Defence Ministry begins process to acquire 6.5 lakh assault rifles under ‘Make in India’

Prime News, National (New Delhi), September 1:- In a big boost to the Indian Army, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has initiated the process for buying at least 6.5 lakh assault rifles under the Narendra Modi government’s ‘Make In India’ initiative.

According to reports, the MoD has floated the Request for Information (RFI) for 7.62×39 square mm calibre assault rifles, with an effective kill range of 300 metres.

The new assault rifles will be manufactured by the Ordnance Factory Board.  (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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