To help out the jawans posted at the Indo-Pak border of Jaisalmer, the government will soon provide PCM (Phase Change Materials) cooling jackets which will help them stay cool during the scorching summer heat.
Times of India
Temperature at Indo-Pak border in Jaisalmer is known to touch 5o degree Celsius every year, making it extremely tough for BSF jawans guarding the border to bear the conditions.
In the past few weeks BSF jawans have had to endure operational duty temperatures that ranged from 53-54 degree Celsius, besides facing other tough conditions that they usually do.
Looking at this, DRDO scientists, along with a private company, conducted various tests and came up with a cool vest, which they claim will keep the jawans cool up to four hours a day.
These devices are so small that they can also be worn over or under normal BSF uniform and can be thermally recharged many times for many years.