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10 Soldiers Missing In Siachen Glacier Avalanche | Visuals Of Rescue Operations

At least 10 soldiers of the Indian Army, including one Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO), are reported missing after an avalanche in the northern Jammu and Kashmir’s Siachen Glacier. TIMES NOW have the first images of the rescue operations. The deadly avalanche hit the post situated at 19,600 feet in Northern Glacier sector in Ladakh region in the world’s highest battlefield yesterday in which a JCO and nine jawans were trapped. The missing personnel were attached to Madras battalion stationed at the post, which is buried under tonnes of snow. As the rescue operations by specialized teams of the Army and the Air Force entered the second day today, Col Goswami said specialised equipment was flown to Leh in the morning. The glaciated area presents temperatures ranging from a minimum of minus 42 degrees Celsius in the night to maximum of minus 25 degrees C during the day, he said.

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