India's first avalanche-monitoring radar installed in North Sikkim

India's first avalanche-monitoring radar installed in North Sikkim

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Category : Science and Tech Published on: September 27 2022

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  • The Indian Army and Defence Geoinformatics and Research Establishment (DGRE) jointly installed India’s first avalanche monitoring radar in North Sikkim.
  • The radar was inaugurated by Lieutenant General Tarn Kumar Aich, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, General Officer Commanding TriShakti Corps on September 20, 2022, at one of the Forward Posts of the Indian Army deployed at an altitude of 15,000 feet in Sikkim.
  • It has the capability to detect avalanches within three seconds of its trigger and will assist in saving troops’ lives and reducing damage to property in super high altitude areas.
  • This radar uses a series of short micro wave pulses which are scattered at the target and can detect an avalanche in less than three seconds.
  • The avalanche radar was made operational by Defence Research and Development Organisation’s wing DGRE, which is involved in forecasting and mitigation of avalanche hazards faced by Indian Army in the Himalayan region.
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