New Delhi: The Siachen Warriors have established the first-ever BSNL Base Transceiver Station (BTS) at the forward posts of the highest battlefield. Indian Army has informed that the Base Transceiver Station was established on October 6 to extend mobile communication for the soldiers deployed at more than 15,500 feet.
In a post on X (formerly known as Twitter), Fire and Fury Corps said, "Siachen Warriors in collaboration with BSNL established first ever BSNL BTS at forward posts of the highest battlefield on 06 October to extend mobile communication for the soldiers deployed at more than 15,500 feet."
Earlier an official had informed that the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) telecommunications company will set up mobile towers in several areas including Nelong and Jadung villages on the international India-China border in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi.
Troops will now get connected to their families from their high altitude posts, while performing duties in the coldest and highest battlefield.