Ladakh-based engineer Sonam Wangchuk has built a solar-powered military tent for the Indian Army at the Galwan Valley. This portable tent can accommodate 10 jawans The weight of the tent is said to be less than 30 kilos.
The Real-life 'Phunsukh Wangdu 'Sonam Wangchuk makes solar-powered tent for Indian ArmyWangchuk who had previously made a solar-heated mud hut project also revealed that the tent could sustain even under sub-zero temperatures such as minus 14 degrees Celsius while pointing out that it was carbon neutral, replacing kerosene and tackling pollution. He took to Twitter and wrote, “SOLAR HEATED MILITARY TENT for Indian Army at Galwan Valley +15 C at 10 pm now. Min outside last night was -14 C, Replaces tons of kerosene, pollution and climate change. For 10 jawans, fully portable all parts weigh less than 30 Kgs."
In the aftermath of the tussle between India and China, the Wangchuk had appealed and asked Indians to boycott all Chinese companies. In a tweet, he asked people to boycott all Chinese products to stop Beijing’s “bullying” in Ladakh and liberate 1.4 billion bonded labourers in the country.