Tit Bits Developed By DRDO Too Helps Army Battle Extreme Cold Climate

Tit Bits Developed By DRDO Too Helps Army Battle Extreme Cold Climate

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Tit Bits Developed By DRDO Too Helps Army Battle Extreme Cold Climate

Dated : 14 Jan 2021 (IST)

Over 50,000 Indian troops are deployed in Eastern Ladakh have presently Stopped the PLA in its tracks. Later it may be required to push them out of occupied parts of Ladhak and the occupied Tibet.

Meanwhile the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed multiple products to make the day to day living of our soldiers more comfortable. These products are :

*Him-Taapak heating devices

  • SolarSnow melters
    *Alocal Cream
    *Flexible water bottle
  • Hosts of other items The above items help the soldiers fight the enemy in form of the extremely low temperatures.

The Him Tapak space heating device (Bukhari) has been developed for the Army deployed in high altitude areas. An order of more than Rs 420 crores have been placed for these appliances, This device will ensure that there are no deaths of jawans due to backblast and carbon monoxide poisoning. DIPAS.

DRDO has developed one improved heating device named Bukhari. It has three improvements. from the earlier devices.First is oil consumption in this device is almost half and as per our calculation, we will be able to save almost Rs 3,650 crore in a year. Very soon it will be issued to all the deployed posts of Army.
At high altitude, the speed of the wind is also high. With that speed, there is a backblast in the bukhari. With this design, there is no backblast. Even if some air is coming to this, the device has three horizontal double-layered plates which can cut the air, so there be no blast. It is a blast-proof Bukhari. The third is that the device is 6 litres capacity device, and combustion is 100 per cent. So, there is no chance that it will produce carbon monoxide and other hazardous gas.

DIPAS, which conducts physiological and biomedical research to improve human performance in extreme and wartime environment has also developed ‘Alocal cream’ that helps in preventing frostbite chilblains and other cold injuries to soldiers deployed in extremely cold areas. It has also developed a ‘flexible water bottle’ and ‘Solar Snow Melter’ to address the issue of drinking water problems in freezing temperatures.

DRDO-developed ‘Alocal cream’ helps in preventing frostbite, chilblains and other cold injuries to soldiers deployed in extremely cold areas. Every year, Indian Army orders 3 to 3.5 lakh jars of this cream for troops in Eastern Ladakh, Siachen and other areas. Recently order of 2 crore jars was placed by Northern command.

Varshney said the ‘flexible water bottle’ developed by DIPAS can withstand temperature from minus 50 to 100 degree and the water inside the bottle won’t freeze due to cold, if it is stored in liquid form.

“We have developed a flexible water bottle which has integrated detachable water filter into this. This can withstand temperature from minus 50 to 100-degree. The water in it will not freeze. You can remove the filter and you can use the bottle simply. It would not freeze. “

Satish Chouhan, a scientist at DRDO explained about the functioning of ‘Solar Snow Melter’.

“To address the issue of drinking water problems in freezing temperatures in Eastern Ladakh and other similar areas, we provided Solar Snow Melter for trials at Siachen, Khardungla and Tawang areas. Equipment can provide 5-7 ltr of drinking water every hour,” he said.

“It works on solar energy. The device tracking solar energy and use the energy to melt the snow and water is stored up to minus 40-degree centigrade in a five-litre water tank attached with the device. They can take water by using the tap attached in the tank. It is cost-effective,” he added.