Siachen avalanche: Chances of finding 10 missing soldiers very remote, says Defence Ministry

The Defence Ministry said on Thursday that the chances of finding any survivors who went missing after an avalanche hit their post in Siachen were very remote.

Siachen avalanche: Chances of finding 10 missing soldiers very remote, says Defence Ministry
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Delhi: The Defence Ministry said on Thursday that the chances of finding any survivors who went missing after an avalanche hit their post in Siachen were very remote.

"Operation by specialised teams of Army and Air Force in Siachen to rescue soldiers hit by avalanche have entered day two. Specialised equipment was flown in to Leh today morning to further boost the rescue efforts," spokesperson, MoD said.

However, he added, "With deepest regret we have to state that chances of finding any survivors are very remote," as per ANI. 

A junior commissioned officer (JCO) and nine other soldiers went missing on Wednesday morning.

This was when an avalanche hit their post in the northern part of the Siachen Glacier-Saltoro Ridge region.

The ten soldiers were from the Madras Regiment and were deployed at the section-level post at an altitude of 19,600-feet on the Northern Glacier.

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