Siachen Glacier: The Battle of Roses
For twenty-five years, several thousand troops from the armies of India and Pakistan have been facing each other in an undeclared war in the vast expanse of the Siachen, the world's longest non-polar glacier. It did not feature in the negotiations between India and Pakistan after the wars fought by them in 1949 (the Ceasefire Line), 1965 (the Tashkent Agreement)and 1972 (the Shimla Agreement and the Line of Control).
Based on Harish Kapadia's travels to the glacier and his interactions with those caught in the midst of this conflict, this is a personal narrative of the geo-politics, war, environment and turmoil of one of the world's starkest regions.
About the Author
Editor of The Himalayan Journal, recipient of the Patron's Medal of the Royal Geographical society and honorary member of the British Alpine Club, Harish Kapadia has skilfully combined historical, geographical and practical guidance to increase our understanding of the Himalayan region through fifteen books and numerous articles. In the four decades of his mountaineering career, he has climbed more than thirty Himalayan peaks, many of them first ascents. As an expedition leader, he had initiated several joint expeditions with climbers from the United Kingdom, France, Japan and the United States to explore the Indian Himalayas.
- Hardcover: 232 pages
- Publisher: Rupa (1 September 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-8129116871
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 22.9 cm
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