Indian Havaldar Slips In Snow At Gulmarg, Reaches Pakistan

Indian Havaldar Slips In Snow At Gulmarg, Reaches Pakistan- Representational Picture

Srinagar: An Indian army officer who had gone missing from Gulmarg in North Kashmir has reportedly slipped in the snow at the famed ski resort during duty and reached Pakistan.

Havaldar Rajendra Singh Negi, who joined the Indian Army’s 11 Garhwal Rifles regiment in 2002, fell prey to heavy snow near Gulmarg following which a rescue operation is underway to bring him back from Pakistan, official sources said.

On January 8, Negi's wife Rajeshwari received a phone call from his unit, which said that Negi was missing. It was later found that he had slipped in the snow and accidentally crossed the Line of Control which divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan.

The aggrieved family has demanded the government for his safe and early return from Pakistan to his homeland.

According to Army sources, the search and rescue operation of Negi was underway and all attempts were being made to bring him back safely from Pakistan.

Negi, a resident of Ambiwala Sainik Colony in Dehradun, had joined the 11 Garhwal Rifles regiment in 2002. He had arrived in Dehradun in October for a month's vacation and was posted to the snowy area of Gulmarg in November.

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