India plans to allow tourists to visit disputed glacier

Decision sparks outcry from Pakistan, while some raise concerns over impact on ecology

The Siachen Glacier in the Himalayas does not come to mind as a tourist destination.

Besides sub-zero temperatures at a high altitude and the threat of landslides, the glacier is in territory disputed by India and Pakistan - and is considered the world's highest battlefield.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 02, 2019, with the headline 'India plans to allow tourists to visit disputed glacier'. Print Edition | Subscribe