General Kapoor in Siachen to assess Army’’s preparednessDecember 23rd, 2008 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): Army chief General Deepak Kapoor rushed to Siachen to assess the Army’’s preparedness in the wake of escalating tensions between Pakistan and India over last month’’s Mumbai terror attacks.
General Kapoor is also scheduled to visit border areas in Jammu and Kashmir.
Besides taking stock of the situation, General Kapoor will meet the unit commanders and senior officers.
Siachen has been a bone of contention between India and Pakistan since the mid 1980s when India sent its troops to the 72-km-long Glacier to pre-empt a Pakistani move to send Japanese trekkers to the snowy heights ranging from 18,000 feet to 22,000 feet. (ANI)
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