Siachen: Untold stories from world’s highest battlefield

 On the Road to the Siachen  Base camp

So I went to Siachen last week to revisit the Base camp, meet soldiers, officers, aviators, logisticians, porters to add to my earlier experiences and get a fresh perspective for my as yet untitled book on
3 decades of Operation Meghdoot.
Here’s a glimpse of life on the Base Camp. I hope to release the Book in early April! It will contain known and unknown facts.
Did you know for instance Indian soldiers deployed on the glacier don’t eat meat or drink alcohol; for that matter last year temperature went down to Minus 74!

Short of the snout

One of the 3 indisplensible factors at the Glacier

A young officer at the Base camp

Praying to OP Baba: Siachen’s presiding diety

The harsh environmental reality

Training, the indespensable part of glacier deployment

Paying my respects to the fallen bravehearts

Walking around the Base camp

At the entrance of Base camp

  1. October 13, 2013 -

    I am positive that when you release the book Sir , I shall drive down to meet you and get my copy autographed by you to retain as a heirloom !

  2. October 13, 2013 -

    I will be honoured Zahl! Look Forward!

  3. October 13, 2013 -

    Just got a message from Air Vice Marshal Manmohan Bahadur, one of the two pilots to first land on the galcier way back in 1978: He writes”Breathtakingly lovely and lonely place made sacred with the exploits of the Indian Army and the IAF. WIll try a get a photo of the SNOUT, as it existed in 1978, when I first landed there. Waiting for your book Nitin!”

  4. October 20, 2013 -