10 Army jawans missing after avalanche in Siachen, rescue work on

At least 10 soldiers of the Indian Army, including one Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO), are reported missing after an avalanche in the northern Jammu and Kashmir’s Siachen region. 

Defence officials said rescue work is on to locate the missing soldiers of the Madras Regiment. Army and IAF rescue operation teams were rushed to the spot immediately. According to reports, the rescue operation was launched at the Baan post, the highest on the glacier at about 22,000 feet. 

Four soldiers were killed in an avalanche which hit the region on January 4 this year.