Siachen Sector: Two more bodies of Shaeed soldiers recovered from Gayari

Siachen-Rescue Two more dead bodies of Shaheed soldiers, who came under a huge snow slide last year, were recovered from Gayari sector in the ongoing search operation during last 36 hours. According to a spokesman of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) here Wednesday, so far 131 bodies had been recovered while search for remaining nine bodies was continuing.

It may be mentioned that on April 7, 2012, 140 soldiers and civilians of 6 Northern Light Infantry Battalion came under a huge snow slide at Gayari and embraced Shahadat (martyrdom).

He said that 121 bodies of martyrs were recovered before suspension of Operation Gayari due to winters on November 27, 2012. After opening of weather and melting of snow, search for remaining 19 martyrs commenced on April 15, 2013 by employing 228 military personnel and 29 heavy engineering equipment pieces including excavators, dozers and drill machines.

It is once again reiterated that these sustained efforts would continue till recovery of last man, he concluded.

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