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Soldiers train for avalanche rescue at high altitude in Gulmarg


Soldiers train for avalanche rescue at high altitude in Gulmarg

Gulmarg, Feb 10 (ANI): After nine Indian Army soldiers died in the Siachen glacier avalanche on February 3, High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) trainers held training rescue sessions for soldiers at high altitudes near Line of Control (LOC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Gulmarg region. Major Varun Khujuria, instructor at HAWS, stated the soldiers deployed on the high altitudes are given proper training for handling natural calamities.

He added that only HAWS carries out rescue operations throughout the Himalayas. Ajpal Singh, a trainee, said that it's a nine-week basic course, which trains the soldiers to survive on higher altitudes.

Proper knowledge of skiing equipments is also given to the soldiers.

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