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India announced the "critical dependence" of the country's army on the supply of fabric from China

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The Indian army has expressed concern about the "critical dependence" on China in terms of military uniforms.


It turned out that at least 70 percent of Indian military personnel wear military uniforms, which are made from fabrics purchased from China. To solve this problem, it was decided to involve the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).

It noted that DRDO specialists are already helping Indian industry in the production of special fabrics "to end dependence on imports of Chinese and other foreign fabrics for the manufacture of military uniforms."

Mayank Dwivedi, director of the DRDO Industrial Interaction and Technology Management Department, said that only for the summer military uniform of India, 5,5 million meters of fabric are needed per year - and only for the ground forces. If we talk about the total need for tissues, taking into account the uniforms of the Air Force, the Navy, then it comes out more than 15 million meters.

Dvivedi:

We are following our government's call for import substitution of products by implementing the “Make in India” principle.

It is also noted that the Indian industry is ready to produce its own fabrics for parachutes and body armor. It is reported about the establishment of processes for the production of aramid fabric (one of the features of such a fabric is its high thermal stability).

Dvivedi:

For special fabrics we use blends of yarn with nylon, lycra fibers, viscose, polyester. We already supply various types of fabrics not only for uniforms of military personnel, but also for sewing bags, backpacks, shoes, tents used in the armed forces.

Added that the deployment of fabric production for the Indian Armed Forces creates tens of thousands of new jobs.
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Facebook / Ministry of Defense of India
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  1. Antifreeze
    Antifreeze 27 November 2020 06: 54
    +15
    Once we bought it in China, then everything was fine.
    1. bessmertniy
      bessmertniy 27 November 2020 08: 09
      +2
      It cannot be that the production of fabrics in China would be cheaper and more profitable than in India. The only question is: where were the Indians before? Moreover, relations between these countries have always been tense. Hardly anything - and the Indian army would remain naked. laughing
  2. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 27 November 2020 06: 57
    -1
    Well, everything, as they say - Arrived! belay Without pants, you can't fight much repeat Well, Good - so at least one Voynushka is postponed good
    Indians - well, such Indians, feed the enemy? bully
    How can we not recall China's "soft aggression" laughing
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 27 November 2020 07: 53
      +2
      Quote: Hunter 2
      Well, everything, as they say - Arrived! Without pants, you can't fight much

      How to say! The Scots, both in kilts and without pants, are great at fighting.
  3. Victor_B
    Victor_B 27 November 2020 07: 01
    +1
    India announced the "critical dependence" of the country's army on the supply of fabric from China

    Nezhdanchik!
    This has never happened, and now again ... (c)
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 27 November 2020 07: 19
      0
      I was told about such Chinese tricks by one dealer who sells wholesale fabrics eight years ago:
      It turns out that Chinese businessmen are buying up the cotton harvest around the world in advance. And then they twist the prices for cotton fabrics as they want!
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 27 November 2020 07: 19
    -1
    Here you go. Until the production of fabrics for sewing uniforms in India is established, it is impossible to fight with China ... laughing
    Perhaps you can dance ...
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 27 November 2020 07: 55
      +1
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Here you go. Until the production of fabrics for sewing uniforms in India is established, it is impossible to fight with China ...
      Perhaps you can dance ...

      And sing "compassionately"! In general, go lads on a sari! Ladies wrap themselves up with so much fabric, but men do not have enough for a uniform!
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 27 November 2020 07: 22
    0
    expressed concern about the "critical dependence" on China in terms of uniforms for military personnel
    All are going to fight with China, and depending on the Chinese fabric for their armed forces. Doesn't it seem strange? And it probably looks like the already 6-year "war" between Ukraine and Russia (according to Ukraine) when they "fight", but work in the country of the "aggressor", conduct trade operations, etc.
  6. Ros 56
    Ros 56 27 November 2020 08: 10
    +1
    I have a problem too, it's hot there, so a turban and a loincloth will be enough. stop fellow lol
  7. APASUS
    APASUS 27 November 2020 09: 04
    +4
    This is news, a country that was famous for its fabrics was unable to produce fabric for military uniforms and buys them abroad.