The Indian Army has deployed specialised earth penetrating radars to locate the bodies of
10 soldiers who were buried alive in an avalanche in the Siachen Glacier.
The radars are being taken to the spot, at an altitude of 19,600 feet, by IAF’s Cheetah helicopters, in a knocked down version.
The indigenous Dhruv helicopters, bigger than the Cheetah, were unable to land there due to lack of proper space.
The Army meanwhile released the names of the 10 soldiers who were buried alive.
They are: Subedar Nagesha TT from Karnataka, Havildar Elumalai M from Tamil Nadu, Lance Havildar S Kumar from Tamil Nadu, Lance Naik Sudheesh from Kerala, Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad from Karnataka, Sepoy Mahesha from Karnataka, Sepoy Ganesan G from Tamil Nadu.
Sepoy Rama Moorthy N from Tamil Nadu, Sepoy Mustaq Ahmed of Andhra Pradesh and Sepoy Nursing Assistant Suryawanshi of Maharashtra were also among those who were killed in the avalanche early on February 3.