Discovery to honour Indian Army on R-Day with special show

New Delhi, 12 Jan (IANS) An hour-long special programme to celebrate the Army Day on January 15 and to honour the heroism of the Indian soldiers posted at the Siachen glacier will be premiered on television on January 26.

The show titled “Revealed: Siachen” will be aired on Discovery Channel.

“‘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,” Rahul Johri, executive vice president and general manager – South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific, said in a statement.

The show will take viewers through the extreme frontline and the highest battleground in the world and what it takes to keep the Siachen glacier secure and peaceful.

The show will present chronicles of the soldiers and their challenges to manage the battlefield where temperatures often reach 60 degrees Celsius below the freezing point.

“Siachen glacier 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,” said Col. Narendra Kumar, first surveyor of Siachen for the Indian Army.

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