The Indian army received the initial batch of 70,000 Ak-203 assault rifles from Russia. The armed forces have received the first batch of 70,000 rifles from Russia as part of a larger contract to manufacture the AK 203 assault rifles in India. The initial batch has been delivered at a fast pace as requested by… Continue reading Indian army received 70,000 Ak-203 assault rifles from Russia
Under this deal, valued at over Rs 5000 Crores, the newly established “Indo-Russia Rifles Private Ltd”, a joint venture between the OFB- Rosoboronexport and Kalashnikov, will manufacture over 6 lakh AK- 203 Assault rifles over the next 10 years, with the transfer of technology to India. Early December 2021, on the occasion of the visit… Continue reading More firepower for soldiers! Indian Army to get lethal Assault Rifles
Since 1997, India has produced about 300,000 INSAS assault rifles on its own. India eliminated 300,000 INSAS assault rifles for AK-203 export guns produced by Russia. In 1999 – during the Kargil War between India and Pakistan, the Indian-made INSAS assault rifle showed many disadvantages such as frequent bullet jams and transparent synthetic magazine cartridges… Continue reading What is so special about Russian Ak-203 gun that makes India “toss” 300,000 INSAS guns?
India and Russia on Monday concluded a much-awaited ₹5,100-crore deal for the joint production of more than 600,000 AK-203 assault through Indo-Russia Rifles Pvt Ltd, under the military-technical cooperation arrangement for 2021-31. India and Russia on December 6 in New Delhi signed an agreement on a programme extending Military Technical Cooperation for the next 10 years and… Continue reading Russia and India signed a contract for procurement of 6 lakh AK-203 rifles
Indian defense ministry has approved an approximately $671 million deal with Russia to locally manufacture 750,000 AK-203 assault rifles for the Indian Army. As part of the replacement process, the new Kalashnikov rifle was to be made in a joint venture production facility located in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh. The factory manufactures the AK-203 variant of the Kalashnikov family of rifles, which… Continue reading Why is India facing so much difficulty to produce AK-203?
In August India and Russia signed a deal for the immediate off-the-shelf procurement of 70,000 latest AK-203 series of assault rifles to replace the homemade 5.56×45 mm INSAS rifle. AK-203 belongs to the AK- 200 series of assault rifles produced by the famous Russian company Kalashnikov, which is based on the design of the legendary AK-47, and to some extent… Continue reading Reason why India bought the Russian AK-203 not “homegrown” stuff