ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Siachen and Civil-Military Relations

The defence ministry's endorsement of the army's opposition to withdrawal of troops from Siachen is in line with the trend in Indian civil-military relations - that of civilian leaders acquiescing to military writ on operational matters. This has to be reversed; civilian supremacy should be re-established by setting an exemplar on the issue of troop withdrawal from Siachen.

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