India calls off mission to recover bodies of Himalayas climbers

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Rescue operation postponed after helicopters unable to hover in high winds

Indian authorities have been forced to call off a helicopter mission to recover the bodies of five missing climbers believed to have been killed in an avalanche high in the Himalayas.

Military helicopters set off at dawn from Munsiyari in Uttarakhand in an attempt to retrieve the bodies but the operation had to be postponed after high winds made it impossible to hover anywhere near the spot.

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