Modi and Parrikar Visit Siachen Survivor Hanumanthappa
PM Modi, Defence Min Parrikar and Army Chief Suhag pay a visit to Lance Naik Hanumanthappa at Army Hospital in Delhi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief of Army General Dalbir Singh visited the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi to get an update on the condition of the soldier who was found alive six days after being buried under an avalanche at the Siachen glacier.
The soldier, Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad, is currently comatose and continues to be in shock with low blood pressure. He was brought to Delhi on Tuesday morning. The Prime Minister and Army Chief were briefed by doctors on the soldier’s condition.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar visited Hanumanthappa early in the evening. He talked to the doctors and monitored the issue.
Doctors are trying their best. They require 48 hours to assess his condition. My prayers are with him... Whatever is available is being provided; I told doctors no effort should be left out.Manohar Parrikar, Defence Minister
Pranab Mukherjee also tweeted his concerns about the ailing soldier.
The Prime Minister praised the bravery of the soldier on Twitter and prayed for his well-being.
Lance Naik Koppad was one of the 10 soldiers of the 19 Madras Regiment who were swept under the deadly avalanche, on 3 February, when they were manning the highest helipad in the world on the Saltoro Ridge of the Siachen Glacier.
(With agency inputs.)
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