Thanks. This is useful. Will try this on the Leh trip this yr.Ingredients>>
Right Place: Preferably far away from city so that you don't have any light pollution and high high above sea level (makes it easier to spot and less dusty atmosphere) - I shot this at Sarchu.
Right Time: Milky way crosses our sky everyday around 8:30 to 12 pm in India.
Right Camera Gears: Full frame dslr with ultra wide angle fast lens, sturdy tripod (D7000, Tokina 11-16mm).
Right Camera Settings: 30s (rough calculation using 500 or 600 rule), f/2.8, 6400 ISO, WB 4350K, 11mm focussed at ∞
And lastly "Luck" for good weather.
You can get idea on how to spot MW through some softwares like "Stellarium" which is free.