8 Things To Know About the Super Heroes Defending Siachen

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 28 May 2015, 11:18 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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BENGALURU: Siachen glacier, the world’s first oropolitical and the highest combat field on planet earth. The battle that is being fought in the Siachen is virtually kept hidden from the public eye for the past three decades. The two sides, India and Pakistan have been locked in a standoff for the past 30 years and moved into the fourth decade.

But what goes beyond our apprehension is, how is it possible for our soldiers to adapt to the harsh or to be more specific wild climatic conditions on this 76 kilometer long glacier which is at 5, 400 meters altitude. TopYaps highlights the fact that more number of soldiers have succumbed to death due to the harsh climatic conditions than because of enemy fire.  

The following is an attempt to show the world how these super heroes up there are fighting the mountain warfare by sacrificing their ‘today’ for our better ‘tomorrow’:

Fresh Food—A very rare phenomenon

Food in Siachen

They are soldiers yes, they save the nation from enemy infiltration, yes, but sadly they cannot expect some fresh food to eat. The food supplies they get, come in tin cans and fruits like apples and oranges freeze to the hardness of a cricket ball.

Army pilots have less than a minute to drop the supplies at the forward posts, which is a few hundred meters away from the Pakistani army. Therefore within a minute the choppers must fly off before the enemy guns open up.

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