Meet India's own Robocop

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Meet India's own Robocop

Defence scientists have planned hi-tech protective gear with see-through-wall radar for commandos battling terrorists



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In a bid to avert loss of soldiers and to make low intensity conflict more effective, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has embarked on a mission of turning the ordinary Indian soldier into a sophisticated Robocop.

"The need of the hour is to turn a soldier into a complete independent integrated system whereby he can have a defensive and a sensory system at his disposal whether it is in Jammu and Kashmir, the North East or in a situation like 26/11," said V K Saraswat, director general of DRDO.

He was speaking on the sidelines of the 7th International High Energy Materials Conference and Exhibit 2009, which was organised at the High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL).

A Subhananda Rao, director of HEMRL, which falls under DRDO, said, "This is going to be a multi-disciplinary effort. DRDO will bring together bio- scientists, communication engineers, computer experts, clothing experts and several others for making a prototype for a soldier along the lines of Robocop."
 

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Hope they will not forget to interview the soldiers who fought such battles in real life. Only they know better than anyone what gears they wished to have to turn the table in their favour in such battles. At the same time it (the total things) must not be so heavy that soldiers would prefer to go without them.
 

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