Siachen Glacier Will Soon Be Open To Public

Siachen Glacier Will Soon Be Open To Public
Siachen Glacier in the Karakoram range, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Civilians will soon be able to explore Siachen Glacier, the world's highest battlefield

OT Staff
October 02 , 2019
01 Min Read

The place where no man has gone before, not any civilian at least, Siachen Glacier will soon be open to public. We are no stranger to the harsh conditions our soldiers brave at Siachen, the world's highest battlefield. Indian Army will soon allow civilians to visit the place to help sensitise people of the daily challenges of our soldiers. Though the Army is yet to disclose the locations and procedures necessary for the civilians to follow, we can be patient about this. The Siachen Glacier, located at an altitude of 5,400 m above sea level, is a part of the Karakoram Range. Siachen Glacier is a part of Ladakh, now separated from Jammu and Kashmir, and is home to many harsh glacial terrains.

Many travellers, civilians have expressed interest to know more about the lives of our soldiers, places of posting and their day-to-day activities. Because of this curiosity, the Indian Army, for better national integration they say, have already allowed civilians to visit army training centres and institutions. Siachen Glacier, being a territory under the control of India but disputed by Pakistan, was one of the sites that civilians were not allowed to visit for security reasons. The army of both the countries, India and Pakistan, continue to maintain their military presence. 

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