The Siachen Glacier is located in the eastern Karakoram range in the Himalayas where the Line of Control (LoC) ends. It is longest glacier in the Karakoram and the second-longest among the world?s non-polar regions. The entire glacier is under the administrative control of India as part of the union territory of Ladakh since 1984.
The Siachen Glacier is strategically important as it separates Pakistan from China in the region. It acts as the watchtower for India, helping it monitor the Gilgit and Baltistan regions of Pakistan. It also helps India keep watch over China?s growing presence in the region.
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