Now, new hi-tech shelters for troops on borders

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  1. Neil

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    Several thousand Indian Army soldiers posted on the borders with Pakistan and China can now expect a comfortable stay in the rugged terrain with the government launching a project to provide “plush” hi-tech shelters for them.The move comes following soldiers expressing such a desire to Defence Minister A.K. Antony when he visited them in the recent months, an army release said here Friday.

    “Consequent to the visit of the defence minister to forward areas, the necessity towards the improvement of habitat in difficult areas was highlighted. While there have been incremental efforts to improve the infrastructure along border areas, a pilot project has been initiated for a quantum jump in improvement of habitat, which becomes the most important factor to boost the morale of all ranks,” the release said.

    Although the pilot project is already in progress, the effort had improved the satisfaction levels of troops deployed in difficult terrain and weather conditions, the army said.

    The project involved construction of plush-looking, insulated shelters at various posts on the borders on “an incremental module” concept using technologies suitable to the terrain and weather conditions.

    “These hi-tech shelters will not only improve the living conditions of troops manifold, but will also have a direct bearing on the individual capacities to perform their tasks better, since terrain and weather impose severe restrictions on all ranks,” the release said.

    The “light-weight, modular, pre-fabricated” shelters require minimum logistical and transportation efforts and are an apt answer to the climatic challenges that officers and soldiers face.

    In consonance with the armed forces efforts to go green, special emphasis has been laid in designing the shelters on incorporating appropriate active and passive measures for energy conservation. The special design also maximises sun light exposure and minimises heat loss to keep the troops warm under extreme cold temperatures.

    In addition, various types of bio-digesters, sewage treatment plants, and composting toilets are being constructed to ensure better sewage disposal in extreme cold climatic conditions, the release added.


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    Wonder if they will release pics if any?
     
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    there is one at the site.....plz check it out[it was not getting post by me]
     
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    I meant the inside pictures and also dimensions.
     
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    I think Sachine Glacier requires a sewage digesting plant for real! They carry stuff back and forth on Chetaks which is very inefficient. I hope DRDO does a good job with this.
     
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    ^^ The best thing that can happen to Siachen Glacier is that there's no human presence there at all. But since that's not gonna happen anytime soon, the least we should do is to save the glacier from pollution.
     
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