Kumar was commissioned from Indian Military Academy, Dehradun in the Kumaon Regiment in 1953.
Managing the supply lines and winter clothing were the key challenges in eastern Ladakh, initially.
Some analysts wrongly believe that India has gained no strategic advantage by controlling Siachen. The recent face-off with China has again highlighted the glacier’s significance.
Army has decided to electrify the areas of its highest battlefield Siachen with clean solar energy and reduce carbon footprint in pursuit of clean energy vision of the Indian government.
The CAG in the report mentioned that the soldiers were not issued ‘multi-purpose boots’ from November 2015 to September 2016 and had to resort to the recycling of available boots.
As soldiers pant for breath at the 76-km-long glacier, Sumeedha and Yogesh Chithade managed to raise Rs 1.25 lakh for the plant.