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Russian flak jackets for Indian Security Agencies


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NEW DELHI (BNS): Indian security agencies Wednesday received 30 sets of flak jackets from Russian Embassy at a ceremony held by the Ministry of Home Affairs in New Delhi.

Russian temporary charge d'affaires Andrei Sorokin took part in the ceremony. During the ceremony it was mentioned that India-Russia collaboration in anti-terrorist direction is lately becoming appreciably more active, including the relations of intelligence agencies of both countries, as per the Russian news agency Itar-Tass.

Flak jackets would be sent to one of special branches of CRPF unit participating in anti-militant operations.

A flak jacket or flak vest is a form of protective clothing designed to provide protection from shrapnel. Once flak-jackets were introduced to UN forces in early 1952, which became the most important piece of equipment an infantryman had, next to his weapons.

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