Lt Col Gaurav Solanki, Indian Army Officer Posted on UN Peacekeeping Mission in Congo, Found Dead in Lake Kivu
UN Peacekeeping and Indian Army. (Photo Credit: Twitter/PTI)

New Delhi, September 12: The Indian Army on Thursday informed that they had recovered the mortal remains of Lt Col Gaurav Solanki from Democratic Republic of Congo’s Lake Kivu where he had gone kayaking five days ago. The senior Indian Army officer was posted in Congo on a United Nations Peacekeeping deployment. Indian Army Warns of Possible Terror Attack in South India as Reports Say LeT Terrorists Infiltrated Into Tamil Nadu, Security Tightened

The decorated Army officer -- Lt Col Gaurav Solanki was deputed as a military observer in a UN mission in the Central African nation. He went missing after he visited with a group to the lake -- located near Tchegera Island on the border between Congo and Rwanda on last Sunday.

Here are some tweets about his confirmation of his death:

Informing about the incident, an official stated, as IANS quoted, "Everyone had returned except Solanki following the kayaking trip. A massive search and rescue operation was launched with speed boats and helicopters to search for the missing officer. His dead body was retrieved around 11 a.m. on Thursday." They added that Solanki's body was found at a distance of one kilometre from Tchegera Island.