Indian Army soldiers security at high risk : Report

Indian Army soldiers security at high risk : Report

An Indian army report has pointed out that fuel dumps at military camps pose a high-level danger to the safety and security of the soldiers. Tens of thousands of litres of fuel is being stored inside make-shift shelters at forward camps.

If targeted, this fuel can risk the lives of thousands of Indian soldiers, as per the report.

A report by the Future Core Technologies and Problem Statements pointed out that the same had occurred during the Uri attack , in which 14 out of the 19 Indian soldiers had burned to death since a fuel dump was located right outside their tent.

"The enormity of the problem can be gauged from the aftermath of the recent action on the FOL (fuel, oil and lubricants) dump at Uri," said the report.

Not only that, the report points out that the Indian army is in dire need of smart vests with identification codes installed, sniper scopes to target with greater accuracy as well as precision and robots to carry weapons at high altitude.

The report has suggested the use of tanks which are lighter and fire resistant. These tanks also have the capacity to store as much as 50,000 litres of fuel.

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