Indian military to weaponize world's hottest chili

FILE - In this July 4, 2007 file photo, farmer Digonta Saikia shows a "Bhut jolokia" or "ghost chili" pepper plucked from his field in the northeastern Indian state of Assam. After conducting tests, the Indian military has decided to use the thumb-sized world's hottest chili to make tear gas-like hand grenades to immobilize suspects, defense officials said Tuesday, March 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File) (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)

March 23, 2010 6:22:46 AM PDT
The Indian military has a new weapon against terrorism: the world's hottest chili.