Largest Glacier in India - Location, History, and Features
Siachen is the largest Glacier in India and is located in the Karakoram range of the Himalayas. The river that arises from the Siachen Glacier is the Nubra river.
Siachen glacier lies between the Saltoro peak in the west and the main Karakoram range in the east. The glacier is also the world's highest battlefield point.
- Siachen is important for India as it controls the link-up of the Pakistani army with the Chinese and protects Ladakh.
- India invests around 5 to 7 crores rupees daily in safeguarding the glacier.
- Siachen is the reason for the war between India and Pakistan.
- It remains the centre of the dispute between India and the rival country.