In a significant development, a major in the Indian army, Anoop Mishra has developed world’s first bulletproof helmet that can withstand AK-47 bullet. It is said to be first first of its kind in the world which can stop AK-47 bullet fired from a distance of as less as 10 meters. It weighs only 1.4 kgs. The product is display at the ongoing annual event DefExpo in Lucknow.
“The ballistic helmet has been developed under project Abhedya by Maj. Anoop Mishra who had also developed a full-body protection bulletproof jacket which can withstand even sniper rifles,” Indian Army officials told ANI
Maj. Anoop Mishra is a part of Indian Army’s College of Military Engineering. He proceeded into the development of bulletproof armour after he survived gunshots on his vintage bulletproof jacket.
The development of the product is crucial for the Indian army. “During 2016, 17,50,000 bulletproof jackets had been procured for Indian Army through Revenue route. The Contract for procurement of 1,86,138 BPJs through Capital route, under Buy (Indian) category, has been concluded in April 2018.
Further, a contract for procurement of 1,58,279 Ballistic Helmet through Capital route had been concluded in December 2016,” the then MoS for Defence, Subhash Bhamre had informed Lok Sabha in July 2018.