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DRDO sets up world's highest terrestrial centre in Ladakh

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has established the world’s Highest Terrestrial Research Centre near Pengong Lake at Changla in Ladakh. The centre dubbed as Extreme Altitude Research Centre is located at 17,600 feet above mean sea level and was inaugurated by Director General of DRDO Dr S Christopher.
The centre will serve as a natural cold storage for preserving endangered and rare medical plants for future generations. It will be as an important utility for research work in frontal areas of food and agriculture and bio-medical sciences for well-being of the soldiers deployed in high altitude cold desert. It will also provide unique opportunity to other establishments and labs of DRDO for evaluation and testing of electronics and communication devices.