Siachen

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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The COAS while expressing condolences to the bereaved family said, Lt Col Zafar Abbas Ghazi was a brave Pakistan Army officer who sacrificed both his hands and legs while serving at the worlds' highest battlefront Siachen, said an ISPR press release issued here on Thursday.
RAWALPINDI -- Lt-Col (retd) Zafar Abbasi Ghazi, the brave Pakistan Army officer who lost both his hands and legs while serving at the worlds' highest battlefront Siachen, passed away at the Combined Military Hospital in Rawalpindi on Saturday, family sources confirmed.
He revealed plenty on the India- Pakistan back channel talks on Kashmir, Siachen and Sir Creek issue.
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 -- The Senate Defence Committee, led by its Chairman Mushahid Hussain Sayed, has paid an historic visit to Siachen to express solidarity of the Parliament and political forces with the valiant soldiers and officers defending the motherland in the world's toughest terrain.
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.
NEW DELHI, May 13 (KUNA) --Two pilots of Indian Army sustained injuries when their chopper crashed on Monday at the Siachen Glaciers near Pakistani border in Indian-administered Kashmir, army officials said.
ISLAMABAD: Defense Secretary level talks between Pakistan and India on Siachen and Sir Creek disputes concluded yesterday after an exchange of proposals.
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.
It crashed down on a military camp near the Siachen glacier in the remote Karakoram branch of the Himalayan mountains at 1am.