In yet another collaboration with the private industry, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Tuesday handed over the technology for the development of extreme cold winter clothing system (ECWCS) to five Indian companies.
The firms are Delhi-based M/s RHD Business Services India Pvt. Ltd and M/s SBNX Innovation (OPC) Pvt. Ltd, Coimbatore-based M/s Shiva Texyarn Limited, M/s Kusumgar Corporates Pvt. Ltd from Mumbai and M/s Ginni Filaments Limited in Mathura.
The technology was developed by the Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS) of DRDO and is particularly critical at a time when India is locked in a military standoff with China at the Line of Actual Control—and soldiers continue to be deployed in the forward areas of eastern Ladakh through the peak winters when the temperatures dip to about minus 30 degrees Celsius.