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DRDO Establishes World’s Highest Research And Development Centre In Ladakh

Published on 5 October, 2015 at 3:07 pm By

The world’s highest terrestrial Research and Development centre was inaugurated by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Saturday at Changla, in Jammu and Kashmir, at 17,600 feet above the sea level.


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It has been established by Defence Institute of High Altitude Research, Leh a constituent establishment of DRDO.

The centre which is 75 km away from the Leh town towards the Pangong lake is a major achievement for the defence sector of the country.

The temperature in Leh drops to -40 degree Celsius during winters and there is also a reduced atmospheric pressure and humidity besides high wind velocity and UV radiation.

The centre at Chang La was inaugurated by DRDO chief S Christopher. (Photo: Twitter/ @SpokespersonMoD)

Twitter/ @SpokespersonMoD

PTI reports that the centre was inaugurated by DRDO chief S Christopher, who emphasised on the advantages of the centre in the frontal areas of food and agriculture and bio-medical sciences for well- being of the soldiers deployed in the higher reaches of the cold desert.



It will be used for research on life sciences including human physiological work, long term conservation of plant genetic resources, and soil-less micro-farming technologies for fresh food in remote landlocked posts.

Conservation and propagation of endangered extreme altitude medicinal plants will also be undertaken by the centre.

Bhuvnesh Kumar, Defence R&D and DG (Life Sciences) said that this centre will provide unique opportunity to other labs and establishments of DRDO.

This centre will be used for testing and evaluation of communication and electronics devices, testing of materials for high altitude applications, batteries, fuel cells, UAV’ s micro engines among others.


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