Government will soon float
international proposals for procuring bullet proof jackets
complying with latest benchmarks for protection of troops
under the command of the Home Ministry.
The government Tuesday said
central paramilitary forces were facing a shortage of more
than 85,000 bullet proof jackets.
The Finance Ministry has exempted a special kind of yarn used to manufacture bulletproof jackets meant for the armed and police forces from
excise and customs duties.
The procurement of 59,000 bullet
proof jackets for central police forces is under cloud for the
second time following complaints of alleged violations of the
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in testing the jackets.
The missing bulletproof vest of Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare, killed during the 26/11 terror attacks here, has thrown up several questions regarding crime scene management.
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