The Indian Army has reportedly received its first batch of bullet-proof helmets from Kanpur-based MKU Industries which was awarded a contract to manufacture 1.58 lakh helmets at the cost of Rs 180 crore.
According to a report in the Economic Times, MKU claims that the bullet-proof helmets go through rigorous quality tests and ballistic lab test conducted at the company's testing facilities in India as well as in Germany.
In March this year, government think-tank NITI Aayog had prepared a draft note on 'incentivising' domestic manufacturing of light weight body armours for the army and para-military forces. The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) had reportedly asked NITI Aayog to prepare a roadmap on the possibility of encouraging production of home-made light weight body armours.
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