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Indian Army finalises project to produce clothing, equipment for soldiers guarding Siachen glacier, Doklam

The items which will be produced in India include thermal insoles, snow goggles, ice axe, boots, avalanche victim detector, rock pitons, karabiner-related mountaineering equipment and sleeping bags, the sources said.

Siachen civilian trek gives a taste of what our bravest soldiers go through in the world’s highest battlefield

The annual month-long Siachen Civilian trek 2016 is organised by the Indian Army’s Adventure Wing between August and September.


Manohar Parrikar rules out troop withdrawal from Siachen

Asked if the proposal to convert Siachen into a "peace mountain" still exists, the minister said: "The decision (on deploying troops) on Siachen is based on the security of the nation."

Siachen: Army to start rapid induction of troops

Presently, the acclimatisation takes place in two stages of six and four days at Leh and at higher altitudes.

Body of sepoy who died 21 yrs ago found at Siachen glacier

This is the second body to be found at the glacier in two months.

Soldier’s body found 18 years after he went missing in Siachen

Havaldar Gaya Prasad fell into a crevasse in December 1996.


PM to visit Siachen this month, Army readies special suit

This will be first visit by a PM since 2005

A blunted edge

On defence procurement, UPA’s legacy is uninspiring. New government must change old habits.

Crisis in Siachen: Two crashes in nine months, army troops face transport crisis

While the Army has been unsuccessfully trying to procure replacement choppers for over five years, an emergency alternative being planned has also not worked out.

Let the DGMOs meet: India on Pak raising Siachen issue

Both India and Pakistan have a dialogue process and Siachen is part of that process.

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Siachen avalanche: Hanamanthappa and the other nine soldiers who died

The Siachen avalanche has now claimed 10 lives with the death of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa on February 10

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Retd. CISF constable offers his kidney to save Hanumanthappa

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Retired Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) head constable Prem Swaroop on Wednesday has offered to donate his kidney to save the life of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa, who is battling for his life after being trapped under snow for six days at Siachen glacier. Swaroop said he heard in the news that Hanamanthappa's kidney has failed and so he had come to offer his kidney to him. He added that he is ready to donate any part of his body for him.

Nation prays for Lance Naik Hanamanthappa's recovery

Mumbai, Feb 10 (ANI): The iconic dabbawala's from Mumbai and youth Congress members from Bhopal on Wednesday prayed for the well-being of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa, who is battling for his life after being trapped under snow for six days at the highest battle field Siachen glacier. One of the youth Congress member said that they are praying for quick recovery of the brave Indian soldier.