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50 soldiers died in Siachen in last 3 years: Govt

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 15:37

Fifty soldiers lost their lives in Siachen Glacier due to climatic conditions and avalanches in the last three years while 16 soldiers died while serving in UN peacekeeping operations during that period, Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.

Pakistan Army Chief visits Siachen Glacier

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 23:27

Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif visited the Siachen Glacier today and spent time with troops at the world`s highest battlefield.

Army opposes Pak demand for troop withdrawal from Siachen

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 00:36

The Army on Thursday rubbished Pakistan`s demand for withdrawal of troops from the Siachen Glacier saying it would not move out from the strategically important icy heights.

India flags off another expedition to Siachen

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 23:23

Notwithstanding Pakistan`s protests, India continues with its civilian mountaineering expeditions to the Siachen Glacier-- the world`s highest battlefield, as the sixth such batch comprising 23 volunteers was today flagged off from Leh by the 14 Corps commander.

Siachen Glacier shrinking due to rising temperatures

Last Updated: Friday, January 04, 2013, 19:52

The Siachen Glacier has reduced by 5.9 km in longitudinal extent between 1989 and 2009 because of rising temperatures, researchers say.

Vohra expresses grief over death of soldiers in Si

Last Updated: Monday, December 17, 2012, 22:06

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Monday expressed grief over the loss of lives of six soldiers after a snow avalanche hit the Siachen area.

Six Army soldiers killed, one missing in Siachen avalanche

Last Updated: Sunday, December 16, 2012, 17:15

In an unfortunate incident, six Indian soldiers were killed and one went missing when an avalanche struck the Siachen Glacier in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.

Pakistan avalanche: 3 soldiers killed, many missing

Last Updated: Friday, November 30, 2012, 23:28

At least three soldiers were killed Friday and many others, including both troops and civilians, went missing as an avalanche hit Pakistan-controlled Kashmir along the Line of Control (LoC) with India.

IAF to procure 12 choppers for Siachen operations

Last Updated: Sunday, October 14, 2012, 10:00

Troops stationed at the Siachen Glacier can look forward to better resource mobilisation as the Indian Air Force is procuring 12 new light helicopters.

Cricket: Dhoni to visit Siachen glacier

Last Updated: Monday, August 06, 2012, 20:10

Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will tomorrow begin a two-day tour of the frontier Ladakh region during which he will visit Siachen glacier - the highest battleground of the world, a defence spokesman said here today.

Pak, India must move forward: Hina Rabbani Khar

Last Updated: Thursday, July 12, 2012, 10:34

Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar strongly pitched for a "new pathway" to resolve all issues with India.

Siachen avalanche: Two bodies identified

Last Updated: Sunday, June 24, 2012, 13:16

With the recovery of the bodies of two soldiers, total number of bodies recovered so far from the avalanche that struck Gayari has reached 15.