41 Indian armymen died at Kashmir’s Siachen Glacier

Jammu—As many as 41 soldiers have died from 2013 till March 31, 2016, at the Siachen Glacier in Jammu and Kashmir, a senior army official said on Friday.
“Ten soldiers died in 2013, eight in 2014 and nine in 2015 at the Siachen Glacier. Another 14 soldiers have died till March 31 this year at the world’s highest battlefield,” said Col. S.D. Goswami, spokesman of the army’s Udhampur-headquartered Northern Command.
“Troops posted in high-altitude areas are trained in basic and advanced skills in mountainous and snow-bound areas.—GK

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