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Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane in a group photograph with army jawans during his visit to the army base camp in Siachen.

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Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane writes in the visitors register after paying homage at the war memorial during his visit to the army base camp in Siachen. This was his first visit to the region after taking over the post of army chief.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh shares snacks with Army jawans during a visit to the world’s highest battlefield, Siachen, in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat and other officers and jawans during a visit to the world’s highest battlefield, Siachen, in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh interacts with soldiers, in Siachen.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays tribute to martyred soldiers, in Siachen.

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In this Nov 18, 2001 file photo the then defence minister George Fernandes interacts with the jawans at Gulab outpost during his visit to Siachen.

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Soldiers perform yoga asanas on International Yoga Day, at Siachen base camp in Ladakh.

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President Ram Nath Kovind pays his respect to 11,000 soldiers and officers who have been martyred since the Indian Army began Operation Meghdoot on the Siachen Glacier, during his visit to Siachen War Memorial at Siachen Base Camp.

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President Ram Nath Kovind visits Siachen Base Camp to address the soldiers posted there, in Siachen.

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President Ram Nath Kovind signs visitor's book as Army chief General Bipin Rawat looks on, on his visit to Siachen Base Camp.

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President Ram Nath Kovind shakes hands with soldiers posted at Siachen Base Camp.

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Indian Army jawans perform Yoga in Siachen on International Yoga Day

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Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani distributing sweets to Army jawans while celebrating "Raksha Bhandan” with them at Siachen base camp.

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Soldiers perform Yoga on 2nd International Yoga Day in Siachen Glacier.

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Army personnel celebrating Siachen Day, in Udhampur.

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Army personnel carrying out rescue work to recover the body of porter Thukjay Gyasket, who had fallen into a deep crevasse from an old bridge recently, in Siachen's Northern Glacier.

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Mother of Sepoy Sunil Suryavanshi who died in the recent avalanche in Siachen, cries during his cremation ceremony at Maskarwadi Village in Satara, Maharashtra.

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Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad, who was battling for life after being buried under ice for six days in the Siachen glacier, passed away at RR Hospital in New Delhi.

Operations by the specialized teams of the Army and the Air Force in progress to rescue the soldiers hit by an avalanche in Siachen.

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This file photo shows an aerial view of the Siachen Glacier, which traverses the Himalayan region dividing India and Pakistan, about 750 kilometers (469 miles) northwest of Jammu. An avalanche hit the Siachen Glacier in Kashmir trapping 10 Indian army soldiers in the snow.

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Army personnel at a Yoga Session on International Yoga Day at Siachen Glacier.

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Army personnel at a Yoga Session on the eve of International Yoga Day at Siachen Glacier.

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PM Narendra Modi posted some photos on Facebook, saying: From the Siachen Base Camp…the Indian Army Personnel practising Yoga, all geared up for Yoga Day!

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PM Narendra Modi posted some photos on Facebook, saying: From the Siachen Base Camp…the Indian Army Personnel practising Yoga, all geared up for Yoga Day!

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PM Narendra Modi posted some photos on Facebook, saying: From the Siachen Base Camp…the Indian Army Personnel practising Yoga, all geared up for YogaDay!

@narendramodi on facebook

PM Narendra Modi posted some photos on Facebook, saying: From the Siachen Base Camp…the Indian Army Personnel practising Yoga, all geared up for Yoga Day!

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The Union Minister for Defence, Manohar Parrikar laying wreath at Siachen War Memorial, during his visit to Siachen Glacier. The Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh is also seen.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the officers and jawans of the Indian Armed Forces during his visit to Siachen on the occasion of Diwali.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Siachen on the occasion of Diwali.

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Priminister Narendra Modi on Facebook: Here are some photos from my Siachen Visit. I interacted with our brave Jawans and shared sweets with them. Everyone is aware of the extreme conditions at Siachen. Overcoming every challenge our soldiers stand firm, protecting our Motherland. Be it the altitude or bitter cold, nothing deters our soldiers. They stand there, serving our Nation. They make us truly proud. I went to to Siachen with a message from each and every Indian to our soldiers- that we stand shoulder to shoulder with you!

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Facebook: Here are some photos from my Siachen visit. I interacted with our brave Jawans and shared sweets with them. Everyone is aware of the extreme conditions at Siachen. Overcoming every challenge our soldiers stand firm, protecting our Motherland. Be it the altitude or bitter cold, nothing deters our soldiers. They stand there, serving our Nation. They make us truly proud. I went to to Siachen with a message from each and every Indian to our soldiers- that we stand shoulder to shoulder with you!

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is received on his arrival at Siachen Base Camp on Thursday. Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh is also seen.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Siachen to spend some time with soldiers on Diwali and convey the message there that every Indian stands shoulder-to-shoulder with them.

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Indian and Chinese troops during their joint military exercise 'Hand in Hand 2013' at Chengdu in the China's Sichuanan province.

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Indian Defense Secretary Shashikant Sharama holds talk with his Pakistani counterpart Nargis Sethi at the Defense Ministry in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Top defense officials from the two countries held talks on the dispute over Siachen.

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Gen Kayani pays a visit

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Search operations at the avalanche site in Siachen

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A Pakistan Army helicopter carrying Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari with Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani and other officials fly over the site of an avalanche over Gayari camp hit by a massive avalanche which buried 140 people including 129 Pakistani soldiers last week at the Siachen glacier in Pakistan. Pakistan army chief called for the peaceful resolution of Himalayan glacier dispute with rival nuclear power India.

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Indian armymen at the Siachen base camp, J&K, 2011

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Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar with his Pakistan counterpart Lt. General (retired) Syed Ather Ali before the 12th round of Defence Secretary-level talks between India & Pakistan on Siachen issue, in New Delhi.

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Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar and his Pakistan counterpart Lt. General (retired) Syed Ather Ali during the 12th round of Defence Secretary-level talks between India & Pakistan on Siachen issue, in New Delhi.

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Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar shakes hands with his Pakistan counterpart Lt. General (retired) Syed Ather Ali during the 12th round of Defence Secretary-level talks between India & Pakistan on Siachen issue, in New Delhi.

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An Indian Army paratrooper with a backdrop of Tiger Hill and Tololing Ridge at Drass as he comes in to land. India celebrates the tenth anniversary of Kargil Victory Day, marking the end of the Kargil conflict between India and Pakistan.

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Air Marshal NAK Browne pays tribute to Kargil war martyrs at Siachen on the 10th Kargil Victory Day.

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