Koppad has been kept on a ventilator in the ICU at the Army Research and Referral Hospital here.

"The soldier's condition remains the same. He is critical, and we are taking best care of him", a doctor at the hospital said. A medical bulletin released by the hospital later said the soldier 'continues to battle the odds'.

"...his medical condition remains very critical. He remains ventilator dependent since arrival", a statement from the hospital said.

"The medical team treating him at R&R Hospital is monitoring his situation continuously and is treating him with best expertise and resources available in the world", it said.

Asked how the soldier was saved in the extreme conditions, the doctor said they cannot comment on how he was saved, as they have no account of what exactly happened.

"Only when Lance Naik Koppad gains consciousness we will be able to get an account of how he managed to survive", said the doctor.

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