In the midst of the continuous question with China over limit issue, the Indian Army is going to submit another request of 72,000 Sig 716 attack rifles from the United States.
New Delhi: Amid the continuous question with China over limit issue, the Indian Army is going to submit another request of 72,000 Sig 716 attack rifles from the United States.
The request for the second group of the ambush rifles would be coming after the principal part of 72,000 rifles, has just been conveyed to the Army for use by troops in Northern Command and other operational territories.
“We are going to put in a request for 72,000 a greater amount of these rifles under the monetary forces allowed to the military,” Defense sources told ANI.
The Indian Army had gotten the main part of Sig Sauer attack rifles to help its counter-psychological warfare activities.
India had obtained the rifles under the most optimized plan of attack acquirement (FTP) program.
The new rifles will supplant the current Indian Small Arms System (Insas) 5.56x45mm rifles utilized by the powers and produced locally by the Ordnance Factories Board.
According to the arrangement, around 1.5 lakh imported rifles were to be utilized by the soldiers in the counter-psychological oppression activities and cutting edge obligations on the Line of Control (LoC), the rest of the powers would be given the AK-203 rifles, which are to be created mutually by India and Russia at Amethi weapons industrial facility.
The work on the venture is yet to begin because of a few procedural issues looked by the different sides. The Indian Army had been attempting to supplant their standard INSAS attack rifles for a long time yet the endeavors flopped because of one explanation or the other.
As of late, the Defense Ministry put in a request of 16,000 light assault rifles (LMGs) from Israel to get rid of the lack of these weapons.
India and China are in a stalemate position in Eastern Ladakh as the Chinese Army has conveyed more than 20,000 of its soldiers there with no incitement since May first week.
Despite the fact that there has been separation on the front, the Chinese have still kept up overwhelming soldiers nearness in the back territories.