Ladakh siachen glacier Skywatch Friday

Skywatch Friday – Siachen War Memorial

Written by Poorna & Brinda
Siachen Glacier, Karakoram ranges, The Himalayas. India.
The highest battlefield in the world.
The toughest battlefield anywhere in the world.
Minimum temperature in Winter – Minus 70 degree Celsius.
We were there at the base camp during our Ladakh trip in August this year.

PMModi’s visit toSiachen yesterday rekindled memories of our visit to the base camp and the war memorial there.We visited the war memorial in the base camp set against a picturesque backdrop of mountains. It was mid day. The sky was clear. Lovely blue. Click on pictures to see in original size.

It was a poignant moment for us. Looking at the names of martyrs in the roll of honour brought tears in our eyes.
Here is a nice video shot by NDTV on the conditions in Siachen Glacier and Indian Army’s resiliency.

If you are interested to know more about our experiences in Ladakh please click the link below. There are 9 posts in “Ladakh Diaries”. Once you complete reading each post please click “older posts” at the end of the page which will take you to previous posts in the series.

Ladakh Diaries – Our experiences in Ladakh

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Poorna & Brinda

We are Brinda and Poorna from Bengaluru, the “Silicon city” or “Garden city” of India.

We travel together. We caught the travel bug 20 years back. On our honey moon, we traveled over the sea, in the train, by bus and in an aircraft! Our adventures probably started in that year. It continues, ever since.

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