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Siachen

 

the largest glacier of the Karakoram Mountains. It is 75 km long and covers an area of 1,180 sq km. The Siachen, which forms the source of the Shaiok River (Indus River basin), is a trunk glacier with numerous tributaries. It advanced in the period between 1848, the year the glacier was discovered, and 1909, and again in the 1950’s.

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Speaking at the UN General Assembly, Sharif asked for the 2 adjacent countries to abide by a 2003 cease-fire on their de facto border in the Himalayan province of Kashmir, for the eviction of militaries of Kashmir, and for an unconditional retrieving of forces from the Siachen Glacier.
Four, agree to an unconditional mutual withdrawal from Siachen Glacier, the world's highest battleground.
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SRyNAGAR (CyHAN)- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday visited Siachen glacier in Indian-controlled Kashmir to interact with Indian troops stationed there on the eve of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, officials said.
ISLAMABAD -- Chairman Senate's Foreign Affairs Committee Haji Mohammad Adeel has called for declaring Siachen Glacier a nonmilitary zone.
Leh: The Indian army has found the body of a soldier 18 years after he went missing on the Siachen glacier in, police said on Wednesday.
The Siachen Glacier runs northwest to southeast from just below Shaksgam, (territory illegally ceded by Pakistan to China in 1963) to just north of the LOC.
Islamabad: Indian troops on the Siachen Glacier in Kashmir post a "serious threat" to the environment of Pakistan, Sartaj Aziz, adviser to the prime minister on national security and foreign affairs, said on Wednesday.
A Pakistan government site was infected, for example, after a picture of soldiers praying near the Siachen glacier was downloaded, says the report.
More troops have died from hostile weather and accidents like this in the Siachen glacier than from military action ever since India entered the heights in 1984 fearing Pakistan's take-over.
Islamabad, June 11 (BNA) - Top defense officials from India and Pakistan are due to hold talks in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi on the contested Siachen glacier.
A calamity last week at the Siachen Glacier -- more than 100 Pakistan soldiers were killed in an avalanche -- highlights the need for both sides to bring their troops home from that remote border.