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Kargil avalanche: Search ops intensify for missing soldier, rescued personnel stable

An Indian police officer listens to messages from his colleague on a radio on a key Kashmir highway in Jawahar Tunnel.  An Indian police officer listens to messages from his colleague on a radio on a key Kashmir highway in Jawahar Tunnel 90 km (55 miles) south of Srinagar, February 28, 2005. A mountainous 300 km (186 mile) long key Jammu-Srinagar highway remained shut for the 12th day on Monday after avalanches and landslides killed at least 278 people in the Himalayan region. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli
An Indian police officer listens to messages from his colleague on a radio on a key Kashmir highway in Jawahar Tunnel. An Indian police officer listens to messages from his colleague on a radio on a key Kashmir highway in Jawahar Tunnel 90 km (55 miles) south of Srinagar, February 28, 2005. A mountainous 300 km (186 mile) long key Jammu-Srinagar highway remained shut for the 12th day on Monday after avalanches and landslides killed at least 278 people in the Himalayan region. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir): Following the avalanche which hit an Army Post located at an altitude of 17500 feet in Kargil Sector of Jammu and Kashmir, search operations on Sunday intensified for the missing soldier, while the rescued personnel’s condition is now stable.

With the bad weather acting as a major impediment in the rescue operations, teams are still hard at work to locate the missing soldier who was swept away in the avalanche while on surveillance duty.

This incident comes weeks after a deadly avalanche on Siachen Glaciers in Jammu and Kashmir, close to the Line of Control or LoC, killed 10 Army personnel including an officer.

Following arduous rescue operations which lasted for two weeks, the bodies of nine soldiers were recovered.

Lance Naik Hanamanthapa, who was found buried alive after being snowed under 25 feet of ice, passed away at the Army RR hospital in New Delhi, four days after his miraculous rescue. (ANI)

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