The CRPF Headquarters is working to ensure that the majority of the force’s vehicles deployed in operating regions are outfitted with complete or medium-level bullet-resistant armour. This is due to the fact that terrorist attacks continue to occur in Kashmir, the North East, and Naxal-affected areas.
Special bulletproof trucks would be handed to the country’s largest central paramilitary force, the CRPF, which is deployed in terror and Naxal-affected areas. Aside from that, bullet-resistant plates are being fitted in the force’s existing vehicles. According to CRPF headquarters sources, the majority of the force’s trucks in the Kashmir Valley are being outfitted with bullet-proof systems. On the ‘Bulletproof’ vehicle, fire from AK-47s and other automatic weapons will have no effect. The jawans would be given new buses with roughly 50 bulletproof plates. The procurement of a sufficient number of Mining Protected Vehicles, or MPVs, for the military has begun.
The CRPF Headquarters is working to ensure that the majority of the force’s vehicles deployed in operating regions are outfitted with complete or medium-level bullet-resistant armour. This is due to the fact that terrorist attacks continue to occur in Kashmir, the North East, and Naxal-affected areas. In Srinagar on Monday, terrorists attacked a Jammu and Kashmir Police bus. This resulted in the deaths of two police officers and the injuries of a dozen troops.
The attack was carried out by bike-borne terrorists as the police officers were returning from duty to the police headquarters in Jewan. The police officers were riding in a bus that was not bulletproof. Following the attack, the CRPF has stepped up its efforts to upgrade its trucks with bullet-resistant armour. According to Headquarters sources, about 1500 automobiles are being inspected throughout the Valley on Wednesday.
According to reports, adding bulletproof plates or mirrors to large buses reduces their speed. The reason for this is that bullet-proof plate or glass is extremely heavy. As a result, the vehicle is unable to go at the prescribed pace. If all of the seats in a regular bus are occupied by jawans, the vehicle will have difficulties catching up to speed. As a result, smaller 30-seat buses, as opposed to regular buses with a seating capacity of 54-57 people, are now equipped with bullet-resistant armour. Bulletproof sheets are easier to install in tiny buses than in standard buses. Bulletproof systems will be installed in old vehicles, particularly medium-sized automobiles. When a big number of soldiers must move, bullet protective vehicles are deployed. The unique feature of these vehicles is that gunfire and AK series weaponry have no effect on them.
The CRPF and other federal security services’ procurement processes are slow. According to force sources, the federal government’s new tender process is to blame. If you want to buy a car, a weapon, or any other piece of equipment, the tender procedure will begin, and’self-reliant India’ will be considered. That is, if the product is manufactured in the country of origin, it will be examined first. If the goods fits the force’s requirements, it will have to be purchased there. Many devices are so complex that delivering them locally can take years. The force’s varied operations are harmed in such a situation. Tendering to a company that isn’t in the public sector is difficult. A lengthy procedure must be followed in order to accomplish this. It has a large number of questions.