The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) inaugurated an Extreme Altitude Research Centre at Chang La in Jammu and Kashmir at 17,600 ft above mean sea level.

It is the world’s highest terrestrial R&D centre. It is situated 75 km off Leh town towards Pangong Lake.

The centre has been established by the Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR), Leh, a constituent establishment of DRDO.