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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Indian army to buy 40,000 suits to save soldiers from chemical weapons

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, May 12, IRNA -- The Indian Army will procure 40,000 pieces of specially-designed suits to protect its soldiers in the artillery wing from chemical weapons.

These suits have been developed by the Defence Material and Stores Research Development Establishment (DMSRDE) in Kanpur, a city of Uttar Pradesh state, pti reported quoting its DMSRDE Director, Arvind Kumar Saxena.

'Though the organisation has developed the chemical attack resistant suit, work on the biological suit is likely to be completed by 2013, while preparation for the one against nuclear attacks is at the primary level,' he said.

Saxena said the suits, purely developed on indigenous technique in four ordinance parachute factory laboratories here, have been tested successfully.

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