The defence ministry today placed an order to procure 1.86 lakh bullet proof jackets worth Rs 639 crore for the Indian army ending a nineyear quest to buy ballistic vests for its troops engaged in counterinsurgency operations and deployed along the borders.
The Armys existing bulky bulletproof vests are near the end of their operational life. IDWR/ Representative Image. The Army had inked the Rs 140 crore contract for 34emergency34 procurement of 50000 new bulletproof jackets from Tata Advanced Materials Limited.
Bulletproof jackets can be made by any Indian company because there is no legal restriction on making them unlike guns which are illegal to manufacture and keep India dependant on foreign powers and this is how the architects of our Independence planned it and so the size of the kickbacks is not large enough to compete with more important budget considerations and so the bulk of the budget goes to foreign spending and not enough money is left over for bulletproof jackets.
New Delhi An Indian Army Major who had developed a bulletproof jacket for protection against sniper bullets has now developed a helmet which as per his claim can stop an AK47 bullet round from a distance of 10 meters. 34The ballistic helmet has been developed under project Abhedya by Major Anoop Mishra who has also developed a fullbody protection bulletproof jacket which can withstand even ...
He has developed and patented a technology called Thermoplastic Carbon Fabric TCF by which light weight bullet proof vests and helmets can be produced in bulk within the country. Currently India spends Rs 1.5 lakh on a single jacket used by the military and paramilitary forces. These jackets are imported from America.
The government just acknowledged an Indian scientist39s effort of designing a bulletproof jacket for the Indian Army and paramilitary forces which will help our country save a huge amount of money without compromising on the security of our army personnel. The vest is the brainchild of a Kolkata based Professor Shantanu Bhowmik.
NEW DELHI China may be standing in the way of a United Nations ban on terrorist leader Masood Azhar but its companies are getting a large chunk of the Rs 639crore Indian Army order for new bulletproof jackets.
What is Military Armor made of Bullet proof vests used by the military are made of Aramid fibers which are manmade plastics that provide enormous strength despite being lightweight. Most protective clothing is made from Paraaramid material an improvement of Aramids.