Govt to procure 1.86 lakh bullet proof jackets for soldiers

NEW DELHI: A proposal to procure 1.86 lakh bullet proof jackets for the armed forces is in progress, the Government told Rajya Sabha today, amid rising incidents of cross-border attacks on security forces along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
Minister of State for defence Subhash Bhamre, replying to a question, said that 50,000 such jackets have already been delivered to the Army.
“A proposal for procuring 1,86,138 bullet proof jackets (BPJ) is in progress,” he said, adding that the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is engaged in the project. (Agencies)