LEH: The Union Territory of Ladakh has got the largest solar power project set up under the Centre’s ‘Make In India’ initiative at Leh IAF station to provide sustainable energy alternatives to fossil fuel and traditional methods of energy generation. The project namely ‘Provision of Solar Photo Voltaic Powerplant 1.5 MW’ has been completed within 12 months well before the completion deadline of March 31, 2021, a defense spokesman said.
“The largest solar project at a high altitude in the entire Leh in the Union Territory of Ladakh has been established at IAF Station Leh,” he said. The spokesman said the project was conceptualized under Make In India and executed to provide sustainable energy alternatives to fossil fuel and traditional methods.
It is the largest installed solar project to date out of the target of 300 MW in three phases for defense sectors and 14 MW for the Leh region as set by the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. The project worth Rs 122 crore was recently inaugurated by Air Marshal V R Chaudhari, Commander-in-chief, Western Air Command, he added.
INFORMATION ABOUT INDIAN AIR FORCE LEH AIRBASE
Indian Air Force (IAF) airbase is fully equipped to handle any kind of challenges if arise in the night. Sorties of IAF aircraft can be seen in the night where the roar of many IAF aircraft can be heard with a fighter jet. MIG-29, Apache, Chinook, MI-17, and light-weighted aircraft Dhruv has carried out night sorties at Leh airbase.
“We are ready to operate our aircraft in the night in any condition, our trained pilots are not only skilled they are highly professional to do sorties in the night in the region,” IAF official