Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicAssault Rifles

Topic: Assault Rifles

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

AK-203 rifle deal with Russia finally cleared, to be inked when Putin comes calling next month  

Under deal approved by Defence Advisory Council, first 20,000 AK-203 rifles will be imported from Russia, and then, more than 6 lakh rifles will be manufactured in India.

Army to equip all infantry battalions, not just frontline troops, with US Sig Sauer rifles

At least 2 companies — about 100 soldiers each — in all infantry battalions are being given Sig 716, irrespective of whether they are in the field or at peace stations.

NSG & ITBP allow foreign bidders for sniper rifles, months before embargo kicks in 

The 7.62x51mm sniper rifle is one of 101 items on the negative import list issued in August. Its import embargo kicks in December.

Domestic arms makers say Army plan to reorder SIG rifles from US setback to ‘Make in India’

Army's fresh order for SIG assault rifles would mean over 1.4 lakh rifles will be bought off the shelf from US despite a domestic industry that manufactures a range of assault rifles.

Indian Army to order second batch of 72,000 Sig 716 assault rifles from US

The new rifles will replace the existing Indian Small Arms System (Insas) rifles used by the forces and manufactured locally by the Ordnance Factories Board.

Two new Israeli assault rifles Arad and Carmel now set to be manufactured in India

The assault rifles will be manufactured under Make in India initiative in Madhya Pradesh by joint venture PLR Systems, which is already producing arms like Tavor.

All you want to know about .303, the rifle being phased out after 75 yrs of service

The .303 rifles were handed over to the police forces after the disastrous 1962 India-China war forced the Army to give them up.

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.

India signs contract for 72,400 assault rifles with US firm

India will get 7.62 mm rifles from SiG Sauer firm under the deal for one year.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
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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.
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