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    Avalanche traps 10 Army personnel in Siachen

    Ten Army personnel from 19 Madras regiment have been trapped in an avalanche on the northern part of Siachen glacier in Ladakh.

    Army officials said that rescue efforts are in progress.

    Further details are awaited.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/nationa...2.ece?w=alauto

    Let us all pray for a safe return.

    [MENTION=9415]Mohan Tiwari[/MENTION] can you keep us updated please?

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    Ten Army personnel from 19 Madras regiment have been trapped in an avalanche on the northern part of Siachen glacier in Ladakh.

    Army officials said that rescue efforts are in progress.

    Further details are awaited.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/nationa...2.ece?w=alauto

    Let us all pray for a safe return.

    [MENTION=9415]Mohan Tiwari[/MENTION] can you keep us updated please?
    Alas They have been buried for 24 hours. I have trekked above 6500 meter and I don't see much hope.

    A miracle can only save them...10 soldiers --RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohan Tiwari View Post
    Alas They have been buried for 24 hours. I have trekked above 6500 meter and I don't see much hope.

    A miracle can only save them...10 soldiers --RIP
    Depressing piece of news for all, especially the families. RIP

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    Just see the news. RIP

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    Surely their must be ways of detecting avalanche and giving them time to evacuate?

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    Lets hope and pray for miracles.

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    Pakistan and India need to talk about this territory is it worth so many precious lives of our people

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    Pakistan military offers help for Indian soldiers buried under Siachen avalanche



    RAWALPINDI: The director general military operations (DGMO) of Pakistan Army called his Indian counterpart on Thursday and offered assistance for the rescue and recovery of Indian Army personnel who went missing after an avalanche hit the Siachen glacier area.

    Ten Indian soldiers were feared buried in an avalanche that hit Siachen glacier in the India-held portion of Kashmir on Wednesday,

    The soldiers were hit while on duty at a post at an altitude of 19,000 feet.

    An Indian army statement had earlier stated the post was being manned by a junior officer and nine soldiers when the avalanche struck.

    In 2012, at least 140 people including personnel of Pakistan Army and civilians were killed when an avalanche struck an Army camp in the strategically important Gayari sector.

    The Siachen Glacier has been dubbed the world’s highest battlefield. Avalanches and landslides are common in the area during the winter and temperatures there can drop as low as minus 60 degrees Celsius.

    In January four soldiers were killed by an avalanche, while last year another four died when their vehicle was buried under an avalanche near Leh, the main city in the high-altitude region known as Ladakh. An estimated 8,000 troops have died on the glacier since 1984, almost all of them from avalanches, landslides, frostbite, altitude sickness or heart failure rather than combat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabba View Post
    Pakistan and India need to talk about this territory is it worth so many precious lives of our people
    India have asked pak to accept and sign status quo LAC position on Siachen.
    Pak is confusing it with larger kashmir dispute.

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    I think time is running out. Sad news indeed.

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    Pakistan Army director general military operations (DGMO) called his Indian counterpart on Thursday and offered assistance for the rescue of Indian Army personnel who went missing after an avalanche hit the Siachen glacier area.

    Ten Indian soldiers were feared buried in an avalanche that hit Siachen glacier in the India-held portion of Kashmir on Wednesday, The soldiers were hit while on duty at a post at an altitude of 19,000 feet.

    “In the early hours of today, 10 soldiers were hit by an avalanche at the northern Siachen Glacier.” An army statement said the post was being manned by one junior officer and nine soldiers when the avalanche struck.

    Avalanches and landslides are common at the Siachen Glacier during the winter and temperatures there can drop as low as minus 60 degrees Celsius.

    In January four soldiers were killed by an avalanche, while last year another four died when their vehicle was buried under an avalanche near Leh, the main city in the high-altitude region known as Ladakh.

    An estimated 8,000 troops have died on the glacier since 1984, almost all of them from avalanches, landslides, frostbite, altitude sickness or heart failure rather than combat.


    Separately, an Afghan delegation flanked by director general military operations (DGMO) on Thursday visited Rawalpindi and met the Pakistani DGMO to discuss bilateral security and border management.

    According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), there was an agreement during the meeting that none of the countries will allow terrorists use their soil for their activities.

    The meeting was a sequel to Army chief General Raheel Sharif’s visit to Kabul in December, wherein military interaction between the two countries were decided, followed by a meeting of Corps Commanders last week.

    Both sides expressed resolve to continue interaction for better bilateral military to military coordination.

    The meeting comes as head of Afghanistan’s top spy agency is due to travel to Islamabad on Thursday on a crucial visit that seeks to restore trust marred by a blame game between the two neighbours.



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    Re: Avalanche traps 10 Army personnel in Siachen

    There is a risk of further avalanches. Proceed with caution.

