New Delhi: Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani’s offer of demilitarisation of Siachen has failed to invite the attention of its Indian counterpart.

The conference of top army commanders held two days back in Delhi, raised concerns over security situation in north India including Siachen which threatens peace in the region. Therefore the Indian army is not ready take a risk of losing the Siachen base acclaimed by India on huge losses.

According to sources, the conference was dominated by defence preparedness of the country and the prevailing threats confronting the nation. The commanders also reviewed the security cover in north India including the highest army base Siachen. 

However, despite the statement of Pakistani Army Chief, no ground development has been seen in army deployment at Siachen.

Political sources also believe that until there is a firm decision on the deployment of forces at Siachen, no change can be taken up by India.

A senior army officer previously posted in Siachen said, “The withdrawal of troops from the very harsh and difficult terrain of Siachen base seems reasonable on humanitarian grounds, but the defense concerns do not allow it.”

He said, “At present, Pakistan is insisting to return to its first position of 1984, but what is the guarantee that it will not betray us like it did in Kargil?

India is also reeling under concerns of defence relations between Pakistan and China. It is noteworthy, that if India withdraws its troops from the Siachen base, then regaining the position would become difficult but Pakistan on the other hand can easily regain its present position.

The defence secretaries are once again scheduled to meet in this regard in the next few days. Currently, two battalions of Indian troops are posted at Siachen glacier.