The highest in Eastern Ladakh at an altitude of
16,000 feet has been operationalised on 26 June 2015 in a
joint effort by public sector telecom services provider Bharat
Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and the Indian Army.
The tower provides a vital to one of the
remotest locations of Eastern Ladakh at Chongtash.
An official said the tower had been established
with assistance from the Indian Army’s Trishul Signallers in
terms of transportation, setting up and rearward connectivity.
"The Indian Army, with this effort, continues to contribute
towards development of communication infrastructure for
benefit of the local population of Ladakh," it added.