Seven Indian Army personnel are reported to have been struck by an avalanche in the high altitude area of Arunachal Pradesh’s Kameng sector on February 6 (Sunday). As per the latest reports, search and rescue operations are underway to trace the missing men.
The Army said that seven personnel were part of a patrol. “Specialised teams have been airlifted to assist in rescue operations,” it added.
The Army also mentioned the area had been witnessing inclement weather with heavy snowfall for the past few days.
"Praying for the safety of Army personnel hit by the avalanche in Arunachal, and hope that they be rescued safely as early as possible," Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu said in a tweet.
He added, "Indian Army has always stood by us whenever in difficulties. We earnestly pray that no harm comes to our brave Jawans."