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Question 1: Accordingly, the Indian military brought to the glacier area troops from Northern ________ region as well as some paramilitary forces.
ZanskarKorzok MonasteryLehLadakh

Question 2: Helicopters like ________, Mi-8, Chetak and Cheetah carried provisions and personnel to areas near hitherto unscaled peaks.
Mil Mi-17Mil Mi-24Mil Mi-8Mil Mi-2

Question 3: In his memoirs, former Pakistani president, General ________ states that Pakistan lost almost 900 sq mi (2,300 km2) of territory.
Ayub KhanAbdul Qadeer KhanMuhammad Zia-ul-HaqPervez Musharraf

Question 4: Named after the divine cloud messenger (Meghaduuta) in a Sanskrit play, the operation involved the airlifting of Indian Army soldiers by the ________ (IAF) and dropping them in the glacial area.
Research and Analysis WingIndian Peace Keeping ForceIndian Air ForceLok Sabha

Question 5: This served to reinforce their claim on the area as these expeditions arrived on the glacier with a permit obtained from the ________.
Government of PakistanForeign relations of PakistanPolitics of PakistanConstitution of Pakistan

Question 6: [5] ________ states that the Indian advance captured nearly 1,000 sq mi (2,600 km2).
National ReviewNewsweekThe New YorkerTime (magazine)

Question 7: The ________ became a bone of contention following a vague demarcation of territory as per the Simla Agreement of 1972, which did not exactly specify who had authority over the Siachen Glacier area.
Siachen GlacierTso moririSaltoro KangriLadakh

Question 8: Operation Meghdoot was the name given to the attack launched by the ________ to capture the Siachen Glacier in the disputed Kashmir region, precipitating the Siachen Conflict.
Indian NavyIndian Air ForcePeople's Liberation ArmyIndian Armed Forces

Question 9: In 1978 the Indian Army began closely monitoring the situation in the region and concurrently ________ also allowed mountaineering expeditions to the glacier, approaching from its side.
India and the Non-Aligned MovementResearch and Analysis WingLok SabhaIndia

Question 10: Most of the troops had already been acclimatized to the extremities of the glacier after having been sent on a training expedition to ________ in 1982.
Kalahari DesertDesertAtacama DesertAntarctica


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