Colonel Narendra 'Bull', who played a key role in India's occupation of Siachen, dies - Newztezz Online


Friday, January 1, 2021

Colonel Narendra 'Bull', who played a key role in India's occupation of Siachen, dies

New Delhi:
 Colonel (retd) Narendra Kumar, who helped the Indian Army capture the Siachen Glacier, has died at the Army Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi. Narendra Kumar, 84, was suffering from many ailments due to his advanced age. Colonel Narendra Kumar was known as Bull in the Indian Army. After a major conflict in 1984, the Indian army defeated the Pakistani army and captured the Siachen Glacier. The person who played the biggest role in giving this glacier to Barat was Colonel Narendra 'Bull' Kumar.

Colonel Narendra Kumar was the first to lead a mountaineering expedition from India to the Siachen Glacier. His report revealed that the Pakistani army was occupying Siachen. The Indian Army then launched Operation Meghdoot in April 1984 and took over the Siachen Glacier before the Pakistan Army.

Colonel Kumar Nanda Devi, a pass out from IMA Dehradun from Kumaon Regiment in 1953, was the first Indian to climb the mountain. In 1961, this mountaineer army officer lost 4 toes. However, he ventured to climb Nanda Devi mountain in 1964 and became the first Indian to climb this mountain. He was the first Indian to fly the Indian flag on Everest in 1965 and the first Indian to climb Kanchenjunga in 1976 from the northeastern direction, which is the most difficult.

It is said that in the late 70's, a German mountaineer showed Narendra Kumar a map of the United States in North Kashmir, in which the ceasefire line between India and Pakistan was at a different place than expected. Colonel Bull Kumar sent the map to his office. Following Colonel Kumar's instructions, the Army launched 'Operation Meghdoot' in 1984 and captured the main hills, including the Saltoro Range.

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