The 11th anniversary of the Gayari disaster is being observed in Pakistan in order to pay respect to the Pakistan Army commanders and troops as well as civilians who lost their lives in a devastating avalanche in Siachen, which has been characterised as the “highest battleground between Pakistan and India.”
An avalanche struck a military base in Gayari on April 7, 2012, burying 129 troops and 11 civilians under 70 feet of snow. The incident occurred on April 7. Following a lengthy procedure, the officials confirmed that all of them had passed away, making it one of the most sad events that could have happened.
Many have taken to Twitter today to reflect on the bravery and selflessness of those who have served in the military services.
Remembering Shuhuda Of Pak Army
– Gayari Sector
— Greatest ever (@Thelastemperorz) April 7, 2023
Our heroes, our pride, our strength, the biggest salute to them for working tirelessly day and night to protect us. Remembering our shuhuda’s of Gayari Sector. #PakArmy_OurPride pic.twitter.com/hWmPAEQ5uz
— a (@ttwentyfour4) April 7, 2023
— مہر بلوچ 🇵🇰❤️ (@MaherPK12) April 7, 2023
In the Gilgit-Baltistan area, the Sixth Northern Light Infantry Regiment was stationed in the Gayari sector, which is situated to the east of the K2 mountain, which is the second highest peak in the world.
On that day, a massive avalanche hit the Pakistani post the size of a battalion headquarters, which had been operating in the region to counter India for the previous two decades. The avalanche buried the post under the massive snowfall. Pakistan had been operating in the region to counter India for the previous two decades.
An emergency rescue and search effort was initiated by the army, with aid from foreign teams from the United States of America, Germany, and other countries. After a great deal of time and effort, the rescue workers were able to retrieve the majority of the victims using heavy gear.