NEW DELHI: For a soldier today,a bullet-proof helmet is an essential part of his kit that can turn out to be the distinction amongst life and passing amid battle operations.
Yet, Indian Army troopers, who battle in unfriendly conditions to spare existences of individual comrades, were denied of even this essential need.
Indian military have depended on patkas that are worn over obsolete infantry protective caps to spare themselves from foe fire. In any case, they have extreme impediments as they are massive and overwhelming, weighing more than 2.5 kgs, and can ensure just the temple and back of the head.
Presently, there is an uplifting news for our warriors. Following quite a while of life-undermining hold up, Indian Army has at long last gotten present day slug verification caps this month which can tolerate the effect even from short range.
Recently, a Kanpur-based organization, MKU restricted, which supplies military hardware to the UN and NATO, was granted an agreement worth Rs 180 crore to supply about 1.6 lakh protective caps. The organization has as of late conveyed the primary tranche.
ET got a chance to visit the assembling offices of MKU in Kanpur and Fatehpur locale of Uttar Pradesh to watch the generation of protective caps.
The shot verification head protector has the fundamental defensive layer of Kevlar, the material utilized by Batman for his Batsuit and cape. Despite the fact that the head protector won’t let our armed force men do things batman does, it will without a doubt spare them by bearing the effect of a foe shot.
The caps are intended to shoulder the effect of 9 mm ammo let go from a short range. This meets the worldwide standard for insurance among driving military. They are additionally intended to be agreeable and can be incorporated with correspondence and night-vision gadgets.
ndian Army has requested the darted variant of jolt free ballistic caps. Not right now on the Indian Army arrange list, jolt free is a higher and costly rendition of slug evidence caps, which gives all-round assurance from head wounds as cap jolts increment the danger of wounds because of vibrations created by coordinate effect of shot on protective cap.
MKU claims that these caps experience thorough quality tests and ballistic lab test directed in organization’s trying offices in India and Germany.
Despite the fact that the requested protective caps don’t convey the specialized gadget and other hardware, for example, night-vision gadget and camera, the organization says the head protectors could be ad libbed to incorporate every one of these gadgets in future. MKU additionally makes incorporated mounting framework comprising correspondence and night-vision gadgets, camera and light that make the cap a one of a kind defensive cum-correspondence machine.
Riding high on the accomplishment of its greatest protective cap request of almost Rs 180 crore from Indian Army, the Kanpur-based organization is likewise confident of snatching orders for as of now under-handle 44,000 night-vision gadgets and slug evidence coats.
Conversing with ET, MKU Managing Director Neeraj Gupta stated, “Head is the most respected piece of the body to get harmed in a battle operation. As per considers, 26 for each penny to 28 for every penny of warriors bite the dust as a result of head wounds.”
“Notwithstanding the current 1.6 lakh arrange, we would like to convey more than 7 lakh head protectors to Indian Army and general one million caps to various Indian military,” Gupta said.
MKU makes an extensive variety of military items including shot confirmation protective caps, body armours, slug verification coats and night-vision gadgets. The 30-year old organization calls itself one of the greatest arms exporters in India. It cases to supply military gear to more than 100 nations. It has an assembling and testing office in Germany, notwithstanding three units in Kanpur and Fatehpur areas of Uttar Pradesh.