The Indian Air Force has inducted specialist vehicles that can resist bullet and grenade attacks from terrorists inside air bases like the Pathankot Airbase.
“The Light Bullet Proof Vehicles (LBPVs) have been inducted into the service and would be deployed at the airbase to be used during any terrorist attack to suppress them,” IAF officials told ANI.
The vehicle weighs 6 tons and has been built in such a way that its engine remains hidden from the front and rear side and cannot be targeted easily. It has been protected by equipping with 6 mm thick armoured protection and a 40 mm windshield, which can tolerate AK-47 and snipper rifle bullets.
The vehicle can be driven at a high pace up to 100 to 120 Km and can also run on flat tyres. It is provided by a canopy covered by armour which allows the gunner to fire freely at its target. The vehicle can accommodate six fully geared Garud commandos or Quick Reaction Team (QRT) members while the open space in the rear can have more men.