Bullet Proof Jackets (BPJs) are being provided to soldiers as per laid down specifications and authorization. The procurement of Bullet Proof Jackets for the authorized quantity as per Annual Provisioning Review is an on-going process. In the past two years, 50,000 BPJs have been procured for the Indian Army.
The procurement of 50,000 BPJs indicated in reply to part (a) & (b) is through an Indian Manufacturer. Further, the case for procurement of BPJs of quantity 1,86,138 through Capital Route is under Buy (Indian) category.
BPJs are scaled items and they are procured as per laid down policy from time to time to meet the requirement of the Armed Forces.