Peace on the mountain

Manmohan Singh has created history by becoming the first Prime Minister to visit Siachen. His visit will certainly lift the spirits of the jawans who battle inclement weather to keep watch on the world's highest military post. That our jawans respond to the call of duty in a place where most of us cannot even breathe bears testimony to the supreme sacrifice they make in times of war and peace.

M. Nazeeruddin, Kurnool, A.P.

The Prime Minister's historic visit to the Siachen base camp and his address to army jawans have raised the hopes of ushering in a peaceful environment in the near future. His call for making the Siachen Glacier a peace mountain is exemplary and commendable.

V. Bhimeswara Rao, Nidadavole, A.P.

Both India and Pakistan must strive to make Siachen a symbol of peace. Demilitarising the Siachen Glacier will put an end to the problems our jawans face manning the post under inhospitable and hostile conditions. Both the nations should recognise that a speedy solution is in their national interest and the interest of their armies.

M.S. Krishna Kumar, Chennai

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