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The unsavoury truth is that Indian gloves for Siachen front is imported from a company in Myanmar, while the sleeping bags for the glacier are manufactured by a company in Sri Lanka. (File photo)

Military to go for indigenised clothing and equipment

By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi, Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2021 03:13 PM IST
Since 100% FDI is allowed in defence sector, the companies from which the clothing and equipment was being imported should be asked to set up shop in India for impetus to the local textile and leather industry.
Soldiers perform Yoga on 2nd International Yoga Day in Siachen. Siachen is strategically important because so long as it is in India’s control, the Pakistani army can’t link up with the Chinese and pose a threat to Ladakh.(File photo: PTI)
Soldiers perform Yoga on 2nd International Yoga Day in Siachen. Siachen is strategically important because so long as it is in India’s control, the Pakistani army can’t link up with the Chinese and pose a threat to Ladakh.(File photo: PTI)

Soon, Army may open parts of Siachen glacier to civilians

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 08:42 AM IST
Mooted by army chief, General Bipin Rawat, the proposal to give civilians access to the glacier is at an initial stage but is being considered seriously, one of the officers cited above said on condition of anonymity.
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