Glaciers

  • Do we really care for our jawans? January 15, 2014

    It's been a tough summer for the Indian Army at the LoC with record infiltration bids, a long drawn out operation in Keran and the beheading of a soldier. CNN-IBN asks whether India really cares for its jawans. ...
  • Amid hiccups, Indian, Pakistan PMs agree to better ties September 29, 2013

    New York: India and Pakistan want to take their strained relationship forward but peace has to first return to the LoC that divides Jammu and Kashmir, a top Indian official said on Sunday after Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and Nawaz Sharif met in New York for their much awaited talks. "Both sides wish...
  • Melting glaciers, monsoon rains responsible for Uttarakhand floods July 26, 2013

    Melting of glaciers coupled with monsoon rains, triggering overflow of rivers, were responsible for the Uttarakhand tragedy, a top official of the Ministry of Earth Sciences said on Friday in New Delhi. "The flood was not only due to the rains but also because of melting of snow. Rainfall came almost...
  • Army helicopter crashes at Siachen, pilots safe May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: An Army helicopter, on air maintenance operations, crashed on Monday morning in the icy heights of Siachen glacier but both the pilots survived the accident and were being evacuated for treatment, army sources said. The advanced light helicopter (ALH) Dhruv, flown by two pilots of the Army Aviation Squadron,...
  • Army Chief General against any dilution of AFSPA January 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Monday opposed any dilution of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir, saying any decision to revoke it from any part should be taken only after getting inputs from security agencies and stakeholders. He also disfavoured demilitarisation of...
  • IAF to procure 12 choppers for Siachen operations October 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Troops stationed at the Siachen Glacier can look forward to better resource mobilisation as the Indian Air Force is procuring 12 new light helicopters for deployment there. A request for proposal (RFP) has been sent by the IAF to defence aerospace PSU HAL for buying 12 Cheetal helicopters...
  • Must hold Siachen positions: Army chief September 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Amidst Pakistan pushing for the demilitarisation of Siachen, Indian Army chief General Bikram Singh said on Wednesday that India had "lost lot of lives" and "shed a lot of blood" to command the icy heights and favoured holding on to the 70-km-long glacier in northern Jammu and Kashmir. General...
  • Iceberg breaks off Greenland glacier July 19, 2012

    Washington: An iceberg twice the size of Manhattan broke free from Greenland's massive Petermann Glacier, which could speed up the march of ice into northern waters, scientists said on Wednesday. This is the second time in less than two years that the Petermann Glacier has calved a monstrous ice island. In...
  • 'No link between Siachen, other issues with Pak' June 17, 2012

    On Board Air India One: India attaches no link between the progress in talks with Pakistan on reducing military presence in Siachen Glacier and other bilateral matters, a top official said. The official also added that the Indian armed forces were better prepared than ever before, seeking to quell such an...
  • Should Siachen now be a mountain of peace? June 12, 2012

    Indian and Pakistani defence secretaries stick to stated positions, slated to meet again in Delhi now. ...
  • No Indo-Pak resolution yet on Siachen standoff June 12, 2012

    Islamabad: Indian and Pakistani officials have made no forward movement on resolving the military standoff on the Siachen glacier, with both sides sticking to their stated positions in two-day talks, diplomatic and official sources said on June 11. During talks on June 11 between an Indian delegation led by Defence Secretary...
  • Indo-Pak talks on Siachen: the real obstacles June 11, 2012

    Demilitarilasition of Siachen is something Pakistan needs more than India. ...
  • Indo-Pak defence secretaries to discuss Siachen June 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The defence secretaries of India and Pakistan will be meeting in Islamabad on Monday for 13th round of talks on the Siachen glacier. The word from New Delhi is 'don't expect any breakthrough'. Pakistan has been pushing hard for withdrawal from the Glacier and could retaliate by rejecting...
  • 'India, Pak armies biggest hurdle in solving Siachen' June 3, 2012

    Islamabad: Ahead of its key talks with India on the Siachen issue, Pakistan has claimed that the biggest hurdle in resolving the military standoff on the world's highest battlefield are the armies of the two countries. Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar, who was the Defence Minister till yesterday and has now been given...
  • Army chopper crashes in Siachen, pilot killed May 23, 2012

    New Delhi: An Indian Army officer was killed and another injured on Wednesday when the helicopter they were piloting crashed on the Siachen glacier, the world's highest battlefield, during a routine supply sortie, the Army headquarters in Delhi said. The two officer-pilots were trying to land the chopper at the Bhim...
  • India, Pak for meaningful talks on Siachen: Govt April 30, 2012

