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”.
- 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.
- To devise protocol for procedure for identifying service personnel from any fragment of body tissue.
- Standing Operating Procedure for collection of blood samples of soldiers posted at different locations all over the country.
- Their transport to DNA repository, storage and profiling laboratory at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune has been developed.