Category: Defence Current Affairs
The United states has approved to sale of $75 million special clothing to Indian Armed forces. These high-tech clothings are chemical protective. It will protect Indian soldiers from chemical and biological warfare.
Called as the Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (JSLIST), The whole package will consist of:
38,034 suits,38,034 pairs of gloves,38,034 boots,38,034 trousers and NBC bags.
854 aprons, 854 alternative aprons, 9,509 Quick Doff Hoods, 114,102 M61 filters.
38054 general purpose masks are also included in the package.
Significant of these clothings:
These clothings will shield indian soldiers firm any kind of chemical radio-logical and biological and even to nuclear warfare. These clothings can be weared up to 24 hours by the soldiers.
Earlier India had requested USA for these clothings for its military modernization programme. Speaking about the deal, The Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said that this sale is the US contribution to its foreign policy and national security which is to help improving the security of a friendly country.