Army Reforms: Amid Plans To Go Bulletproof, Soldiers Still Awaiting Small Arms

As part of efforts towards modernisation, the Indian Army is now looking for modular, bulletproof and portable bunkers to replace the existing ones made from stone, mud, wood and steel.

The reforms include the use of standard bulletproof material from jackets to vehicles, the Economic Timesreported.

The existing bunkers are unable to survive extreme weather or intense enemy fire. Steel bunkers in particular are difficult to carry to high altitudes. Construction and maintenance of these are also not efficient in terms of manpower and resources. Read More…

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