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It was the ice age in India during 10,000 BCE.

Scientists have found evidence of glaciations in India which was formed about 21,000 years ago approximately around 19,000 BCE.

Scientists have found evidence of glaciations in India which was formed about 21,000 years ago approximately around 19,000 BCE.An ice age is a period of colder global temperatures that features recurring glacial expansion across the earth's surface. Capable of lasting hundreds of millions of years, these periods are interspersed with regular warmer interglacial intervals in which at least one major ice sheet is present.

Scientists have recorded five significant ice ages throughout the earth's history: the Huronian (2.4-2.1 billion years ago), Cryogenian (850-635 million years ago), Andean-Saharan (460-430 mya), Karoo (360-260 mya), and Quaternary (2.6 mya-present).

The Quaternary is divided into two epochs (a division of time that is a subdivision of a period), the Pleistocene and the Holocene (Refer page number: 8 in The Indian National Science Academy, National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) and LiveScience). At the time of the Pleistocene ( 2.6 million years to 11,700 years ), Kashmir has witnessed four major glaciation periods separated by the interglacial periods of humid and temperate climatic conditions. During the interglacial periods, the basin witnessed a wide lake that occupied the whole of the present-day Kashmir Valley. However, this phenomenon was restricted to the Kashmir valley and not the whole of the present-day Indian subcontinent.

Furthermore, a study conducted by Chinese scientists and their U.S counterparts in the Himalayas reveals that the Indian monsoon fluctuations during the ice age occurred between 75,000 and 20,000 years ago. Indian researchers studying the ice age for monsoon fluctuations found that India witnessed heavy rainfall during the ice age around 21,000 years ago.

None of the studies have shown that India was witnessing the ice age at around 10,000 BCE and the last period of the ice age in the region was around 21,000 years ago (19,000 BCE).

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