SIACHEN: As military personnel and volunteers work round the clock on the extensive rescue operation in the Gayari Sector in Siachen, a total of 1.73 million cubic feet area has been shifted since the avalanche engulfed the battalion headquarters.
According to an update issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), despite cold weather hindering the operation, frequently causing equipment to break down, all efforts were being made to extract the trapped soldiers and civilians.
The platforms, constructed on all sites, have been consolidated, however excavation work is being focused on expansion of the sites. The ground-penetrating radar teams have identified two more points. Meanwhile, a Norwegian team has returned to Islamabad after providing critical technical information.