Jammu : In order to check the casualties caused by the snow avalanches at Siachen Glacier, the highest battlefield in the world, Army has inducted a special rescue force, ‘Avalanche Panthers, Mountain Rescuers’ to respond in case of an emergency.

The ‘Avalanche Panthers, Mountain Rescuers’ is a highly skilled force with in-depth knowledge, adaptability with local terrain and weather conditions, and capability to respond in the shortest possible time for rescue operations, especially in glaciated terrain, an army spokesman said.

The force was inducted by the General Officer Commanding in Chief (GOC-in-C) of the Northern Command, Lt Gen D Anbu who visited the camp yesterday.                    —PTI

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