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Mortal remains of Major Nisheet Dogra, who died in Sikkim avalanche, brought back home

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 11 February 2019, 11:50 PM
West Bengal: Wreath-laying ceremony of Army officer Major Nisheet Dogra in Bengdubi, Bagdogra. (ANI/Twitter)
West Bengal: Wreath-laying ceremony of Army officer Major Nisheet Dogra in Bengdubi, Bagdogra. (ANI/Twitter)

The mortal remains of  Army officer Major Nisheet Dogra, who lost his life in a snow blizzard in North Sikkim while going for deployment in a tank regiment on February 9, were taken to his native place, Noida, on Monday. The wreath-laying ceremony of Major Dogra  was held in Bengdubi, Bagdogra. According to the Indian Army, there was unprecedented snowfall and high winds resulting in blizzard-like conditions in north Sikkim on Saturday.

It was discovered that Major Dogra was missing, following which a search was launched to locate the officer."After an intense search, at about 10 pm, the search party located Major Dogra who was trapped under five to six feet of snow. The officer was given immediate medical aid.

However, around midnight, the brave heart lost the battle of life and attained martyrdom in the line of duty," read an official statement on Sunday.As per the Army, there was unprecedented snowfall and high winds resulting in blizzard-like conditions in north Sikkim on Saturday. It was discovered that Major Dogra was missing, following which a search was launched to locate the officer.As per the Army, there was unprecedented snowfall and high winds resulting in blizzard-like conditions in north Sikkim on Saturday.

It was discovered that Major Dogra was missing, following which a search was launched to locate the officer.

First Published: Monday, February 11, 2019 11:43 PM
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