27 September 2022,   09:26
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Body of an Indian soldier who went missing in the Himalayas 38 years ago has been found

The body of an Indian soldier who went missing in the Himalayas 38 years ago has been found, writes BBC.

Chandrashekhar Harbola and 19 colleagues were caught in an avalanche during a patrolling operation in the Siachen glacier along the India-Pakistan border in 1984. Fifteen bodies were recovered later but five remained missing.

Siachen is the world’s highest battlefield and soldiers from both countries die in storms and avalanches.

The army unit that spotted Harbola’s body also found another one but it was yet to be identified, PTI news agency reported.

Harbola’s family, which lives in Haldwani district in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, said the discovery would give them closure. A funeral with full military honours has been planned in his village.

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