INDIAN ARMY FALLOUT SHELTERS: India. 2004. The Indian Army contracted with the company Dass Hitachi to construct hundreds of underground bunkers in the vicinity of the India-Pakistan border to serve as fallout shelters, decontamination centers, and for the protection of key commanders and command centers.  The shelter design provided for power, potable water supply, toilets, a decontamination area, and bunks to sleep 30 personnel.  The design was described by a Dass Hitachi spokesman as providing for the survival of key personnel in a near-miss.

Sources: The Associated Press, "India to build nuclear fallout shelters near Pakistan," Daily Times, Lahore, Pakistan, location, accessed 29 November 2004.

Entry 04122 - posted 29 November 2004