New Delhi, May 8: In a first, the Indian Meteorological Department’s regional center in Jammu and Kashmir has included regions of Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad as part of its Jammu and Kashmir meteorological daily whether forecast bulletin.
India has always claimed the areas of Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad as an integral part of Jammu and Kashmir which has illegally occupied by the Pakistan. Commenting on the development, a senior Indian Meteorological Department official said that IMD has been showing the weather reports of Gilgit-Baltistan, Skardu and Muzaffarabad regularly in national bulletin but the first time the IMD regional centre has issued weather forecast for the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. This change came just a day after India took exception to a Pakistan Supreme Court's order regarding elections in Gilgit-Baltistan, and asked Islamabad to vacate the area. (UNI)