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  • Siachen — a story of ordinary soldiers

    ISLAMABAD: Wrapped in a red scarf, which he joked mimicked Mobilink’s logo, Anwar Maqsood told a press conference that his play Siachen was about the soldiers stationed in that region and not about military officers who had often been the focus of mainstream documentaries and films on the topic...

    He said: “Siachen is about the young people who leave home saying they will return for their child’s birthday or a sister’s wedding...

  • ENVIRONMENT: MELTDOWN AT SIACHEN

    Located in the eastern Karakoram range, the Siachen glacier is a source of freshwater supply for both India and Pakistan...

    Unfortunately, the Siachen glacier at an elevation of 5,400 metres, is at risk of disappearing from the world map, not for one but two reasons: the impact of global warming and militarisation of the glacier...

  • Chances to solve Siachen, Sir Creek disputes missed: Shyam Saran

    NEW DELHI: India and Pakistan came close to demilitarising the Siachen Glacier in 1989, 1992 and 2006, on all occasions during Congress party governments, a former Indian foreign secretary has claimed...

    Narayanan as opposing the Siachen move at the last minute during a meeting of the cabinet’s security committee in 2006...

  • Siachen Glacier moves but troops to stay

    NEW DELHI: The snout of the Siachen Glacier has moved a kilometre from the Indian base camp since 2005 due to climate change, but Delhi’s troops will stay in the inhospitable terrain where an avalanche killed 10 soldiers last week, reports here said on Monday...

    The Hindu quoted a small signboard at the Siachen Base Camp that read: “Snout of the glacier was here on 10 April 2005...

  • A letter from Siachen

    The author served his tenure at Siachen with the men who were trapped under an avalanche in 2012...

    My host is a young man, whose spirits are still volatile despite the sub-zero temperature of this place...

  • Indian soldier rescued from Siachen dies

    NEW DELHI: Indian army Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad who was found buried under 25 feet of snow on the Siachen glacier following an avalanche has died three days after his rescue, Times of India reported...

    He breathed his last at 11:45am today," a senior army official said...

  • Siachen on New Year’s Eve

    KARACHI: A play Siachen, centred on the lives and sacrifices of Pakistani soldiers, will be staged from Jan 1 to Feb 28 at the Arts Council Karachi’s auditorium, announced the writer of the play Anwar Maqsood at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon...

    One day Mr Mehmood came to him and requested him to write a play on the army (fauj), he said...

  • Decorated Siachen veteran passes away

    Decorated veteran of the Pakistan Army, Lt Col (retd) Zafar Abbasi passed away this week at Combined Medical Hospital (CMH) Rawalpindi, said a statement issued here...

    Zafar Abbasi was a courageous army officer who sacrificed both hands and legs while performing duties at Siachen in 1987 — he was a captain ranked officer at the time...

  • India won’t quit Siachen, says minister

    NEW DELHI: India ruled out on Friday withdrawal of army personnel from Siachen Glacier and said Pakistan might occupy the strategic area if India vacated it...

    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said in Lok Sabha that vacating Siachen could lead to greater loss of lives...

  • Obstinacy over Siachen

    IT was once thought to be a ‘low-hanging fruit’ of the dialogue process: an agreement to demilitarise Siachen and for troops on either side of the Actual Ground Position Line to withdraw to their pre-1984 positions...

    But on Friday, Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar informed the Indian parliament that his government will not withdraw from Siachen because it could trust Pakistan to reoccupy areas vacated by India and therefore...

  • Settle Siachen

    On Feb 3, an avalanche hurtled down the Siachen glacier wiping out an Indian military post and killing 10 Indian soldiers...

    In its wake not a few urged the settlement of the Siachen dispute with Pakistan...

  • A Leaf From History: The spectre of Siachen

    In sharp contrast to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s refusal to attend the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit meeting in Islamabad, Rajiv sought to break the ice with Pakistan at the 1988 Saarc summit meeting, also held in Islamabad...

    He arrived a second time in July 1989, this time to focus on the lingering dispute over Siachen, the world’s highest and deadliest battleground...

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