Vice President Ansari expresses grief over Siachen tragedy

New Delhi: Vice President Hamid Ansari on Friday expressed grief over the fatal accident in Siachen where ten Indian Army soldiers, who were hit by a massive avalanche on Wednesday, were declared dead.

“I am deeply grieved to learn about the fatal avalanche in the Siachen involving 10 of our army personnel. I offer my sincere condolences to the bereaved families of the brave soldiers and officer of the Indian Army,” the President said.

Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh also expressed grief at the loss of lives of the soldiers and offered his condolences to the families.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi too mourned on the demise of the soldiers and said in a tweet, “Demise of soldiers in Siachen is very tragic. I salute the brave soldiers who gave their lives to the nation. Condolences to their families.”

The Ministry of Defence had earlier said the chances of finding any survivors were very remote.

“With deepest regret we have to state that chances of finding any survivors are very remote,” said the Defence Spokesperson. (ANI)