Makers of India’s most famous perfume develop stink bomb
Keeping in mind the stone throwers of Kashmir, the new odour is being developed by the scientists of the Kannauj-based Fragrance and Flavour Development Centre (FFDC).Updated: Jul 06, 2017 14:45 IST
Hindustan Times, Kanpur
Famous for its fragrance, Kannauj is set to raise a stink to keep stone-pelters at bay.
Especially keeping in mind the stone throwers of Kashmir, the new odour is being developed by the scientists of the Kannauj-based Fragrance and Flavour Development Centre (FFDC).
“It is a capsule which will burst and create smoke having unbearable odour,” said Shakti Vinay Shukla, principal director, FFDC.
It will be handed over to the army after getting the necessary clearance and approval from the Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Union Ministry for Defence.
Interestingly, it’s just an unbearable bad odour and will not affect health or life in any way.
Pellet guns, which the armed forces currently use to contain violence in Kashmir, is in the eye of the storm as it has caused severe eye injuries to hundreds of people. While police maintains it is a non-lethal weapon, doctors treating pellet victims say it maims a person forever.
“The odour producing chemicals would be put in small glass capsule. These capsules will be fired through tear guns,” said Shukla adding, the scientists at the defence laboratory at Gwalior would conduct the trial soon.
Once it passes the trial, the capsule could be used by the army. Already, the union minister of state for Micro Medium and Small Industries (MSME) Giriraj Singh has been briefed about it. It was on his initiative that the defence ministry had ordered its trial.
Apart from Shukla, assistant director SP Singh has played a crucial role in the development of the capsule.
First Published: Jul 06, 2017 13:07 IST