On Wednesday, the government revealed in Lok Sabha that the government has procured nearly 50,000 bulletproof jackets from Indian manufacturers for the Indian Defense Forces.
Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre also said during the question hour in Lok Sabha that blast-proof bunkers are also being constructed with steel, concrete hollow block and stone masonry. He added that no stone-mud-log shelters were being constructed. The Army is also exploring other technologies for the construction of bunkers.
The Army last year also put out the proposal for 1,86,138 bulletproof jackets (BPJ) which is being processed.
The state-owned Defense Research Development Organization is engaged in the project. Nearly 12 Indian companies have been issued industrial licenses for the manufacturing of bulletproof jackets.
Indian manufacturers like MKU are engaged in producing bulletproof jackets that are lighter in weight than those being used by the armed forces currently.