have 1 Mountain Division and 2 Static Area Formations which are:
6th Mountain Division, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Bharat Area, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh
Madhya Bharat Area, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
In addition, the Central Command has 18 Regimental Centres and a Large number of logistic and training establishments, Almost half of the 62 cantonments in India lie in Central Command's AOR.
Central Command was made with China in mind and it still continues to this day, the Central Command only have 1 Division which gives it very limited options but it only borders China in Uttrakhand, which can be easily be held by the Single Division under the Central Command, but Central Command several logistical hubs and Regimental Centres gives it the responsibility to assist other Commands in wartime, whatever it be China or Pakistan.
The Eastern Command was formed on 01 November 1920 during British rule, carved out of the Bengal Command. It's summer headquarters was in Nainital and winter headquarters in Lucknow. General Sir Havelock Hudson, was its first Commander. Eastern Command was renamed to Eastern Army between 1942 and 1943 during the Second World War but was changed back to the original later on. After the war, on 23 March 1947, the Command HQ moved to Ranchi. The HQ was later moved to Lucknow in 1955. However, after the Creation of Central Command in 1963, the Headquarters was moved to Fort William in Kolkata (Previously known as Calcutta).
Eastern Command Borders the most nations out of any other Commands, those been China, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar (also called Burma)
The Eastern Command Covers 9 States in North-east and Eastern India with its headquarters located in Kolkata, West Bengal. It is also responsible to defend the Nation of Bhutan, which is under Indian Protection. States under it's Area of Responsibility are:
- 1. West Bengal
5. Arunachal Pradesh
10. Bhutan (Nation)
(Bhutan not shown)
Eastern Command has 4 Corps, each except one have 3 Divisions each, these are:
III Corps, Rangapahar, Nagaland
2nd Mountain Division, Dibrugarh, Assam
56th Mountain Division, Leimakhong, Manipur
57th Mountain Division, Likabali, Arunachal Pradesh
IV Corps, Tezpur, Assam
5th Mountain Division, Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh
21st Mountain Division, Rangia, Assam
71st Mountain Division, Missa Mari, Assam
XVII Corps, Panagarh, West Bengal:
59th Mountain Division, Panagarh, West Bengal
72nd Mountain Division, Pathankot, Punjab
XXXIII Corps, Siliguri, West Bengal
17th Mountain Division, Gangtok, Sikkim
20th Mountain Division, Binnaguri, West Bengal
27th Mountain Division, Kalimpong, West Bengal
Eastern Command's Main Focus is China, the Himalayas is a blessing and a curse as it is easier to hold in the Mountains but hard to attack, thus the XVII Corps was raised for this mission, to strike as fast as possible and penetrate into enemy territory. III and IV Corps are responsible to hold China in Arunachal Pradesh and also fight Insurgents while XXXIII Corps mainly Defends Sikkim and Siliguri Corridor, Siliguri Corridor is the most important part as it is the only land route to the North-east. The Eastern Command also has the additional responsibility to defend Bhutan which is under Indian Protection, Bhutan has a small army to defend itself, thus allowing the Indian Army to have some time to prepare but still, India Maintains a small military presence in Bhutan and Indian Units Regularly pass through Bhutan. Eastern Command has seen one war and several standoffs and skirmishes with China and one War with Pakistan.
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