An Indian trooper holds a pellet gun as he patrols in Srinagar. Photo: AFP An Indian trooper holds a pellet gun as he patrols in Srinagar. Photo: AFP
An Indian trooper holds a pellet gun as he patrols in Srinagar. Photo: AFP

Pellet guns blind too many protesters, so India seeks a new 'non-lethal' weapon

India examines new irritants including chili-pepper shells, cannons that fire water slugs and rubber-nosed plastic shells that can be used in place of the damaging lead pellets that have caused hundreds of injuries in Kashmir

An Indian trooper holds a pellet gun as he patrols in Srinagar. Photo: AFP An Indian trooper holds a pellet gun as he patrols in Srinagar. Photo: AFP
An Indian trooper holds a pellet gun as he patrols in Srinagar. Photo: AFP
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