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Indian Army seeks minefield-clearing tech

6th February 2017 - 16:54 GMT | by Rohit C Silva in Delhi

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The Indian Army wants to use fuel-air explosives (FAE) to clear minefields for faster mobility on the battlefield. It has sought the help of the Defence Research and Development Organisation and private industry to develop FAE technology in two years.

The army currently utilises manual and mechanical means to breach minefields in different types of terrains. Manual breaching by combat engineers is common in the mountains.

Existing methods are not only equipment- and manpower-intensive, but also consume more time and expose soldiers to risks.

Officials said countries like Israel had developed modern minefield-breaching systems that were highly efficient and provided

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Rohit C Silva is a Shephard special correspondent based in New Delhi, India.

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