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Indian Scientist’s Indigenously Made Bullet-proof Vest For The Military Gets Government Nod

Published on 5 June, 2017 at 10:19 pm By

A bullet-proof vest made by Prof. Shantanu Bhowmick has now received the government’s approval.


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The Ministry of Defence approved the jacket which is made indigenously from ultra-lightweight modern thermoplastic technology. The jacket now awaits PM Modi’s green signal and then will be added to the his “Make in India” project.

 

Prof. Bhowmick is the head of aerospace engineering at Coimbatore’s Amrita University. The jacket made by him has 20 layers and the carbon fiber in it will enable it to withstand temperatures up to 57 degree Celsius.



 

At present, India imports bullet-proof vests from USA at a cost of Rs.1.5 lakh for a single piece. Prof. Bhowmick’s jackets cost Rs. 50,000 each and, if approved, can save up to Rs. 20,000 crore on such purchases every year. The jacket weighs 1.5 kg which is lighter than the present jackets which weigh 15-17 kg.

A joint collaboration between the DRDO and the Defence Ministry, this is the first time in 70 years that a bullet-proof jacket, which is built in India, will be used by the Army.


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