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Update Avalanche Clearance at Gayari Sector Siachen

Search and rescue Operation at Gayari continues at its full pace despite severe weather conditions, blizzard and low temperatures. The spirit of troops busy in rescue operation is high, who are determined to dig out their valiant comrades from tonnes of snow. The low temperature poses serious challenge to the effectiveness of plant equipment too. Disregarding the difficulties posed by 145 ft high pile of snow in the vicinity and extreme cold at the bottom of excavation, the troops are attempting a horizontal tunnel at the base of main excavation site to access suspected location of a structure to reach out to survivors.
The access tracks have been improved. Some infantry troops grouped into small teams continued to be employed on the periphery for search work. The outflow of water channel remains the same.

A view of rescue work by Pak Army at Gayari on night 12/13 April 2012. Photo ISPR

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