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Indian Army To Be Equipped With A Mix Of Russian AK-203s & American Sig Sauer Rifles


Amid the ongoing India-China border dispute along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Galwan valley, the Indian Army will get 73,000 Sig Sauer 716 assault rifles from the US.

With no certainty of when the dispute will likely be resolved, a second order of the rifles has been placed over and above the 72,400 assault rifles already purchased from Sig Sauer.

“We are going to place an order for 72,000 more of these rifles under the financial powers granted to the armed forces,” Defence sources had earlier told ANI. “A contract is expected soon. The US firm will have to deliver the rifles within a year from the date of finalising the deal,” confirmed a defence official earlier.

The order was cleared today by the Defence Ministry’s Services Capital Acquisition Plan Categorisation Higher Committee (SCAPCHC) and is worth Rs 800 crore.

The Sig Sauer 716 assault rifles are meant to replace the indigenous Indian Small Arms System (INSAS) 5.56x45mm rifles used by the forces and manufactured locally by the Ordnance Factories Board, that came to the infantry about 20 years ago. Since this is a repeat order, there will be no need for trials and cost negotiation, which can often be a time-consuming process.

As per the plan, around 1.5 lakh imported rifles are to be used by the troops in the counter-terrorism operations and frontline duties on the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir which are called Battle or Border Action Team (BAT) attacks. The remaining forces would be equipped with the AK-203 rifles, which are to be produced jointly by India and Russia at Amethi ordnance factory.

Even with the ongoing process of disengagement through military and diplomatic channels, it is still uncertain when the India-China dispute will get fully resolved. Such military order of rifles is likely to boost the capabilities of the Army’s infantry unit.


https://eurasiantimes.com/indian-ar...-of-russian-ak-203-american-sig-sauer-rifles/

Why can't a military superpower create their own assault rifles? :what:
 

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Great addition to Indian army..... I'm more excited about sig sauer as it will be very useful against Chinese troops in ladakh region to target Chinese soldiers with pin point accuracy.....

We had developed awesome Insas rifles in house but we always gave more importance to strategic or big weapons and our space missions..... Homemade Agni series, Akash AD, Nuclear weapons, Nuclear submarines, Pinaka, Brahmos, homemade destroyers and corvettes, dhruva choppers, kalyani artillery and no need to mention anything about our space program as everyone is aware about our success in this field..... but yes we must concentrate on our small arms industry too.....
 

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Why can't a military superpower create their own assault rifles? :what:
one of the great mysteries of modern era..
Indian Army created and used its own assault rifles for more than 20 years and even fought the most treacherous battle of Kargil using its own INSAS rifles.


SEE these men carrying INSAS in Karil war 21 yrs back



SEE these men carrying INSAS in Karil war 21 yrs back


 

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Indian Army created and used its own assault rifles for more than 20 years and even fought the most treacherous battle of Kargil using its own INSAS rifles.


SEE these men carrying INSAS in Karil war 21 yrs back



SEE these men carrying INSAS in Karil war 21 yrs back

so they are obsolete in just 20 years. What a load of BS :sarcastic:
 

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Indian Army created and used its own assault rifles for more than 20 years and even fought the most treacherous battle of Kargil using its own INSAS rifles.


SEE these men carrying INSAS in Karil war 21 yrs back



SEE these men carrying INSAS in Karil war 21 yrs back

it failed field test then - it's been decades and they still have to shop off the shelves for rudimentary stuffs.
 
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Great addition to Indian army..... I'm more excited about sig sauer as it will be very useful against Chinese troops in ladakh region to target Chinese soldiers with pin point accuracy.....

We had developed awesome Insas rifles in house but we always gave more importance to strategic or big weapons and our space missions..... Homemade Agni series, Akash AD, Nuclear weapons, Nuclear submarines, Pinaka, Brahmos, homemade destroyers and corvettes, dhruva choppers, kalyani artillery and no need to mention anything about our space program as everyone is aware about our success in this field..... but yes we must concentrate on our small arms industry too.....
Of all these weapons you mention, only Brahmos will last. The rest will be obsoleted in 20 years as Indian gov forced them on Indian military.

I take it back.Brahmos is a 80s archaic Soviet antiship missile that will be obsoleted soon. No one would transfer advanced weaponry know how to another country.
 
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Indian Army created and used its own assault rifles for more than 20 years and even fought the most treacherous battle of Kargil using its own INSAS rifles.


SEE these men carrying INSAS in Karil war 21 yrs back



SEE these men carrying INSAS in Karil war 21 yrs back

Then why are you importing foreign guns again and again over and over again? Lool
 

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Of all these weapons you mention, only Brahmos will last. The rest will be obsoleted in 20 years as Indian gov forced them on Indian military.

I take it back.Brahmos is a 80s archaic Soviet antiship missile that will be obsoleted soon. No one would transfer advanced weaponry know how to another country.
Every time when someone mentions Brahmos, Indians will get aroused. It is like a viagra for Indians.
 

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