Search and rescue operation at Gayari continued for the 17th day round the clock but so far there has been no trace of the missing jawans or the camp.

A press release by the ISPR said cold weather is resulting into frequent breakdown of plant equipment. However, all out efforts are being under taken to keep maximum plant equipment functional.

The platforms constructed on all sites have been consolidated. However, excavation work is being focused on expansion of the sites.

Ground penetrating Rader Teams have identified two more points for further probe. Since 7th April 2012, when avalanche hit Battalion Headquarters at Gayari, a total of 1.73 million cubic feet area has been excavated.

Norwegian team after rendering necessary assistance have arrived in Islamabad and will be leaving for their country tomorrow (Tuesday).