siachen glacier

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A search and rescue operation was launched soon after the avalanche hit the post.

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 had hit Army positions in the Siachen glacier after which eight personnel were stuck under the snow. The altitudes in the northern glacier are around 18,000 feet and above.

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.

The Siachen base camp starts at around 12,000 feet and the highest ones range up to 23,000 feet. It witnesses temperature of up to minus 70 degrees in winters.

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