Under the Memorandum of Understanding, IIT Delhi and TCL will work on the development of clothing and equipment for high-altitude security personnel such as the Siachen Glacier, clothing for protection from ballistic weapons and censored clothing.
Troop Comfort Limited (TCL), an initiative of the Government of India under the Ministry of Defense, including its headquarters in Kanpur, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIT Delhi to manufacture smart protective clothing for Indian security forces.
The TCL Group manufactures Troop Comfort Items for defense and paramilitary forces. The group has four factories. Ordnance Equipment Factory, Kanpur, UP; Ordnance Clothing Factory, Shahjahanpur, UP; Ordnance Clothing Factory, Abadi, TN and Ordnance Equipment Factory, Hazratpur, UP.
The four TCL plants will allocate projects to IIT Delhi for research and innovation depending on their needs. The collaboration will cover all new areas (integration of telecommunications and health monitoring devices), including the application of smart textiles in defense applications, the integration of artificial intelligence into troop comfort items, and the development of future infantry as a system.
The two organizations will form a Joint Working Group (JWG) to facilitate the launch of collaborative projects.
The TCL Group, which is undergoing a transformation in line with the government’s recent policy, aims to be a fully integrated solution to the needs of the forces. The government-run firm aims to switch from conventional items to technology-driven items for the security forces, as well as the security forces.