India’s import dependence for excessive cold-weather clothes
methods (ECWCS) — which equip troopers to face up to excessive chilly in
high-altitude areas like Siachen — is now historical past.
Thanks to India’s first defence start-up specialising in defence
clothes — AROO — troopers at the moment are being outfitted with indigenous
ECWCS is a three-layer modular clothes system, worn collectively
and designed to maintain the physique heat in temperatures of as much as minus
50 levels Celsius. It is worn by troopers in high-altitude
areas, together with the Siachen Glacier, which is the best
battlefield on the planet.
“It has been an honour for us to serve Indian troopers via
our indigenous options,” Munish Hinduja, one in every of AROO’S two
founders, informed ThePrint.
The first set of about 41,000 ECWCS was delivered within the second
half of 2021.
With the Army assured concerning the product, they’ve re-ordered
the indigenous ECWCS, slightly than importing it from Switzerland,
Vietnam and even Sri Lanka, as they earlier used to do.
While AROO does the analysis on the product, the manufacturing
is dealt with by one other firm with which it has a tie-up. AROO,
via its Bengaluru-based manufacturing companion, began the
supply of the most recent set of ECWCS final week — its third since
passing discipline trials in 2017.
“We can with pleasure remark that AROO ECWCS outperforms the
imported clothes methods supplied to the Indian Army. It additionally
comes at a decrease value, thus offering financial savings to the Indian
authorities. Furthermore, the Indian Army is not depending on
overseas firms for this life-saving attire,” Hinduja added.
He stated AROO can also be in superior discipline trials with the Indian
Army for brand spanking new excessive chilly clothes (ECC) trousers, which supplies
safety in temperatures of as much as minus 30 levels Celsius