2nd phase of sand scooter trial held in Jaisalmer!!

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  1. bhramos

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    Jaisalmer: Winds of change across the border were felt when the second phase of scooter trial to man the borders started in the sand dunes of Jaisalmer. Last year, the first phase was held.

    Besides camel, sand scooters will also be utilised to man the border terrain.

    In a bid to strengthen the security arrangement and also to chase smugglers, intruders along with border guarding, the Union home ministry had planned to provide all terrain vehicle (ATV), a foreign four-wheel scooter to the security forces.

    The second phase of trial began recently. Although compared to first phase, the sand scooters that been brought by companies in the second phase could not succeed in climbing the sand dunes. The trial will continue for another 2-3 days.

    The report of the two trials will be sent to BSF headquarters. These sand scooters will be used along with camels. BSF slowly would be phasing out camels at the border areas.

    Source said last year, Chinese company NEBULA EXPURTS' Nebula Jaguar 500cc ATV scooter trial was held between May 17 and 19 last year.

    Later trial of American company Polaris field vehicles took place between May 21 and 23 in which ranger 800, ranger RZR 4-800, Ranger RZW SW and sportsman were utilised. Later trial of M/s Auto IOI took place. In these trials sand scooter of Polaris was successful.

    Sources said this year in the second phase, various models of Maini Group from Bangalore was held from May 12. The trials were not successful. The vehicles got trapped in the sand and could not climb smartly.

    Sources said a committee led by BSF DIG BS Rajpurohit has been made by the BSF headquarters at Delhi for the trials of these ATVs, which would give its report about the trials of the ATVs and based on the report, recommendation would be sent to the union government.

    Sources said that trials are being conducted in these intense heat conditions and jawans are operating the vehicles with requisite arms and ammunition.

    2nd phase of sand scooter trial held in Jaisalmer - Times Of India
     
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    our tn police itself have these to keep vigil in beaches
     
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    why was Chinese company even allowed?
     
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    please could you post some pics of those........
     
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    what happen to american POLARIS???
     
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    It looks like this one, now its not operational
     
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