Colonel Rajesh Kalia said, "An Army patrol operating at an altitude of approximately 18,000 feet in Southern Siachen Glacier was hit by an avalanche during the early hours of November 30."
The avalanche hit the Army positions in the northern glacier at around 3:30 pm today. The altitudes in the northern glacier are around 18,000 feet and above.
Meanwhile, the Indian Army rejected Pakistani allegations that it used cluster ammunition along the Line of Control and termed it as yet another of its "lie, deceipt and deception".
The site of the blast is about 27 km from the area where a convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel on Jammu Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a suicide bomber on 14 February in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.
"The 35 to 40-year old alleged intruder was apprehended by the patrol party at border post-1123 by 79th battalion," the officials said.
Opening up a new avenue for females, the Indian Army on Thursday kicked off the process of inducting women as jawans by starting their online registration for recruitment in the corps of military police.
PM Modi said that in 2009, the Army sought 1.75 lakh bullet proof vests as the soldiers were combating heavily-armed terrorists without such protection but in 5 years (till 2014), the required bullet proof vests were not bought.
A day after more than 40 CRPF jawans were martyred in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Kashmir’s Pulwama, their mortal remains were brought to Delhi’s Palam airport.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday cancelled her scheduled press conference here and observed a two-minute silence for the CRPF soldiers, who were killed in the terror attack in Kashmir.
New Delhi: In an unfortunate incident, 29 soldiers travelling to Agartala were injured on Monday night at around 10:30 pm...