Indian Army activated Satellite-Based Internet at Siachen

Indian Army activated Satellite-Based Internet at Siachen

The Indian Army installed satellite-based Internet service on the Siachen Glacier- the world’s highest battlefield, on Sunday. The installation has been conducted by the Siachen Signallers and will provide internet connectivity to the Army.

“Satellite-based Internet service was activated on the Siachen Glacier at 19,061 feet, the World’s Highest Battlefield, by the Siachen Signallers,” the Fire & Fury Corps of the Indian Army wrote on Twitter

The Army also posted a few pictures where a soldier is seen positioning a dish in the mountainous territory of the glacier. 

After the post was shared, many users praised the Indian Army’s new feat and pointed out the importance of good connectivity at the Siachen glacier.

“Congratulations on setting up a communication channel. Today, connectivity is the key to success. This will help the soldiers also talk to loved one’s back home,” a user wrote.

According to The Times of India, telecom infrastructure company Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL) is catering to the army’s Internet connectivity needs in the high-altitude region. BBNL has also undertaken the BharatNet Project, which is working towards providing satellite-based Internet connection to nearly 7,000 Gram Panchayats and to remote areas which do not have access to fiber-based Internet.