Delhi-based start-up sets up 3 technology centres for defence equipment in Ladakh

LEH: A Delhi-based start-up said it has opened three technology centres in Ladakh region to service defence equipment in the areas that witness subzero temperatures.

Defence tech start-up Cron plans to take the number of such centres to eight by the end of the year, its CEO Tushar Chhabra said Wednesday.

However, the locations of these centres were not divulged citing security reasons.

“Leh records one of the lowest temperatures in Jammu and Kashmir. Rough winds, scarcity of oxygen coupled with harsh weather makes conditions of Leh not only difficult but also detaches it from the rest of the country,” he said.

In case of equipment failure, the maintenance gets delayed, especially when the temperatures fall to sub-zero levels, thereby affecting the operations, he added.

“So, instead of the taking the equipment out of the State, it can be serviced in our nearby service centres. It will be a win-win situation for the forces as they will get the repairs done in a speedy manner,” Chhabra said. (AGENCIES)