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The indigenous technology for the ultra light bullet Proof Materials proof jackets, designed by Dr. Shantanu Bhowmik, Professor, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, has got government’s nod and prototypes of the same will be readied jointly by Larsen and Toubro (L&T) and Coimbatore based Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. A grant of close to Rs 10 crores for Development of the prototype has been given under the Technology Development Fund (TDF) by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The TDF grant will be used to set up a pilot scale facility at Amrita University for processing these materials, supporting research at Amrita University for developing the configuration, realisation and testing of panels and delivery of a prototype vest from the facility.