Siachen Glacier

Indian Army patrol party hit by avalanche in Siachen, two dead

An Army patrol party was hit by an avalanche in southern Siachen Glacier region in the Union Territory of Ladakh in the wee hours of Saturday which resulted in the death of two personnel. According to reports, the Army patrol party was operating at an altitude of 18,000 feet in the southern Siachen Glacier when the tragic incident took place.    

Nov 30, 2019, 18:27 PM IST

4 Indian soldiers, 2 civilians killed after avalanche hits patrolling team in Siachen

It is learnt that an eight-member Army team was on a patrol when the avalanche hit them around 3:30 pm.

Nov 18, 2019, 22:48 PM IST

Avalanche hits Army positions in Siachen Glacier, some jawans trapped

The avalanche took place in the northern glacier where the altitude is around 18,000 feet and above. The incident took place at around 3.30 pm

Nov 18, 2019, 20:26 PM IST

Siachen now open for tourism: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

From Siachen Base Camp to Kumar Post, the entire area has been opened for tourism purposes, Rajnath Singh said.

Oct 21, 2019, 18:08 PM IST

Salute your spirit and valour: Defence minister Rajnath Singh to Siachen bravehearts

Speaking to troops stationed here, the defence minister said that he and the entire country is indebted to the bravery of each and every soldier who is standing guard in Siachen.

Jun 03, 2019, 15:29 PM IST

Northern Army commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh visits forward posts in Siachen Glacier

The spokesman told PTI that Lt Gen Y K Joshi, the General Officer Commanding of Fire & Fury Corps also accompanied the Northern Army Commander during his visit to the Siachen glacier.

Mar 19, 2019, 19:56 PM IST

DRDO develops special boots for Siachen Jawans under 'Make In India' initiative

India’s Defence Research and Development Organization, DRDO is coming up with a special kind of boots for the soldiers deployed at Siachen. The DRDO has made special snow boots for the jawans to enable them brave temperatures up to minus 40 degree Celsius. The boots are specially designed to boost the 'Make In India' initiative. The testing of the shoes was initiated by Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI). Watch this video for more information.

Jan 07, 2019, 21:30 PM IST

President Ram Nath Kovind visits Army base camp in Siachen - world's highest battlefield

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday visited the Siachen base camp in Jammu and Kashmir and interacted with soldiers posted there.

May 10, 2018, 08:26 AM IST

High operational military readiness being maintained by India along Line of Control

Pakistani fighter jets flew near the Siachen Glacier on Wednesday, according to a Pakistani media report.

May 24, 2017, 22:50 PM IST

Pakistan fighter jets fly close to Siachen Glacier; PAF Chief says response to Indian aggression will be remembered for generations

At a time when Indo-Pak relations are hitting a boiling point, fighters jets of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) made flights near Siachen Glacier on Wednesday morning.

May 24, 2017, 12:58 PM IST

#ArmyDay: Siachen braveheart Hanamanthappa Koppad honoured with Sena Medal

Siachen braveheart Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, who died after he was miraculously rescued alive from beneath tonnes of snow following an avalanche that hit his post in Siachen Glacier, was on Sunday awarded the Sena Medal.

Jan 15, 2017, 12:02 PM IST

Smriti Irani to spend Raksha Bandhan with soldiers at Siachen Glacier

Smriti Irani's trip was `sanctioned` by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Aug 10, 2016, 19:43 PM IST

Withdrawing troops from Siachen a larger issue: Manohar Parrikar

Thirteen rounds of talks have been held between India and Pakistan on the issue of withdrawing troops from Siachen and New Delhi has made it clear that it is part of the larger issue of Islamabad supporting terrorism in India, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

Aug 02, 2016, 21:56 PM IST

Playing with lives of soldiers? Jawans in Siachen may have been given substandard snow suits to fight -60 deg C

Substandard snow suits were supplied to Indian Army jawans posted at icy peaks of Siachen Glacier.

Jun 29, 2016, 22:30 PM IST

41 soldiers killed in Siachen since 2013: Govt

 Forty-one soldiers have lost their lives in Siachen Glacier since 2013, the government said on Friday.

Apr 29, 2016, 20:44 PM IST

ISRO's space technology can save lives of soldiers at Siachen

At those heights of 6000-7000 m, extreme weather is the bigger killer.

Apr 03, 2016, 10:08 AM IST

Soldier missing in Siachen glacier avalanche in Ladakh

A soldier went missing on Friday after an avalanche hit an army patrol party on the Siachen glacier in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said.

Mar 25, 2016, 15:02 PM IST

Kargil avalanche: Rescued soldier stable, search operation for missing jawan intensified

Two soldiers, who were on surveillance duty in an area close to the Line of Control (LoC), were washed away in the avalanche on Thursday night.

Mar 20, 2016, 11:18 AM IST

When Tamil Nadu minister made Siachen martyr's mother fold hands in front of Jayalalithaa's photo

In an attempt to score political mileage, an All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) minister displayed Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's photo against the coffin of a Siachen martyr.

Feb 17, 2016, 13:23 PM IST

Tearful farewell to soldiers who died in Siachen

A tearful final farewell was given on Tuesday to four soldiers from Tamil Nadu and one from Andhra Pradesh who were buried alive in an avalanche on the hostile Siachen glacier on February 3.

Feb 17, 2016, 00:35 AM IST