Soldiers in Siachen to get a personal kit worth Rs 1 lakh
The equipment and the personal kit of the troops were examined and reviewed by Army...
Pakistan Army top brass terms Gen Naravane's statements as 'irresponsible rhetoric'
The statements made by Gen Naravane were discussed at a m...
Threat of collusion between China, Pakistan maximum in Siachen, Shaksgam Valley: Army Chief General Manoj Naravane
Gen Naravane said that Siachen is strategically important. “That is one area where a formation is looking at both the western and the northern fronts. That is what makes it so strategically important. We must not lose sight that this is where the collusivity can happen. Therefore it is important to be on guard and keep that area in our possession.”
Army Chief M M Naravane visits forward posts in Siachen
The Army chief also met and interacted with troops deployed at the forward posts in the Siachen Sector, complimenting them for their tenacity and high morale despite the extreme challenges posed by inclement weather, difficult terrain and super high altitude conditions, the spokesperson said.
Army Chief Naravane visits Siachen first time after taking over, pays tribute at war memorial
Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Thursday paid homage at Siachen War Memorial on Thursday, in his first visit to the region after...
'Soldiers deprived of snow glasses, boots, requisite food'
CAG laid the report on Union Government (Defence Services)-Army in the Rajya Sabha but failed to lay it in Lok Sabha. This stopped Comptroller and Auditor General Rajiv Mehrishi from releasing the report. But sources in Rajya Sabha, who accessed the report, claimed that the audit highlights the condition of Indian Army in high altitude areas.
2 personnel killed as avalanche hits Army patrol in Siachen glacier
A Srinagar-based defence spokesperson said an Avalanche Rescue Team following the patrol immediately rushed and managed to locate and pull out all members of the team. Army helicopters were pressed into service to rescue them, he added. "However, despite best efforts by the medical teams, two Army personnel succumbed in the avalanche," he said.
Four Army personnel, two porters killed in avalanche in Siachen glacier
The team was on a patrol when the avalanche hit them around 3 pm. The sources said a search and rescue operation has been launched to locate the team. The Siachen Glacier at the height of around 20,000 ft in the Karakoram range is known as the highest militarised zone in the world where the soldiers have to battle frostbite and high winds.
Siachen: All you should know about the world’s costliest battlefield
Life is tough at the Siachen glacier, spread over a 76 km area, due to sub-zero temperatures that dip below -60 degrees, constant threat of avalanches, crevasses on the glacier, high-speed winds and a range of potentially fatal altitude-related ailments.
Siachen avalanche: Army Chief apprises Defence Minister about ground situation
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh expressed anguish over the death of the Army personnel and civilians who were struck by the avalanche at an altitude of 19,000 ft at around 3 pm on Monday. Rescue teams from nearby posts were rushed to the location after the incident.Only two Army personnel survived the avalanche, an official said.
Indian Army planning to open Siachen Glacier for citizens
The plan was recently mentioned by Army chief General Bipin Rawat during a seminar attended by several officers including senior Lieutenant Generals.
Siachen, world's highest battlefield, now open for tourists
The announcement regarding the opening up of Siachen for tourists comes a few days ahead of Ladakh being declared a separate Union Territory on October 31.
Army removes 130 tonnes of solid waste from Siachen glacier to protect its eco-system
Officials added that every year about 236 tons of waste is generated in Siachen.
'Tis the season: Remembering George Fernandes's 2001 cake tradition to jawans as a Christmas present
Every year, Koshy’s Bakery in Bengaluru sent increasingly large amounts of plum cake to the border.
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