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DRDO working on tech for accurate avalanche prediction: Govt

NEW DELHI: The Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) is working on four projects to develop new technologies for more accurate prediction of avalanches, the Government today said.

Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre told the Lok Sabha that DRDO has 56 high altitude observatories, 55 weather automatic stations and five avalanche mitigation centres in Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand that give specific forecast related to mountain weather.

“Presently, the DRDO is working on four projects to develop new technologies for more accurate prediction of avalanches,” he said in a written response.

Last month, 15 soldiers lost their lives due to avalanche.

Replying to another question, Bhamre said the jawans deployed at places such as Siachen Glacier are provided with the best-quality winter clothing. This comprises 22 items of clothing in all, including trousers, jackets, gloves and sun glasses. (AGENCIES)

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