As scenario on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China continues to stay tense, the Indian Army has began stocking up for lengthy haul in japanese Ladakh. The military is pilling up on particular clothes, weight-reduction plan and shelter for the lengthy haul to battle the cruel winter at heights exceeding 12,000 toes and temperature as excessive as minus 50 levels Celsius. The enhanced troop deployment is prone to proceed for months, sources mentioned, as there are sufficient provides of excessive altitude gear and kit that may final a 12 months at the very least.
The pressure has stocked up these things for round 35,000 additional troops deployed on the ahead areas. Most of the friction factors in Ladakh like Pangong Lake and Galwan Valley the place the face-offs have occurred are situated 14,000 toes above sea degree. Further, native residents in Ladakh have volunteered to assist the Indian Army to supply logistic help on the ahead areas when and the place required.
Major inventory pilling underway
The pressure has incurred an estimated expenditure of round Rs 400 crore for offering particular winter clothes to cater to the improved deployment. The value per soldier for particular clothes gear to courageous the cruel winter is round Rs 1 lakh.
To meet clothes and sheltering necessities for operations in these areas, Special Clothing and Mountaineering Equipment (SCME) at a price of round Rs 1 lakh per set is supplied to every soldier.
The winter clothes and kit consists of particular three-layered jackets and trousers, boots, snow goggles, facemasks, rucksacks and others.
The SCME set additionally contains snow clothes and gear for survival, resuscitation, rescue, mountaineering gear and tents.
Temperature managed particular tents
Temperature-controlled particular tents and pre-fabricated huts are additionally supplied. These can preserve the optimum temperature on the freezing heights the place oxygen ranges are additionally low, as in Ladakh.
Rations scaled to troopers have been scientifically designed and developed to supply ample vitamins and to cater for the day by day routine, coaching and for working in several terrain circumstances.
The scientifically-formulated particular weight-reduction plan include excessive calorific and nutrient worth objects to offset the lack of urge for food and diminished consumption of meals which troopers undergo in such a local weather. A complete of 33 teams of things are authorised day by day in excessive altitude areas.
Also there are different objects of rations not listed within the scale of rations as demanded by models to fulfill the style of troops that may be issued submit sanction.