Siachen Glacier

  • Missing soldier's body found after 18 years in Siachen Glacier August 20, 2014

    Srinagar: The body of an Indian Army soldier has been recovered from Siachen Glacier in Jammu and Kashmir, 18 years after he was reported missing from the world's highest battlefield. Havaldar Gaya Prasad, a native of Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh, had gone missing while on duty on Siachen Glacier in 1996,...
  • PM Modi may soon visit Siachen Glacier August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may soon visit Indian Army's forward posts in the Siachen Glacier, the highest battlefield in the world, during his tour of Ladakh. The Prime Minister is expected to be in Leh and Kargil districts of Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir to dedicate two hydroelectric...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Indian Army Chief at Siachen to review preparedness December 23, 2008

    New Delhi: Indian Army chief General Deepak Kapoor on Monday rushed to the Siachen Glacier, the world's highest battle field in Jammu and Kashmir, to take stock of the preparedness of the troops posted there. The visit comes a day after the Pakistan Air Force checked its preparedness by flying fighter...
  • Scaling new heights: Woman journo conquers Siachen October 20, 2007

    Scaling new heights is a show that is the result of a 120-kilometer long trek across the Siachen glacier. What began as a tough journey turned into an adventure of a lifetime for CNN-IBN’s Rasika Tyagi and Rakesh. ...
  • Siachen trekkers are back, talk about a 'cool' time October 13, 2007

    Traversing 60 kilometres at 6000 feet, CNN-IBN's Rasika Tyagi and cameraman Rakesh Negi are back from the first civilian trek in 30 years to the Siachen Glacier. ...
  • From Ground Zero: On top of Siachen, in tears October 16, 2007

    The first Civilian trek to the Siachen Glacier in over 30 years was successfully completed on October 8 with all the 22 members reaching back to Base camp safe and sound. CNN-IBN’s Rasika Tyagi was part of the eight-day trek. After walking 120 kilometers on the longest glacier outside the...
  • Let's demilitarise Siachen: Pak June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: "Pakistan doesn't need Siachen. Islamabad has no hidden motives and will not make any attempt to occupy the glacier." This is what Pakistan has reportedly conveyed to New Delhi through diplomatic channels in a bid to pave the way for an agreement on demilitarisation of Siachen, Pakistan's The...
  • Army blamed for Siachen meltdown June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: "Siachen is weeping, tomorrow the world will cry," a WWF study, published in an Islamabad daily The News, say. Siachen glacier has been melting alarmingly more due to military activity of India and Pakistan than global warming, the study has said. The extraordinary melting of Siachen and other major tributary...
  • Siachen no longer hurts us: Army November 15, 2006

    Siachen Glacier: Siachen no longer hurts. That's the message from the Indian Army, which has now ensured that none of its troops perishes on the treacherous battlefield. For the first time since it paratrooped to the Sia La heights in 1984 to pre-empt a Pakistani march into Siachen, the Army...