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What is the palette gun and how dangerous is it?

What is the palette gun and how dangerous is it?

The issue of Kashmir between India and Pakistan has been in discussion since the time of India’s independence. With the end of British rule, Jammu and Kashmir State also became independent on 15 August 1947. After this incident, Maharaja Hari Singh of Kashmir had entered into an agreement with Jawaharlal Nehru on October 26, 1947 for the merger of Kashmir. Under this agreement, 3 topics; Defense, foreign affairs and communications were handed over to India.

In its constitution, Article 370 and 35A have given Kashmir status to a special state. But Kashmir’s separatist group is demanding the independence of Kashmir and its inclusion in Pakistan. But the Government of India is not accepting this demand. This is the reason that there are clashes between the army and the local people in Kashmir. Army uses tear gas, chilli bombs, water canons, paper spray, teaser gas and pallet guns to suppress this rebellion. In this article we will talk about the bullet and its effect in the pallet gun.


In the beginning, when there were fissures in Kashmir, the army used tear gas, but the crowd has broken it. Now as soon as the army uses tear gas, the crowd put a wet sack on the sphere, The effect almost collapses.

Then there is another weapon called “Mirchi Bomb”. When it is thrown on people, skin and eyes begin to burn. But it has not been effective because of the number of crowds and the speed of mania, because its effect is limited to some people present in the crowd and it is difficult to control the crowds of hundreds.

In such an environment, when the mob craze is at its peak, then security forces must have some weapon that can protect their lives.

The use of palette guns is considered to be an easy-to-use tool for controlling the crowd throughout the world. It is a non-lethal weapon that is non-lethal weapon. Pallet guns are also popular for hunting and paste control.

What is the palette gun?

Pallet gun is a pumping gun in which several types of cartridges are used. Cartridges are in the range of 4 to 12, 4 is considered to be the fastest and the most dangerous. Once it gets fire, hundreds of scraps are produced which are made of rubber and plastic in which the lead is also used.

pellet gun bullets

A cartridge of palette gun contains about 100 pallets. When they are fired, the cartridge shower 100 palettes up to a distance of 100 meters. After firing, if it is shot in some part of the body, then it completely eliminates the tissue. When pellets go inside the body, there is a lot of pain. It takes several days to fully recover. If this is done in the eye, then the light of the eyes also goes away.

pellet gun victim

Not only that, after fireing the target, the shrapnel scattered in all directions, due to which the passes through or near the other side also takes its person into grip, which is not involved in protests. According to the security forces, this fire is only used on the protesters under the waist when needed, but the shrapnel spreads here.

Pallet gun is manufactured in the Ishpur Rifle Factory located in West Bengal. The Jammu and Kashmir Police and the CRPF first used it in August 2010.

Use of palette gun

Army officials posted in Kashmir show that in 2010, the use of 4 and 5 pallet types was used, but in 2010, in 2010, due to the death of about 110 people, it was decided to use 8 and 9 types. They say that the soldiers believe the people of Jammu and Kashmir as citizens of their country, they do not want to run weapons on them, but when the crowd is throwing grenades and stones over them, we also need to protect ourselves. . They say that the palette gun is used only by the security forces as the last weapon.

According to the Jammu and Kashmir government figures, in the year 2024 only 41 security personnel have been killed in stone-pelting incidents while more than 907 have been injured. If you talk about the data of the last three years, 11,566 security personnel were injured in stone throwing.

In summary, it can be said that it is becoming very important for India to resolve the issue of Kashmir. The Indian government should meet with all the leaders of Kashmir and should try to convince them that all their interests are safe only till the Government of India is in their hands. If even a moment is assumed that the Indian government has lifted the hand over it, then Pakistan will again deal with it as it did in 1947.

B.L Rakhla

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