. @Pragmatic_d on Siachen glacier “Conflict” Posted By: Vidyut April 12, 2012ShareShareThe only way India can pacify Hafiz Saeed is by renegotiating Indus Water Treaty and stopping construction of all dams. Let’s debate it too.pragmatic_desiThu, Apr 12 2012 08:55:18ReplyRetweetShareNearly 1.5 lakh Indian lives were lost in road accidents in 2010. Time we vacated the roads, the way we want to talk about vacating Siachen.pragmatic_desiThu, Apr 12 2012 08:59:16ReplyRetweetShareHow many Indian lives were wasted in trying to recapture Kargil-Dras in 1999? Do we want an encore by talking of vacating Siachen?pragmatic_desiThu, Apr 12 2012 09:02:06ReplyRetweetShareWhat kind of romanticism drives ideas about vacating Siachen? Will you be able to hold Pakistan accountable after what happened with 26-11?pragmatic_desiThu, Apr 12 2012 09:04:22ReplyRetweetSharePlease do not insult the soldiers who have laid their lives to get us into these dominating military positions in Siachen. Let’s get real.pragmatic_desiThu, Apr 12 2012 09:09:51ReplyRetweetShare.@ikaveri How can we forget the price we paid for abandoning Tiger Hill in Kargil? Never again! “Height advantage at Saltoro Ridge #Siachen”AyazSat, Apr 07 2012 11:35:58ReplyRetweetShare@ayazalam Yes, precisely.pragmatic_desiThu, Apr 12 2012 09:10:50ReplyRetweetShareWhen the first Indian soldiers went & fought at Siachen, they fired weapons after heating them on stoves. Tragic that such stories forgottenpragmatic_desiThu, Apr 12 2012 09:12:24ReplyRetweetShare@sunnysingh_sw6 I am angry at this nonsense that Siachen must be demilitarised so that some of us can feel good about it.pragmatic_desiThu, Apr 12 2012 09:15:30ReplyRetweetShareThe best friggin part. We are talking about vacating Siachen when we hold dominating positions & haven’t lost a soldier there in 8 years.pragmatic_desiThu, Apr 12 2012 09:25:35ReplyRetweetShare@theSaketRanjan I am willing to be corrected, if you can send me the data. I am quoting from Ajai Shukla’s report of September 2011.pragmatic_desiThu, Apr 12 2012 09:30:08ReplyRetweetShareSupreme irony. How many of us even remember the date when Operation Meghdoot was launched in Siachen? April 13th, 1984. Tomorrow, 28 years.pragmatic_desiThu, Apr 12 2012 09:32:33ReplyRetweetShare@sunnysingh_sw6 I know. This bunkum must stop. Enough of this “let’s look good” diplomatic business.pragmatic_desiThu, Apr 12 2012 09:33:19ReplyRetweetShare@sunnysingh_sw6 I am too angry to write now. Need to clam down and then lambast this nonsense in writing.pragmatic_desiThu, Apr 12 2012 09:35:10ReplyRetweetShareOK. Let me calmly try some myths versus reality about Siachen. In the next few tweets.pragmatic_desiThu, Apr 12 2012 09:45:12ReplyRetweetShare1- Myth: India and Pakistan are fighting at Siachen. Fact: India won long ago wt Siachen when it launched Op Meghdoot in 1984.pragmatic_desiThu, Apr 12 2012 09:46:15ReplyRetweetShare2- Myth: India is losing hundreds of soldiers every year to inclement weather. Fact: India has barely lost a handful since the ’04 ceasefirepragmatic_desiThu, Apr 12 2012 09:47:16ReplyRetweetShare3- Myth: India can’t afford the economic drain of staying at Siachen. Fact: If India can afford an NREGA & RT Food, Siachen is miniscule.pragmatic_desiThu, Apr 12 2012 09:48:26ReplyRetweetShare4- Myth: Siachen has no strategic significance. Fact: Try and see the map to understand what Saltoro ridge means & what it overlooks.pragmatic_desiThu, Apr 12 2012 09:49:24ReplyRetweetShare5- Myth: Indian army stalled demilitarisation of Siachen agreed upon by Rajiv Gandhi & Benazir. Fact: Pakistan refused to validate the AGPL.pragmatic_desiThu, Apr 12 2012 09:50:30ReplyRetweetShare6- Myth: Its an ecological disaster & we should vacate it as a goodwill gesture. Fact: Yes, affects local environment but who’ll recapture.pragmatic_desiThu, Apr 12 2012 09:52:33ReplyRetweetShare7- Myth: India started it at Siachen. Fact: Pakistan was undertaking cartographic aggression, depicting region as it part. Sent mountaineerspragmatic_desiThu, Apr 12 2012 09:54:18ReplyRetweetShareOK. My rants on Siachen are over. Thanks for bearing with me.pragmatic_desiThu, Apr 12 2012 09:55:30ReplyRetweetJoin the Intellectual Anarchy!ShareNo tags for this post.