ISLAMABAD (APP) - In occupied Kashmir, Indian government has decided to go ahead with a 21 days expedition in Siachen. A local daily the 'Excelsior' quoted the official sources saying that the Indian Govt has cleared a proposal for a 40 members' trekking expedition to Siachen beginning from October 1, KMS reported. The expedition will be arranged by 14 Corps of Indian Army while 102 Infantry Brigade will assist the expedition. Among 40 members' delegation, 30 will be civilians and 10 media persons. The sources said the trekking expedition has been cleared by the Indian Defence Ministry overruling Pakistan's objections to it. Pakistan has been opposing any civilian movement in Siachen area in view of its disputed status since 1984. Last year also, Pakistan's Foreign Ministry had voiced strong objections to a similar civilian expedition in Siachen but the Government of India had gone ahead with trekking. Located in the icy heights of Ladakh, Siachen is manned by both the countries on the basis of Actual Ground Positioning Line (AGPL) as there is no Line of Control (LoC) earmarked between the two sides. Several ailments plagued the soldiers deployed in the icy heights. Foreign Ministry officials of the two nations were also repeatedly holding talks at various levels on Siachen and Sir Creek for pull out of troops as both sides had to spent several crores every year to man Siachen.