He would be brought to the Palam technical airport and airlifted to the hospital, army sources said.
Thappa, who hails from Karnataka, was found alive yesterday after being buried under 25 feet of snow for six days after an avalanche hit his post at the altitude of 19,600 feet close to the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan where the temperature was minus 45 degrees Celsius.
The other nine personnel at the post, including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and eight other ranks of Madras Regiment, had died, according to Lt Gen DS Hooda, Northern Army Commander. "Five bodies have been recovered so far and four bodies have been identified," he cited.

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