GSI survey of the Siachen

  Source: TH Context: The first Geological Survey of India (GSI) expedition to the Siachen glacier took place in June 1958, led by V. K. Raina, an Indian geologist.   Significance: This survey is of historical and geostrategic significance as it disproves the notion that Pakistan had control over the glacier since its inception.  

Sir Creek pact

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations.   Context: Siachen and Sir Creek have long been termed “low hanging fruits” in the past for resolution between India and Pakistan and the two countries have held 13 rounds of Defence Secretary-level talks on Siachen, the last one in June 2012. However, there has …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 138: Controlling and Protecting Siachen is Harming India more than Benefiting it

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 138 05 February 2016 Archives Today’s Topic “Controlling and Protecting Siachen is Harming India more than Benefiting it “ The Hindu   NOTE: Unlike past we will not be giving you topic in question format. We observed that it turned out to be another Q & A session. We will just mention the …