The country's largest paramilitary force, CRPF, is exploring technology that could potentially track and disable weapons looted in extremist-affected parts Jammu and Kashmir.
It has been reported that the extremists use the same automatic and semi-automatic rifles/guns like AK rifles, SLRs and revolvers that are used by the security forces in counter-insurgency and anti-Maoist activities.
Officials in the Indian Army have told The Times of India that CRPF is in touch with private companies which dealt with providing a type of technology which could implant GPS tracking/Biometric ID so that weapons snatched by extremists could be tracked and rendered useless.
Presently, some countries like the US use GPS technology in some of their weapons. However, several officials who spoke to TOI were skeptical of such an idea saying it is not so easy to bring this kind of technology to weapons.
Published Date: Jun 09, 2017 11:29 am | Updated Date: Jun 09, 2017 11:29 am