Tributes paid to jawan who lost his life in J-K avalanche

New Delhi [India], Jan. 29 : Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Sunday attended the wreath laying ceremony of Major Amit Sagar who lost his life in avalanche that struck Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez sector.

"We are working with snow and avalanche study to map avalanches so that we are better prepared and can move troops in case of danger.

I want to assure families of jawans affected by avalanche in Jammu and Kashmir that we are with them," the Army Chief told the media here.

At least 15 Indian soldiers lost their lives in two separate avalanches in Gurez and Sonmarg on January 25.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier in the day paid homage to the soldiers, who lost their lives in the avalanche in Jammu and Kashmir.

Source: ANI