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Hi-tech shelters for troops in high altitudes

Last Updated: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 22:22

New Delhi: For Indian Army personnel deployed in high altitude areas, DRDO has built hi-tech shelters that would provide protection to the soldiers against extreme climatic conditions of the Himalayan region.

"The Integrated Thermally Regulated Shelters were dedicated by DRDO chief VK Saraswat to the 14 Corps at a function in Leh yesterday," DRDO officials said here.

These shelters were received by the Corps Commander Lt Gen Ravi Dastane in the presence of W Selvamurthy, a distinguished scientist and senior Army officers.

"These shelters designed and developed by DRDO, are equipped with integrated temperature regulators, biodigestors and air monitoring systems and have been designed to withstand seismic activities upto a level of zone 5, wind velocities upto 55 metre per second and sub-zero temperature upto minus 35 degree Celsius," they said.

Speaking on the occasion, Saraswat stressed on large scale utilisation of solar and other non-conventional energy resources to meet the energy requirements at high altitudes.


First Published: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 22:22

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