India’s leading steel maker Steel Authority of India Limited’s Bhilai Steel Plant has supplied special grade structural steel toy armed forces for bailey bridges and other similar applications including in subzero conditions. SAIL BSP said that more than 21,420 tonnes of100x50 and 75x40 channels in IS2062E410 SAILMA Gr A and IS2062E410 SAILMA Gr C have been supplied since 2016-17. Out of the total volume of 21,420 tonnes supplied since 2016-17, more than 13,620 tonnes is of IS2062E 410 SAILMA Gr A and the remaining 7802 tonnes is of IS2062E 410 SAILMA Gr C gradeFor ensuring troop movement in difficult areas in high altitudes or carrying out rescue activities, the armed forces are required to quickly assemble what are called bailey bridges to cross over to the other side wherever required. SAIL-Bhilai that has been supplying defense grade steel for different applications including naval grade steel plates for use in construction of warships had rolled out SAILMA Grade C of Channel for the first time in 2017 to suit the specific requirement of building Bailey bridges used by the armed forces for troop movement in high altitude areas with sub-zero climatic conditions. Special treatment is done during heating process in Merchant Mill and the steel of this grade is alloyed to give it more yield strength. SAILMA – IS 2062 E410A grade also been produced since 2017 is also used by armed forces for building Bailey bridges in lower altitude areas.