Subedar Abdulla Baig of Basantar Battalion under Sindh Brigade was felicitated for making a ‘Multipurpose Digging Tool’ by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Army Day 2020.
Indian Army operates in varying terrain conditions, wherein troops have to deploy tactically in their intended area of operations within a short span of time. To facilitate speedy and effective deployment, manual digging of defences has to be resorted to even in face of the enemy. To facilitate such digging, the troops have to carry a variety of digging tools which are bulky and thus increases the battle loads to be carried by the soldier and at time effects their efficiency.
Based on his experience, Subedar Abdulla Baig has fabricated a Multipurpose Digging Tool, which juxtaposes the functionality of numerous tools into one entity. The Multipurpose Digging Tool fabricated by Subedar Abdulla Baig is light weight, modular, conducive to carry and thus enhances the operational efficiency of the soldier. The tool has been fabricated from readily available materials in an Infantry Unit with very minimal modification and cost.
The fabricated tool facilitates a soldier to carryout multiple tasks and reduce the overall weight of tools by more than half thus increasing the efficiency of a soldier during move and other operational tasks.