As many as 7 soldiers went missing during the early hours of February 6, in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh after their patrol along the border was hit by an avalanche.
7 soldiers went missing in Arunachal:
The seven Army personnel were part of a patrolling team and were hit by the avalanche in a high-altitude area (14,500 feet).
According to a Defence PRO some specialised personnel have been airlifted to the high-altitude site to assist the ongoing search and rescue operations.
The Army informed that the area has been witnessing chilly weather with heavy snowfall for the last several days. snowfall for the last several days.
CM Khandu on Twitter:
CM Pema Khandu took this incident to its official Twitter handle where it wrote, “Praying for the safety of Army personnel hit by the avalanche in Arunachal, and hope that they be rescued safely as early as possible. Indian Army has always stood by us whenever in difficulties. We earnestly pray that no harm comes to our brave Jawans.”
BRO tweets on bad weather conditions:
Besides, the Border Roads Organization, which is engaged in road building work in the frontier state, has been tweeting since February 5, that the state is experiencing snow as never before.
Earlier, in May 2020, two soldiers who were part of a patrol and snow-clearing party had died in an avalanche in Sikkim.