Four army personnel were killed in an avalanche in Siachen Glacier. An army spokesman said that the soldiers deployed in the Siachen Glacier were on a patrol as part of a route opening party while performing the task, came under an avalanche. “A rescue mission was immediately launched, however despite all possible efforts the jawans could not be saved,” he said. He said the mortal remains of Havildar Dorjey Gason, Havildar Tsewang Norboo, Rifleman Jigmat Chosdup and Rifleman Mohmmad Yusuf were retrieved from the avalanche site and handed over to their next of kin. The martyrs will be cremated with full military honours. Lt General DS Hooda, Army Commander, Northern Command has expressed his condolences to the families of the martyrs, he said.
2015 Kashmir Despatch