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.
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.
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.
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.
Against the backdrop of Pakistani push for demilitarisation of Siachen, Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh made it clear that the Indian military would not like to move out of the "strategically important" icy heights.