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Operation Meghdoot was the name given to the attack launched by the Indian Military to capture the Siachen Glacier in disputed Kashmir, precipitating the Siachen war. Launched on 13 April 1984, the military action eventually resulted in Indian troops gaining control of the entire Siachen Glacier. Today, the occupation of locations along what is known as the Actual Ground Position Line (AGPL) continues to be known as Operation Meghdoot, with up to 10 Infantry Battalions each of the Indian Army and Pakistani Army actively deployed in altitudes up to 21,000 ft.
Operation Meghdoot was a resounding success but many soldiers died needlessly due to the harsh weather conditions.
Added 2011-08-31 by porkipaya