Indian Army reject Assault Riffles produced in India
June 22,New Delhi: India's first effort in manufacturing assault rifles has failed basic trials and was rejected by the Indian Army, this rejection has dented the Indian PM Modi's, 'Make in India" campaign.
According to local media reports, the 7.62 x51 mm indigenous assault rifles, that were manufactured by Ordnance Factory Board have a number of vital flaws, including excessive recoil and excessive flash and sound signature.
"The weapon in its present form leaves much to be desired, is unsatisfactory and requires comprehensive design analysis," an Indian Army's internal assessment says, after a user trial was conducted at the Rifle Factory in the eastern state of West Bengal's Icchapore on June 13 and 14.
The Indian Army last year turned down an indigenous rifle called the Excalibur as the 5.56 mm weapon does not meet the firepower requirements of the forces and was not considered as a possible replacement for the in-service 5.56 mm INSAS rifle.
The Oslo Times International News Network