Normally, the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) keeps the foreign defence attaches posted in Delhi on a tight leash as it were. They are allowed to officially visit only select places or approved locations across India. But in a sign of more open policy, the defence attaches/advisers may be allowed to visit Leh and surrounding areas in mid-October. If all goes well, 50-55 military officials from different countries would be in the capital of Ladakh with their spouses to soak in the beauty of the high altitude desert. Leh is the headquarter of the Indian Army’s 14 Corps, charged with guarding the sensitive Eastern Ladakh border with China, the Siachen glacier besides the Line of Control with Pakistan in Kargil, Dras, Batalik areas. If this visit goes through, it would be the first occasion when foreign military officers are allowed into Ladakh. For now, everyone is keeping their fingers crossed.