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Food fighters

TV show, Highway on My Plate’s upcoming episode Jai Hind, takes viewers through an array of food for the armed forces.

tv Updated: Feb 02, 2010 21:00 IST

An army, it is said, marches on its stomach. Combat requires the men in olive to be fit, both physically and mentally, and for that they need to eat right. TV show,

Highway on My Plate’s

upcoming episode

Jai Hind

, takes viewers through an array of food for the armed forces.

“The rations in the forces vary from soldier-to-soldier depending on their requirement. A Para Commando consumes more than 8,000 calories a day — a challenging task even for people with a good appetite — and yet remains lean due to the huge amount of physical work he does,” says host Rocky Singh.

“The food for the artillery is prepared in a common kitchen and each gun crew carries a tiffin back to their gun where they then prepare their own tadka. It’s called the tadka parade. Air warriors fly at the speed of sound, so their food is adjusted accordingly,” says host Mayur Sharma.