New Delhi: The Indian Army has unveiled a new combat uniform that is equipped with multiple features. It is comfortable, climate-friendly and features a digital disruptive pattern.
On Saturday during the Army Day parade, A contingent of commandos of the Parachute Regiment was seen wearing the new uniforms.
The uniform showcases a mix of colours including olive and earthen, which has been designed taking into considerations aspects like areas of deployment of the troops and climatic conditions in which they operate.
The new uniform has been designed after analysing combat uniforms of armies of various other nations, in association with the National Institute of Fashion Technology.
This uniform is more comfortable and it would be worn in all types of terrains, they said. The digital disruptive pattern is designed with help of computer aid, they said.
The shirt in the new uniform does not have to be tucked in the trouser, the sources said.
The new uniforms would not be available for sale in the open market.
The design process was finalised by Army Chief Gen Naravane. It was initiated before Gen Naravane took over in January 2020. However, once a few designs were shortlisted, the choice upon designing of uniforms was ultimately a collective decision of the Army Commanders.