From the time Car816 was shortlisted, there was literally no evidence nor statement either from IA or MoD anything on those lines. Unless you have credible proof or your uncle is part of the selection committee, stop speculating random crapThe Caracal deal is not stalled, they have some issues with the percentage of commission
Sig-716 is ofcourse slated for frontline troops which has also been reported by several media outlets including Sig Sauer's official page. I assume the initial 72k ordered will be given to Rashtriya Rifles and their respective Ghatak Platoons deployed in the valley and along LoCIt’s not about frontline troops, its about what their operations are. Different Calibers different uses. So what you are saying is that if a unit moves from the LOC to a Cantonment, they will be changing rifles?
NEWINGTON, N.H., (February 13, 2019) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the Government of India, Ministry of Defense has officially contracted with SIG SAUER to build and deliver 72,400 SIG716 rifles for its frontline infantry soldiers. The Indian Army, the second largest standing army in the world with more than 1.2 million active troops, is currently undergoing a comprehensive firearms procurement process to advance the capabilities of the Indian Army’s infantrymen.
IA primarily trains on the Insas and AK. The recoil of a 7.62 round be it Nato or AK is fairly close so training and acclimatization of the gun wouldn't be an issue. Secondly, Insas has served us long enough and IA isn't running like headless chickens since the Car, Sig & AK deals were formulated long back and there is no hurry to procure any of em. Infact, I don't expect a call to be taken on the AK or CAR deal anytime soon.The bottom line is that Indian Army really #ucked up with the INSAS and now they are running around like headless chickens
But it looks like you just wanna rant outta your blind hatred for India...so be it