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Indian Army seeks ATGMs for BMP-2s and machine guns

20th July 2023 - 15:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The Indian Army, under a recent RfI, is seeking a modern ATGM to replace the Russian-derived Konkurs. (Photo: Gordon Arthur)

The Indian Army is hunting for medium-calibre machine guns, plus anti-tank guided missiles for its fleet of BMP-2 vehicles.

Via separate RfIs, the Indian Army has begun a search for general-purpose machine guns (GPMG) as well as antitank guided missiles for its fleet of BMP-2 IFVs.

An RfI for the GPMGs, destined for special forces units, had a response deadline of 24 July. It covers a quantity of 616 machine guns. 

The weapons are required for the sustained-fire role and will be of 7.62mm calibre.

Their range will be a minimum of 1,000m, with a rate of fire of at least 800 rounds per minute. Nor should the weapon weigh more than 10kg when a bipod is fitted. As

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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