- 23-04-2012, 18:06 #11
If the Siachen is demilitarised and Pakistan surreptitiously occupies it, India can never get it back since it takes 26 days just for acclimatisation!
And it is very difficult to capture any heights that are held.
It will then make a continuous land mass from Pakistan to Aksai Chin (held by China) and Ladakh will be left for the pickings for both China and Pakistan!
Tough choice for India and that is why the occupied in the first place and is maintain it with such costs!
That Pakistan will honour any Agreement is moot!
The Line of Control was demarcated in 1971 between India and Pakistan at Suchetgarh, after the 1971 War.
Notwithstanding that demarcation, Pakistan surreptitiously occupied Kargil Heights in 1999 and it took many Indian lives to recapture those heights once again!
Last edited by Rayc; 23-04-2012 at 18:10.
- 26-04-2012, 17:29 #12
- 26-04-2012, 18:03 #13
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- 26-04-2012, 18:28 #14
The whole area is utterly useless to anyone its like sending a force to seize the mariannas trench :(On a Hot morning in cyprus I found the meaning of anger. Fortunataly I was comftably numb.
The RSM and various other NCO's seemed very agitated.
maybe they should look into counselling?
- 26-04-2012, 18:30 #15
Speaking of Siachen glacier and the day to the day lives of the soldiers who fight for a piece of the inhospitable land, a really good article an Indian friend of mine forwarded me a few years ago:
The Coldest War | Outdoor Adventure | OutsideOnline.com
Some excerpts :
What might be a climber's paradise is instead the site of a harrowing and improbable siege, the highest and coldest combat theater in the history of the world.Here's what is beyond dispute: Never before have troops fought for such extended periods in such extreme physical conditions.At least twice a week a man dies, occasionally from bullets or artillery, but more often from an avalanche, a tumble into a crevasse, or a high-altitude sickness—perils usually faced only by elite climbers.
- 26-04-2012, 18:33 #16
It's all just bat shit crazy! But we humans are bent on self destruction, so doesn't surprise me.[/QUOTE]
Amen to that.The memories of a man in his old age, are the deeds of a man in his prime.
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- 27-04-2012, 05:39 #17