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  • India’s first Lightest and indigenous Bullet Proof Jacket ‘Bhabha Kavach’ from Ordnance Factory Board gets nod of MHA

    Published on July 19, 2019

    New Delhi : National security has always been on top priority for the new government. The rising graph of instances related to terrorism, cyber crime & various other kind of ethnic group conflicts have increased the demand for a robust homeland infrastructure in India. To complement Central and State Government’s efforts in the direction of police modernization and strengthening of internal security infrastructure, latest and advanced firearms, ammunition, combat/armored vehicles and a plethora of disruptive technologies in cyber security, drones, homeland security, safety and rescue space at International Police Expo 2019.


    India’s Lightest Bullet Proof Jacket ‘Bhabha Kavach’ by Ordnance Factory Board was launched at the International Police Expo 2019. Developed by OFB and MIDHANI this state-of-the-art jacket can withstand 7.62mm hard steel core or bullets fired from an AK-47 rifle, 5.56mm INSAS bullet and even the recently decommissioned 7.65mm bullet of self-loading rifle (SLR). It is half KG lesser than the prescribed weight of MHA along with the 360 Degree Protection and has achieved the protection level of NIJ III+. Bhabha Kavach only weighs 9.2kg and is a major breakthrough for the Indian armed forces.

    According to Mr. V.K. Chaudhary, AGM, OFB, “Bhabha Kavach is the lightest and a better jacket now available for Indian Defense forces. It will be a great piece of equipment for our paramilitary forces and state police forces operating in Naxalite areas. The jacket has been developed indigenously and is powered with nano technology from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). The jacket has a 5 year warranty. Right from the development stage, we received immense response from armed forces for Bhabha Kavach. A large number of queries are coming from State police departments including Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka and Gujarat.”


    To take country’s Police, Civil defense and Homeland Security to newer heights, International Police Expo 2019 was held on 19th-20th July 2019 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. Leading manufacturers and technology players from Singapore, Israel, Korea, Taiwan, China, UK, USA, Malaysia, Germany, Australia, Poland and other nations displayed the best and advance technologies in safety and security. The expo was organised by Nexgen Exhibitions, Asia’s leading and established trade fair, exhibition and conference organizer.


    Speaking about the even, Mr. V.K. Bansal, Organiser, International Police Expo said, “There is a dire need to develop an advanced, efficient and cost-effective security system which can potentially deal with the fast changing threat profile of the 21st century. In a short span of time, International Police Expo has gained the recognition and popularity in the Police, CAPFs, safety and security industry for its ability to detect new trends and respond to latest innovations.”


    The transformation of crimes have evolved over the period of time, demanding for modern technologies such as cyber-crime control/investigation, Forensic Investigation, facial recognition , augmented identity etc were an intrinsic part of the expo. Emergency, rescue and disaster management have become a top priority of every nation paving the way for state of art equipment’s and devices such as remote controlled emergency and rescue devices, early warning systems for earthquakes/disaster and a lot more.


    India’s surgical strike has given a clear message to the world that India will not tolerate terrorist forces. In this context world class armored/combat/unmanned vehicles, drones, night vision devices, technical surveillance, rugged solutions for tough terrains were displayed at the exhibition. The expo also exhibited innovations in the field of bomb suits, bullet proof tyres, body armors, training systems, border control, detectors to identify bombers, weapon control system, remote ground sensors, radio/ satcom/ telecom/ wireless solutions, access control, fire-fighting, occupational safety & security, tactical gears, drug detection devices to name a few.