Saturday, 14 April 2012

Siachen Gyari rescue operations : Pak Army facing difficulties : ISPR

Pakistan Army on Saturday arranged a media briefing regarding Gyari sector tragedy. Director General Military Operations (DGMO) Maj-Gen Ashfaq Nadim flanked by Inter-Services Public Relations, (ISPR) briefed the media about the extent of the incident and rescue and search operations of the military.  He said that assistance was also sought from abroad and teams from Germany, Switzerland and China had reached the area. He said the American team would reach to the area after weather conditions improved. Gen Nadeem said that a team from Nprway would also reach to the area on Sunday. The DGMO said that the avalanche had fallen during 3:00am to 5:00 in the night from the height of 18,000 feet. He said that 139 people including soldiers and civilians were present in the battalion headquarters at the time of the incident. Gen Nadim said that the extent of the tragedy was so big that local rescue facilities in the region were not enough while movement of heavy equipment was also very difficult. He told as many as 400 troops and some 60 civilian were   busy in rescue and search operation. The Gen said that the team had reached to the ground after frantic efforts despite strong weather condition but unfortunately there was no recovery.  He said the pace of world would be sped up as the weather improved, adding that some small avalanche had also been falling in the area. The DGMO said that all entire national and army was praying for a miracle for the recovery of soldiers alive. The military officers thanked the nation and media for their support in the testing times.

New Pictures of Rescue Operation in Siachen

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