A team of experts from High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) has joined the operation to rescue 29 mountaineers who were trapped on Draupadi's Danda-II mountain peak in Uttarakhand after being caught in an avalanche on Tuesday, October 4.
The expert team has joined the operation with the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police, and Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. SDRF said that the team will conduct its rescue operation at the High Altitude.
Indian Air Force has informed that they had deployed two helicopters for the rescue operation with which several mountaineers were rescued from Base Camp located at about 12,000 ft to Matli helipad. Nine mountaineers lost their lives in the avalanche with several still missing. (AIR NEWS)