Troops being posted in high altitude areas are trained in ‘Basic & Advance’ skills in mountains and snow bound areas. Troops posted in Avalanche Prone Areas’ are subjected to series of training in the field formation area.
Best quality of winter clothing and equipment is procured to prevent weather related casualties. Modern means of conveyance like snow scooters are utilized to ensure timely reaction to any eventuality and reduce fatigue. A number of specialized equipment have also been deployed in the avalanche prone areas.
Weather conditions prevailing in the sector are closely monitored by the Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment stations at Sasoma and Srinagar. The weather warnings issued are religiously followed in terms of restrictions on operation / administration related movement.