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Father of Major killed in avalanche rues lack of basic facilities in border areas

IANS  |  New Delhi 

After the kin of Samir Abrol, who died in a 2000 crash in Bengaluru, raised questions about the system, the father of Nisheet Dogra, killed in an avalanche in Sikkim, on Tuesday rued the lack of basic facilities in the border areas.

"My son Nisheet of 7 Cavalry died today at the border, Jongri. There was no No generator working for over a week. Please improve conditions," tweeted Umesh Chander.

Nisheet was cremated in Indirapuram in Ghaziabad on Tuesday.

Speaking to IANS, Umesh Chander said everyone knew about the conditions.

"I was generally drawing attention to the fact that something should be done to improve these things," he said. "All I wanted to say was that infrastructure on the border should be improved."

also paid tributes to Nisheet.

Reports said that Major Nisheet went missing following heavy snowfall and bilzzard in North

Earlier, Abrol's brother had talked about warriors being given outdated machines as he blamed it on a corrupt system. His wife pledged to get to the cause of the crash.

"How many more of these pilots have to give up their life to shake you up and make you realise there is something really wrong with the system?" she wrote in a post.

The lack of infrastructure on the eastern borders has been of concern for many years. The government has been paying special attention to improve the conditions as force levels have gone up in the area, particularly after the Doklam military stand-off with in 2017.



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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 17:10 IST