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8 Indian Soldiers Trapped In Snow After Avalanche In Siachen

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  1. Windjammer

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    THE TIMES OF INDIA | NOV 18, 2019, 20:23:22 IST




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    Breaking news live: An Army patrol of eight soldiers hit by an avalanche in Northern Siachen Glacier around 3 pm
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    Say you may..
    A terrible incident. Yes, I want them dead but by our fire or by Kashmiris in gunfight. But suffocation and hypothermia, a terrible end of any living being.
     
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    RIP.

    Meteorologists are predicting harsh winter this time around so it will be really tough for both Pakistani and Indian soldiers in Siachen till Feb.
     
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    I remember them trolling and abusing our martyrs of Gyari.

    Got no respect for them after that.
     
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    I said 'say you may' :)
    For sure some people cannot forget. Like Hz Yaqoob AS was still crying years after he lost Hz Yousuf AS. So pain stay sometimes forever. I was just empathetic, that for political struggle a young guy from a warm plain taking his last breath for an unjust occupation.
     
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    Fvck it. I hope they die miserably. Rapist army.
     
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    Doubtful they would survive this treacherous terrain, lets see.
     
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    Indian soldiers killed after avalanche hits Siachen Glacier
    At least four soldiers and two civilians die after avalanche hits a patrol team at the world's highest battlefield.

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    More troops have died from the harsh climate than combat on the Siachen Glacier [File: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters]
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    At least four soldiers and two civilian porters have been killed after an avalanche hit the Siachen Glacier in Indian-administered Kashmir.

    The avalanche struck a group of eight soldiers patrolling near a post at a height of 5,485 metres (17,995 feet) in the northern part of the Himalayan glacier on Monday, Indian army spokesmen said.

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    A search and rescue mission pulled eight people from the snow and they were later airlifted to a military hospital, according to the local media.

    "Despite best efforts, six casualties, which includes four soldiers and two civilian porters, succumbed to extreme hypothermia," spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia told the AFP news agency.

    Lieutenant Colonel Abhinav Navneet, another army spokesman, said the two surviving soldiers were undergoing treatment.

    He added that an army post was also hit by the avalanche but no fatalities were reported there.

    The world's highest battlefield
    India's Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said he was "deeply pained" by the incident.

    "Deeply pained by the demise of soldiers and porters due to avalanche in Siachen. I salute their courage and service to the nation. My heartfelt condolences to their families," Singh tweeted.

    The glacier is on the northern tip of the Line of Control that divides India and Pakistan-administered Kashmir. The two countries, which claim the Kashmir region in full, have deployed troops at Siachen.

    On August 5, New Delhi stripped the Muslim-majority region of its special status and deployed additional troops, escalating tensions in one of the most militarised zones in the world.

    Avalanches are common on the 700-square-kilometre (270-square-mile) glacier, where temperatures regularly fall to minus 60 degrees Celsius (-76 Fahrenheit).

    The region has witnessed intermittent skirmishes for decades, but more soldiers have died from the harsh weather than combat at the world's highest battlefield.

    In 2017, at least 24 people, including 20 soldiers, were killed in a series of avalanches, while in 2012, a massive avalanche in Pakistani-administered Kashmir killed 140 people, including 129 Pakistani soldiers.

    SOURCE: AL JAZEERA AND NEWS AGENCIES

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019...che-hits-siachen-glacier-191119062742949.html
     
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    Rest in Peace!!