Friday, 20 May, 2022

Topic: AK-47

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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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.