After 38 years, dead body of martyr Lance Naik Chandrashekhar was found buried in snow
The body of Lance Naik Chandrashekhar, who was martyred in an avalanche in Siachen Glacier, has been found after 38 years. The mortal remains of many soldiers in the grip of the avalanche were found by the army personnel at the same time but another soldier including Lance Naik Chandrashekhar Harbola went missing.
Living on the glacier of Siachen is extremely difficult and deadly. On the other hand, in May 1984, a team of 19 soldiers under the leadership of Battalion Leader Lt PS Pundir went out for Operation Meghdoot. On 29 May, the entire battalion was buried by a heavy avalanche, after which he was declared a martyr. The body of one of these jawans has been found after 38 years. The body of Lancenayak Chandrashekhar Herbola, who was martyred in an avalanche, was found after so many years.
It is being told that after 38 years in Operation Meghdoot, the body of Lance Naik Chandrashekhar Herbola (batch number 5164584) was found in an old bunker on 13th August. According to an official, "On August 13, the skeleton of a soldier was found in Siachen at an altitude of more than 16,000 feet. Along with the remains, a batch bearing army numbers was also found, from which his body was traced." The body of Lancenayak Chandrashekhar Herbola 19 Kumaon Regiment will reach his home in Haldwani on Monday or Tuesday and will be handed over to his family.
On Saturday night, Shanti Devi, the wife of the martyr, got information from the phone that the body of the martyr Lance Naik Chandrashekhar was recovered from the glacier. Hearing this, there is both sorrow and happiness in Herbola's family. Marty Herbola has two daughters. At the same time, on receiving information about the martyr's body, the administration team along with SDM Manish Kumar Singh and Tehsildar Sanjay Kumar reached Dahariya Saraswati Vihar located on Rampur Road of the martyr on Sunday. Expressing condolence, the SDM consoled the family members.
Lansanayak Chandrashekhar was part of the team that was given the task of capturing Point 5965. Pakistan was eyeing this point. Many soldiers were hit by avalanches during Operation Meghdoot. The mortal remains of many of these soldiers were discovered at the same time. Lansnayak Chandrashekhar Herbola and the body of a soldier were not found, now 38 years later.
Lance Naik Chandrashekhar Harbola, a resident of Binta Hathikhur village under Ranikhet tehsil of Almora district of Uttarakhand, was recruited in the Kumaon Regiment on 15 December 1971. On 29 May, the entire battalion was buried due to a heavy avalanche, after which he was declared a martyr. At that time the age of Lance Naik Chandrashekhar was 28 years.