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    Looking at and remembering the Pakistan tragedy, I cant see even the bodies being found. Sad situation for all especially the families. RIP

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    Indian soldier found alive six days after avalanche in Siachen

    SIACHEN: An Indian soldier was extracted alive after being buried under 25 feet of snow for six days following the February 3 avalanche, according to a report published on The Hindu website.

    "Lance Naik Hanamanthappa has been found alive. He is critical but all attempts are being made to evacuate him to RR hospital in the morning. We hope the miracle continues. Pray with us," said Lt Gen D.S. Hooda, Army Commander, Northern Command.

    Ten Indian soldiers were buried in an avalanche on the Siachen glacier in India-held Kashmir last week at an altitude of 19,600 feet. Five bodies have been recovered while four have been located using equipment and dogs.

    Read: Indian army declines Pak offer of help to find its soldiers

    Although rescue efforts are on to extract them, there is a chance of brand new avalanches as the ice and snow in the area is still loose and unstable.

    “The teams are working round the clock and observing all precautions since the unstable ice and snow in the region could trigger fresh avalanches. Rescue efforts will continue till all our soldiers are found,” said the spokesman.
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    Re: Avalanche traps 10 Army personnel in Siachen

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    Indian soldier found alive six days after avalanche in Siachen

    SIACHEN: An Indian soldier was extracted alive after being buried under 25 feet of snow for six days following the February 3 avalanche, according to a report published on The Hindu website.

    "Lance Naik Hanamanthappa has been found alive. He is critical but all attempts are being made to evacuate him to RR hospital in the morning. We hope the miracle continues. Pray with us," said Lt Gen D.S. Hooda, Army Commander, Northern Command.

    Ten Indian soldiers were buried in an avalanche on the Siachen glacier in India-held Kashmir last week at an altitude of 19,600 feet. Five bodies have been recovered while four have been located using equipment and dogs.

    Read: Indian army declines Pak offer of help to find its soldiers

    Although rescue efforts are on to extract them, there is a chance of brand new avalanches as the ice and snow in the area is still loose and unstable.

    “The teams are working round the clock and observing all precautions since the unstable ice and snow in the region could trigger fresh avalanches. Rescue efforts will continue till all our soldiers are found,” said the spokesman.
    This is a miracle indeed.

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    Indian soldier found alive six days after avalanche in Siachen

    SIACHEN: An Indian soldier was extracted alive after being buried under 25 feet of snow for six days following the February 3 avalanche, according to a report published on The Hindu website.

    "Lance Naik Hanamanthappa has been found alive. He is critical but all attempts are being made to evacuate him to RR hospital in the morning. We hope the miracle continues. Pray with us," said Lt Gen D.S. Hooda, Army Commander, Northern Command.

    Ten Indian soldiers were buried in an avalanche on the Siachen glacier in India-held Kashmir last week at an altitude of 19,600 feet. Five bodies have been recovered while four have been located using equipment and dogs.

    Read: Indian army declines Pak offer of help to find its soldiers

    Although rescue efforts are on to extract them, there is a chance of brand new avalanches as the ice and snow in the area is still loose and unstable.

    “The teams are working round the clock and observing all precautions since the unstable ice and snow in the region could trigger fresh avalanches. Rescue efforts will continue till all our soldiers are found,” said the spokesman.

    Pleasing news. Family will be super relieved

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    Indian soldier found alive six days after avalanche in Siachen

    SIACHEN: An Indian soldier was extracted alive after being buried under 25 feet of snow for six days following the February 3 avalanche, according to a report published on The Hindu website.

    "Lance Naik Hanamanthappa has been found alive. He is critical but all attempts are being made to evacuate him to RR hospital in the morning. We hope the miracle continues. Pray with us," said Lt Gen D.S. Hooda, Army Commander, Northern Command.

    Ten Indian soldiers were buried in an avalanche on the Siachen glacier in India-held Kashmir last week at an altitude of 19,600 feet. Five bodies have been recovered while four have been located using equipment and dogs.

    Read: Indian army declines Pak offer of help to find its soldiers

    Although rescue efforts are on to extract them, there is a chance of brand new avalanches as the ice and snow in the area is still loose and unstable.

    “The teams are working round the clock and observing all precautions since the unstable ice and snow in the region could trigger fresh avalanches. Rescue efforts will continue till all our soldiers are found,” said the spokesman.
    Has to be a miracle. How could he survive such bitter cold for so long?

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    Has to be a miracle. How could he survive such bitter cold for so long?
    Indian soldier rescued from Siachen dies

    NEW DELHI: Indian army Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad who was found buried under 25 feet of snow on the Siachen glacier following an avalanche has died three days after his rescue, Times of India reported.

    "Lance Naik Hanamanthappa is no more. He breathed his last at 11:45am today," a senior army official said.

    Ten Indian soldiers were buried in under the avalanche on the glacier in India-held Kashmir (IHK) last week at an altitude of 19,600 feet. Koppad, who was found six days after the avalanche, was the only survivor.

