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Discovery presents ‘Revealed: Siachen’

The one-hour special programme will premiere on January 26 at 9 PM

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | January 13, 2016


The Siachen glacier located in the Karakoram range in the Himalayas is the world’s highest and coldest battleground with army posts at over 21,000 feet. To stay atop on this 77 km long glacier at 5,400 meters altitude means the Indian soldiers have to defy all their physical, mental and emotional limits to safeguard the motherland.

To celebrate Army Day on January 15 and honouring the heroism and sacrifice of the Indian soldiers posted in Siache, Discovery Channel will premiere ‘Revealed: Siachen’ on January 26 at 9 PM.

The one-hour special will take viewers through the extreme frontline and what it takes to keep the Siachen glacier secure. It will present the remarkable chronicles of the soldiers and their formidable challenges to manage the battlefield where temperatures reach minus 60 degrees.

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Rahul Johri, Executive VP & General Manager - South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific said, “Revealed: Siachen is dedicated to every Indian soldier for their valour and sacrifice for the motherland. The programme will offer viewers first-hand testimonies from the soldiers who have been at the battlefront and will present some intriguing facts to understand what makes Siachen toughest terrain in the world.”

Col Narendra Kumar, the first surveyor of Siachen for the Indian Army, commented, "Siachen will always be one of the most compelling experiences for me and to my mind for all the Indian soldiers who have served tours of duty there. I am delighted to associate with Discovery Channel to experientially enable viewers to get a feel of the world's toughest and coldest battleground through the experiences of those currently serving there, something that is not very frequently seen on Indian television."

The show will narrate the first assault launched in the world's highest battlefield, Operation Meghdoot in 1984 and the ceasefire in 2003. Starting from Col Kumar, a highly acclaimed mountaineer who led the first Indian expedition to survey the Siachen glacier in June 1978 to Honorary Capt Bana Singh who captured a crucial post in Siachen to Major Amit Aukta, Capt Deepshikha Pandey from the Army Medical Corps, Major Vikalp Sharma from the Army Aviation Corps and Col Hariharan, Base Commander at the Siachen Base Camp among others will recount their operations on land and in air under the Operation Meghdoot.

The special show will also premiere on Discovery Tamil and Discovery HD World at 9 PM.


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