Havaldar Darpan Pradhan made the supreme sacrifice on October 21 while he was deployed on the Siachen Glacier. The Indian Army on Sunday paid tribute to the martyred soldier.
The Indian Army’s Northern Command earlier this month discovered the corpse of a soldier who had been missing for 38 years during “Operation Meghdoot” in 1984. An operation of the Indian military known as “Operation Meghdoot” was started on April 13 of that year, 38 years ago.
The Siachen Conflict began in 1984 when a military operation to seize the Siachen Glacier in Jammu and Kashmir was initiated. This military operation was distinctive since it was the first to be launched at the highest battleground in the world. Indian troops were able to take control of the entire Siachen Glacier as a result of the military action.
According to the Indian Army, Lance Naik late Chander Sekhar had been missing in Siachen since May 29, 1984.
“LNk (Late) Chander Shekhar was identified with the help of the identification disk bearing his Army number which was entangled along with the mortal remains,” it said, adding that further details were recovered from official Army records.
The late soldier had been deployed for Operation Meghdoot at Gyongla Glacier in 1984, according to the Indian Army’s records.
“A patrol of Indian Army recovered the mortal remains of LNk (Late) Chander Shekhar who was missing since 29 May 1984 while deployed at glacier due to an avalanche,” the Northern Command of Indian Army said in a tweet.
India and Pakistan have been at war with each other on and off since 1984, with the Siachen Glacier serving as the highest battleground on the planet. Both countries have a permanent military presence in the region at a height of over 6,000 meters (20,000 ft) (20,000 ft). More than 2,000 soldiers have lost their lives in this hostile environment, most frequently as a result of meteorological catastrophes and the inherent dangers of mountain warfare.