Guarding Siachen has exposed Indian soldiers to deadly avalanches in the Himalayas: Why it's futile to militarise world's highest battlefield
The recent casualty brings back the focus on the futility of militarising a non-vegetative inhabitable cold dessert ie Siachen, where both India and Pakistan pour in billions to maintain troops
Kargil Vijay Diwas 20th anniversary: Celebrations include Delhi to Dras 'Victory Flame', T-20 cricket match in Ladakh
The Kargil War will always be remembered for its strategic and tactical surprises, the self-imposed national strategy of restraint in keeping the war limited to Kargil-Siachen sectors, and the swiftly executed tri-services military strategy and plans, the army said.
Army Chief General Dalbir Singh today paid homage to the soldiers, who laid down their lives during the Kargil war in 1999, at the war memorial in Jammu and Kashmir's Dras sector