India, on Thursday, refused the Pakistan army’s offer to assist the rescue efforts for 10 Indian soldiers trapped under an avalanche at Siachen.
Pakistan Army earlier Thursday offered to assist India in locating and possibly rescuing its soldiers who went missing after an avalanche at the Siachen Glacier early Wednesday.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement said Pakistan’s director general military operations (DGMO) had telephoned his Indian counterpart and volunteered to aid rescue efforts.
Ten Indian soldiers are feared buried in the avalanche which hit the portion of the Siachen Glacier held by Indian forces on Wednesday. The soldiers were hit while on duty at a post some 19,000 feet above sea-level.
However, the offer was politely declined with the Indian army stating its own teams were already working in the affected area even as hopes for their survival faded.