On 7 April 2012, an avalanche hit a Pakistani military base near theSiachen Glacier region, trapping 140 soldiers and civilian contractors under deep snow. It was the worst avalanche that the Pakistani military base has experienced in the area.
The morning of 7th April turned out to be one of deep grief for the entire nation, almost 140 brave sons of this soil got buried deep under layers of snow and mud on the highest military front of the world – Siachen Glacier. For weeks and months, the rescue operation continued; the hardened mud and snow and constantly deteriorating weather of Siachen posed danger for those who had come for rescue efforts as well. Military rescuers from all over the world pooled in their resources. The operation was termed as the greatest and most difficult military search and rescue operation in modern times.
Today, two years have passed since those 140 brave sons, sacrificed the prime of their youth at sub zero temperatures just so we could sleep comfortably in our warm beds. They did what they could, they achieved their destiny and attained the lofty rank of martyrdom, but now it is our duty to remember their sacrifice, their bravery at the face of difficulty, their valour and their love for this Pak Sar Zameen. They are gone, but their tales remain, as a nation it is our duty to honour them and uphold everything they stood for. Their sacrifice teaches us that this great nation has all the potential to persist through the toughest of conditions, all we need is the will power to take us till the end.
O martyrs of Gyari,
We remember you.