Siachen

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

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.

Watch: Soldiers need hammer to break open eggs at Siachen

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.

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

27 Jan 2019

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.

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

02 Jan 2019

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.

Indian soldiers at Siachen to get special indigenous clothing, equipment

12 Aug 2018

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.

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

27 Apr 2018

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.

Railways' biotoilets needs cow-dung of Rs. 42cr. Or do they?

07 Jan 2018

Railways' biotoilets needs cow-dung of Rs. 42cr. Or do they?

After much deliberation, Indian Railways decided to fit biotoilets in each of its 54,506 coaches. 97,761 have been installed already.

#DefenseDiairies: The lifeline of Siachen troops, Cheetah helicopter

07 Dec 2017

#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.

If not wars, then what's killing Indian soldiers?

04 Dec 2017

If not wars, then what's killing Indian soldiers?

India hasn't fought any major wars since the 1999 Kargil war with Pakistan.

7th Pay Commission recommendations: What has the Cabinet changed?

29 Jun 2017

7th Pay Commission recommendations: What has the Cabinet changed?

Benefiting over 48 lakh central government employees, the Cabinet approved the Central Pay Commission's (CPC) recommendations after introducing 34 changes to it.

Pakistani jets fly over Siachen, but Indian airspace untouched

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.

Army personnel's combat jackets to come from Bengaluru companies

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.