India: MHA Approves Rs 45-Cr CRPF Plan To Purchase Vehicle-Mounted Jammers To Combat IED Threat

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has approved Rs 45.19 crore for the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to purchase vehicle-mounted Remote Controller Improvised Explosive Devices (RCIED) jammers for use in hyper-sensitive areas especially in Jammu and Kashmir and for certain VVIP protectees.

Estimated cost of one such vehicle is around Rs 4.5 crore and initially the paramilitary force will be procuring 10 vehicles as the Home Ministry has approved Rs 45 crore for the purpose, official.

While situation is well under control on anti-militancy front in Jammu and Kashmir and security forces haven’t allowed the militants to trigger IEDs, recently, police have recovered IEDs and sticky bombs at different places which means that the threat isn’t over. In view of this, the MHA doesn’t want to take any chances and has approved purchase of RCIED jammers, they said.

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Source  Jammu Bulletin