Suture zone of Himalayas or the Indus Suture Zone (ISZ) in the Ladakh region where Indian and Asian Plates are joined has been found to be tectonically active, as against current understanding that it is a locked zone. This could have major implications in terms of earthquake study, prediction and understanding the seismic structure of the mountain chains well as its evolution. Group of scientists in Dehradun carried out the mapping of the remote regions of Ladakh that forms the most hinterland part of the Himalaya.
HAL's indigenously developed light utility helicopter has completed hot and high-altitude trials in the Himalayas The LUH demonstrated high altitude capability in hot and high weather conditions at Daulat Beg Oldie in the Himalayas for about 10 days. The helicopter also demonstrated its payload capability in Siachen glacier high altitude.