Ultra-Modern Light Weight Bullet Proof Jacket For Indian Army

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Indian Scientist Develops Ultra-Modern Light Weight Bullet Proof Jacket, Helps India save Rs. 20,000 Crores every year

http://inspiringindians.com/2017/06...-helps-india-save-rs-20000-crores-every-year/

A bullet-proof jacket designed by Indian scientist and Professor Shantanu Bhowmik has been finally approved by Indian Government and Indian Army will soon start using this ultra-modern bullet proof jacket designed by Mr. Shantanu.


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The bullet proof jacket is made from indigenous ultra modern lightweight thermoplastic technology. This is after 70 long years that Indian Army will be using bullet proof jackets manufactured through indigenous technology. This jacket will be manufactured through a joint collaboration between DRDO and Ministry of Defence. The manufacturing of the bullet proof jacket will be included in the Prime Minister’s flagship “Make In India” project. The manufacturing of this ultra-modern bullet proof jacket will start as soon as it gets the green light from Prime Minister’s office.

Currently, Indian Army is using imported Bullet Proof Jackets to protect themselves. These jackets are not only too costly but also weigh more than the designed bulletproof jacket. The imported jackets cost Rs. 1.50 lakhs per jacket to the States exchequer but the new jacket will cost only Rs. 50,000/jacket. This will save one-third of the money spent on buying bullet proof jacket giving the government a window to use the saved funds for the betterment of the Army. The new jacket designed by Prof. Shantanu will help India save about Rs. 20,000 crores every year.


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The present bullet proof jackets are being used by Indian jawans in the BSF, Police, Army, CRPF is too heavy making it difficult for the jawans to move around swiftly. The weight of the jackets is anywhere between 15-18 kgs. The new jackets that use indigenous technology would weigh only 1.5 kgs, bringing the weight of a bullet proof jacket by about 6-8 times. The best feature of this jacket is that it will have 20 layers and also the carbon fiber present in the jacket will ensure that the jacket can resist the heat up to 57-degree Celsius.

The brain behind this ultra-modern jacket, Mr. Shantanu Bhowmik is currently serving as the departmental head of aerospace engineering in Coimbatore’s Amrita University. He is delighted that his invention has been approved by Indian Government and has high hopes for his new invention. He hopes the jacket will serve the purpose they are designed for and will be helpful both to the Government and the jawans.


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According to Times Of India, Prof. Shantanu thanked former Deputy Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen Subrata Saha who had taken the initiative and constantly encouraged him in designing the ultra modern light weight bullet proof jackets. The delighted professor dedicated his work to Netaji Subash Chandra Bose.

We always keep cribbing about the fact that Indians are way behind in Research and Development field and Indians will never be able to match with their counterparts from foreign countries, especially the USA. But this innovation of Mr. Shantanu has put an end to that debate at least for now. The new jacket designed by Professor is not only best in the business but also leaves the jackets manufactured in the USA far behind when it comes to quality, weight and cost of the jacket. Indians have always been at the forefront of innovating cost effective items that the country is in dire need of and this innovation is just another example of the hidden abilities of Indians.
 

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We need them for CRPF and other para military forces fighting Naxals...
 

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If the weight is true and is capable of stopping AK rounds, we should buy a couple of million of these for all.
 

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We need them for CRPF and other para military forces fighting Naxals...
I am not so sure about this Bhowmik guy. Much of the claim seems fake!

That said, CRPF is currently evaluating BPJs called Bhabha Kavach. It uses similar technology - Carbon nanosheets (Bhowmik also claims to have used this in his design - but Bhabha Kavach is not as light as that of the fictitious BPJ of Bhowmik's).

I think Bhowmik may actually be *claiming* that he can make each TILE of 1.5 kgs! There's no way in this world that the entire BPJ would be just 1.5 kgs!
 

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Good news , it nice that the army and the government acknowledge the handwork done by our professors
 

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Why is this hoax still being propagated?

Saving 20,000 crores from what? Is every single one of the 1.3 billion Indian citizens is getting a BPJ? IA just bought 1.86 lakh vests for Rs 639 crore.

@sayareakd Please kill this thread.
 

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