The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the loss of lives of a number of Army personnel in an avalanche in Kashmir.
In a message to General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff, the President has said “I am sad to learn about the avalanche in Kashmir in which a number of Army personnel lost their lives and some are reported missing.
I understand rescue and relief operations are currently underway. I am sure that concerned Army authorities and the State Government are providing all possible aid to the bereaved families and medical assistance to the injured.
Please convey my heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased. My prayers for an early and speedy recovery of all injured personnel”.