SIACHEN

  • Politics over PM Modi's visit to J&K on Diwali, Congress calls it a stunt October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A political fight has broken out over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Diwali. The Opposition has rejected the Rs 745 crore announced by the PM as not being enough. The Congress has called the visit a political stunt. The Congress says that the...
  • Modi celebrates Diwali in Siachen, announces Rs 745 crore relief for Kashmir October 23, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Siachen base camp to celebrate Diwali with Indian soldiers, telling them that it is they who make it possible for all Indians to have a happy diwali. The Prime Minister then went to Srinagar - and announced Rs 745 crore package for flood...
  • PM Modi announces Rs 745 crore relief for Kashmir's flood ravaged homes, hospitals October 23, 2014

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced Rs 745 crore relief for rebuilding damaged homes and hospitals in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir. Speaking to some media persons at Raj Bhavan, Modi said the central government would do everything possible to help rebuild the lives and livelihood of people who suffered...
  • Modi visits Siachen to meet soldiers on Diwali October 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is scheduled to spend this Diwali with the flood-hit victims of Jammu and Kashmir is also visiting the soldiers posted at Siachen Glacier. Modi left for Siachen around 7:30 am on Thursday. "Friends, I am leaving for Siachen Glacier. Its my good fortune that...
  • 7th Pay Commission visits Siachen to meet soldiers October 14, 2014

    Srinagar: Members of the 7th Pay Commission are on a three-day visit to the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, including the Siachen glacier, to take a first-hand account of the extremely difficult conditions in which soldiers are protecting the country's frontiers. Headed by its chairman, Justice AK Mathur, the 17-member...
  • Food packets being flown from Mysore to Kashmir September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: As relief work progresses in floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir, food packets made in Mysore are being flown all the way to Srinagar for the flood victims. Food packets, prepared using the same technique which goes in making food packets for soldiers at Siachen glacier, is being prepared by premier...
  • 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...
  • The simmering Siachen and Indo-Pak ties April 15, 2014

    In May 2005, as Indian and Pakistani Track I negotiators were reaching a 'settlement deal' on the forbidden Siachen Glacier, the then Chief of the Army Staff Joginder Jaswant Singh made an unexpected public statement. A deal would only work, he said, when Pakistan agreed to authenticate the 110-km Actual...
  • Modi asks PM to clarify on social media reports about Siachen April 14, 2014

    Chennai: Citing reports in social media, Narendra Modi on Sunday demanded a clarification from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh if there was any foreign pressure on him to "hand over Siachen to enemies". The BJP Prime Ministerial candidate said some reports were spreading thick and fast in social media that Singh was...
  • 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. CNNIBN asks whether India really cares for its jawans. ...
  • Siachen: A huge human cost for a piece of ice January 15, 2014

    If the Line Of Control (LoC) is tough, Siachen is only even more difficult. Cold, barren and hostile, living in Siachen isn't easy. But for the hundreds of Army men, braving the frigid climes is simply a way of life. It's an irony that Siachen means "the valley of flowers". Nothing...
  • 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 Yorkfor their much awaited talks. "Both sides wish...
  • Chinese troops not allowing India to patrol LAC: Reports September 5, 2013

    The National Security Advisory Board in its report on Chinese incursion has pointed out that the Indian troops are not allowed to patrol the Line of Actual Control (LAC), said reports. The report submitted to PMO says that the 640 sq km of Indian territory has been occupied by China. However,...
  • Army chopper crashes in Siachen, both 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...
  • In manifesto, Musharraf pitches for peace with India April 15, 2013

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on Monday said there would be no peace in the region without the resolution of outstanding issues with India, including the disputes over Kashmir, Siachen and Sir Creek. Listing Pakistan's internal stability and regional peace as two key elements of the foreign policy of...
  • 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...
  • Pakistani misadventures and denials are factored in to India's policy of engagement: Paarull January 10, 2013

    What options does India have when Pakistan has denied any role in killing the soldiers? CNNIBN's chief diplomatic correspondent Paarull joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Does it matter to India if Pak is denying involvement? Pak has always been in denial mode since independence Kargil,...
  • J&K: Six soldiers killed in avalanche in Siachen December 16, 2012

    Srinagar: Six Indian Army soldiers were killed and one is missing in an avalanche that struck the Siachen Glacier early on Sunday. The tragedy occurred in Subsector Hanief of the Glacier when troops were moving between posts. A rescue operation is underway to trace the missing soldier. Six men belonging to...
  • J&K: Six soldiers killed in avalanche in Siachen December 16, 2012

    Srinagar: Six Indian Army soldiers were killed and one is missing in an avalanche that struck the Siachen Glacier early on Sunday. The tragedy occurred in Subsector Hanief of the Glacier when troops were moving between posts at 19,000 feet. A rescue operation is underway to trace the missing soldier. A medium...
  • 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 70kmlong 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 IndoPak 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 twoday talks, diplomatic and official sources said on June 11. During talks on June 11 between an Indian delegation led by Defence Secretary...
  • Pakistan playing hard ball on Siachen? June 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Defence Secretaries of India and Pakistan on Monday began talks on the military standoff on Siachen. Reports say that Pakistan wants withdrawal of troops from the glacier, but it could reject a settlement on Sir Creek if India refuses. The twoday talks on the Siachen issue, part of...
  • IndoPak talks on Siachen: the real obstacles June 11, 2012

    Demilitarilasition of Siachen is something Pakistan needs more than India. ...
  • IndoPak 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...
  • Don't expect dramatic decision on Siachen: Antony June 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Ahead of the talks with Pakistan on Siachen, Defence Minister A K Antony on Friday sought to lower the expectations, saying that no "dramatic announcement or decision" should be anticipated. He said India would stick to its stand on the issue at the Defence Secretarylevel talks in Islamabad on...
  • India, Pak to discuss Siachen issue on June 1112 June 3, 2012

    New Delhi: India and Pakistan will discuss the Siachen issue, which has been hanging fire for over two decades, on June 1112 in Islamabad with an aim of demilitarising the world's highest battlefiled. Defence Secretaries of the two sides will hold talks for two days there in an attempt to find...