After the abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu & Kashmir, Indian Army is now planning to open the Siachen Glacier for Indian citizens. Indian Army’s plan is to open several high altitude military posts for Indian tourists.
This plan was recently mentioned by Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat during a seminar of senior Lieutenant Generals. The main aim of Indian Army behind it to aware Indian citizens about the life of soldiers at Siachen Glacier.
“During the conference, the Army chief stated that there is increased curiosity about the Indian Army and its operational challenges,” top Army sources said.
According to Economic Times report, “The chief further said that this would be good for national integration. As the force has been allowing citizens to visit training centres and institutions, we now plan to open some forward posts like Siachen Glacier as well.”
Siachen Glacier is the World’s highest battle field where thousands of Indian Army troops are stationed. This battlefield is controlled by Indian Army where extreme cold conditions are more dangerous than the real enemy.
But Indian Army has not decided the procedures and places where it would allow tourists to visit.
After the removal of Article 370, now Siachen glacier is the part of Ladakh union territory. Earlier it was the part of Jammu & Kashir state but now it is a part of Ladakh union territory.