Army Chief visits Siachen, lauds soldiers for serving in hostile weather

April 1:Army Chief General, Dalbir Singh on Friday visited the Siachen glacier and commended soldiers for serving in hostile weather conditions.

“The Army Chief visited the site where 10 soldiers including Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad buried under avalanche on February 4, and lost their life at Siachen in the recent avalanches,” said Col S D Goswami, a spokesperson of Udhampur-based Northern Command.

Singh, he said, interacted with the soldiers serving at Siachen and commended them for their outstanding work in the difficult conditions.

He exhorted them to be careful to the avalanche threats.

The Army Chief also met the local porters who work tirelessly to maintain the posts at those difficult conditions in Siachen.

The Army Chief was accompanied by the Northern Army Commander, Lt General DS Hooda and Corps Commander, Lt General SK Patyal.

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