India sends 1 lac plastic bullets, Pava shells to Kashmir

New Delhi, June 20 (KMS): India has supplied its forces deployed in Kashmir with over one lac plastic bullets to control crowds in the valley, reports said.

It has also supplied forces with PAVA (made of pelargonic acid vanillyl amide, an organic compound found in natural chilli pepper) shells that are more pungent, to increase their effectiveness. The new shells consist of oleoresin, which is more natural and pungent in comparison to the chemical-based PAVA shells, the reports further said.

The larger supply of plastic bullets, considered “less lethal” than the pellet guns, has been made after an extensive trial with a few thousand such bullets, the reports quoted Indian home ministry sources said.

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