One of the radiograms mentions one (not two) "soldier's puttee". According to my understanding this was found along with the alleged den, i.e., below the snow in the ravine.
There is explicit consternation in the radiogram of 1959 as much as now, I think, about this find. Although it may be considered evidence for military involvement, it was openly reported in the radiogram. I think this matters because searchers may have been hesitant to openly reveal anything in that direction at the time. There is no mention of a counterpart in the tent or elsewhere. I doubt anybody would use only one of them.
Maybe the group itself brought it there but I know no report of puttees being used by them. The searchers may have brought it themselves but I guess one notices when one looses a one meter band from a leg. A smoking gun for military involvement lost by a soldier during struggle perhaps?
What do you make out of this?