Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicSiachen Glacier

Topic: Siachen Glacier

Survival on the world’s highest battlefield – New book tells story of Army at Siachen Glacier

Published by HarperCollins, 'Siachen 1987: Battle for the Frozen Frontier' by Lt Gen. Ramesh Kulkarni will be released on 3rd November on ThePrint's Softcover.

Siachen dispute needs India and Pakistan to revisit Karachi Ceasefire Agreement

Signed on this day 73 years ago, Karachi Ceasefire Agreement is the only legal document that deals with the region beyond NJ9842, the last demarcated point of LoC.

In Siachen freeze, how a Captain kept soldiers warm, motivated—stories, family, Bollywood

The first Battle of Bilafond La was fought by a platoon of 4KUMAON that beat a spirited Pakistani attack. But the days leading up to it weren't easy.

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

Many good reasons to demilitarise Siachen. But India-Pakistan ties too torn to allow it

After 10 years, India has spoken about Siachen. Army chief General Naravane said that the country wasn’t opposed to demilitarisation of the glacier.

India ‘not averse’ to demilitarising Siachen — if Pakistan meets preconditions: Army chief

Army chief Gen Naravane said in a press conference that Pakistan has to accept Actual Ground Position Line separating the two countries’ positions for demilitarisation to proceed.

Kumar’s line vs Hodgson’s line: The ‘Lakshman rekha’ that started an India-Pakistan fight

US geographer’s tiny mistake pushed India and Pakistan to fight on the world’s highest battlefield. Thanks to Col Narinder Kumar, it was rectified.

25 yrs ago, an IAF Mi-17 was shot down while Army, Navy chiefs were touring Siachen

After we landed at Siachen Base Camp, we got to know that a helicopter was shot down by Pakistan. We had to send back a message.

Colonel Narendra ‘Bull’ Kumar, who helped secure Siachen for India, passes away at 87

In 1978, Colonel Kumar led an expedition to the Siachen — the first such trek to the glacier — and planted the tricolour there. He later mapped the area in 1981-82.

74 deaths in 3 years puts spotlight back on avalanche danger for Indian Army

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told Parliament that 16 Army personnel were killed until 1 December this year. On 4 December, four others were killed.

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Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
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GameFi is revolutionising global NFT market. Here’s how crypto regulations could shape it

GameFi is the intersection of gaming and finance in an environment driven by use of blockchain, non-fungible tokens and smart contracts.

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.