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Brigadier Vijay Channa Passed Away A True Hero Of Indian Army

Brigadier Vijay Channa passed away. True hero of indian army As sector commander in Ladakh in 1983-84, it was his idea to begin occupying positions in Siachen on Baisakhi Day, April 13, 1984, over 2 weeks before the Pakistanis arrived. Miraculous foresight.

BRIEF BACKGROUND OF SIACHEN CONFLICT

The Siachen conflict, sometimes referred to as the Siachen War, was a military conflict between India and Pakistan over the disputed Siachen Glacier region in Kashmir. A cease-fire went into effect in 2003. The contended area is nearly 1,000 square miles (2,600 km2) of territory. The conflict was started in 1984 by India’s successful capture of the Siachen Glacier as part of Operation Meghdoot and subsequently continued with Operation Rajiv. India took control of the 70-kilometre-long (43 mi) Siachen Glacier and its tributary glaciers, as well as all the main passes and heights of the Saltoro Ridge immediately west of the glacier, including Sia La, Bilafond La, and Gyong La. Pakistan controls the glacial valleys immediately west of the Saltoro Ridge. According to TIME magazine, India gained control of more than 2500 km2 of territory because of its military operations in Siachen Siachen Glacier is the highest battleground on earth, where India and Pakistan have fought intermittently since 13 April 1984. Both countries maintain a permanent military presence in the region at a height of over 6,000 meters (20,000 ft). More than 2000 people have died in this inhospitable terrain, mostly due to weather extremes and the natural hazards of mountain warfare

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Kartik Sud

I am working as a News Author With the DefenceXP network, Observing LOC and LAC

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  1. A real hero of Indian Army, highly decorated soldier by the President of India who demonstrated his foresight, skills and planning to defeat nefarious actions of enemy during Siachen war. Kind hearted, eager to help needy. Tried to give back to society what society gave him during his younger years. A man of iron will. I have lost a great friend and guide. May God give peace to the noble soul and blessings. PD Sharma, President, GKRA, New Delhi.

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