Army Chief General Visits Siachen Glacier


Srinagar: Chief of the Army staff General Dalbir Singh Suhag has visited Siachen Glacier to review the situation at the highest battlefield in the world, where 10 Army soldiers died in an avalanche in February. “The Army chief visited the sites where our soldiers lost their lives at Siachen in the recent avalanches,” a defence spoke person said.

He said Gen Singh interacted with the soldiers serving at Siachen and commended them for their outstanding work in the difficult conditions. He exhorted them to be careful about the avalanche threats. “The Army Chief separately met the porters who work tirelessly to maintain the posts in difficult conditions at Siachen,” the spokesman said.

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He was accompanied by the Northern Army commander, Lt General DS Hooda and corps commander of Army’s 14 Corps, Lt General SK Patyal, he added.