New Delhi, Jan 12: Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists stormed a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Lethpora, south Kashmir, on December 31, 2017, killing five security personnel. Three militants were also in the gunfight which lasted nearly 24 hours. At least two of the CRPF jawans were wearing bullet proof jackets but despite that they suffered fatal injuries.

Expressing concern over the incident, the Home Ministry directed security agencies to carry out a detailed inquiry to determine how the bullets fired by the terrorists pierced through the bullet proof vests killing the jawans. Reports by security and intelligence agencies have revealed startling facts.

Bullets Made up of Chinese Steel

Inquiry reports have revealed that bullet proof jackets used by the CRPF jawans were fit to repel bullets having copper head. Such bullets are normally used in AK47s. However, Jaish terrorists used bullets made up of steel. The inquiry further revealed that the steel used in the bullets were supplied to Pakistani ordinance factories by China. (Also Read: Pulwama Attack: Class 10 Student, Son of J&K Cop, Among Terrorists Who Targeted CRPF Camp)

The bullet proof jackets currently being supplied to Indian security forces are not capable of repelling steel bullets. This has become a major cause of concern for Indian security agencies and the government as well.

Major Threat to VVIPs

Steel bullets used by terrorists are also capable of rendering the bullet proof shield used in cars of VVIPs useless. Considering the heightened threat factor, security agencies are now planning to redo their strategy. According to the reports, the concerned agencies are also looking to replace the bullet proof jackets being used by jawans with those having the capability of repelling steel bullets.

Chinese Weapons Helping Pakistani Terrorists

This is not for the first time that reports about Pakistani terrorists using China-made weapons have surfaced. According to a report, Pakistan had recently ordered over 2000 ground-based launchers from its all-weather friend China. These launchers are used by the Pakistan Army to target Indian posts on the Line of Control (LoC) to help terrorists sneak into the Indian territory.

Sources said the new weapons are intended for Pakistan’s notorious Border Action Team, which has conducted several cross-border operations inflicting casualties in the Indian side in the recent past. (Also Read: Amid Heightened Tensions, India-Pakistan Share Details of Nuclear Installations)

Intelligence sources also revealed that Pakistani Army supplies Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists arms, ammunition and other amenities to help them intrude into India and carry out attacks.

(Inputs by Reema Parashar, Zee Media)