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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.

Breakthrough likely only after Indian polls: Sartaj Aziz

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 13:59

Any breakthrough on outstanding issues between India and Pakistan, including Kashmir and Siachen, can be expected only after the Indian elections, Prime Minister`s Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said on Saturday.

Advanced medical care for defence personnel in forward areas

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 22:04

Government is setting up advanced medical facilities in forward areas including Siachen and in the Northeast, Director General of Armed Forces Medical Services, Air Marshal DP Joshi, said.

Let the DGMOs meet: India on Pak raising Siachen issue

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 20:43

India on Friday appeared dismissive of Pakistan`s demand that it should withdraw its troops from Siachen as it was damaging the environment and polluting water resources.

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.

Pakistani toll in Siachen avalanche rises to 128

Last Updated: Sunday, May 19, 2013, 14:32

The death toll in an avalanche in the Siachen glacier region last year has risen to 128, following the recovery of three more bodies, the Pakistani military said.

Indian Army chopper crashes at Siachen; both pilots safe

Last Updated: Monday, May 13, 2013, 12:17

An Army helicopter, on air maintenance operations, crashed this morning in the icy heights of Siachen glacier but both the pilots survived the accident and were being evacuated for treatment, Army sources said.

Musharraf pitches for peace with India in poll manifesto

Last Updated: Monday, April 15, 2013, 20:45

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.

Indo-Pak mistrust must be reduced to resolve Kashmir issue: Hina Rabbani Khar

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013, 18:28

Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said that the mistrust between India and Pakistan must be reduced in order to resolve the Kashmir issue, and to carry forward the peace process.

`Remove troops to save Siachen`

Last Updated: Thursday, January 10, 2013, 13:59

The India-Pakistan dispute over Siachen is a waste of resources that could be put to much better use, a leading Pakistani daily said.