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Army pays tribute to soldier who died on Siachen Glacier

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New Delhi, October 23: The Indian army on Sunday paid tribute to Havaldar Darpan Pradhan who
made the ultimate sacrifice on October 21 while deployed on the Siachen Glacier.
In early August, Indian Army Northern Command recovered the remains of a
soldier after 38 years, who disappeared during “Operation Meghdoot” in 1984.
‘Operation Meghdoot’, the codename for an Indian armed forces operation, was launched 38 years ago
April 13 is there.
Launched in 1984 to capture the Siachen Glacier in and precipitating the Siachen
conflict, this military operation was unique because the first assault was launched at the is the highest
battlefield. Military action allowed Indian troops to take control of the entire Siachen Glacier.
Indian Army said Lance Naik, late Chander Sekhar, has been missing since May 29, 1984 at
Siachen.
“LNk (late) Chander Shekhar was identified using the identification disc bearing his army
number that was entangled with the mortal remains,” he said, adding that further details
were recovered from the official archives of the army.
According to Indian Army records, the late soldier had been deployed for Operation Meghdoot
at the Gyongla glacier in 1984.
“An Indian Army patrol recovered the remains of LNk (late) Chander Shekhar who was
missing since May 29, 1984 while deployed on a glacier due to an avalanche,” the Northern Command
of the Indian Army said in a tweet.
The Siachen Glacier is the highest battlefield in the world, where and Pakistan fought
intermittently since 1984. Both countries maintain a permanent military presence in the region at a
height of more than 6,000 meters (20,000 feet). More than 2,000 soldiers died in this
inhospitable terrain, mainly due to extreme weather conditions and the natural hazards of mountain warfare.
(Agencies)