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India’s 1st Avalanche Monitoring Radar installed in North Sikkim

First Published: 24th September, 2022 9:15 IST

In a huge technical advancement for India in the Himalayas, the Indian Army, along with the Defence Geoinformatics and Research Establishment, jointly installed the Avalanche Monitoring Radar in North Sikkim.

In a huge technical advancement for India in the Himalayas, the Indian Army, along with the Defence Geoinformatics and Research Establishment, jointly installed the Avalanche Monitoring Radar in North Sikkim.

The radar was inaugurated at one of the Forward Posts of the Indian Army deployed at an altitude of 15,000 feet in North Sikkim. This radar, the first of its kind in India, has the capability to detect avalanches within three seconds of its trigger and will assist in saving the valuable lives of troops and civilians, as well as vehicles in Super High Altitude Areas. 

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The avalanche radar was made operational by DGRE of DRDO, 7 an organisation which is involved in forecasting and mitigation of avalanche hazards faced by the Indian Army in the Himalayan Region. 

This radar uses a series of short micro wave pulses which are scattered at the target and can detect an avalanche in less than 3 seconds. The radar can permanently scan the targeted slope for avalanche release and track the path of the avalanche and its size in case it is triggered. 

The installation of the first Avalanche Radar will go a long way in safeguarding the lives of troops of the Indian Army deployed in harsh terrain and sub-zero temperatures.

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