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Private firm to make bullet-proof jackets for Army

Govt has decided to procure 1.86 lakh bullet-proof jackets for the armed forces

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Private firm to make bullet-proof jackets for Army

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has handed over its technology to a to manufacture for the armed forces.

The government has decided to procure 1.86 lakh for the armed forces and the majority of them will be manufactured by Kanpur-based private firm MKU Ltd which was given the DRDO-developed technology.

The and MKU Ltd also exchanged licence agreement and other related documents at an event today, a defence ministry official said.

The MKU will produce which will be lighter in weight than those being used by the armed forces currently.

In his address, Chairman S Christopher asked the private firm to maintain a strict vigil on the quality of the bullet-proof jackets which will be used by the and the paramilitary forces.

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First Published: Wed, October 04 2017. 21:57 IST