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Thursday, March 10, 2011

DFRL set to dish out new menu for soldiers

By Anantha Krishnan M. | Aviation Week |March 1 | Mysore | India |
India’s Defense Food Research Laboratory (DFRL) is all set to dish out a new menu for Indian soldiers posted at forward and border areas. Known as meals ready-to-eat (MREs), the backpack food packets have a shelf life of more than one year. Based at Mysore, DFRL is the life sciences facility of the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO). DFRL says Indian soldiers will soon have seven different types of dishes in a week. “All these days we’re supplying packs with breakfast, lunch and dinner weighing between 1 and 1.7 kilograms,” says DFRL Director A.S. Bawa. “They included chapattis/parathas [types of Indian breads], vegetarian and non-vegetarian sabzis [curries], desserts [fresh cut fruits], tea and energy bars. This has been the menu ever since the war with China. Now we want to change this menu and offer seven different types of MRE for our soldiers.”

(Full report in AW here)

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