He confirmed that he remembered and confirmed that this was the first time that strategic importance was truly understood. But he said there were problems. According to him, Prime Minister Narasimha Rao committed the demilitarization of the Saltoro Range in Pakistan, “without” information to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA). Wheels in wheels! One wonders how many policymakers knew that the Siachen Glacier flowed east of Saltoro Rank and that there was not a single Pakistani on the Siachen Glacier – it never was. As many appreciated the strategic importance of the Saltoro Range and the enormous disadvantage for India to leave it. It is more lamentable that no one has bothered to learn this when such agreements have been drawn up for 17 years since 1989. But although both sides are now better able to manage the extreme environment, it continues to claim the lives of dozens of soldiers each year. Siachen is seen by the Pakistani military as a military setback. The fact that indians dominate the area from Saltoro Ridge and pakistani troops are not near the Siachen Glacier is a fact that is never mentioned publicly.
The humiliation felt in Siachen manifests itself in many ways. This is a treacherous Indian and a violation of the Shimla Agreement. In Pakistan, Siachen is a subject that hurts, just like a thorn in the flesh; It is also a psychological burden for the Pakistani military. Pervez Musharraf had himself led the troops of the Special Services Group (SSG) in this region and made several unsuccessful attempts to conquer Indian posts.  On June 3, 2019, Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the Indian Army outposts and base camp in Siachen. He intergated with the Indian soldiers deployed in Siachen and praised their courage. He claimed that more than 1,100 Indian soldiers had died defending the Siachen Glacier.    A ceasefire came into effect in 2003. Every year, more soldiers were killed by bad weather than by enemy fires.
It is estimated that the two sides lost 2,000 troops in 2003, mainly due to frosts, avalanches and other complications. Together, the nations have about 150 inhabited outposts along the glacier, each with about 3,000 soldiers. The official figures for maintaining these outposts are estimated at ~$300 million and ~$200 million respectively for India and Pakistan. India built the world`s highest heliport on the glacier at Sonam Point, 21,000 feet (6,400 m) above sea level to supply its troops. . . .