Why Indian Army activating satellite-based internet on Siachen Glacier is a big deal

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The Indian Army in a remarkable achievement activated satellite-based Internet service on the Siachen Glacier, the world’s highest battlefield. The Leh-based Fire and Fury Corps, which handles military deployment along Kargil-Leh and secures the frontier with China and Pakistan, tweeted: This comes on the same day that the Indian Army said it has invited the domestic defence industry to offer critical defence equipment for emergency procurement in consonance with its commitment to “fight future wars with indigenous solutions”. Let’s take a closer look: Why is this a big deal? Because of the inherent difficulties in providing services to far-off and...