At 17,600 Feet, DRDO sets up world’s highest terrestrial research centre

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October 4, 2015 3:09 PM

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) established the world's highest terrestrial centre at 17,600 feet above sea level at Changla near Pengong lake in Ladakh.

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) established the world’s highest terrestrial centre at 17,600 feet above sea level at Changla near Pengong lake in Ladakh.

The centre will serve as a natural cold storage for preserving rare and endangered medical plants for generations to come.

The centre was inaugurated by Director General, DRDO Dr S Christopher.

According to reports, the centre will act 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.

A large number of Life Sciences activities are proposed to be undertaken at this centre.

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