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Siachen: Mortal remains of 9 soldiers successfully airlifted to base camp

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Leh : Exploiting narrow windows of fair weather, the Indian Army on Saturday successfully managed to move the remaining mortals of the nine bravehearts, who were buried alive by an avalanche, from Siachen to the base camp in Leh.

“Exploiting very narrow window of fair weather army avn heptrs, in a daring act, succeeded in moving mortal remains of 9 bravehearts. Mortal remains moved from northern glacier to airstrip close to base camp,” The Additional Directorate General of Public Information for Indian Army (ADG PI) tweeted.

With the weather continuing to be extremely adverse, the bodies have been moved to the Military Hospital in Hunder for embalming and custody.

After certain formalities, a quick wreath laying ceremony will be done following which, all mortal remains will be transported to Delhi from Thoise in an IAF aircraft.

“In Delhi, another wreath laying ceremony is planned, following which the bodies of the nine martyrs will be transported to their home towns,” said the Northern Command in a statement.

The lone survivor of the Siachen Glacier Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad died on Thursday after almost a week-long battle. (ANI)

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