Ghanche (PoK): Two Pakistani pilots were killed after an Army aviation helicopter crashed at Siachen in Pakistan-occupied Gilgit-Baltistan’s Ghanche district on Monday.
A statement from the military said the Army helicopter went down on the Siachen glacier, one of the world’s longest mountain glaciers, located in the Karakoram Range.
Rescue helicopters and troops have been dispatched to Siachen, the military said. No further details on the crash were immediately available. The two pilots were identified as Maj. Irfan Bercha and Maj. Raja Zeeshan Jahanzeb.
Siachen is known for tragedies, a desolate place where more troops have died from avalanches or bitter cold than in combat.
-PTC News with agency inputs