The Siachen Glacier is a glacier located in the eastern Karakoram range in the Himalayas at about 35.421226°N 77.109540°E, just northeast of the point NJ9842 where the Line of Control between India and Pakistan ends. At 76 km (47 mi) long, it is the longest glacier in the Karakoram and second-longest in the world's non-polar areas. It falls from an altitude of 5,753 m (18,875 ft) above sea level at its head at Indira Col on the China border down to 3,620 m (11,875 ft) at its terminus. The entire Siachen Glacier, with all major passes, is currently under the administration of India since 1984. Pakistan controls the region west of Saltoro Ridge, far away from the glacier, with Pakistani posts located 3,000 ft below more than 100 Indian posts on Saltoro Ridge.
The government declared that the forbidding Siachen Glacier-Saltoro Ridge region, which is the world’s highest and coldest battlefield between India and Pakistan, is now open for tourism. This will.. IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA
The Siachen glacier at the height of around 20,000 ft in the Karakorum range is known as the highest militarised zone in the world where the soldiers have to battle frostbite and high winds. IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA
After the Centre abrogated Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the Army is now planning to open up several high altitude military locations such as the Siachen Glacier for Indian.. IndiaTimes - Published
Reviewing the situation in the Siachen Glacier-Saltoro Ridge region as well the militancy-hit Jammu & Kashmir on Monday, defence minister Rajnath Singh asked troops to give “a befitting reply to any.. IndiaTimes - Published
Rajnath Singh on Monday visited Siachen, the world's highest battle field, and interacted with soldiers guarding the border beyond the heights of 12,000 ft. Singh saluted the valour of the soldiers and.. IndiaTimes - Published
In his first trip as Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh on Monday will visit the Siachen Glacier - the world's most dangerous battlefield -- to meet the soldiers guarding the border beyond the heights of.. DNA - Published