[pib] Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE)


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : SASE

Mains level : Not Much

Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) has issued an Avalanche warning to Leh in Ladakh region.


  • SASE is a laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)
  • It is located near Manali, Himachal Pradesh.
  • Its primary function is research in the field of snow and avalanches to provide avalanche control measures and forecasting support to Armed forces.
  • Leh is important as it has two passes namely Chang La and Khardung La with world’s highest motorable roads through them with several avalanche-prone zones.
  • Its utility is also meant for the soldiers in the worlds highest battle filed Siachen, in the region.

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