Asia’s First Ballistic Research Centre to Test Armoured Vehicles Soon in Gujarat


Moving a step ahead towards becoming self-reliant in testing of armoured vehicles, as Asia’s first Ballistic Research Centre will soon be functioning at Gujarat Forensic Science University (GFSU).

GFSU’s Director General JM Vyas said in a statement, “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”.

India had be sending its armoured vehicles to the countries like UK, USA and France for testing.

Vyas said, “India will become self-reliant in the testing of armoured vehicles as our manufacturers will not need to send their vehicles to these countries in which crores of rupees are spent on transportation and testing”.

The Forensic Science Laboratory in Gujarat was testing bulletproof jackets, helmets and bulletproof plates till now, but this new venture would entitle the FSL to test armoured vehicles.

“We have already set up the entire infrastructure for the centre, which will start functioning in a month or two. The project cost is estimated around Rs. six crore,” he said.

Along with testing the armoured vehicles for Indian Army, the centre will also provide services to private firms who supply vehicles to VIPs.

Medaram Jathara

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