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No major complaints by jawans regarding quality of food: Govt

NEW DELHI: There has been no major complaint from soldiers regarding quality of food and special rations given to jawans posted at the Siachen glacier has been extended to troops deployed anywhere above 12,000 feet, the Government said today.

The Government has taken steps to improve quality of food, said Subhash Bhamre, Minister of State for Defence in a written response to a question in Rajya Sabha.

A number of videos were uploaded online recently by troops of army, IAF and central police forces complaining about the conditions they work in, “poor” quality of food and alleged ill-treatment meted out to them by seniors.

“There have been no major complaints by soldiers regarding quality of food. The soldiers of armed forces are provided rations as per entitlement and Defence Food and Specifications.

“However, the improvement in quality of food is an ongoing process and is undertaken based on the feedback from troops and advice of scientific bodies,” Bhamre said. (AGENCIES)



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