Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicRifles

Topic: rifles

In boost to Atmanirbhar Bharat, security forces to get India-made Israeli assault rifles

Special forces and others using these assault rifles used to import them from the Israel Weapons Industry, a former Israeli government firm that was privatised in 2005.

Israeli defence firm Smart Shooter wants to ‘make in India’, seeks more contracts

Navy has already placed an order for SMASH 2000 Plus systems, which turn assault rifles into smart weapons, enabling first-shot hits and anti-drone operations.

Indian Army equips troops with American assault rifles amid stand-off with China in Ladakh

The Defence Acquisition Council Tuesday accorded approval for procurement of additional 72,400 SIG 716 rifles at an estimated cost of Rs 780 crore.

Deadly new sniper rifles are here for Northern Command soldiers along LoC

The .50 Calibre M95 by Barrett and the .338 Lapua Magnum Scorpio TGT by Beretta will replace the ageing Russian Dragunov.

The SiG 716 rifle could be the replacement for Indian Army’s INSAS

The fast-track procurement process for the rifles has not yet been finalised, and will likely be pushed back to April next year

Nuclear-armed neighbours India & Pakistan have been looking for modern rifles for years now

While the bulk of Indian Army personnel use a rifle from the 1990s, Pakistan's army uses one which dates back to World War II.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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