Power of I 2019

Ceramic Warrior

This little-known firm, which started by making egg trays, has bagged the biggest bulletproof jacket order from the ministry of defence. What made it successful?

Photographs by Vishal Koul

How often do people get to make products that are worshipped, literally? Ashish Kansal is therefore rightfully excited narrating the story of a happy customer. “At the Defence Expo 2018, I was approached by a commando who had been shot with two bullets in 2011, one on the chest and another on the hand. While the hand was ruptured, there was not a scratch on the chest, which had been protected by our bulletproof vest. He has kept a photo of this vest in his pooja room at home,” says the 39-year-old executive director of the Delhi-based SMPP.