Siachen: News

Siachen Glacier

24 Oct 2022


PM Modi reaches Kargil to celebrate 9th Diwali with soldiers

Continuing with his annual tradition, PM Narendra Modi on Monday landed in Ladakh's Kargil—where the 1999 war with Pakistan was fought—to celebrate Diwali with soldiers.

04 Feb 2020


Soldiers in Siachen and Ladakh lack proper gear, ration: CAG

Soldiers deployed in brutish locations like Siachen and Ladakh lack adequate gear and ration, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) said in a report filed before the Parliament on Monday.

09 Jun 2019


Watch: Soldiers need hammer to break open eggs at Siachen

"Siachen me hamare jawan ladh rahe hai" might have been misused to support many a straw man argument, but it trivializes the harsh lives of Indian Army soldiers at the Siachen glacier.

27 Jan 2019

Indian Army

On Republic Day, Domino's delivered pizzas to soldiers at Siachen

For Indian Army soldiers posted at the Siachen glacier in Jammu and Kashmir, Republic Day turned out to be a surprise as they received piping hot pizza from a famed fast food company.

02 Jan 2019

Indian Army

Siachen Soldiers won't have to wait 90-days for a bath

Soldiers deployed in Siachen glacier may soon be able to bathe during their three-month posting, courtesy waterless hygiene products.

12 Aug 2018

Indian Army

Indian soldiers at Siachen to get special indigenous clothing, equipment

The army is manufacturing special clothing and equipment for its forces posted at the Siachen glacier - considered the world's most dangerous battlefield.

27 Apr 2018

Indian Army

This Pune-couple on a mission to help Siachen soldiers breathe

A Pune-based couple, in their 60s, has sold most of their ornaments to install an oxygen plant at the Indian Army's main base camp in Siachen, which will be a huge help to almost 9,000 soldiers posted there.

07 Dec 2017

Indian Army

#DefenseDiairies: The lifeline of Siachen troops, Cheetah helicopter

The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's (HAL) Cheetah is a light single-engine helicopter serving the Indian armed forces for over four decades.

24 May 2017


Pakistani jets fly over Siachen, but Indian airspace untouched

One day after India launched "punitive fire assaults" on Pakistani military outposts along the Line of Control, jets from Islamabad flew over Siachen, reported media.

27 Mar 2017


Army personnel's combat jackets to come from Bengaluru companies

Two extremely crucial combat-clothing needs of the Indian Army will be satisfied by Bengaluru companies; bullet-proof jackets (BPJs) and coats for extreme cold climates (coats-ECC) for those posted in Siachen.