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Indian scientist's bullet-proof vest for the army gets government nod

Discussion in 'Indian Army' started by randomradio, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. randomradio

    randomradio Colonel Technical Analyst

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    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...-gets-government-nod/articleshow/58999343.cms

    A bullet-proof jacket designed by Bengali scientist Professor Shantanu Bhowmick has finally received the government's approval.

    The empowered committee of the Ministry of Defenceapproved the jacket, which is made from indigenous ultra modern lightweight thermoplastic technology. It will be included in the Prime Minister's 'Make in India' project. The task of manufacturing the jackets will begin after the PMO gives it the green-light.

    A joint collaboration between the DRDO and defence ministry, this is the first time in 70 years that the Indian Army will have bullet-proof jacket manufactured completely through indigenous technology.

    Currently, India spends Rs 1.5 lakh on a single jacket used by the military and para-military forces. These jackets are imported from America. Dr Bhowmick's jacket will cost only Rs 50,000 per jacket. That means India will save Rs 20,000 crores every year.

    The present bullet proof jackets being used by our jawans in the Army, BSF, CRPF and Police are heavy, weighing anywhere between 15-18 kgs. These new light weight jackets weigh 6-8 times less at just 1.5 kg. It has 20 layers and the carbon fiber in it will enable the jacket to work in 57 degrees Celsius also.

    Professor Shantanu Bhowmick is the departmental head of aerospace engineering in Coimbatore's Amrita University. He has high hopes for his new invention and expressed his happiness at getting the official nod for the project. He thanked former Deputy Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Subrata Saha, who had taken the initiative and encouraged Bhowmick. The professor dedicated his invention to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

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    Hellfire Devil's Advocate THINKER

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    I laughed my head off last evening when I read Rs 20,000 crore figure :D
     
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    randomradio Colonel Technical Analyst

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    We will buy 2 million BPJs every year. It's possible the govt is planning to buy 1 for every citizen. :lol:
     
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    LOL:lol::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    lca-fan Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Govt should start defence reporting courses for journalists & reporters, so that they don't make a fool of themselves and India as a whole.:biggthumpup:
     
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    lca-fan Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    BTW great development if true.:biggthumpup:
     
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    randomradio Colonel Technical Analyst

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    @Hellfire

    When will we get open source details about this bad boy?
     
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    Hellfire Devil's Advocate THINKER

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    No idea. I have absolutely no clue on this yet.
     
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    Can a civilian buy one of those or do we need permit? presently got rifle scopes,rails, would like to buy night and thermal vision and BPJ's,Hazmat suit level A
     
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    Some good solutions have been received, which are under deliberation. For example, a proposal for futuristic technology for bullet proof jacket was presented by Dr Shantanu Bhowmik after the Army – Industry – Academia interaction in Coimbatore last year; this was sponsored by us and is now under consideration in an advanced stage as a Technology Development Fund project under the DRDO. Solutions to the problem statements that are coming up shall be taken forward, depending upon their technological readiness level, either as Army Technology Board/Technology Development Fund/Make projects

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    Will it work with Army since there institutional mentality of establishment is so rigid?
    Dont know about the acceptability of this product
     
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    No. In India, you need permit for it.
     
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    Biased post here. You guys are so misinformed!
     
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    Sounded like they change bullet proof vests along with their uniforms :) Even then it wont cost so much....
     
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    nair Die hard Romeo IDF NewBie

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    Is this real???? If it was it would have been all over the news and other than TOilet no one else has reported.......
     
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