New Delhi: The Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju has visited the Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) namely Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment (DMSRDE) at Kanpur today, for familiarization and interaction with the officials to discuss the latest technology available with them, especially the Bullet Proof Jackets and protection gears. The visit also aimed at Police Modernization by developing active collaboration with DRDO for development of products from the point of view of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and, if required, by the States Police.
The MoS (Home) was briefed by Shri Bhujang Rao, DS & DG (NS&M), DRDO about the Bullet Proof Jacket development by DRDO and the dynamic and ever changing Qualitative Requirements in respect of Bullet Proof Jackets. Thereafter MoS (Home) was given a brief insight into the various aspects of the Bullet Proof Jackets, Ballistic and Blast Protection Systems and Personal Protection Gears. It was informed that DRDO is trying to collaborate with the Ministry of Home Affairs for development of various equipments for use by CAPFs.
The delegation of the MHA and the officers of DMSRDE also met the representatives of the Private Sector who raised the issues of common concern and the need for partnership with Private Sector in order to give thrust to “Make in India” Policy. They informed that apart from collaborating with DMSRDE, the Private Sector Arms manufacturer are doing very well on international level and supplying Bullet Proof Jackets to number of countries.
Shri Kiren Rijiju in his interaction with the DRDO officials as well as with Media emphasized the need for Police Modernization. He stressed that the Ministry of Home Affairs gives utmost importance for the safety and protection of the Force Personnel and all out efforts will be made to provide best protective gear which is comfortable and gives operational ease as well. He commented that world should see us as the country which provides the best safety equipments and gears to its Force Personnel and as the emerging superpower this position cannot be compromised in any condition. While appreciating the capabilities of DRDO, he stressed the need for better and active collaboration with MHA and keeping pace with latest technological up-gradation and ensuring timely supply of the products. He also appreciated the Private Sector for their role in pushing the technological up-gradation technology and exhorted them to participate in the transparent process of procurement by the Ministry with best possible offer.
Shri Kiren Rijiju was accompanied by the Joint Secretary (Police Modernization) and other officers of the Ministry of Home Affairs, representatives from the Central Armed Police Forces and BPR&D.
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