Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicSiachen Glacier

Topic: Siachen Glacier

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.

2 Army personnel killed in Siachen glacier avalanche

This comes after another recent avalanche in Siachen, where 4 Army personnel and 2 civilian porters were killed.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Nuclear submarine INS Chakra (representational image) | Indian Navy

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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