Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

Topic: Siachen

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

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.

Quaid Post to Bana Top: How the Indian Army took back a critical post in Siachen 35 years ago

On 29 May, 1987, the 8th Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry lost 11 soldiers in trying to take back a critical post in Siachen, but ensured it captured that crucial peak near Bilafond La.

‘Siachen-like’ logistics planning key to ensure Indian soldiers at LAC get all they require

Central security agencies carried out a review and assessment of the state of logistical affairs in late August and early September, and pointed out several shortcomings.

India can’t afford to be defensive against China like it has been with Pakistan on terror

Avoiding war with China will cost Delhi in long run. Beijing’s LAC aggression will return.

Has CAG Siachen report exposed Modi govt’s muscular national security pitch as hollow?

The CAG has flagged acute shortage and inadequate reserve of equipment and rations for Army troops in high-altitude areas of Siachen, Ladakh and Doklam.

Army Chief Naravane makes maiden trip to Siachen, will do aerial recce of LoC, LAC tomorrow

Army officers say such visits act as morale booster for troops who brave extreme challenges due to harsh weather, high-altitude conditions, difficult terrain.

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.

Siachen area, world’s highest battlefield, now open to tourists: Rajnath Singh

In a bid to boost tourism in Ladakh, the govt is opening the area from Siachen base camp to Kumar Post to show people the "tough work" done by the Army.

In massive Siachen clean-up, Army plans to rid glacier of 100 tonnes of trash a year

The biggest challenge in cleaning up Siachen has been the height of the glacier, which ranges between 18,000 and 21,000 feet.

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Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.


IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.