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Glacier located in the eastern Karakoram range in the Himalayas

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Siachen Glacier: Glacier located in the eastern Karakoram range in the Himalayas
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.

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Congress gives adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha over "inadequate supply to Armed forces in Siachen"


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CAG report 'a little outdated', every jawan who goes to Siachen gets personal clothing worth approx. Rs 1 lakh: Army chief Naravane

Army chief General MM Naravane on Tuesday said the report by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) tabled in parliament on Monday regarding condition of troops in high altitude areas was "a little..
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CAG flags lack of rations, gear for soldiers in Siachen, Ladakh

There are huge shortages and grossly inadequate reserves of specialised winter clothing, snow goggles, multi-purpose boots and other equipment for Army troops deployed in high-altitude areas like..
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Nation is proud of soldiers in Siachen: Army chief Naravane


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Indian Army chief General Naravane visits Siachen, pays tribute at war memorial

Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane also interacted with the soldiers in Siachen to take stock of the situation there.
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Army chief to visit Siachen this week

In his first outstation visit after taking over as the Army chief on December 31, General Manoj Mukund Naravane will be visiting the Siachen Glacier-Saltoro Ridge region facing Pakistan as well as..
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Army chief Gen Naravane to visit Siachen to assess operational situation


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Lt Gen P N Hoon, who led 'Operation Meghdoot' to capture Siachen Glacier, dies

Lt Gen Hoon was one of the most senior military veterans in the country. Lt Gen Hoon had led Operation Meghdoot, the code-name for the Indian Armed Forces operation to capture the Siachen Glacier in..
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Army chief Naravane to pay first visit to areas under northern army command, including Siachen


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Avalanche hits Army patrol in Siachen, 2 killed


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Two soldiers killed as avalanche hits Army patrol in Siachen


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Siachen: Two jawans martyred after Indian Army patrol hit by avalanche

Earlier on November 19, at least four soldiers were martyred and two civilian porters lost their lives after an avalanche hit an eight-member team of Indian Army in northern Siachen Glacier.
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Defence minister condoles deaths of Army personnel, porters in Siachen


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Four Indian soldiers, two civilians killed in Siachen avalanche

Four Indian army officers and two porters were killed on Monday in an avalanche on the Siachen Glacier, a defense spokesman said on Monday.
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Six feared dead after avalanche hits Army positions in Northern Siachen

Four soldiers and two civilian porters were feared dead after their eight-member patrol was hit by an avalanche in the northern part of the forbidding Siachen Glacier-Saltoro Ridge region on Monday..
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Eight soldiers trapped after avalanche hits Siachen

Eight soldiers of the Indian Army were trapped in the Siachen Glacier in Ladakh area after being hit by avalanche on Monday. "The soldiers were part of a patrol. They have been trapped at a height of..
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Avalanche hits Army positions in Siachen, 8 soldiers trapped under snow

The avalanche had taken place in the Northern Glacier where the altitude is around 18,000 feet and above.
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Siachen now open to tourists: Rajnath Singh

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..
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Army removes 130 tonnes of solid waste from Siachen glacier

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.
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Army clears 130 tons of garbage from Siachen


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Army plans to open Siachen Glacier for Indian citizens

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..
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Siachen region to get modern roads, new bridge


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Indian Air Force might gets boost with two new Chinook helicopters

The Chinooks will be based at IAF's Chandigarh air base to take care of the supply line to Siachen glacier and the Line of Actual Control with China in Ladakh
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Rajnath to troops: Give Pakistan's misadventures fitting reply

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..
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Rajnath Singh visits Siachen, says he will send thank you note to parents of jawans

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..
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh interacts with troops in Siachen

In a series of tweets, Rajnath lauded the personnel for performing their duty with great courage despite unfavourable terrain
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Siachen is new Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's first stop

Rajnath Singh will hold a review meeting about security situation along Pak borders
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to visit Siachen, Srinagar on Monday

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..
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Siachen to be Rajnath Singh's first visit as defence minister


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