Army chief blames Pakistan, global warming for avalanches in Kashmir

KL News Network

Srinagar

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat

Army chief General Bipin Rawat Sunday accused Pakistan for the avalanches in Kashmir. As reported by The Financial Express, General Rawat said that the ceasefire violations and use of heavy weapons by Pakistani troops to shell Kashmir is triggering avalanches there.

“Ceasefire violations and use of heavy weapons by Pakistani troops are leading to loosening of soil, thereby creating danger of a landslide. Global warming is also leading to cracks in glaciers,” he told media when he was paying homage to Major Amit Sagar who lost his life in an avalanche on January 25, at Sonmarg.

Snow avalanche in Siachen, a file KL Image.

Gen Rawat said that around 21 persons, including 15 army men, have been killed in these avalanches since last week.

 

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