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Soldier's remains found in Siachen after 38 years

August 16, 2022 7:05 am

The remains will be handed over to Lance Naik Chandrashekhar's family in Uttarakhand soon, he added. The family of Lance Naik Chandrashekhar, which included his wife and two daughters bade him a beaveheart's farewell, Lt Colonel Abhinav said.

International Yoga Day: Soldiers practice asanas at height of 18k feet in Siachen

June 21, 2022 3:57 pm

Led by Northern Army Commander Lt General Upendra Dwivedi, the troops held yoga sessions at all forward locations and in Leh and Kargil districts of Ladakh.

If Siachen is back on Indo-Pak agenda, it is good news

January 15, 2022 10:05 pm

🔴 Shyam Saran writes: The glacial region is a most inhospitable theatre and the extraordinary human and material costs it imposes on our troops would justify a review

Siachen healer hospital gets oxygen plant

October 04, 2019 9:53 pm

The Siachen hospital which is located at Hunder near Pratappur provides medical cover not only to the soldiers deployed on the glacier but also to the local population and a large number of tourists travelling through the Nubra Valley, a senior Army officer said.

Rajnath Singh visits Siachen, reviews security situation at highest battlefield

June 03, 2019 2:54 pm

At Siachen, Rajnath was briefed about the security situation in the region along the borders with Pakistan, and the operations being conducted by the Army, along with the support of air effort by the Indian Air Force.

Ram Nath Kovind becomes second president to visit Siachen, tells soldiers 'your valour makes us confident about border safety'

May 10, 2018 5:08 pm

Ram Nath Kovind is the second president to visit the camp, after former president APJ Abdul Kalam, who visited in 2004. This makes Kovind the first president to travel to Siachen in 14 years.

Indian Air Force rejects claims of Pakistani jets flying over Siachen

May 24, 2017 3:43 pm

The Pakistani Air Chief's comments come a day after the Indian Army released a video of 'punitive fire assaults' on Pakistani posts in the Naushera sector of the Line of Control as part of its counter-terrorism operations.

Govt: 41 soldiers killed in Siachen since 2013

April 29, 2016 8:28 pm

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in a written reply in Lok Sabha said 10 soldiers were killed in 2013, eight and nine in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

India should talk to Pak, China to resolve Siachen issue: JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav

April 29, 2016 4:32 pm

Raising the issue during the Zero Hour, Yadav noted that recently 10 solders were buried under the ice after an avalanche hit a military post in Siachen, the highest battlefield in the world.

Here's how ISRO's space technology can save lives of soldiers at Siachen

April 03, 2016 3:30 pm

In the past three years, at least 41 soldiers have lost their lives at the Siachen Glacier.


Rajnath Singh visits Siachen after taking charge as Defence Minister

June 05, 2019 7:46 am

Rajnath Singh was briefed about the security situation in the region along the borders with Pakistan, and the operations being conducted by the Army, along with the support of air effort by the Indian Air Force.


Last rites of Siachen bravehearts underway in native towns

February 16, 2016 5:45 am

Mysore(Karnataka)/ Vellore(Tamil Nadu), Feb 16 (ANI): The last rites of Sepoy Mahesha PN, who was buried under the February 3 Siachen avalanche, will be held today at his native town Mysore in Karnataka. A sharp-shooter, Mahesha of the 19th Battalion of Madras Regiment served for 11 years in the Indian army. Last rites of another braveheart from the same battalion, Havildar Elumalai M, a Non commissioned Officer (NCO) of the same battalion are to be held today at Vellore in Tamil Nadu. The bodies of nine fallen soldiers of Madras regiment, who were buried alive under the glacier, were earlier flown to the national capital on Monday.

Wreath laying ceremony of Siachen bravehearts in Delhi

February 15, 2016 7:15 am

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): The wreath laying ceremony of the nine soldiers, who lost their lives in the Siachen Glacier avalanche on February 3, was held in the national capital on Monday. The mortal remains of the martyrs arrived in New Delhi on Monday as they were held up in Siachen for 12 days accounting to the poor weather conditions.

Last rites of Hanamanthappa performed with full state honours

February 12, 2016 9:26 am

Dharwad, Feb 12 (ANI): Last rites of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, who passed away on Thursday morning, were performed with full state honours, including a 21-gun salute, in his hometown Dharwad of Karnataka on Friday. Hanamanthappa was rescued alive from under 35 feet of snow six days after his post in Siachen was hit by a glacier.

Lance Naik's condition worsened despite all measures: R.R. Hospital

February 11, 2016 2:50 pm

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): The Research and Referral Hospital of the Indian Army on Thursday said Lance Naik Hanamanthapa's neuro functions and heart functions worsened despite all precautions, eventually leading to his death. R.R. Hospital Director Lt. Gen. Duhan said when they received Lance Naik Hanamthappa in an intubated state on February 9, his body temperature was normal but his blood pressure was very low. Lt. Gen Duhan further said that all these cells, which had already become fragile and consisted of toxin because of working in very cold environment without glucose and oxygen, had produced a lot amount of toxins. Four days after he was found alive in Siachen, Lance Naik Hanamanthappa died in the hospital on Thursday morning.

Villagers mourn Siachen braveheart’s death

February 11, 2016 10:17 am

Dharwad (Karnataka), Feb 11 (ANI): The family of Siachen lone survivor Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad was in deep shock after hearing the news of his death. His father broke down after he heard the news. His neighbours were seen trying to comfort him. Lance Naik Hanamanthappa, who survived for six days after being buried under a 25-feet avalanche, died at the RR Army Hospital in New Delhi on Thursday, leaving the nation in deep shock. Expressing grief over the tragic death, one of the villagers said the entire village was praying for him to come back, but nothing is big in front of god’s desire.

Soldiers train for avalanche rescue at high altitude in Gulmarg

February 10, 2016 3:53 pm

Gulmarg, Feb 10 (ANI): After nine Indian Army soldiers died in the Siachen glacier avalanche on February 3, High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) trainers held training rescue sessions for soldiers at high altitudes near Line of Control (LOC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Gulmarg region. Major Varun Khujuria, instructor at HAWS, stated the soldiers deployed on the high altitudes are given proper training for handling natural calamities. He added that only HAWS carries out rescue operations throughout the Himalayas. Ajpal Singh, a trainee, said that it's a nine-week basic course, which trains the soldiers to survive on higher altitudes. Proper knowledge of skiing equipments is also given to the soldiers.

Lance Naik’s family excited to see him

February 09, 2016 8:21 am

Dharwad, Feb 09 (ANI): The family members of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa, who was on Monday miraculously found alive after an avalanche in the Siachen glacier, said they were very glad and waiting anxiously to see him. Lance Naik’s father said they are very happy and waiting to see him. His nephew, who had lost all hopes, said it was blessings of the entire villagers that Naik fought with the extremely difficult conditions and was found alive. Hanamanthappa, who is on ventilator, arrived at the Palam airbase from where he was shifted to the Army Research and Referral Hospital.