Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has expressed anguish at the tragic death of four Navy personnel who were part of the Indian Navy mountaineering expedition to Mt. Trishul. In a tweet, Mr Singh said, the nation has not only lost precious young lives but also courageous soldiers in this tragedy.
The Defence Minister said, his heart goes out to the bereaved families of Lieutenant commander Rajnikant Yadav, Lieutenant commander Yogesh Tiwari, Lieutenant commander Anant Kukreti and MCPO II Hari Om. Mr Singh said, his thoughts are with their families in this hour of tragedy. He prayed for early locating of the remaining team members.