Body of Indian soldier killed in 1968 plane crash in Himalayas recovered

London, Sept. 1 (ANI): The body of an Indian soldier killed in an air crash in the Himalayas 45 years ago has been recovered.

The body of NCO Jagmail Singh was found on the Dhakka glacier in northern Himachal Pradesh.

Singh's identity was established by an identity disk, an insurance policy and a letter found in his pocket, a spokesman of the Indian army said.

According to the BBC, the army transport plane crashed in February 1968, killing all 98 soldiers on board.

The debris of the Antonov-12 was discovered by accident by a team on the Dhakka glacier in 2003, the report said.

Four other bodies were recovered in subsequent search missions. The latest search operation started on 13 August, it added. (ANI)


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