Friday, 30 September, 2022

Topic: AK-47

Boat found off Maharashtra coast abandoned by Aussie couple, rifles inside were for security

Raigad went on high alert when the broken-down boat washed up on its shore; state rules out terror angle but does not let up on safety ahead of festival season.

Army gets 1st indigenous upgrade for AK-47s as Bengaluru-based firm delivers kits

Israel’s Fab Defense had a monopoly in the Indian market over the upgrade of AK-47s until now. The upgrades allow better grip and accuracy.

Bengaluru’s SSS Defence beats Israeli firm, will be first from India to upgrade Army’s AK-47s

Before SSS Defence won this tender, Israel’s Fab Defense had a monopoly on the market, having upgraded a few thousand Army rifles in the past 10 years.

Why the world’s deadliest inventor so far is Mikhail Kalashnikov

The AK-47 has claimed far more lives in the last century than the atomic bombs the US dropped in Japan.

Russia rejects Pakistan request for 50,000 AK rifles, assures India of no deals in future

Pakistan's proposal to buy consignment from Russia had surprised many in India since its army uses AK 56, manufactured by China, among other rifles.

PM Modi inaugurates Indo-Russian joint venture, which will end Army’s long quest for rifles

At least 6.5 lakh AK-203 assault rifles will be made by the new joint venture at Amethi’s Korwa Ordnance Factory. They will replace the Army’s INSAS rifle.

Here’s all about the AK rifles which India will now make with Russian help

The AK variants have been popular among military and terrorist groups across the world ever since their launch in 1949.

Some opposition leaders fire off lies like AK-47, says PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi also asked BJP workers not to be concerned about the mahagathbandhan, saying people did not accept them

The mystery of the first AK-56 rifle police has recovered from Mumbai in 10 years

Police seized the weapon from the house of a Dawood ‘gang member’, suspect it could be one the AK rifles that went missing after 1993 blasts.

Global Pulse: Trump is tired of leading the world, Theresa May is left alone on a sinking ship

Donald Trump is urging world leaders to become inward looking, and embracing and encouraging a post-American world.

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(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.


Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.