Skywatch Friday - Siachen War Memorial

Siachen Glacier, Karakoram ranges, The Himalayas. India.

The highest battlefield in the world.

The toughest battlefield anywhere in the world.

Minimum temperature in Winter - Minus 70 degree Celsius.

We were there at the base camp during our Ladakh trip in August this year.

PM Modi's visit to Siachen yesterday rekindled memories of our visit to the base camp and the war memorial there.

We visited the war memorial in the base camp set against a picturesque backdrop of mountains. It was mid day. The sky was clear. Lovely blue. Click on pictures to see in original size.



It was a poignant moment for us. Looking at the names of martyrs in the roll of honour brought tears in our eyes. 

Here is a nice video shot by NDTV on the conditions in Siachen Glacier and Indian Army's resiliency.

Indian Army Training and Living on Siachen Glacier - Part 1

If you are interested to know more about our experiences in Ladakh please click the link below. There are 9 posts in "Ladakh Diaries". Once you complete reading each post please click "older posts" at the end of the page which will take you to previous posts in the series.

Ladakh Diaries - Our experiences in Ladakh

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A Travel Blog from India: Skywatch Friday - Siachen War Memorial

Friday, 24 October 2014

Skywatch Friday - Siachen War Memorial

Siachen Glacier, Karakoram ranges, The Himalayas. India.

The highest battlefield in the world.

The toughest battlefield anywhere in the world.

Minimum temperature in Winter - Minus 70 degree Celsius.

We were there at the base camp during our Ladakh trip in August this year.

PM Modi's visit to Siachen yesterday rekindled memories of our visit to the base camp and the war memorial there.

We visited the war memorial in the base camp set against a picturesque backdrop of mountains. It was mid day. The sky was clear. Lovely blue. Click on pictures to see in original size.



It was a poignant moment for us. Looking at the names of martyrs in the roll of honour brought tears in our eyes. 

Here is a nice video shot by NDTV on the conditions in Siachen Glacier and Indian Army's resiliency.

Indian Army Training and Living on Siachen Glacier - Part 1

If you are interested to know more about our experiences in Ladakh please click the link below. There are 9 posts in "Ladakh Diaries". Once you complete reading each post please click "older posts" at the end of the page which will take you to previous posts in the series.

Ladakh Diaries - Our experiences in Ladakh

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4 Comments:

At 10/24/2014 , Blogger Girija M R said...

This post brought back memories of hall of fame in Leh. I remember we were in tears when we stepped out . Thanks for sharing this.

 
At 11/26/2014 , Blogger Sameer said...

Thanks for sharing this. Do we have to take any permission/approval for visiting the base camp? Please help.

 
At 11/27/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Yes. Sameer. You have to take permission from the Headquarters at Patarpur which is near Hunder. It was easier for us as Poorna is a fauji.

 
At 11/27/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks Girija Glad you liked it!

 

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