No lessons learnt from Pathankot? For 90,000 cops, Delhi Police has only 250 bulletproof jackets

Various parts of India are on high alert post Pathankot airbase terror attack but it seems still the police machinery is not prepared to handle such attacks.

No lessons learnt from Pathankot? For 90,000 cops, Delhi Police has only 250 bulletproof jackets

New Delhi: Various parts of India are on high alert post Pathankot airbase terror attack but it seems still the police machinery is not prepared to handle such attacks.

In a surprising revelation, a fact has come to the fore that out 90,000 Delhi cops only 250 have bulletproof jackets.

According to a report in TOI, half of  these 250 jackets are used by personnel posted in the high-security New Delhi district.

Even these 250 jackets are heavy - weighing around 11 kg - making it tough to wear them for hours.

Reportedly, the Delhi Police has now expedited the process to procure enough bulletproof vests for its personnel to tackle a Pathankot-like attacks.

Now, the new ones for commandos are expected to weigh not more than 5kg while for the cops on the streets, the jackets will weigh aroung 1/2kg to 3kg.

 Commissioner BS Bassi has asked the procurement department to expedite the process.

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