Designing of Indigenous Bullet Proof Jacket
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
QUESTION NO 218
ANSWERED ON 18.07.2017
Designing of indigenous bullet proof jacket
218 Shri HarivanshWill the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to satate :-
(a) whether it is a fact that an Indian scientist has designed indigenous bullet-proof jacket;
(b) if so, whether the Ministry has approved it; and
(c) if so, what are the details in this regard?
ANSWER MINISTER OF DEFENCE (SHRI ARUN JAITLEY)
(a) Dr. Shantanu Bhaumik, Amrita University, Coimbatore has claimed that he has developed Bullet Proof Jackets (BPJs) which is based on thermoplastic composite materials using carbon as a reinforcement for making Hard Armour Panels of BPJ. However, in his claim he has not submitted any kind of trial result for the authentication of technology developed for BPJ.
(b) & (c): Larsen & Toubro Limited Coimbatore has submitted proposal for development of Light Weight Bullet Proof Material in association with Amrita University Coimbatore. Prof Shantanu Bhaumik of Amrita University is the academic support for the project. The project is yet to sanction under Technology Development Fund (TDF) scheme which focuses on funding the development of defence and dual use technologies that are currently not available with the Indian defence industry or have not been developed so far and inculcate Research and Development (R&D) culture in Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) for defence applications.