Modi went to Army's Research and Referral Hospital here to see Hanamanthappa soon after he was airlifted from Siachen and prayed for his best.

"No words are enough to describe the endurance & indomitable spirit of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa. He is an outstanding soldier", he tweeted.

"Team of doctors is attending to Lance Naik Hanamanthappa. We are all hoping & praying for the best", Modi added.

The Lance Naik was flown here from Siachen Glacier this morning in a special air ambulance and admitted to the Research and Referral Hospital.

His condition is critical but stable and he is undergoing various tests in the hospital, army sources said.

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