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BARC’s Bhabha Kavach

Published on February 12, 2020
Current context: Dr. A. K. Mohanty, Director BARC handed over 55 Bhabha Kavach bulletproof jackets to Rajesh Ranjan, Director General, CISF at CISF UNIT, BARC Camp, Trombay on 6th February 2020.
BARC’s Bhabha Kavach 
  • Bhabha Kavach developed by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), is an import substitute and a ‘Make in India’ product.
  • The kavach is the lightest level III plus bullet proof jacket (6.8 kgs nominal weight) available in India.
  • The jacket is based on indigenous hot pressed boron carbide and carbon nanotube technologies.
  • Bhabha Kavach has qualified all the ballistic tests required as per the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the new Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
  • The level III plus Bhabha Kavach bullet proof jacket can stop:
    1. 7.62 x 39 mm hard steel core bullets fired from AK 47 rifles
    2. 5.56 x 45mm Ball MK M bullets of Indian Small Arms System (INSAS) rifles
    3. Self Load Rifles (SLR)/Bolt action rifles with a back face signature of less than 15 mm
  • Bhabha Kavach has also received approval from the Ministry of Home Affairs for induction into all Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs).


Q.1 The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre has developed the lightest level III plus bulletproof jacket available in India. The name of the bulletproof jacket is ___________?a. Virodhi Kavach
b. Amar Kavach
c. Sainya Kavach
d. Bhabha Kavach
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