In a major boost for the defense forces in the advanced areas, the Indian Army Corps of Engineers is getting the latest equipment to build tunnels for ammunition storage and reinforced nuclear facilities, the chief engineer said on Sunday. , Lieutenant-General Harpal Singh.
Lt. Gen. Harpal was speaking at a function of the Institution of Engineers where he received the “Eminent Engineering Person Award” for his contributions to the field of engineering in the Defense Force and the Organization. border roads (BRO).
AMMUNITION STORAGE TUNNELS FOR THE INDIAN ARMY, AIR FORCE
Speaking at the event, Singh said, “Combat engineers escort road connectivity to forward areas, ensuring that local communities and villages, which are included as waypoints in our plans, align. on the efforts of Prime Minister Gati Shakti. Micro Tunneling is in tune with the times, guaranteeing reinforced defenses and an operational logistics infrastructure. The tunnels for the storage of ammunition for the army and the air force are being occupied in a major way. “
NUCLEAR HARDNESS FACILITIES
He further added that nuclear-enhanced facilities are being developed in advanced areas to improve the capabilities of ground boots.
The Chief Engineer shared his experiences in solving various engineering problems of a complex nature, including successes and achievements during his long and illustrious professional career in the Defense Forces. Singh informed that the BRO is using strategic road construction not only along borders but also in neighboring countries, as part of our strategic outreach.
“The dual-use BRO infrastructure of roads, tunnels and bridges is a force multiplier not only for our strategic needs, but also for the development of communities as well as remote border locations. The most difficult infrastructure landmark to illustrate my point would be the Atal tunnel. We faced major challenges during construction, ”said Lt. Gen. Harpal.
“As part of the“ Atmanirbhar Bharat ”initiative, we are accompanying young minds and engineers to innovative research internships in our center of excellence at the College of Military Engineering in Pune. In a short time, it was a pioneer in the field of nanotechnology, developing India’s first nanomaterial, silicon nanotube and graphene-based cementless concrete, ”he added.
The General Officer has competently faced multi-faceted engineering challenges over the past 39 years, including under adverse field and operating environment conditions.