In Pics: Ballistic helmets, bulletproof jackets, what next for our soldiers

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New Delhi, Jan 19: A day after it was reported that the Indian Army is procuring ballistic helmets for its soldiers, it was reported that India has been acquiring anti-tank missiles, rocket launchers and other defence equipment from Israel and Russia. 

While it was said that new modular bullet proof vests have also been given to the army, some of the jackets will be delivered by this year.

Here is what we think that the Indian army needs besides the ballistic helmets:

Winter-gear at the earliest

Winter-gear at the earliest

The Indian army, according to reports, has set a one-year deadline for this requirement. Pic courtesy- PTI

Location Awareness System

Location Awareness System

The Indian Army is planning to acquire such system by next year. These will enable our soldiers to carry out operations with ease.

Bulletproof jackets needed

Bulletproof jackets needed

While some have received the modular bulletproof jacket, still a large number of soldiers use the old jackets, wherein their necks and sides are exposed. Pic courtesy-PTI

Assault rifles for soldiers

Assault rifles for soldiers

While India is acquiring several defence related weapons, the current rifles the soldiers use need to be replaced with more powerful ones. Pic courtesy: PTI

Night vision gear

Night vision gear

Unlike their counterparts in US and other countries, Indian Army soldiers currently need updated Night Vision Devices, which the army aims to acquire in three years. Pic Courtesy- WiKiCommons

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