India has made it clear to Pakistan that the solution to Siachen issue is part of the larger issue which includes Pakistan’s support to terrorism in the country, the government today said.
Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad, better known as the Siachen braveheart, died on 11 February last year. He had spent six days struggling to stay alive under 35 feet of snow after his team had been hit by an avalanche
Acknowledging that patrolling at Siachen glaciers is an ardent task for the armed forces to carry out, (Retd.) Colonel N Kumar, who is also called the ‘Siachen Saviour’, said the army has an operational requirement to patrol the glaciers as it would allow Pakistan to occupy the Indian side of Siachen pickets. “
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Bipin Rawat accompanied by Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General D Anbu visited Siachen, Leh and Srinagar on 23 Jan 2017 and reviewed the security and operational preparedness. He also interacted with Commanders and all ranks.
The bigger killer on the heights of Siachen Glacier is not enemy bullets from Pakistan Army but the extreme weather. Fewer soldiers would die if some of the technologies developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation