World's first bulletproof helmet against AK-47 bullets developed in India
New Delhi : An Indian Army major who had earlier developed a bulletproof jacket to safeguard from snipers has now developed a bulletproof helmet that can shield soldiers from an AK-47 bullet attack.
"The ballistic helmet has been developed under project Abhedya by Major Anoop Mishra who has also developed a full-body protection bulletproof jacket which can withstand even sniper rifles," Army officials told news agency ANI.
The officer is part of the Indian Army's College of Military Engineering and had got into the development of bulletproof jackets after he had received gunshots on his vintage bulletproof jacket.
Other than this, Indian Army's College of Military Engineering jointly with a private firm has developed India's first and world's cheapest gunshot locater. It is capable of locating the firing spot within the range of 400 meters, enabling the army to neutralize the terrorist with an ease.
"During 2016-17, 50,000 bulletproof jackets had been procured for Indian Army through Revenue route. The Contract for procurement of 1,86,138 BPJs through Capital route, under Buy (Indian) category, has been concluded in April 2018. Further, a contract for procurement of 1,58,279 Ballistic Helmet through Capital route had been concluded in December 2016," the then Minister of State for Defence, Subhash Bhamre had informed Lok Sabha in a written reply in July 2018.