Focus: GS-III Science and Technology, Prelims
Why in news?
- The Indian Air Force has designed, developed and inducted an Airborne Rescue Pod for Isolated Transportation (ARPIT).
- This pod will be utilised for evacuation of critical patients with infectious diseases including COVID-19 from high altitude area, isolated and remote places.
Significance in terms of Aatmanirbhar Bharat
Only indigenous materials have been used to fabricate this pod.
This indigenously designed system has been developed at a very low cost.