Siachen

(redirected from Siachen Glacier)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

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.

Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Avalanches and landslides are common at the Siachen Glacier during the winter season and temperatures there can drop as low as minus 60-degree Celsius.
In February last year, ten Indian soldiers were hit by an avalanche at the northern Siachen Glacier.
Summary: Islamabad [Pakistan], December 31 (ANI): At least five Pakistani army personnel went missing on Saturday after an avalanche hit the Siachen Glacier.
In 2012, an avalanche in the Pakistan-controlled part of the region's Siachen glacier killed 140 people, including 129 soldiers.
The Defence Minister interacted with the soldiers in the remote areas of Siachen Glacier and conveyed her best wishes on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra.
Smriti Irani is likely to be the first woman union minister to visit the Siachen glacier since the army launched operation Meghdoot in April 1984.
He said in the past the two countries had reached agreement for reciprocal withdrawal of forces from the Siachen Glacier in Kashmir but the Indian army rejected it.
It can be used to insulate rocket engines and can also keep Indian soldiers warm at Siachen glacier, the world's highest battlefield, according to the scientists.
Siachen Glacier is one of the world's most spectacular but inaccessible places on the planet.
New Delhi -- The condition of the Indian Army jawan, who was miraculously rescued from Siachen Glacier on Monday after six days, is extremely critical, Indian media quoting medics reported on Tuesday.
New Delhi, Rabi'II 26, 1437, Feb 5, 2016, SPA -- Ten Indian soldiers missing in an avalanche on the Siachen glacier north west India have died, dpa cited officials as saying Friday.
The long history of the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan generated the Kargil conflict and showed Pakistan's reaction to the Indian military policy in Kashmir, which culminated in the occupation of the Siachen Glacier in 1984.