Guwahati, Jan 16: On the occasion of the country's 74th Army Day, a new combat uniform was unveiled for the Indian Army. The uniform was first showcased by a contingent of commandos of Parachute regiment, who took part in the Army Day parade on Saturday. The new uniform which has been designed in collaboration with the National Institute of Fashion Technology, NIFT is comfortable, environment friendly and features a digital disruptive pattern.
Here are the key features of the Indian Army uniform:
♦As per reports, the Indian Army's new uniforms have a special set of characteristics and unique features, including 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 countries, in association with NIFT, said reports.
♦This uniform is more comfortable and it would be worn in all types of terrains. The digital disruptive pattern is designed with help of computer aid. Notably, the digital pattern is similar to that of the US army and will help in distinguishing between paramilitary forces and the army.
♦Unlike the older uniform, the new uniform has been given an informal appeal as the shirt in the new uniform does not have to be tucked in the trouser.
♦Reportedly, multiple fabrics, eight designs, and almost 15 patterns were analysed before finalizing the uniform, which is made out of light fabric, making it more comfortable for tough climates.
♦According to reports, a group of army officials will be sporting the new uniform in the upcoming Republic Day parade.