Indian Army unveils new combat uniform designed by NIFT on Army Day
India celebrates its Army Day on January 15, every year. This year the new combat uniform specially designed for the Indian Army was unveiled on the 74th Army Day. The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) helped the army finalize the new uniform.
A contingent of commandos of the Parachute Regiment, wearing the new uniforms, took part in the Army Day parade that was conducted at the Cariappa ground.
The new uniform will provide soldiers with better camouflage and more comfort. The new combat uniform pattern was selected after a careful study of the army’s working requirements and the need to introduce uniformity in battle fatigues worn by soldiers.
So what’s new in the uniform
The uniform features a mix of colors including olive and earthen and has been designed taking into consideration aspects like areas of deployment of troops and climatic conditions.
The fabric used is lighter, sturdier, and more breathable, better suited for different plains. It is a quick-dry fabric which makes it comfortable for humid and hot conditions.
It is designed considering the operational conditions in deserts, high-altitude areas, jungles, and plains.
The NIFT had given the Army 17 pattern options to choose from out of which four were shortlisted.
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