GAYARI  - Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Thursday contended that India had hardened its position on the Siachen issue as compared to the 1989 stance it had adopted, saying that it ‘takes two hands to clap’.Speaking to the media during a visit to army camp in Siachen sector that was hit by an avalanche on April 7, Gen Kayani said India had ‘toughened its stance’ on the issue. India had earlier been demanding the approval of the boundary but now it had begun asking for the redetermination of positions, Kayani was quoted as saying by private TV news channels.During an earlier visit to the site of the avalanche at Gyari on April 18, Kayani had called for all issues between India and Pakistan to be resolved to ensure ‘peaceful co-existence’ which would allow the two sides to focus on development and the welfare of the people.The powerful army chief had also said at the time that Pakistan hoped that the Siachen issue is ‘resolved so that both the countries don’t have to pay the cost’. According to an ISPR press release issued on Thursday, Kayani was briefed about the progress of the ongoing rescue work including efforts to create a water course to safely drain the lake which was formed after the blocking of the Gayari River by the avalanche.The satellite data link also became operational today, which will allow real time video monitoring of relief work from GHQ.Kayani remained with the troops for some time and lauded their motivation in face of tough conditions and extreme weather. He appreciated their resolve to upkeep Army’s proud tradition of not leaving a man behind, until humanly possible, regardless of cost.The COAS was also accompanied by Commander Rawalpindi Corps and a media team, invited to witness firsthand the ongoing activities at disaster site.