Army chief releases cover of Project Himank
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 03, 2011, 00:06
  
Leh (J&K): Army Chief General VK Singh on Friday dedicated a commemorative cover on the glorious 25 years of Project Himank launched by Border Roads Organisation for development of road communication in the Ladakh region.

General Singh, who had arrived in Leh, released the commemorative cover of Project Himank, aptly known as 'Mountain Tamers'.

The project started on December 4, 1985 at Leh exclusively for the development of road communication in Ladakh region, which till 1960 was connected with the rest of the country only by mule tracks, a defence spokesman said.

All units and roads of the project are located in high altitude areas at heights above 10,000 feet, he said, adding that there are nine major passes in the project ranging from 12,200 feet to 18,380 feet, he said.

PTI


First Published: Friday, December 02, 2011, 08:12


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