Siachen avalanche: 4 soldiers from TN, 3 from Karnataka among buried

Written by: OneIndia Defence Bureau

Jammu, Feb 05: The Ministry of Defence on Friday night released the names of soldiers who had sacrificed their lives after avalanche hits their posts in Siachen.

Out of the 10 soldiers buried in the avalanche that hit on February 3, included four from Tamil Nadu, three from Karnataka, one each from Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.


Tamil Nadu

1) Havildar Elumalai M, a resident of Dukkam Parai village, Vellore district.
2) Lance Havildar S Kumar, a resident of Kumanan Thozhu village, Theni district.
3) Sepoy Ganesan G, a resident of Chokkathevan Patti village, Madurai district.
4) Sepoy Rama Moorthy N, a resident of Gudisatana Palli village, Krishnagiri district.


5) Subedar Nagesha T.T., a resident of Tejur village, Hassan district.
6) Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, a resident of Betadur village, Dharwad district.
7) Sepoy Mahesha P.N., a resident of H.D. Kote village, Mysore district.


8) Lance Naik Sudheesh B., a resident of Monroethuruth village, Kollam district.
Andhra Pradesh
9) Sep Mustaq Ahmed S., a resident of Parnapalle village, Kurnool district.


10) Sepoy Nursing Assistant Suryawanshi S.V., a resident of Maskarwadi village, Satara district.

Meanwhile, MoD Spokesperson S D Goswami said that rescue operations were continuing with additional specialised equipment and teams deployed at the site of avalanche.

There were unconfirmed reports of a radio contact being established from last night with MoD not confirming or denying the same.

An Army official told OneIndia that almost 400 tonnes of ice blocks came down burying the solders. "There were reports of a possible radio contact. But no links were established today," the official said.

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