War on a Glacier: The Highest Altitude Battlefield on Earth

The Highest Altitude Battlefield

It was April 13th, 1984, when the Indian Armed Forces launched a military campaign on one of the most unlikely battlefields on earth: a glacier towering 6,500 meters above sea level.
Their mission was to take full control of the area, a remote and uninhabited stretch of the disputed territory known as the Karakoram range of the Himalayas that straddled the India/Pakistan border. The border in question was established in 1949 in the aftermath of Partition. It was conceived in the Karachi Agreement, which itself ended the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947, an armed conflict between the two newly independent nations for territory in the shared and highly disputed Kashmir region.
Credit to : Dark Docs