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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
07 JAN 2019 4:25PM by PIB Delhi
Acquisition of Bulletproof Jackets for Soldiers

A contract for capital procurement of quantity 1,86,138 Bullet Proof Jackets (BPJs) has been signed with an Indian vendor on 9.4.2018.  Delivery of the BPJs would commence from April, 2019.

       Procurement of defence equipment is a continuous process based on threat perception, operational challenges, technological changes and available sources to keep the Armed Forces in state of readiness and equipped with modern weapon systems.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Motilal Vora in Rajya Sabha today.