Mortal remains of nine Siachen bravehearts to arrive in Delhi today

New Delhi, Feb. 15 (ANI): The mortal remains of nine Siachen brave hearts, who were buried alive in an avalanche, will be brought to the national capital today after they were from Leh to Hunder yesterday.

Following the ceremonial wreath laying by Leh Corps Commander today, all mortal remains will be transported to Delhi to reach before 11 a.m.today.

The mortal remains of martyrs would then be carried by IAF aircrafts to Bangalore, Chennai, Trivandrum, Madurai, Pune, and Hyderabad.

A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and nine other soldiers of Madras Regiment were buried under the avalanche on February 3. While Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad was miraculously dug out alive, the bodies of nine others were recovered on February 9.

The others killed in the avalanche were Havildar Elumalai M of Dukkam Parai village, Vellore district, Tamil Nadu, Lance Havildar S Kumar of Kumanan Thozhu village, Theni district, Tamil Nadu, Lance Naik Sudheesh of Monroethuruth village, Kollam district, Kerala and Sepoy Mahesha PN of HD Kote village, Mysore district, Karnataka.

Sepoy Ganesan of Chokkathevan Patti village, Madurai district, Tamil Nadu, Sepoy Rama Moorthy of Gudisatana Palli village, Krishnagiri District, Tamil Nadu, Sepoy Mustaq Ahmed of Parnapalle village, Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh and Sepoy (Nursing Assistant) Suryawanshi S V of Maskarwadi village, Satara district, Maharashtra are the others. (ANI)

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