Indian Army: Six Days Under Snow, Soldier Survives - Siachen Miracle!

Armed forces and aviation wing of the armed forces groups were attempting to rescue the troopers and salvage canines squeezed into service. A large number of Indian and Pakistani troops are positioned on the solidifying Himalayan territory, where more troops have passed on from the tiring conditions than from unfriendly fire.

Indian Soldiers At Siachen Glacier

A month ago, four Indian troopers on foot patrol were killed by a torrential slide in the same locale. In 2012, a torrential slide in the Pakistan-controlled part of the ice sheet executed 140 individuals, including 129 troopers. The two nations have talked about approaches to disarm the Siachen Glacier without success.

On 8th Feb, the government had reported the names of the 10 warriors, surrendering them for dead, even as salvage groups kept on moving snow to look for them.

It's nothing less than a marvel.

Six days after 10 Indian armed forces soldiers were trapped under a torrential slide in the Siachen glacier at an elevation of 19,600 feet near the Line of Control (LoC), one soldier was on Monday discovered alive by rescue team, covered under 25 feet of snow.

"It was a miraculous rescue, all efforts are being made to evacute Lance Naik Hanaman Thappa to the RR hospital in the morning," Lt Gen D S Hooda, Northern Army Commander, told PTI. "Five bodies have been recovered so far and four bodies have been identified. All other soldiers are regrettably no more with us," he said.

Rescure Under Snow At Siachen Glacier

The Army's rescue teams were slicing through up to 30 feet of ice at various areas where the officers could likely be covered, the Hindu cited Hooda as saying. "The probable locations are identified using specialised equipment,” he said.

A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and nine different positions of Madras Regiment were covered in the torrential slide that hit their post where temperatures can plunge to as low as minus 45 degrees Celsius.

Lance Naik Hanamanthappa and nine different soldiers were covered profound after a mass of ice a kilometer wide and 800 meters high came smashing down on their post.

Extremely dehydrated and stiff, Hanamanthappa floated all through cognizance as a doctor resuscitated him. He is steady and is being taken to the Army Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi by a C-17 aircraft of the Indian Air Force.

"Recovering the soldier is nothing short of a miracle. A wall of snow as thick and hard as concrete had fallen on them," Lieutenant General SK Patyal told NDTV.

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