Javed Chaudhry Column About Siachen Glacier
Siachen Glacier is the world’s highest battleground. This place is having minus 32 degree temperature in summers and minus 50 degree in winters. Life cannot happen there without oxygen mask. In 1984 India occupied some area, and in reaction Pakistan army also reached there. It is also most expensive battlefield for both sides. It is 77 km long and 4.8 km wide. Opponents has 2/3 of the place and we have 1/3 of the total area. It is said as the land of roses but actually these are not grown here. At the peak of the land no one can stay alive for more than 20 days. Due to successive use of mask, the power to hear, and smell is badly affected. Our army men are sacrificing thousands of lives yearly and we ignore it. We should be proud of them. Recently a tragic incident has occurred and more than hundreds of them died. Political leaders must visit the affected place to pat them. Both the countries are spending millions of rupee for working over there. It is not an easy task to spend life there. Forces go pedestrian and return on stretchers. They do not eat much due the fear of wastage. All the details are given below in Urdu and you can read it.