WATCH: Indian Army recover mortal remains of soldier missing since 1984

New Delhi: In a accidental recovery the skeletal remains of an Indian soldier has been found after over 38 years. The late soldier Lance Naik Chander Shekhar was missing after an avalanche hit. He has been missing since 1984.

On August 13, the corpse of Lance Naik Chander Shekhar, who took part in Operation Meghdoot in Sachen in 1984, was discovered in a disused bunker at the glacier.

News Agency ANI tweeted, “A patrol of Indian Army recovered the mortal remains of LNk (Late) Chander Shekhar who was missing since 29 May 1984 while deployed at Glacier due to an Avalanche: Northern Command, Indian Army”

In another tweet ANI informed, “The bone remains of one of the soldiers were accidentally discovered on August 13 in Siachen, at an elevation of more than 16,000 feet. In addition to the remains, a disc bearing Lance Naik Chandra Shekhar’s army identification number was discovered.”

LNk (Late) Chander Shekhar was identified with the help of the identification disk bearing his Army number which was entangled along with the mortal remains; further details were recovered from official Army records: Northern Command, Indian Army

— ANI (@ANI) August 15, 2022

What was Operation Meghdoot?

The Indian Armed Forces’ operation to capture control of Kashmir’s Siachen Glacier, which started the Siachen Conflict, was known as Operation Meghdoot. Meghdoot was the first military offensive of its sort, and it was carried out in the early hours of April 13, 1984, on the highest battleground in the world.

The operation was successful in stopping Pakistan’s upcoming Operation Ababeel, which was meant to accomplish the same goal as Meghdoot. As a result, Indian forces were able to take full control of the Siachen Glacier.

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