Avalanches are among nature's most destructive forces. At the same time, avalanches are also a very human-controllable phenomenon, much like landslides occurring in areas of poor-quality earth movement (such as construction, mining, etc). This time of the year in the northern hemisphere, when winter transits into spring, the snow covering mountain slopes are precariously held to the slopes. This winter in particular has seen increased snowfall and prolonged winter, though topical and sub-tropical parts of the hemisphere are already warming up for spring. Excessive amounts of snow layered onto several slopes, mixed with unpredictable weather are the makings of a disaster. Upper layers are prone to shear with lower ones, and drift down causing devastating avalanches. India's Armed Forces deployed in our states of Jammu and Kashmir, and Himanchal Pradesh have been at its receiving end, with a third report of an avalanche striking a defensive position and/or army installation, killing and injuring our troops. Is it too much of a coincidence that our army is affected by avalanches? Not too much of recorded history shows army positions being hit by avalanches, as much as snow storms, or other forms of 'natural disaster'. Getting back to the point of avalanches being a "very human-controllable phenomenon" highlighted in the first paragraph, avalanches can be controlled, but also synthesized, accidentally, or otherwise. Avalanches are a very relevant phenomenon for popular winter sports on mountain slopes in Europe and North America. Excessive disturbances caused by the sportspersons (skiers, snowboarders, etc.), cause upper layers of snow to shear and wither away in avalanches. Authorities governing such ski resorts always keep a scientific vigil on the state of those slopes. Often, slopes that have too thick snow have looser upper layers, and sometimes deemed unfit for sport by the authorities. The authorities then carry out controlled avalanches by carefully planting explosive charges. This ensures that the slopes are 'in shape', and fit for sports. The ease with which avalanches can be 'controlled', and 'created' is particularly disturbing, in context of Kashmir. Malicious elements can 'cause' avalanches, and on the other hand, with a clever bit of planning, scientific investment, the army can 'control' them, for the larger safety of our military installations and the local populations. Scope for Discussion: To investigate through discussion the plausibility of controlled avalanches affecting our country in Kashmir To discuss on a government body that monitors snow on our slopes and conducts controlled avalanches which enhance the safety of our military installations and local populations.