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The textile industry operators for the security sector say that this fabric is made in high tinacity yarn. It is so strong that it cannot be torn by hand. (Symbolic photo)
The Indian Army has also adopted Prime Minister Narendra Medi’s self-reliant India mantra. Defense fabric for the country’s police force and military was till now sourced from China, Taiwan and Korea, but for the first time since independence, this fabric will now be ready in Surat.
The textile mill of Surat has received the first order from the Army to manufacture 1 million meters of defense fabric. This cloth is being prepared on the guideline of Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO). However, over 5 million meters of fabric are employed every year for more than 50 lakh personnel of police forces, military. According to Sanjay Saravagi, MD of Lakshmipathy Group, virtual meeting of DRDO, CII South Gujarat Organization and textile entrepreneurs of Surat in September Had happened. In this, the textile industry of Surat was requested to produce the fabric of the need of various military teams including the three armies of the country.
The sample of defense fabric was sent for testing before Deepawali. After getting approval, this cloth is being prepared with the help of 5-7 big producers. It is to be prepared in the next two months. According to Saravagi, according to DRDO’s guidelines, labs and workers with necessary skills were arranged. This fabric was then prepared under special supervision.
The biggest challenge for us was not to compromise its high tinacity. Therefore, it is being manufactured from high tinacity yarn itself. It will then be sent to the garment unit of Punjab-Haryana. The quality of the fabric will be increased through processing here. After this, shoes, parachutes, uniforms and bulletproof jackets, bags will be made from it. It is known that 65% of the country’s fabric is manufactured in Surat.
The defense fabric is so strong that it is not possible to tear by hand
The textile industry operators for the security sector say that this fabric is made in high tinacity yarn. It is so strong that it cannot be torn by hand. Dr. Director of Industry Interface and Technology Management under DRDO. According to Mayank Dwivedi, till now defense fabrics were sourced from abroad. The DRDO is also adopting a self-sufficient mantra in view of the demands of the times.