India is all set to achieve self-reliance in testing of armoured vehicles, as Asia’s first Ballistic Research Centre will soon be functioning at Gujarat Forensic Science University (GFSU).
“A Ballistic Research Centre will be set up in GFSU to test bullet-proof armoured vehicles as big as trucks. This would be the first-of-its-kind centre in Asia,”
Till now, the armoured vehicles from India are sent to countries like the UK, USA and France for testing.
The Ballistic Research Centre will conduct tests for armoured vehicles of the Indian Army and also provide services to private players who supply vehicles to the VIPs.
The centre will also provide services to other countries. “As this is the first ballistic research centre in India, we are open to provide services to other countries also, including our neighbours.
The tests include firing on armoured vehicles from different firearms, like a small pistol to AK 47 and Insas rifles.
Manufacturers can see their vehicles being tested as it would be done in a room of transparent glasses…the manufacturer will get to know whether his project has been passed or not.