Our soldiers fight with all their might and courage. Be it day or night, summers or extreme winters, they brave all types of weather conditions and situations, to protect us from external threats. We can’t even begin to thank them for their bravery and selflessness. However, is the government caring for them enough or providing them with adequate equipments? We guess the government is taking necessary steps towards that direction now, at least the recent developments say so. Earlier, it was reported that the Indian Army will now be provided with modern bullet-proof helmets. Now, Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar, said that trials have already started for air-conditioned jackets that will be provided to the Indian Special Forces soldiers.
Parrikar reportedly said, “In a Special Forces operation, there is extensive exercise. Body heats up, he (soldier) is very uncomfortable. At that time if he has an air conditioned jacket, he is more comfortable. Trial is on.” Parrikar had served as the defence minister from 2014 to 2017 and was appointed as the chief minister of Goa earlier this year.
Not just about air conditioned jackets, but he also spoke about the Light Combat Aircraft Tejas. He reportedly said, “It is indigenously designed and I can tell you the plane has many features that are better than many of the world renowned planes. Its only defect is that it is light-weight. It can carry only a 3.5 ton bomb… It is the only weak-point. Otherwise the capacity of the plane, its reaction is better than many quality planes.”
Source: The Indian Express