“Rescue operations by specialized teams from Army and Air Force are underway to rescue the soldiers”.
At least 10 Army jawans are missing after an avalanche hit Siachen’s northern glacier in Jammu and Kashmir. Rescue dogs also have been pressed into service.
Avalanches and landslides are common in the area during the winter and temperatures there can drop as low as minus 60 degrees Celsius (minus 76 degrees Fahrenheit).
The base is located at a imposing height of 19,000 feet above sea level. Until 1984, neither side had troops permanently stationed there.
In April 2012, around 140 soldiers and several civilian contractors were trapped under snow when an avalanche hit a Pakistani military base in Gayari sector.
The Siachen Glacier in the Karakorum range is known as the highest militarised zone in the world.
In a similar incident last month, four soldiers of 3 Ladakh Scouts were killed when their patrol, located in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, was hit by a massive avalanche.
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