New Delhi, January 7: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has designed a first riot gear for women police personnel and paramilitary officers, taking into account their different bodily measurements. The ‘first of its kind’ suit was displayed at an exhibition organised on the sidelines of 106th Indian Science Congress in Jalandhar on Saturday, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Briefing the details, Technical Officer of Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), Indrajeet Singh said, as reported by the Hindustan Times, “Till now women have been using the same riot gear designed for men that do not fit them well. The new suit has been designed based on anthropogenic measurements of women from different parts of the country.” DRDO's Remotely Operated Vehicle Inducted in Pune Police.
The new suit not only protects against blunt impact, but will prevent the security personnel from acid attack and fire. The DRDO is in the process of patenting the new suit, which comes in three sizes – small, medium and large. However, the suits are currently undergoing quality testing.
Adding more, Singh said, “The new suits are much lighter than the previous ones and provide more cover. The bodysuit covers the entire upper body. Its back side is designed in the shape of a spine. The attached arm guards cover the entire hand, and even the inner side and the wrist. There is a pelvis guard and a separate guard for the thighs, shin and calf.”