A soldier has gone missing after an avalanche hit an Army patrol party on the Siachen glacier in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, on Friday.
“Two soldiers were swept away by the avalanche. One soldier has been rescued from the avalanche so far. His condition is serious and being treated,” said Colonel S.D. Goswami, spokesman of the Army’s Udhampur-headquartered Northern Command. “Efforts are on to locate the missing soldier,” he added.
Indian Army rescue teams had recovered the mortal remains of Sepoy Vijay Kumar from under twelve feet of snow, almost a week ago. He was swept away in the avalanche on an Army post in Kargil during his duty.