6 soldiers killed, 1 missing in deadly Siachen avalanche

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    Six soldiers were killed and one missing in an avalanche that struck Siachen on Sunday.
    The Army has called in a rescue operation team to trace the missing bodies.
    Earlier, the Natural disaster management cell had issued a warning regarding a medium danger avalanche for the area close to Line of Control inKashmir and Banihal town on Jammu-Srinagar national highway.
    "A medium danger avalanche warning has been issued for Keran Machil, Gurez, Chowkibal, Uri and Tangdhar areas where moderate to heavy snowfall was witnessedearlier in the week," Coordinator Natural Disaster Management Cell, Aamir Ali, said.
    The avalanche warning was also issued for north Kashmir Ski resort of Gulmarg, Jawahar Tunnel in south Kashmir and Banihal town.
    Kashmir valley has been witnessing moderate to heavysnowfall, mostly in hilly areas,during the past week, leading to closure of several roads including Jammu-Srinagar Nationa l Highway.
    Amidst Pakistan pushing for the demilitarisation of Siachen,Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh had on September 20, 2012 said that India had "lost lot of lives" and "shed a lot of blood" to command the icy heights and favoured holding on to the 70-km-long glacier in northern Jammu and Kashmir.
    Gen Singh had noted that Siachen glacier, the world's highest battlefield, is of"strategic importance" to Indiaand that the Indian Army's position on withdrawal of troops from one of the most uninhabitable spots on earth remained unchanged.
    "We have lost a lot of lives over there. We have shed a lot of blood in trying to get to that area and occupy our positions. These positions areof strategic importance to us."
    "It has not changed at all," he said when asked about the Indian Army's position on Siachen and the demilitarisation proposed by Pakistan.
    "It is very important...we must continue to hold that area andthat's what we have maintained always," he asserted.
    India and Pakistan have been negotiating a settlement of their 18-year dispute over the Siachen glacier and one ofthe issues which remains on top is demilitarisation.
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    Six jawans dead, one missing in Siachen avalanche hit : North, News - India Today
     
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    Six soldiers killed, 1 missing in deadly Siachen avalanche

    NEW DELHI: Six soldiers were killed and one is missing when an avalanche hit the Siachen glacier area on Sunday.

    Six men belonging to the 1st Assam Regiment, deployed in the Hanif sub-sector in Siachen glacier area, died in the avalanche hit around 7am, Army sources said here.

    One soldier is still missing and efforts are being made to locate him, they said. "The incident happened during inter-post movement of the soldiers," they said.

    This is for the first time in several years that an avalanche has hit an Indian position in the glacier area, the sources said.

    The Assam unit is part of the 102 Siachen Brigade and is located at altitudes of around 15-16,000 feet, they said.

    An avalanche had hit a Pakistani Army camp in the glacier area last year killing over 100 troops.

    India has deployed its troops in Siachen for close to 30 years now and has lost more people to the weather and terrain than to enemy bullets.

    However, it has brought down such casualties to a large extent by ensuring proper adaptation of the personnel to the conditions and through extensive scientific research by DRDO to improve living conditions of jawans there.

    India and Pakistan, which have held several rounds of talks to resolve the Siachen issue, were close to an agreement a few years back on demilitarising the region but the accord failed to see the light of the day as Pakistan refused to authenticate its military position.

    Pakistan army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani had recently said that India had hardened its position on the Siachen issue as compared to the 1989 stance it had adopted, saying that it "takes two hands to clap".

    Army chief Gen Bikram Singh has made it clear that the Indian military would not like to move out of the "strategically important" icy heights for which a "lot of blood has been shed".

    He has said the Army has conveyed its views to the government which has to take a final decision in that regard.

    Six soldiers killed, 1 missing in deadly Siachen avalanche - The Times of India
     
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    my condolences for the families of the martyrs!R.I.P. brave soldiers :rip::salute:of our Motherland,this is a great loss for our nation:tsk:!
     
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    Six soldiers killed, 1 missing in deadly Siachen avalanche

    RIP

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    NEW DELHI: Six soldiers were killed and one is missing when an avalanche hit the-Siachen glacier-area on Sunday.-Six men belonging to the 1st Assam Regiment, deployed in the Hanif sub-sector in Siachen glacier area, died in the avalanche hit around 7am, Army sources said here.-One soldier is still missing and efforts are being made to locate him, they said. "The incident happened during inter-post movement of the soldiers," they said.-This is for the first time in several years that an avalanche has hit an Indian position in the glacier area, the sources said.-The Assam unit is part of the 102 Siachen Brigade and is located at altitudes of around 15-16,000 feet, they said.-An avalanche had hit a Pakistani Army camp in the glacier area last year killing over 100 troops.-India has deployed its troops in Siachen for close to 30 years now and has lost more people to the weather and terrain than to enemy bullets.-However, it has brought down such casualties to a large extent by ensuring proper adaptation of the personnel to the conditions and through extensive scientific research by DRDO to improve living conditions of jawans there.-India and Pakistan, which have held several rounds of talks to resolve the Siachen issue, were close to an agreement a few years back on demilitarising the region but the accord failed to see the light of the day as-Pakistan-refused to authenticate its military position.-Pakistan army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani had recently said that India had hardened its position on the Siachen issue as compared to the 1989 stance it had adopted, saying that it "takes two hands to clap".-Army chief Gen Bikram Singh has made it clear that the Indian military would not like to move out of the "strategically important" icy heights for which a "lot of blood has been shed".-He has said the Army has conveyed its views to the government which has to take a final decision in that regard.

    Six soldiers killed, 1 missing in deadly Siachen avalanche - The Times of India
     
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    Re: Six soldiers killed, 1 missing in deadly Siachen avalanche

    RIP to the brave soldiers... The country is proud of you... May GOD give strength to your family to overcome the tragedy...
     
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    Re: Six soldiers killed, 1 missing in deadly Siachen avalanche

    Is it possible for man made avalance from other side
     
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    This incident will be used by WKKs to the maximum to milk a compromising agreement on Siachen.

    Look at Paki 76 Ghazis died. Look at these Our men died. Nature does not want us to fight

    Another Equal Equal ==!
     
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    Re: Six soldiers killed, 1 missing in deadly Siachen avalanche

    RIP, hope the missing soldier is alive.
     
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    Re: Six soldiers killed, 1 missing in deadly Siachen avalanche

    :facepalm: please don't get there
     
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    ^^^ guys dont dilute the thread....please keep it apolitical and only to remember the finest our country has....

    R.I.P to brave hearts.....god bless u and your family!!
     
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    RIP. they should provide better surviving kits to soldiers as avalanche cant be stopped but soldiers can be saved by the use of better techonology
     
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    If IA soldiers on Siachen do not get extra hazardous duty pay, they should.
     
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    Rip To Brave Hearts

    OM SHANTI
     
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    souls may rest in peace.
     
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    RIP brave soldiers. may your sacrifice never go in vain.

    There must be no withdrawal from Siachen.
     
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    Sad news... RIP.. and may god give strength to the soldier's families to get through this tragic loss..
     
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    RIP brave souls and deepest condolences to the bereaved families and may God give them strength to get through this sad time.
     
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    Is there any anti-avalanche system in place ????despite of billion dollar $$ budget cant we get any better????????:shocked::shocked::shocked:
     
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    May god give them a place in his/her kingdom and also give strength to the families to bear a loss of their loved ones. MOD should consult experts from other parts of the world to learn more about preventive measures so that we can minimize the human loss due to natural disasters. The names of the countries with expertise in the field that come to mind are Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Canada and USA. I am sure if asked we can help to train Indians in preventive measures.
     

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