Chief of Indian Army, General Manoj Pande, and all ranks of the Indian Army have expressed heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of eight Indian Army soldiers in the unfortunate incident of flash floods arising out of a glacial lake burst in Sikkim.
“We stand firm with the bereaved families in this hour of grief. COAS and all ranks Indian Army also expressed grief at the loss of civilian lives in this tragic incident. Concerted search and rescue efforts are ongoing to locate and rescue the remaining 14 missing soldiers and other civilians. Indian Army efforts towards providing safety, relief & succour to the local populace affected by this calamity will continue as hithertofore. Despite the irreparable loss of lives & material, the Indian Army remains committed and prepared for all the contingencies”, the Indian Army said in a statement.