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Indian military to weaponize world's hottest chili

The Indian military has a new weapon against terrorism: the world's hottest chili. After conducting tests, the military has decided to use the thumb-sized "bhot jolokia" to make tear gas-like hand grenades to immobilize suspects.


The bhot jolokia was accepted by Guinness World Records in 2007 as the world's spiciest chili. It is grown and eaten in India's northeast for its taste, as a cure for stomach troubles and a way to fight the crippling summer heat.


It has more than 1,000,000 Scoville units, the scientific measurement of a chili's spiciness. Classic Tabasco sauce ranges from 2,500 to 5,000 Scoville units, while jalapeno peppers measure anywhere from 2,500 to 8,000."The chili grenade has been found fit for use after trials in Indian defense laboratories, a fact confirmed by scientists at the Defense Research and Development Organization," Col. R. Kalia, a defense spokesman in the northeastern state of Assam said. "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, who led a defense research laboratory in Assam, said trials are also on to produce bhot jolokia-based aerosol sprays to be used by women against attackers and for the police to control and disperse mobs.

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Barnadhya Hazarika's picture

Great step by Indian Army to combat terrorism!! Nice article!
surinder razdan's picture

looking forward to taste this wonderful pruduct in near future
Hemanta Gogoi's picture

Has this item been studied properly on human beings? Can it cause permanent eye damage or irreversible lung damage including cancer? Enthusiasm to combat terrorism or public violence should not mask the basic issues of safety as mandatory for all new drugs or chemicals.
Romila Moirangthem's picture

This is one of the tastiest chilli. My mouth is watering thinking of it and it really gives very good taste to ur food as well.
Buku's picture

ROMILA.....How can this be mouth watering? I am getting the heat from these pics...I shall surely die if I have the tiniest BITE....It must be killinggg :)

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