Army Fights Extreme Weather To Retrieve Jawans Bodies


Jammu: The Indian Army has said that bad weather was preventing pilots from bringing back remains of soldiers killed in Gurez avalanche.

The five soldier rescued after an avalanche in Macchil sector have also not been brought to Srinagar for specialized treatment.

“Army aviation pilots are attempting to evacuate the five soldiers who were rescued in Machhil Sector to Srinagar for specialised treatment,” said a Srinagar-based spokesman.
The army said that it was impossible for the helicopter to fly in such weather. Foggy conditions are preventing the pilots to make the sorties.

Carrying out Flying operations on the higher reaches of Gurez valley to transport mortal remains of 14 soldiers killed in Gurez avalanche to Srinagar has been impossible.

The valley has been witnessing bad weather over past one week due to western disturbances. Due to heavy snowfall there is a severe risk of avalanches and that is why a warning has been issued.