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Missing India soldier's body found on glacier after 38 years

17/8/2022 19:45
        The remains of an Indian army soldier have been found more than 38 years after he went missing on a glacier at the highest point along the heavily militarized contested border between India and Pakistan in Kashmir.
        
        The soldier and 17 other colleagues were occupying a ridge on Siachen Glacier, high in the Karakoram range in disputed Kashmir's Ladakh region, in May 1984 when they were hit by an avalanche, officials said.
        
        The bodies of 13 soldiers were recovered, but five remained missing.
        
        The Indian army said, a team of soldiers on Monday found human remains at the glacier with an identity disc saying they belonged to Chandra Shekhar, one of the missing men.
        
        Shekhar was part of India's first army unit to occupy the 76-kilometer-long glacier in 1984 amid pitched battles with soldiers from Pakistan, which also controls part of divided Kashmir. Both nuclear-armed neighbors claim all of the region. The glacier, considered the world's highest battlefield, was uninhabited before Indian troops moved there.
        



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