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Range over 3 football fields, light-weight: All about AK-203 assault rifles | Latest News India

India and Russia on Monday concluded a 5,100-crore deal for the joint manufacturing of greater than 500,000 AK-203 assault rifles at a facility within the Amethi district of Uttar Pradesh, officers mentioned.

The deal was finalised at a bilateral meeting between defence minister Rajnath Singh and his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoigu. The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) accredited the project final week.

Here’s extra about the AK-203 rifles:

1. The 7.62 X 39mm calibre AK-203 rifles will change the INSAS rifles which were in service for over three a long time.

2. The fashionable model of the Russian-origin rifle has an efficient vary of 300 metres or greater than three football fields, is light-weight and strong.

3. This assault rifle fires the a lot bigger 7.62 mm rounds which have higher penetrating energy, whereas related rifles with much less stopping energy hearth the smaller 5.56 mm rounds.

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4. The fashionable expertise used within the new rifles will allow them to make use of hi-tech add-ons like particular sights and grips, helpful for particular forces missions.

5. The authorities has mentioned these assault rifles will improve the operational effectiveness of the Indian Army in counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations. 

6. The Centre accredited a plan to provide these AK-203 assault rifles at Korwa and the manufacturing will begin quickly, the Uttar Pradesh authorities in a press release final Saturday.

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7. The AK-203 rifles shall be manufactured beneath a three way partnership referred to as Indo-Russian Rifles Private Limited. It was shaped by Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited and Munitions India Limited and Russia’s Rosoboronexport and Kalashnikov.  

8. The project is a three way partnership with the Russian authorities beneath the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Modi authorities.

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