Day 16: Rescue operation continues despite cold weather at Siachen

Published: April 23, 2012

The platforms, constructed on all sites, have been consolidated, however excavation work is being focused on expansion of the sites. PHOTO: ISPR

SIACHEN: As military personnel and volunteers work round the clock on the extensive rescue operation at the Gayari Sector in Siachen, a total of 1.73 million cubic feet area has been shifted since the avalanche engulfed the Battalion Headquarters.

According to an update issued by the Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR), despite cold weather hindering the operation, frequently causing equipment to breakdown, all efforts were being made to extract the trapped soldiers and civilians.

The platforms, constructed on all sites, have been consolidated, however excavation work is being focused on expansion of the sites. The Ground-penetrating radar teams have identified two more points.

Meanwhile the Norwegian team, after providing necessary assistance has arrived in Islamabad and will be departing for Norway on Tuesday.

Reader Comments (3)

  • TightChuddi
    Apr 23, 2012 - 10:24PM

    waiting with baited breath…

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  • Mogambo.
    Apr 24, 2012 - 12:01AM

    Acknowledge indian positions in Siachen and end of story.

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  • Pakistani
    Apr 24, 2012 - 4:22AM

    @Mogambo.:
    Keep dreaming….

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