New by IMD: Forecast lists PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan 

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News : In a subtle shift, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has started referring to its meteorological sub-division of Jammu and Kashmir as “Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad”. Muzaffarabad is part of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir while Gilgit-Baltistan is also under illegal Pakistani occupation. 

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  • The change in name started to get reflected from Tuesday in the daily forecast for northwest India, issued by IMD from New Delhi.  
  • The daily region-wise forecasts are for the entire sub-division, and not for any specific areas within. 
  • The IMD move not only reflects the changed status of Ladakh as a separate Union Territory but conveys a significant underlying message. 
  • There are 36 meteorological sub-divisions in the country, broadly defined along state boundaries, but some large states have multiple sub-divisions while some smaller states are grouped together in the same sub-division. 
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