Solar Heated Military Tents? Sonam Wangchuk’s New Innovation for Indian Army!


For officers of the Indian armed forces stationed at 12,000 feet above sea level in Ladakh, the lack of access to 24×7 electricity has resulted in them turning to other heating solutions like burning diesel, kerosene or firewood.

However, one innovator in Ladakh has found a solution that does not only emit less pollution but is also more efficient. The innovator’s name is Sonam Wangchuk.

The Indian Army has evinced some interest in what Sonam Wangchuk (of the ice stupa fame) has developed recently—a pre-fabricated solar heated military tents.

This eco-friendly solution requires little external heating. It is seemingly the perfect solution to the cold for many soldiers who come from the warmer plains.

These Solar heated military tent can make a tent warmer with a variation of +10-15 degrees even at a sub-zero temperature of -14 degree Celsius.

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