Five soldiers buried in Kashmir avalanche

Srinagar: Five soldiers and two troopers were buried under an avalanche in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district Tuesday morning, an official said.

“An avalanche struck one of our posts in Keran sector of the LoC (Line of Control) in Kupwara district around 7.30 a.m.,” Lt Col J.S. Brar, spokesperson of army’s Srinagar-based 15 Corps, told IANS.

“Five army soldiers and two BSF (Border Security Force) troopers were trapped under the avalanche. A rescue operation has been started,” he added.

2 Comments
  1. Gokul says

    Part II:The Army Chief has very wisley disagreed with the proposal of fighting the Naxalism by the Army for many reasons. One that the Army is already spread too thin with J&K, Pak border, China border, and insurgency in Assam, Nagaland and Manipur. Where can they spring out additional troops for this new front. Two, to what extent can you keep burdening the Army with every problem that this country of ours creates. You will have to double the strength of the existing Army to accomplish anti Naxal operations. Three, besides the Army, India has a mammoth force in the form of CRPF, CISF, IRB and RDF and the State Armed Police Forces to name of a few, created precisely to help the state govts maintain law and order. Why they can not do their designated tasks is anyone’s guess. They are headed by inept IPS officers who act as just mercenaries, without having an iota of loyalty towards the the troops or subordinate officers they head and are always too happy to accommodate the moneyed, ie, the politicians and the mafia.

  2. Pujakusuma says

    AFSPA cinoatns draconian aspects, why they took too much of time to repeal it, it indicates when they are briefing they don’t know they are recorded or they think none is watching them.

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