The Story Of Bana Singh, The Hero Who Helped India Win The 1987 Siachen Standoff


High in the Karakoram lies the Siachen Glacier — the largest alpine glacier on earth that has nearly two trillion cubic feet of ice. The highest and coldest combat theater in the history of the world (where temperatures dip to minus 52 degrees Celsius), this landscape is also an unforgiving battleground where the armies of India and Pakistan have faced off for years.

It was in these icy heights that Naib Subedar Bana Singh fought the battle of his life, forging a story of epic proportions. One of India’s only three living winners of the Param Vir Chakra (the nation’s highest military honour), Singh was responsible for giving the Indian army a crucial edge in the Siachen Standoff of 1987.

In the 1970s, Pakistan had started giving permits to foreign mountaineers to climb around the Siachen glacier, with the intention of fostering the impression that the region was Pakistani territory. By the 1980s, it had become determined to entrench its claim. Read More…

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