Indian Army to get ballistic helmets: Here are 5 other things our soldiers need urgently

The Indian Army is acquiring ballistic helmets for its soldiers. The army will get around 1.5 lakh of these bulletproof helmets that have been the force’s requirement for years now. The Indian Army needs to move quickly to fill some vital gaps to enhance the fighting capability of its soldiers and protect them on the … Read more

Indian Army has less life protecting equipments than Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

United Nations recently said that there is an alarming lack of lifeprotecting equipment available with Indian peacekeepers, informing India that the ability of troops to undertake operations has been impacted in South Sudan. As per the officials, India in October that its troops stationed there had “inadequate” life-protecting equipment such as bulletproof helmets and jackets. … Read more

Indian Army gets 5,000 bullet proof jackets, 7 years after planning to procure 3.54 lakh sets

The plight of Indian soldiers facing bullets from terrorists is worrisome if the lethargic pace of procuring bullet proof jackets (BPJs) is any indication. They have just 5,000 BPJs, as against 3,53,765 that was approved in 2009 for buying. The first lot of 5,000 BPJs reached last month as part of an indent for 50,000 sets … Read more

Army seeks industry help for lighter bulletproof jackets

The Indian Army has only 3,86,000 bullet proof jackets for 1.3 million soldiers. This is because the existing jackets are too heavy and the Army is in the process of procuring ones that are lighter. The process is also on to procure a Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV). “We would like to issue bullet proof … Read more