The ITBP, in a statement, clarified that Masud-ul-Rahman opened fire upon colleagues before shooting himself.

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.

Four to five Pakistan Army soldiers were killed and several others injured after the Indian Army launched artillery attacks on terrorist camps situated inside Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) opposite the Tangdhar sector.

A joint military exercise for the Indian and the United States’ armies is currently underway in Washington DC. The exercise began on September 5 and will continue till September 18, news agency ANI reported.

Banerjee said: "Politics is being played over the dead bodies of fallen soldiers. They are showing missiles, bombs and guns. We are with the Army, Navy and Air Force but not with Modi. And they say that who is not with Modi is Pakistani."

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