The Indian Army’s Corps of Engineers has built 3D-printed permanent defences for the first time in the desert sector. These defences were tested against a variety of weapons ranging from small arms to the T90 tank’s main gun. Lt Gen Harpal Singh, the Indian Army’s Engineer-in-Chief, shared this information.

“These can withstand blasts, can be erected in 36-48 hours, and can be moved from one location to another.” With this, a trial for similar permanent defences was carried out in eastern Ladakh and found to be useful,” said Lt Gen H Singh, Engineer-in-Chief of the Indian Army.