Siachen area will be opened for tourists

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The government announced that the Siachen area of the State Jammu and Kashmir is now open to tourists. The announcement was made by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on 21 October. The government is opening the entire area from Siachen base camp to Kumar Post for tourism purposes. The step aims to boost tourism in Ladakh.  The move will open people a window to appreciate the tough work done by Army jawans and engineers in extreme weather and inhospitable terrains. The Indian Army does the Glacier operations from the Base Camp. The Army deployed in the glacier will examine who all will be coming to the area. This is the first time that the Siachen area has been opened by the Army for tourists. Siachen Base Camp: Siachen Base Camp is the world's highest militarized zone. It is located in the eastern Karakoram range in the Himalayas in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir. It is the second-longest glacier in the world's non-polar areas.  The Siachen Glacier is located at an altitude of around 20,000 ft in the Karakoram range. In the base, the soldiers battle frostbite and high winds Avalanches. The temperature at Siachen can reduce to as low as -60 degrees Celsius.

from Current Affairs 2019 for Competitive Exams Current Affairs Today The government announced that the Siachen area of the State Jammu and Kashmir is now open to tourists. The announcement was made by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on 21 October. The government is opening the entire area from Siachen base camp to Kumar Post for tourism purposes. The step aims to boost tourism in Ladakh.  The move will open people a window to appreciate the tough work done by Army jawans and engineers in extreme weather and inhospitable terrains. The Indian Army does the Glacier operations from the Base Camp. The Army deployed in the glacier will examine who all will be coming to the area. This is the first time that the Siachen area has been opened by the Army for tourists. Siachen Base Camp: Siachen Base Camp is the world's highest militarized zone. It is located in the eastern Karakoram range in the Himalayas in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir. It is the second-longest glacier in the world's non-polar areas.  The Siachen Glacier is located at an altitude of around 20,000 ft in the Karakoram range. In the base, the soldiers battle frostbite and high winds Avalanches. The temperature at Siachen can reduce to as low as -60 degrees Celsius. https://ift.tt/2W27CVd

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