Skip to comments.Chilli grenade: Hot new weapon
Posted on 03/19/2010 3:53:00 PM PDT by jakerobins
THIS is the latest HOT new weapon a grenade made using the world's hottest chilli. At more than 1,000 times stronger than the average cooking spice the bhut jolokia chilli is set to cause a potent explosion on more than just the taste buds.
Military experts in India have developed the new crowd control grenade packed with ground seeds from the chilli which is officially recognised as the hottest on the planet by Guinness World Records.
When deployed the grenade showers the targets with a dust so spicy that in trials subjects were blinded for hours and left with breathing problems
(Excerpt) Read more at thesun.co.uk ...
A filler for a stash of M203 projectiles?
Hot ... military experts are using chillies in grenades
"Researchers in India have also come up with some other ingenious uses for the chilli. The scientist said: "There are other applications as well, what we call women power. A specially made chilli powder could act as a tool for women to keep away anti-socials and work in this regard is also on." The department have come up with another plan to rub the chilli powder on the fences around army barracks. And Mr Srivastava said: "The chilli paste could also act as a major repellent against wild elephants."
"Researchers in India have also come up with some other ingenious uses for the chilli.
The scientist said: "There are other applications as well, what we call women power. A specially made chilli powder could act as a tool for women to keep away anti-socials and work in this regard is also on."
The department have come up with another plan to rub the chilli powder on the fences around army barracks.
And Mr Srivastava said: "The chilli paste could also act as a major repellent against wild elephants."
I saw a program about spicy food recently on Modern Marvels that had a segment on this chili pepper. Brutal stuff. Inedible, even for the toughest hot sauce quaffers.
In a related story, scores of Cajuns were found to have been flying to India to start riots.
|Village Defence Committee of Kashmiri Women
By - Kavita Suri
Kavita Suri is a journalist having 10 years' professional experience in journalism (both print and electronic). Presently working for The Statesman, one of the oldest English dailies of India as its Senior Staff Correspondent based in Jammu and Kashmir, she has worked with various newspapers starting from The Kashmir Times, The Tribune etc. She covers the entire state, travels to the Line of Control, International Border and other conflict areas in all the three regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh of the troubled State. Kavita was also recently invited to United States for three weeks by the US state department on "US International Visitors Exchange Program". She has made many documentaries and films for Doordarshan's satellite Kashmir Channel and Jammu and Srinagar DDKs. As women have suffered badly in the strife-torn state due to ongoing conflict in Jammu and Kashmir, gender issues are very close to her heart. Her 'Echoes from the Mountains' would keep our readers updated about all these issues of the mountainous state and its surrounding areas.
Years of terrorism have spoiled the raw beauty of the valley of Kashmir. But the women in the valley have now decided to set things right in their own way. SAWF member, Kavita Suri brings you the tale of these courageous women through her 'Echoes From the Mountains'.
For the past one and a half decade of terrorism, the Kashmiri women faced the burnt and remained its worst victim. But not any longer. Incredible but it is true. The women of border district of Poonch-Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir have picked up guns against terrorists and thus are protecting themselves from the militants and saving their honour and dignity.
This all women brigade - the first women Village Defence Committee (VDC) has been set up in the twin villages of Marah and Kulali bordering district Poonch. The scene is very different there as compared to other villages. One would find women with guns standing on the rooftops guarding their homes. The VDC members including women get together from cluster of houses and lay ambushes on routes of ingress to that cluster in order to save any civilian killings.
"Having suffered much on the hands of terrorists, a turning point came when in village Katha in this border district on 26 June last year, militants killed twelve women and children. Many incidents of sexual assaults and torture of many women and young girls were also reported. Thus, the women folk of the area who had been "mute sufferers of terrorism" made up their mind to fight against the terrorists. They showed their willingness to get weapons and training from the security forces to protect themselves and their children from militants' excesses," informed Major General G.D.Bakshi who heads the counter-insurgency Romeo Force in Rajouri.
This all-women VDC organizes security on its own for any civil gathering or a national or political event, keeps track of any strange and unauthorized person entering the village and keeps a check on his activities. Besides women, the children and old persons too, have shown willingness to use weapons against militants due to security at home.
The excesses of foreign terrorists on civilians and sexual assault on local women have forced the local population including women and children to pick up gun against them. Terrorists are forcing many locals to work as porters without any payment, committing rape on women and minor girls, utilizing the money, assets and resources of locals for their own use.
"Thus, a strong need was being felt to provide these innocent civilians with some type of self-defence which lead to generation of the idea of a fourth force multiplier," he added.
Great idea, I want one!
Is he the most dangerous thing/person in the world right now - and for the past several weeks?
Anybody have a picture of the pepper?
If I ate enough spicy foods I could get a bic lighter and show em my flame thrower......LOL
My son purchased them for me. I eat fresh habeneros off the bush. He figured this would push the limits. I haven't made a chicken curry with one yet, but the time is coming soon.
Interesting. It should be effective, though (if wikipedia is to be trusted) typical law enforcement grade pepper spray is actually five times “hotter” on the Scoville scale.
MMMMM...that would make one hellacious curry! Sounds good to me....
I’ve never had “ghost peppers” , but have heard of them being quite overpowering. I love habaneros, and the small thai peppers and vietmanese peppers.....Good Stuff....
Boy, you would think so wouldn't you? You would think that he already had the nomination and the election was next week, instead of years away.
No, it’s great and important during this primary preparation period, but rather posting that on so many threads, wouldn’t it be easier for you to just take it up with JR, rather than individual freepers on scattered threads?
Does it come in bacon flavour?