May 23, 1998 |
India and Pakistan traded fire across their border Friday, and India again accused Pakistan of escalating clashes to cover the infiltration of militants into the disputed Kashmir region. "After exercising utmost restraint, our troops retaliated appropriately," an Indian Defense Ministry statement said. Tensions have been rising after India's underground nuclear tests last week, which left Pakistan weighing whether to respond with nuclear tests of its own.
March 9, 1999 |
In this frozen wasteland, the historic rivalry between India and Pakistan seems as enduring as the glacial ice. On the Siachen Glacier, where nearby peaks reach 23,000 feet and temperatures drop to 50 below zero, the frostbitten armies of two implacable foes have faced each other for 15 years in a conflict both bloody and surreal. Cold and crevasses kill more troops than opposing armies.