    New Delhi: India and Pakistan have agreed to hold meaningful and result-oriented discussion to demilitarise Siachen glacier region where 26 soldiers died during deployment last year, government told the Lok Sabha on Monday. In a written reply, Defence Minister AK Antony said, "The number of casualties in Siachen in last one...
  • Pak must not leave Siachen unilaterally: Imran Khan April 23, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan should not unilaterally withdraw its forces from Siachen, the world's highest battleground, opposition leader Imran Khan has said. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief said in Lahore on Sunday that there has be simultaneous withdrawal of forces by India as well as Pakistan, Geo News reported. Imran Khan was reacting to...
  • Settle Siachen dispute by dialogue: US April 10, 2012

    Washington: The US has said that the Siachen issue is to be primarily resolved through dialogue between India and Pakistan, but Washington was willing to help the two neighbours it whatever way it could, State Department has said. "We have made clear to both India and Pakistan that we are prepared...
  • Avalanche in Siachen glacier traps over 100 Pakistani soldiers April 7, 2012

    The Pakistani government says that the exact number of casualties is not known yet and that rescue and relief operations are on. ...
  • Avalanche traps over 100 Pakistani soldiers April 7, 2012

    Islamabad: An avalanche trapped over 100 Pakistani soldiers near the Siachen glacier on the border with India on Saturday, the Army spokesman said. Several Pakistani television channels reported earlier that about 150 soldiers were trapped. "At six o'clock this morning this avalanche hit a (military) headquarters. Over 100 soldiers and personnel are...
  • Real Hero from Ladakh to construct reservoirs March 27, 2012

    Ladakh: It is just the beginning of harsh winters in Ladakh. Come December and mercury dips to a chilling -15 degrees here. But for 78-year-old Chewang Norphel, temperature is just a number as he literally skips to the top of a very rocky mountain near the Numb village. The former civil...
  • 30 Minutes: Arctic - The roof of the world September 15, 2011

    This week on '30 Minutes', Bahar Dutt highlights the concerning issues Arctic is facing today due to climatic changes. ...
  • Arctic to become ice free in next 30 to 50 years June 3, 2011

    New Delhi: The Arctic is warming and like never before. Scientists say the Arctic Ocean will become ice-free in summer within the next 30 to 50 years. "The changes we are inducing now are quite dramatic and will change the livelihood for everyone one around," said Kim Holmen, Director, Norwegian Polar...
  • Indo-Pak defence talks to begin tomorrow May 29, 2011

    New Delhi: After a gap of three years, defence secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan on the long-pending Siachen issue will kick off on Monday. "Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar will lead the Indian delegation during the two-day talks," a Defence Ministry official said, adding that "India and Pakistan decided to resume...
  • Global warming evidences 'unmistakable' July 29, 2010

    London: Evidences of global warming are unmistakable, according to a new report on climate change, which presents a list of indicators including melting glaciers and rising sea level. The report prepared by the British Met Office and its US equivalent has provided the "greatest evidence we have ever had" that the...
  • Everest sherpa: Global warming makes climbing hard May 25, 2010

    Katmandu, Nepal: A Nepalese Sherpa who climbed Mount Everest for a record 20th time said Tuesday that the melting of glacier ice along its slopes due to global warming is making it increasingly difficult to climb the peak. "The rising temperature on the mountains has melted much ice and snow...
  • Volcanic ash: UK, Ireland set new flying zone May 18, 2010

    London: Britain's air traffic control body said on Monday it had agreed the creation of a new flying zone with Irish officials and aircraft manufacturers to limit the disruption caused by ash emitted by an Icelandic volcano. The new "Time Limited Zone" will be put in place over UK and Irish...
  • Volcanic ash shuts major UK, Dutch airports May 17, 2010

    London: Britain and the Netherlands shut or planned to close major airports because of volcanic ash from Iceland on Monday, threatening large-scale air traffic disruption in Europe at the start of the working week. With Ireland's Dublin airport already shut, the new closures brought an echo of last month when ash...
  • UN to create panel to review IPCC February 26, 2010

    Indonesia: An independent board of scientists will be appointed to review the world's top climate science panel, which has been accused of sloppy work, a UN climate spokesman said on Friday. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been under fire after it was revealed one of its 2007 reports...
  • Forbes India: The man who exposed Pachauri's IPCC February 25, 2010

    Vijay Kumar Raina is amused. The 76-year old retired geologist who lives in Sector 17, Panchkula in Haryana has been blitzkrieged by the media, government, world scientist community and the average citizen since December 2009. Why? Because he blew the lid off the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC), headed by...