An Agniveer died in the line of duty on the treacherous terrains of the Siachen glacier, the Indian Army’s Fire and Fury Corps said on Sunday.
Maharashtran citizen Akshay Laxman. It’s unclear exactly what caused Laxman’s death at this time.
The first Agniveer (Operator) to give his life while performing an operation is Gawate Akshay Laxman. He was stationed in the Siachen glacier, the highest battleground in the world.
The family of Laxam received condolences from the Fire and Fury Corps of the Indian Army, which is based in Leh.
“They will march again when the bugle calls, having gone silent while camped in the snow.” The Fire and Fury Corps posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, “All ranks of Fire and Fury Corps salute the supreme sacrifice of #Agniveer (Operator) Gawate Akshay Laxman, in the line of duty, in the unforgiving heights of Siachen and offer deepest condolences to the family.
In a social media message, the Indian Army reaffirmed its support for the Laxman family during this difficult time.
“All ranks of the Indian Army and General Manoj Pande (COAS) honor the ultimate sacrifice made by Agniveer (Operator) Gawate Akshay Laxman while performing his duties in the harsh Siachen mountains. In this time of sorrow, the Indian Army remains steadfast in its support of the bereaved family,” the Indian Army wrote.
The world’s highest battle site, Siachen Glacier, is located close to the Indo-Pak Line of Control. It is the second-largest glacier in the world and the largest in India.
A fire accident in the Siachen glacier earlier in June claimed the life of an Army jawan and injured three more.
In June 2022, the Agniveer Scheme for enlisting in the military was announced. The program is only intended to recruit soldiers—officers are not to be included in the forces. Agniveers are the soldiers who are recruited as part of this Agneepath scheme.