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Jul 13 (00:56) Army plans to order another 72,000 assault rifles from the US (

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is planning to order another 72,000

from US firm SiG Sauer amidst the ongoing heightened military tensions with China as well as the continuing delay in the project to manufacture Russian Kalashnikov rifles in India.

The 13-lakh strong Army has already inducted 72,400 SiG Sauer rifles, which are 7.62x51 mm caliber guns with an effective “kill” range of 500-metre, under a Rs 647 crore fast-track procurement (FTP) deal inked in February last year.

“The proposal for the second lot of SiG Sauer rifles is now being finalized for clearance by the defence acquisitions council (DAC) chaired by defence minister

,” said a source.

India in March this year had also inked a Rs 880 crore deal to acquire 16,479 Israeli Negev 7.62x51 mm light machine guns (LMGs) for its frontline troops deployed on the borders with China and

. But the limited number of LMGs, like the SiG Sauer rifles, will also only meet partial requirements of the over 15-lakh strong armed forces.

The bulk of Army soldiers were slated to get 7.62x39 mm caliber AK-203 Kalashnikov rifles, with an effective range of 300-metre, to supplement the limited number of the more advanced US-origin rifles with a longer kill range.

But the much-touted ‘Make in India’ project to manufacture 6.71 lakh AK-203 rifles at Korwa ordnance factory in Amethi district of

has run into rough weather yet again, as was reported by TOI last month.

The defence ministry has now appointed a “costing committee” to fix a “reasonable price” for manufacturing AK-203s after the JV between Indian Ordnance Factory Board and Russian Rosonboronexport and Kalashnikov company quoted an “unreasonable and unacceptable” price for the rifles. The DAC, incidentally, had granted “acceptance of necessity” to procure 6,71,427 AK-203 rifles at an estimated cost of Rs 4,358 crore in January 2019.

The Army had first asked for new assault rifles and close-quarter battle (CQB) carbines for its 382 infantry battalions (with 850 soldiers each) way back in 2005, while the case for the LMGs was initiated in 2009.

But the long-drawn procurement projects were repeatedly derailed due to corruption allegations or framing of unrealistic technical parameters, with the lack of effective indigenous options also compounding the problem for over a decade.

The government in 2018 finally decided to procure limited quantities of assault rifles, CQB carbines and LMGs from abroad, with the huge shortfalls for the armed forces to be eventually met by indigenous production.

Apart from the SiG Sauer assault rifles, the Army last year also went in for emergency induction of 210 Israeli “Spike” anti-tank guided missiles and 12 launchers, which have a strike range of up to 4-km.

Similarly, the force has acquired over 30 sniper rifles, Beretta’s .338 Lapua Magnum Scorpio TGT and Barrett’s .50-calibre M95 guns, which have an effective kill range from 1,500 to 1,800-metre, for use along the 778-km long Line of Control with Pakistan, as was reported earlier by TOI.

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Jul 13 (01:06)
Dankuni RF
deep_rudra_deep^~   481 blog posts
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Why we order from outside

Jul 13 (01:11)
Epiphany^~   4868 blog posts
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It is an old biz agreement between India and Israel,

Jul 13 (01:23)
VOID kaun hai
hizmzm^~   2189 blog posts
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Chinese mobiles getting manufactured in india, and selling them with tagline “made in india”

Jul 13 (01:48)
Shiv Ganga 130 mps ♥️
eXplorerDKG^~   84991 blog posts
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For ur half knowledge
The Ministry of Defence's annual report 2018-19 records that the defence exports were worth Rs 10,745 crore, a growth of more than 100 per cent from 2017-18 (Rs 4,682 crore) and over 700 per cent since 2016-17 (Rs 1,521 crore).
increased its defence export and its getting more increase in data..
The thing which u r talking about is the deal which was not recently done it was done earlier
Imp thing is that the thinking of atm nirbhar was from 1947
But till now instead of increasing in exports we are increase import in many sector and vice versa.. so overall its balance things for export and import
The day will come when u will say that we import petroleum products this is so called "aatm nirbhar"
As far aatm nirbhar will not make petroleum in India
Similarly many things cannot be manufactured in India due to less resources or no resources.
Now a days mobiles u used has 80-85% Indian made parts
And it is similar even for china manufacturing market same with US..
sAmoled screens of samsung only made in Korea doesn't means that samsung phones are not made in India or veitnam
This is the system of manufacturing unit
Everything never manufactured at same place..
Either imported or either buying from 3rdparty
Same goes in every sector
Our ordance factory are manufacturing and exporting as well as pvt companies of defence items exporting so much items too

Jul 13 (01:51)
Shiv Ganga 130 mps ♥️
eXplorerDKG^~   84991 blog posts
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Because we dont have such high minds and infrastructure to build that type of things..
Our govt from 47 busy in so many things
But from past 20 years our govt of any party focused on indigenous things or partnership things hence we are getting indigenous things
Like tejas, bhramos (2 nation) etc
so many things
Our few youth is also busy in Mocking govt instead of learning and developing kr doing research in these fields.. if they had prob with govt every work.. i simply dont know why they only post things instead of making. Things better
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