Daily Debate – 3 (You debate , We compile) Topic for today – 3)Should India demilitarize Siachen ? Provide your inputs in the comment section below. Do Check the answer written by Vivek in comment section. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Related By UPSCTREE| 2016-05-07T09:54:45+00:00 May 7th, 2016|Daily Current Events|4 Comments HIM Siachen-It is a triangular piece of land between POK and part ceded by pak to china .It is the world’s highest battlefield.The siachen dispute is a direct result of ambiguity in karachi ceasefire agreement of 1949. INTERPRETATION OF KARACHI CEASEFIRE AGREEMENT: -> Acc to Pak -the line should go from NJ9842 straight to the karakoram pass on sino – indian border. ->Acc to India-the line should go north from NJ9842 along saltoro ridge to the border with china. ARGUEMENTS IN FAVOUR OF DEMILITARISATION- 1)The loss of lives and expenditure incurred is huge. 2)In case china want to occupy leh there are others easy ways of doing that . Intrusion through siachen would be logistical nightmare and militarily unsustainable. 3)Once the area is demarcated and authenticated it wud be logistically or legally impossible for Pak to occupy it 4) There are enough sophisticated monitoring and sensing mechanism available these days . ARUEMENTS AGAINST DEMILITARISATION: 1)India dominates sichen heights and is in a strategically advantageous position vis a vis Pak 2)There is a fear of chinese presence in the vicinity. 3)We have militarily and materially invested in the region over the years to reduce casualities . 4)China -Pak nexus is a major cause of concern . 5) Once lost it wud challenging to retake it . WAY AHEAD- 1)Mutual withdrawl of forces after jointly recording the current military positions and exchanging them without any prejudice. 2)Covert the region in to a peace pak .