Indian army declines Pak offer of help to find its soldiers


NEW DELHI: The Indian military has declined Pakistan Army’s offer to help rescue 10 Indian soldiers buried under snow after an avalanche hit their post on the Siachen Glacier.

Sources in Indian army said on Thursday that Pakistan’s Director General of Military Operations Maj Gen Amir Riaz called his Indian counterpart earlier in the day and offered help. But India’s DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh declined the offer and said necessary resources had already been put in place. “During the conversation, he (Gen Riaz) offered Pakistani help which was declined for now, saying that enough resources have been put in place,” the sources said.