    Read: Indian army declines Pak offer of help to find its soldiers

    Koppad was in extremely critical condition and suffered oxygen deprivation to the brain and pneumonia in both lungs, a medical bulletin said on Wednesday. His condition deteriorated despite aggressive therapy and supportive care, the bulletin said.

    The 33-year-old soldier of the 19th Battalion of Madras Regiment hailed from the village of Betadur in Karnataka's Dharwad district. Koppad began serving at Siachen in August 2015. He began his army career 13 years ago.

    Avalanches and extreme cold on the Siachen glacier have killed and maimed many more soldiers than active fighting has.

    Know more: Killer Siachen — 'where a Pakistani soldier dies every four days from the cold'

    “On an average, one Pakistani soldier is killed every fourth day, while one Indian soldier is killed every other day. The lack of oxygen at heights between 18,000 and 20,000 feet and prolonged periods of isolation are a lethal combination and take a heavy psychological toll," researcher Sajjad Padder wrote in his paper "Siachen Stalemate" in the International Journal of Peace and Development Studies.

    Since April 1984, as many as 869 Indian soldiers have been killed by avalanches, exposure to extreme cold and altitude sickness, according to official records.

    Pakistan has also lost hundreds of soldiers for the same reason. In 2012, a massive avalanche in lower Siachen killed 130 Pakistani soldiers at one go.

    Since then, there has been an ongoing debate in Pakistan on the advisability of stationing soldiers at such a high altitude.

    Read more: A letter from Siachen

    Recently in Pakistan a play based on the conflict, titled “Siachen”, received rave reviews, and spotlighted the problems of soldiers based on the glacier. There is no such debate in India yet.

    A former researcher at the Snow and Avalanche Studies Establishment of India's defence ministry earlier said the frequency of avalanches has risen steadily since 1984, when Indian troops were first deployed on the Siachen glacier.

    Speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not authorised to speak to the media, the scientist said both minimum and maximum winter temperatures on the glacier were showing steadily upward trends.

    "That may sound like very good news to soldiers forced to live and patrol in temperatures that can go down to minus 40 (degrees Celsius). But these upward trends are not uniform; they fluctuate a lot. That cracks the ice and makes an avalanche more likely."

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    Indian soldier rescued from Siachen dies

    NEW DELHI: Indian army Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad who was found buried under 25 feet of snow on the Siachen glacier following an avalanche has died three days after his rescue, Times of India reported.

    "Lance Naik Hanamanthappa is no more. He breathed his last at 11:45am today," a senior army official said.

    Ten Indian soldiers were buried in under the avalanche on the glacier in India-held Kashmir (IHK) last week at an altitude of 19,600 feet. Koppad, who was found six days after the avalanche, was the only survivor.

    Read: Indian army declines Pak offer of help to find its soldiers

    Koppad was in extremely critical condition and suffered oxygen deprivation to the brain and pneumonia in both lungs, a medical bulletin said on Wednesday. His condition deteriorated despite aggressive therapy and supportive care, the bulletin said.

    The 33-year-old soldier of the 19th Battalion of Madras Regiment hailed from the village of Betadur in Karnataka's Dharwad district. Koppad began serving at Siachen in August 2015. He began his army career 13 years ago.

    Avalanches and extreme cold on the Siachen glacier have killed and maimed many more soldiers than active fighting has.

    Know more: Killer Siachen — 'where a Pakistani soldier dies every four days from the cold'

    “On an average, one Pakistani soldier is killed every fourth day, while one Indian soldier is killed every other day. The lack of oxygen at heights between 18,000 and 20,000 feet and prolonged periods of isolation are a lethal combination and take a heavy psychological toll," researcher Sajjad Padder wrote in his paper "Siachen Stalemate" in the International Journal of Peace and Development Studies.

    Since April 1984, as many as 869 Indian soldiers have been killed by avalanches, exposure to extreme cold and altitude sickness, according to official records.

    Pakistan has also lost hundreds of soldiers for the same reason. In 2012, a massive avalanche in lower Siachen killed 130 Pakistani soldiers at one go.

    Since then, there has been an ongoing debate in Pakistan on the advisability of stationing soldiers at such a high altitude.

    Read more: A letter from Siachen

    Recently in Pakistan a play based on the conflict, titled “Siachen”, received rave reviews, and spotlighted the problems of soldiers based on the glacier. There is no such debate in India yet.

    A former researcher at the Snow and Avalanche Studies Establishment of India's defence ministry earlier said the frequency of avalanches has risen steadily since 1984, when Indian troops were first deployed on the Siachen glacier.

    Speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not authorised to speak to the media, the scientist said both minimum and maximum winter temperatures on the glacier were showing steadily upward trends.

    "That may sound like very good news to soldiers forced to live and patrol in temperatures that can go down to minus 40 (degrees Celsius). But these upward trends are not uniform; they fluctuate a lot. That cracks the ice and makes an avalanche more likely."
    Desperately sad news. RIP

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    At least Modi got opportunity for a photoshoot with him.

    RIP

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