Siachen avalanche: Chances of finding survivors remote
The officials undertaking the search operations say that the chances of finding any survivors are now very remote.
As reported by OneIndia earlier, at least 10 Army personnel from the Madras Regiment, including a Junior Commissioned Officer, were feared killed under a mass of snow after an avalanche hit a military post at Siachen Glacier in Jammu and Kashmir.
The soldiers were hit by the massive avalanche in the early hours of Tuesday (February 3).
According to him, the rescue teams are braving adverse weather and effects of rarified atmosphere to locate and rescue survivors.
Lt Gen D S Hooda, Army Commander, Northern Command has expressed his grief on the tragic incident.
"It is a tragic event and we salute the soldiers who braved all challenges to guard our frontiers and made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty," Lt Gen Hooda said.
An Army official told OneIndia that the search operations will continue for some more time, despite adverse weather conditions.
"It's a sad day for all of us. Search operations will continue," the official said.