Siachen: The forgotten war. Adnan Ahmed Abbasi VIII-B. Introduction.
Adnan Ahmed Abbasi
The Siachen Conflict, sometimes referred to as the Siachen War, is a military conflict between India and Pakistan over the disputed Siachen Glacier region in Kashmir. It started with a crossfire between Indian and Pakistani soldiers on 13th of April 1984.
An aerial view of an Indian Army camp at Siachen Glacier, about 470 miles northwest of Jammu, India. Siachen is a 26-mile-long icy wasteland at a height of more than 20,000 feet, where temperatures are usually far below zero, with winds averaging a speed of 60 mph.
Indian soldiers fire artillery shells on Pakistani posts in the Siachen Glacier sector, about 400 miles north of the Kashmiri city of Srinagar, a few weeks after the two countries conducted nuclear tests in 1998. India and Pakistan have fought three wars since they gained independence from Britain in 1947, two of them over Kashmir, which is divided between the two countries
An Indian soldier trains on a high rope at the Siachen base camp, in Indian Kashmir on the border with Pakistan.
Indian soldiers climb an ice wall at the Siachen base camp.