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Exigent procurement disrupts rifles to be made in India
The Indian Army’s Infantry Directorate has an overdue requirement for new assault rifles. Instead of producing them locally, the MoD has ordered an emergency procurement of 70,000 AK-203 7.62 x 39mm assault rifles to replace inadequate in-service INSAS 5.56mm weapons.
Delivery of the Russian-made rifles is to start by year’s end.
Compared to the troubled INSAS, the AK-203 is lighter, has a longer range, can attach an under-barrel grenade launcher, and uses polymer components that help with weight reduction.
The procurement is being made despite a JV – called Indo Russian Rifles Pvt Ltd – between the Ordnance Factory Board …
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