Infantrymen are soldiers who are specifically trained for the role of fighting on foot to engage the enemy face to face and have historically borne the brunt of the casualties of combat in wars. As the oldest branch of combat arms, they are the backbone of armies. Infantry units have more physically demanding training than other branches of armies, and place a greater emphasis on discipline, fitness, physical strength and aggression.
All battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantrymen – British Field-Marshal Earl Wavell
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The Siachen is the world\’s highest battlefield located on the glacier at a height of 21,000 feet (6400 m) above the sea level.
After the Pakistani incursions during the Kargil War in 1999, India abandoned plans to withdraw from Siachen unless there\’s an official recognition of the current line of control by Pakistan, wary of further Pakistani incursions if they vacate the Siachen Glacier posts without such recognition.