The army on Monday paid tribute to the body of Lance Naik Chandra Shekhar, found after 38 years in the Siachen Glacier, in Ladakh. In 1984, Chandra Shekhar had gone missing after an avalanche in Siachen, the world's highest battlefield. On this Saturday, a patrolling party of the Indian Army recovered his body during patrol in the glacier. Soon the mortal remains of the Siachen-Warrior will be sent to his native town Haldwani in Uttarakhand where his family lives.
Lance Naik Chandrashekhar Harbola, originally a resident of Binta Hathikhur village under Ranikhet tehsil of Almora district of Uttarakhand, was recruited in the Kumaon Regiment in 1971.In May 1984, a team of 19 soldiers led by Battalion Leader Lt PS Pundir set out for Operation Meghdoot.
On 29 May, the entire battalion was buried by a heavy avalanche, after which he was declared a martyr.At that time the age of Lance Naik Chandrashekhar was 28 years.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.
Haldwani's Sub-Collector Manish Kumar and Tehsildar Sanjay Kumar, who reached the martyr soldier's house, told that the body of Herbola will reach here soon, after which his last rites will be performed with full military honors. In 1984, Shanti Devi received information about her husband's disappearance during a clash with Pakistani soldiers in Siachen. After this, she was waiting for the last 38 years to see his body.