Government think tank NITI Aayog has prepared a draft note on “incentivising” domestic manufacturing of light weight body armours for the army and para-military forces.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had asked the NITI Aayog to prepare a roadmap on the possibility of encouraging production of home-made light weight body armours.
NITI Aayog has consulted stakeholders like industries which are engaged in research as well as para military forces and armed forces, a senior government official told PTI.
The idea has been mooted apparently because the bullet proof vests and helmets in use currently by the Indian forces are very heavy, causing a lot of discomfort and leaving the personnel at a disadvantage during an encounter with heavily- armed terrorists. Read more