Defence Food Research Laboratory cooks treat for jawans

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    Mysore-based Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL), which has been involvedin developing food products for the army and paramilitary, will dish out a new menufor jawans every day.
    “We are in the process of developing seven meals ready-to-eat (MRE) for soldiers and paramilitary troops to consume in a week.Some new food products have been developed and a few are awaiting trials,” director of DFRL AS Bawa said. One MRE consists of rice, chapatis, veg or non-veg curry, sweet and tea.
    “The idea is to break the monotony and serve them different food seven days a week,” Bawa said. In addition to MREs and ration supplied to the army and paramilitary forces, DFRL is preparing anti-depressant bars for jawans so that they do not experience mental agony due to monotony in the line of duty while serving in forward locations.
    http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_defence-food-research-laboratory-cooks-treat-for-jawans_1510762
     
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    It would be nice to learn about and see pictures of the food jawans eat at inhospitable places. Two examples would be the Siachen Glacier and Nathu-La Pass. I heard they get a generous supply of chocolates and alcohol, but then it is what I just heard from people and do not know if true.
     
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    MRE is only for emergency.

    In stormy weather, any port will do!

    The chocolates are as hard as bricks!

    Alcohol is not a part of it and there is no Free Issues these days. Cash (paltry) in lieu for troops. I wish it were as per the way petrol is priced - international rates as per fluctuations! :)

    The difference from the earlier Compo (Composite) Rations is that it has been Indianised or should I say North Indianised!

    I believe many of the instant food available commercially are because of the work done in the DRL.
     
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    Even i have heard that soldiers in siachin have their food rarely..but the truth yet to reveal...life at siachin is out of our imaginations..we should be proud of the soldiers everyday..
     
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    Ray Sir, this might sound like a silly question, but did you mean port wine? Or was it figurative?
     
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    It is a naughty saying in the navy!

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    The food and rations are quite good in the Siachen, but the High Altitude cuts down the appetite. In fact, one just does not feel like eating!!
     
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