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Avalanche strikes army post in Siachen, rescue operations on



Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir): A major avalanche struck an Indian Army post in the Northern Siachen Glacier area early on Wednesday morning.

A release issued by the army’s Northern Command headquarters in Udhampur said that the avalanche struck at a height of 19,600 feet. The army post that faced its brunt was manned by one junior commissioned officer (JCO) and nine soldiers.

The army’s Northern Command said that rescue operations are being done by specialized teams from the army and the air force.

The release said that all efforts are being made to rescue the ten soldiers, and that the entire operation is being closely monitored from Leh and Udhampur.