• 7 Army Personnel Struck By Avalanche In Arunachal Pradesh Dead

    The Army informed that their bodies were retrieved from the avalanche site
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    In an unfortunate incident, all seven Army personnel who were struck by an avalanche in the high-altitude areas of the Kameng sector in Arunachal Pradesh on February 6 have been confirmed dead, the Indian Army said. 

    The Army informed that their bodies were retrieved from the avalanche site.

    The seven Indian Army personnel, who were struck by the avalanche on Sunday, were part of a patrol team, Lieutenant Colonel Harsh Wardhan Pande, Public Relations Officer, Ministry of Defence (Tezpur) said.

    He also added that specialised teams had been airlifted to assist in the rescue operations.

    It is to be mentioned that the seven Army personnel were part of a patrol team and had gone missing after being hit by the avalanche in the Tawang district.

    On Sunday, the Officer-in-charge of Dirang police station, Sang Thinley, had said the incident happened along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
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