India’s army has begun to decide on whether to go ahead with a programme of training for its armed forces in the country’s first-ever food-based combat training programme.
In a joint statement, defence and defence-related ministries said the programme would begin next month and will be open to all service personnel of the Armed Forces.
The programme would focus on the development of food and nutrition technology, and the delivery of nutrition to soldiers in combat areas.
The government had recently announced that its armed force would train for food-related issues, including food security, health and hygiene.
In May, the Indian Army was awarded the US Army’s Special Warfare Challenge Award, which was awarded to the US in 2016 for its efforts to equip and equip training facilities for Special Forces.