In a first-ever for India, indigenous bulletproof jackets will be available for the Indian soldiers. Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday showcased the jackets being made under the ‘Make in India’ initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The jackets have been made on the standards set by the Bureau of India Standard (BIS) which was notified on December 2018. This standard has been formulated following the directions of Niti Aayog and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The standard is expected to fulfil the long pending demand of Indian Armed Forces, Paramilitary Forces and State Police Forces and will assist them in streamlining their procurement process.