Resolving Siachen conflict issue
THE Siachen glacier is the highest battleground on the earth where India and Pakistan have fought intermittently since April 13, 1984.
Both countries maintain permanent military presence in the region at a height of over 6,000 metres (20,000 ft).
More than 2,000 people have died in this inhospitable terrain, mostly due to weather extremes and the natural hazards of mountain warfare.
The Foreign Office has said that Pakistan would host the next round of talks with India over the disputed Siachen glacier on June 11-12 in Islamabad.
Troops from India and Pakistan have faced off on the glacier, high in the mountains of disputed Kashmir, since the 1980s.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Moazzam Ahmad Khan said that calls for the standoff to end have been growing after an avalanche on April 7.
“We want to resolve all issues through meaningful dialogue, and Siachen is an issue which is a source of concern for both the countries.”
The conflict should be resolved as soon as possible.