The implications of climate change are the highest in the Arctic. This region is getting warmed up like never before causing changes to sea ice, snow cover, glacier mass balance and permafrost thawing. Scientists fear that these changes could lead to further warming of the earth. The region is also of special significance to the Indian subcontinent as several studies have shown that there exists a teleconnection between the northern polar region and Indian monsoon intensity. In order to understand these changes and its impacts, India has established a permanent research base “Himadri” in the high arctic region of Ny Alesund, Svalbard. HIMADRI ‘the abode of snow’ is India’s first research station located at the International Arctic Research base, NyÅlesund, Svalbard, Norway. Himadri provides extensive field and laboratory support required for pursuing research activities in the Arctic. Every year several batches of scientists visit this station for carrying on research in several disciplines ranging from understanding of Arctic Glaciers, Fjords, Permafrost degradations, atmospheric studies to emerging pollutants in the Arctic.