Search and rescue Operation at Gayari continues even in extremely cold conditions, the military said on Sunday. According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release, the situation has been compounded by the mass of snow in which troops are working under low temperature, intermittent snowfall and piercing blizzards.

A fresh slide, which had triggered at the site of old avalanche, have created difficulties for troops devoted to conducting search and rescue operation at Gayari, Siachen.

However, concern of their brothers at arms under avalanche is driving troops of Siachen Sector to endure hardships of the weather and terrain to accomplish their task befittingly.

A team of Norwegian and Chinese experts to likely reach the site Sunday evening.

The excavation work, therefore, is underway nonstop at its fullest exploiting all available manual and mechanical resources, to dig as quickly as possible. In this regard, the search teams have commenced excavation at a new site as well with the help of plant equipment and infantry troops.

The rescue teams have conducted first level explosion to dig further into hard mass of snow against the tunnel being attempted to access a suspected structure at an important excavation site.

The digging team is doing a remarkable job in undertaking the tunneling effort against all odds like heavy pileup of snow, extreme cold and cramped up work space. The excavation work at the remaining sites continues as usual.

The all out support rendered by the nation by making maximum resources available have boosted the morale of the troops and given them vigor to undertake the mammoth task.