Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: rifles

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.

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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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.