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Siachen - The Worlds Highest Battlefield E-mail
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The Siachen glacier, located in the eastern Karakoram range in the Himalaya Mountains, is one of the five largest glaciers in the Karakoram, situated at an average altitude of 18,000 feet above sea level. At 78 km long, it is the longest glacier in the Karakoram and second-longest in the world's non-polar areas. Most of the Siachen Glacier falls under the LoC (Line of Control), a hotly contested territory between Pakistan and India. Since 1984, both countries have been fighting intermittently for sovereignty over this region, because of which the Siachen glacier is sometimes called the highest battleground on earth.

The conflict in Siachen stems from the incompletely demarcated territory on the map of this region. After the Indo-Pakistan war in 1971, an agreement was signed between the two countries in 1972, which came to be known as the Shimla Agreement, but it failed to clearly mention who controlled the glacier. UN officials presumed there would be no dispute between India and Pakistan over such a cold and barren region. They were wrong.

Siachen - The Worlds Highest Battlefield

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 July 2012 )
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Mind Blowing Facts We Didnt Know E-mail
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Mind Blowing Facts We Didnt Know

HERE are some amazing facts which will blow your mind !!!

Last Updated ( Friday, 20 July 2012 )
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