Defence Sector – DPP, Missions, Schemes, Security Forces, etc.

DNA Profiling of Soldiers

Armed Forces Medical Research Committee (AFMRC) approved a pilot project, titled “Development of Protocol for DNA Profiling (Identification) and Repository of Personnel of Armed Forces”.

  1. The objectives of the project were to devise a protocol for collection, preservation and transportation of blood samples of the soldiers, maintain absolute accuracy in personnel information.
  2. To devise protocol for procedure for identifying service personnel from any fragment of body tissue.
  3. Standing Operating Procedure for collection of blood samples of soldiers posted at different locations all over the country.
  4. Their transport to DNA repository, storage and profiling laboratory at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune has been developed.

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