Government has adopted multi-prolonged approach towards indigenous development and manufacture of light weight bullet proof jackets and following steps have been taken in this regard:
- Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed the technology for Bullet proof jacket as per Indian Army (GSQR) General Staff Qualitative Requirement – 1438 and transferred the technology to Indian industries after successful User Assisted Technical Trials (UATT).
- DRDO has also collaborated with academic institutions for development of lighter next generation Bulletproof jackets.
- Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (Midhani), a Defence Public Sector Undertaking, has developed a lightweightbulletproof jacket in association with Bhaba Atomic Research Centre.
- DRDO has recently approved a project for development of lightweightbulletproof material under its “Technology Development Fund (TDF)” scheme.