Pune 07 Mar 2017 (PCP NEWS) : To prevent from Raising incidents of Stone Throwing and attacks on Police, the government has decided to give new “Make In India” Full Body Protector with the Improved Pellet Guns to the Central Reserve Police Force in Jammu and Kashmir said the Inspector General of Central Reserved Police Force, for Training, Atul Karwal here this afternoon.
Karwal, while speaking with the PCP News Correspondent further said Similarly, our soldiers will, too, be equipped with these, making handling of agitated crowds easier, Such body protector suits have been used in the past by the US armed forces. The Made-in-India full Body Protectors will help CRPF personnel in countering stone-throwing and other minor attacks, the full-body protector will have a Chest Protector, Elbow Pad, Leg Guard, Upper Arm Protector, Forearm Guard and Thigh Guard, said Atul Karwal.
The IG also added that, nearly 2,400 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were injured during stone-throwing incidents in the Valley last year, the security force has decided to provide 20,000 Full-Body Protectors and 3,000 Poly-Carbonate Protectors to its troops.The ordnance factory has designed these protective tools. These will protect soldiers from stoning, knife, acid, firing and explosives.The soldier will sweat a little after wearing these body protectors because of the weight, which is around 5 kg, but keeping in mind their safety, the body protector’s weight doesn’t matter, said Karwal.
The IG also mentioned about the new improved Pellet Guns, he said that, A good quality helmet, safety protector from tear gas and an improved pellet gun will also be provided, At present, nearly 70,000 CRPF men are deployed in Jammu and Kashmir. A soldier deployed in Pulwama district, who had come to Delhi on a brief vacation, said, these body protectors will protect us from any type of stone-throwing and other small attacks which agitators attempt. After wearing these protectors, our self-confidence in tackling the agitators will get a boost.
With intelligence sources saying that infiltration and agitation was expected to increase in the coming days, problem in maintaining law and order situation may arise in the Valley. However, the body protectors will come as a great aid to the personnel. PCP/DJ 13 30