The seeds are ground into a fine pepper and would be dispersed over an area about 5 meters square. Mr. Srivastava states:
"The chili grenade is a non-toxic weapon and when used would force a terrorist to come out of his hideout. "The effect is so pungent that it would literally choke them."
Personally, I hope this does not make it to our shores so that the police could use it on college students who are acting stupid. Because, in my mind, this thing certainly constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. They are also thinking of using the bhut jolokia for some other uses like a personal defense spray for women. I've always thought that they should make a spray based on wasabi. But it is my idea, and if you make one, I will sue the shit out of you.
"The chili paste could also act as a major repellent against wild elephants."
OK, folks. That makes it official. Anything that hurts an elephant, you want no part of.