The Indo-Tibet Border Police (ITBP) could employ the snow sleds after theyve sealed the agreement with Polaris (an American vendor of snowmobiles) to guard the ice-capped spots along side Indo-Chinese frontier. They will be procuring all 5 such snowmobiles to help patrol the border. This is the first time that these types of snowmobiles that are generally used for tourist applications up north by defense forces regarding training, will be used by operational roles through Indian Security allows.
The black and white Polaris snowmobile, 325 millimeters in length, is operated by a twin pump carbureted 544cc engine and will accompany features like side and thumb insulated apparel, heated passenger golf grips, reverse gear, hydraulic brakes, carbureted ignition technique and over 41 litres of fuel power. These snowmobiles will patrol the heavily snowclad aspects of the Himalayas during the nasty winter months.
The snowmobile that may be capable of negotiating an incline up to 45 diploma on the hills can conduct two personnel (rider and pillion) with bullets in tow. The snow sled would also provide military with much demanded quick mobility, carriage capacity at the bothersome heights and will be useful when you are patrolling, troop support and casualty evacuation.
“These snow electric scooters have been procured contained in the modernisation of the force to improved equip the staff on ground in rendering their assignments in the hard locations they serve. These will act as pressure multipliers,” ITBP spokesperson Deputy Commandant Vivek K Pandey shared with PTI.
These modern snowmobiles are also used globally simply by security forces that have already icy terrains to safeguard.