Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

India supplies bulletproof jackets to 18 countries

India supplies bulletproof jackets to 18 countries

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 March 2020 7:28 AM GMT

New Delhi: India is supplying bulletproof jackets to 18 countries, the Union Minister of Defence Rajnath Singh said in Parliament on Wednesday. In a reply to a question about the scale of production of the Bullet Proof Jackets in the country and the countries to which these jackets were being exported, Rajnath Singh said, “Bullet Proof Jackets are also being exported to 18 countries. In view of the strategic requirement, the names of the countries are not disclosed.”

He also said that industrial Licenses have been issued to 15 companies for manufacturing Bullet Proof Jackets having production capacity in the country of over 10 Lakh per annum to meet the domestic and export requirement.

The jackets are authorized as per laid downscale and are procured from time to time and made available to soldiers as per specifications and authorization, he said.

Last week, BJP national president J. P. Nadda had lashed out at the erstwhile UPA government and accused it of corruption in the purchase of defense equipment.

Addressing people during a Pragati Rally in Haryana’s Sirsa, he praised the Narendra Modi-led NDA government for the defense purchases made in the recent past and claimed that under the previous governments, soldiers even lacked bullet-proof jackets.

“Before the Modi government came to power, no major defense equipment, including airplanes, were purchased. And when they went to purchase these, there were scams, be it helicopters, submarines, aircraft or machine guns. During the previous UPA rule, there were scams after scams,” he said.

Nadda had said that the Indian soldiers did not have bullet-proof jackets and now 1.86 lakh of them have got it and we are exporting these jackets also, which shows how much progress India has made. (IANS)

Also Read: 12 new novel coronavirus cases confirmed in India

Also Watch: CPRO of NFR, Suhanan Chand speaks about Corona Virus to The Sentinel, Watch the full video

Next Story