According to Kupwara Police in Jammu & Kashmir, three jawans from the 56 RR were killed after their patrol team was struck by an avalanche. Three jawans from the Indian Army’s 56 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) were killed in an avalanche in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara area on Friday. The avalanche struck a patrol group in the Machil region of Kupwara.
Two jawans got caught in the snow, according to the Defense Public Relations Officer (PRO) in Srinagar, and were subsequently brought to the military hospital in Kupwara. Another patrol team member got hypothermia and was also sent to the hospital. However, all of the jawans died as a result of their injuries. Souvik Hajra, Mukesh Kumar, and Gaikwad Manoj Laxman Rao have been identified as the three fallen jawans. Their mortal remains were transported to the Drugmulla military hospital.
Following the incident, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha expressed his condolences on Twitter, writing, “The nation will always be indebted to their supreme sacrifice.”
According to an official, three Army’s 56-RR jawans were killed in the line of duty in the Machil region after they were caught in an avalanche. He stated that all of the remains had been recovered from the scene and sent to the 168 Military Hospital Drugmulla in the district of Kupwara.
According to a Defense official, a new weather alert has been sent to soldiers protecting forward positions, and they have been told to exercise caution when conducting responsibilities in avalanche-prone areas. The Army has been protecting the most difficult terrain in Kashmir, and while there is still a risk of avalanche throughout the winter, the troops have maintained their positions to prevent militant infiltration.
Meanwhile, LG Manoj Sinha issued the following statement on Twitter: “I appreciate the courage and sacrifice of braveheart Army troops who lay down their lives in the line of duty in Machil sector, Kupwara.” The country will be eternally grateful for their tremendous sacrifice. “My thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families of martyrs.”
Meanwhile, forecasters predict forest snow and rain in areas of North Kashmir beginning tomorrow, as well as light rain in Central and South Kashmir. “The weather will improve starting tomorrow evening,” he predicted.
Most regions in Kashmir and Ladakh saw sub-zero temperatures today. Srinagar saw a low of 0.4°C, down from 1.2°C the night before. The temperature was 0.8°C lower than usual for this time of year.
Qazigund had a low of – 0.4°C, compared to 3.6°C the night before. The temperature in town was 1.7°C below usual. The temperature in Pahalgam fell to minus 4.2°C, down from minus 3.4°C the night before, and was 3.0°C below normal for the resort. Kokernag recorded a low of 0.6°C, down from 3.1°C the night before, and 1.7°C below normal for the location.