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National telecom backbone Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has installed the highest Mobile Tower at 16,000 ft in Eastern Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. BSNL has operationalised this mobile tower with the help of Indian Army.
As per latest media reports, Udhampur based defence spokesman Colonel S D Goswami said – “The highest mobile tower in Eastern Ladakh at an altitude of 16,000 feet has been operationalised in a joint effort by the BSNL and Indian Army.” The tower provides a vital communication link to one of the remotest locations of Eastern Ladakh at Chongtash.
“The mobile tower at Chongtash has been established with assistance from the Indian Army’s Trishul Signallers in terms of transportation, setting up and rearward connectivity,” he added.
The spokesman said the Army with this effort continues to contribute towards development of communication infrastructure for benefit of the local population of Ladakh.