Amid LAC face-off, Indian Army opens Siachen Base Camp to civilians

Amid LAC face-off, Indian Army opens Siachen Base Camp to civilians
The Indian Army is willing to “liberally” issue permits for civilian expeditions to the Siachen Base Camp and Kumar Post in Ladakh. The decision to open up the world’s largest non-polar glacier and the highest battlefield was taken in October. Carrying through that decision amid the border standoff with China indicates govt’s assertiveness and a rethink on forward villages.