Resolving Siachen

Published: April 20, 2012

NEW DELHI: This is with reference to Kamran Shafi’s article “Kudos and comparisons” (April 20). As an Indian, I would want the Indian army to withdraw from Siachen only after Pakistan authenticates the current positions and marks them on the map, making an international border. India does not have any intention of taking even an inch of Pakistan’s land, but at the same time we will not cede an inch of our own territory. If Pakistan is ready to authenticate the current troop positions, I think we can resolve this dispute in no time. However, if Pakistan expects India to withdraw its troops before that is done, then I am afraid the Siachen dispute cannot be resolved.

The ball is in Pakistan’s court. Is Pakistan ready to authenticate current troop positions and turn it into an international border?

Sapan Kapoor

Published in The Express Tribune, April 21st, 2012.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • ukmuslim
    Apr 21, 2012 - 12:31AM

    1 billion indians are behind its govt and army. don’t worry.

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  • Apr 21, 2012 - 7:33AM

    With this attitude the conflict will only continue. Compromise is needed, and hardcore folk like Mr Sapan Kapoor will not lead one to peace.

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  • Apr 21, 2012 - 1:16PM

    Ceasefire line cannot be accepted as International Border.

    Remember KASHMIR is DISPUTED TERRITORY and it is still on the agenda of UN Security Council. UN Peace Missions are still working on this boundary.

    Indians to keep spending the money and blood of their youth.

    Only beneficiaries of Siachin Deployment are Indian Military High Command who is making billions of $ by pocketing their share once they give contracts to civilian contractors from fuel to food and from weapons to spare-parts of their chhetak and chatak helicopters.

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  • AmusedIndian
    Apr 21, 2012 - 8:45PM

    If there is conflict and dispute, then why on earth would India give up its position of advantage? That would be silly.

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  • Prabhjyot Singh Madan
    Apr 21, 2012 - 9:45PM

    @bangash:
    Hello, if you are the writer of articles here in the newspapers, my sincere regards to you because I adhere to your point of views many times on certain issues. The united nation resolution is dead because Pakistan gave a part of j&k to China in a treaty. First, get that part back then talk about united nation resolution.take care

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