Indian Army troops hit with another worst blow at Siachen, number of soldiers killed
NEW DELHI - Indian Army troops hit with another worst blow at Siachen, number of soldiers killed.
Three Indian Army soldiers got killed and several missing and trapped after an avalanche hit an Army post in the Tangdhar region of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Wednesday (December 3). Army has launched search and rescue operations to find the missing jawans.
Sources told Zee Media that one jawan was successfully rescued by Army personnel. Army sources, however, said that three Army jawans are still missing.
An avalanche also hit Army post in Gurez sector of Bandipora district. It is feared that some jawans are trapped under the ice and operations have been launched to rescue the trapped jawans.
On November 30, an Army patrol party was hit by an avalanche in southern Siachen Glacier region in the Union Territory of Ladakh in the morning, which resulted in the death of two personnel.
According to reports, the Army patrol party was operating at an altitude of 18,000 feet in the southern Siachen Glacier when the tragic incident took place.