Indian Military’s New Weapon
Posted March 23, 2010on:
After much experimentation, the Indian Military has decided they will utilize bhut jolokia or “ghost chili” which is the world’s hottest pepper in tear gas type hand grenades to immobilize and capture targets of interest.It is listed by the Guinness World Records as the world’s spiciest chili pepper and has a rating of around 1,000,000 Scoville Units. Scoville Units are the scientific measure of how spicy a chili is. To put it in comparable terms, Tabasco sauce can be from 2500 to 5000 units while jalapeño peppers can range from 2500 to 8000 units. This is a gigantic gap and shows the true nature of this pepper. After being tested by many defense laboratories, it was found to be a perfect non fatal weapon against terrorists.
According to Yahoo News, “This is definitely going to be an effective nontoxic weapon because its pungent smell can choke terrorists and force them out of their hide-outs,” R. B. Srivastava, the director of the Life Sciences Department at the New Delhi headquarters of the DRDO said.
Srivastava is also producing a type of spray utilizing these peppers similar to pepper spray for women to use against potential assailants or attackers.