PM, army chief visit Siachen avalanche survivor at hospital

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and army chief General Dalbir Singh visited the Army Hospital (Research and Referral) here to get update on the condition of the soldier who was found alive six days after being buried under an avalanche at Siachen glacier.

The soldier, Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad, is currently in ICU. The prime minister and army chief were briefed by doctors on the soldier’s condition.

Lance Naik Koppad was one of the 10 soldiers of the 19 Madras Regiment who were swept under the deadly avalanche on February 3 when they were manning the highest helipad in the world on the Saltoro Ridge of the Siachen glacier.

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