The Indian Army activated satellite-based Internet service on the Siachen Glacier on Sunday. The installation has been done by the Siachen Signallers and will provide internet connectivity to the Army at the world's highest battlefield.
"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 shared a few pictures where a soldier is seen installing a dish in the mountainous terrain of the glacier.
#IndianArmy— @firefurycorps_IA (@firefurycorps) September 18, 2022
Satellite based internet service activated on the #SiachenGlacier at 19,061 feet, the World's Highest Battlefield, by the Siachen Signallers#SiachenWarriors@adgpi@NorthernComd_IA@ANIpic.twitter.com/kK8xQG8aQj
After the post was shared, many users lauded the Indian Army's new achievement and highlighted the importance of good connectivity at the Siachen glacier.
“Amazing feat,” wrote one user.
Amazing feat— arun (@arunsharma1968) September 18, 2022
Another too said that it is a “good initiative”.
good initiative— Vivek Sarna (@sarna_vivek) September 19, 2022
“Amazing job kudos to the Bravehearts,” said a Twitter user.
amazing job— anand (@jamwalshubham90) September 18, 2022
kudos to the bravehearts
“Congratulations on setting up a communication channel. Today, connectivity is the key to success. This will help the soldiers also talk to loved ones back home,” another user wrote.
Congratulations in setting up a communication channel. Today connectivity is the key to success. This will help the soldiers also talk to loved ones back home— Sai (@saiindia2016) September 19, 2022
According to The Times of India, telecom infrastructure company Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL) is providing Internet connectivity to the Army in the high-altitude region. BBNL has also undertaken the BharatNet Project, which is aimed at providing satellite-based Internet connection to around 7,000 Gram Panchayats and to remote areas with no access to fibre-based Internet.
Under the project, a total of 7,000 sites will be covered by four satellite gateways having two high-throughput (HTS) satellites. So far, roughly 4,000 Gram Panchayats have been commissioned as part of the project, the report added.