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Army to place order for 72000 US assault rifles

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Army to place order for 72000 US assault rifles

new Delhi. Indian Army is going to place next order for American Assault Rifle soon. According to sources, the army will purchase 72000 assault rifles. These assault rifles are being procured to deal with tension and terror on the border with China. The Indian Army has received the consignment of the first batch of these rifles. The 72000 assault rifle of the first batch is being used by many more units of the Army including the Eastern Command.

The Indian Army has purchased the first batch of rifles under the fast-track procurement. American Assault Rifle will replace the Indian Small Arms System. INSAS has been prepared by the Ordnance Factory Board of India. According to the new plan for the armies, a total of 1.5 lakh assault rifles will be purchased at the borders and for units engaged in anti-terrorist operations. The AK 203 will be used for other parts of the army. India and Russia will jointly produce AK 203 in Amethi Ordinance Factory.

This post was published on July 12, 2020 7:03 pm

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