For some days, there has been a dispute and lot of discussion going as far as the siachen issue is concerned and whether is has any significance or not. So taking up this opportunity, So it brings us to the fore that what really Siachen dispute is and what is the strategic importance of the Siachen.
WHAT IS SIACHEN CONFLICT
The Siachen Conflict, sometimes referred to as the Siachen confrontation, is an equipped difference between India and Pakistan over the undecided Siachen Glacier region in Kashmir. A cessation of hostilities went into effect in 2003. The disagreement began in 1984 with India’s victorious Operation Meghdoot during which it taken Siachen glacier. In response, Pakistan enthused its forces into the region and sterile Indians’ advance into the region hence captivating away any benefit of Indian exploit. India controls Sia La and Bilafond La pass while Pakistan controls Gyong La pass of the Siachen glacier. Pakistan also reins the glacial valleys straight away west of the Saltoro edge.
WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED
The Siachen glacier is the uppermost battlefield on earth where India and Pakistan have fight sporadically since April 13, 1984. Both countries preserve everlasting military attendance in the region at a height of over 6,000 metres (20,000 ft). More than 2000 people have died in this unwelcoming terrain, generally due to climate boundaries and the normal hazards of mountain fighting.
The disagreement in Siachen stems from the partly demarcate territory on the map beyond the map coordinate known as NJ9842. The 1972 Simla accord did not clearly talk about who outlawed the glacier, merely stating that from the NJ9842 location the frontier would proceed “thence north to the glaciers.” UN officials supposed there would be no disagreement between India and Pakistan over such a cold and barren region.
THE INFAMOUS KARGIL WAR
One of the factors in the rear the Kargil War in 1999 when Pakistan sent infiltrator to inhabit vacated Indian posts crosswise the Line of Control was their idea that India would be obligatory to pull out from Siachen in switch over of a Pakistani pulling out from Kargil. Both sides had beforehand preferred to untie from the costly military outpost but subsequent to the Kargil War, India resolute to keep up its military outpost on the glacier, wary of advance Pakistani incursions into Kashmir if they quit from the Siachen Glacier posts without administrator gratitude from Pakistan of the existing position.