Pakistan’s stance on the Siachen issue is clear and calls for a bilateral withdrawal of forces from the glacier.

Foreign Office Spokesman, Aizaz Chaudhry said Pakistan wanted friendly relations with neighbouring India and troop withdrawal from Siachen should be bilateral.

In a statement issued earlier this week, Foreign Advisor Sartaj Aziz had called the presence of Indian troops on Siachen an environmental hazard. Aziz had called on New Delhi to withdraw Indian troops from the glacier.

The Foreign Advisor said Indian forces were damaging the virgin snow of Siachen on a daily basis which is one of the largest sources of water to Pakistan.