JAMMU: An Army Captain lost his life while 15 other soldiers were rescued after an avalanche struck a patrol party in Siachen Glacier in Ladakh sector.
“A patrol party of army came under an avalanche in southern area of Siachen glacier yesterday,” Udhampur-based defence spokesman Colonel S D Goswami said today.
A rescue operation was launched immediately and 15 soldiers were saved, he said.
Regimental Medical Officer Captain Ashwini Kumar could not be saved and his body was retrieved from under the avalanche, he said.
Capt Kumar, from 3 Ladakh Scouts, was a bachelor and hailed from Patiala in Punjab. (AGENCIES)