Indians intend to produce AK-203 in hundreds of thousands

Indians intend to produce AK-203 in hundreds of thousands

It is reported that in a month the Indian army will sign a "memorandum of understanding" on Russian AK-203 assault rifles.


About one hundred thousand machines will be manufactured in Russia, and the rest in India, reports The Hindu correspondent from New Delhi. A joint Russian-Indian enterprise will be engaged in their production.

The publication believes that the armed forces are likely to sign an intergovernmental memorandum of understanding within the next month. This is a preliminary purchase of a batch of Russian AK-203. Further weapon will be produced locally, a source in the ministry of defense said.

About 750 thousand machine guns will be delivered directly from Russia, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense said the rest will be manufactured by a joint venture in India. This joint venture is located in Corve, Uttar Pradesh. Production will be launched with the participation of the Ordnance Factories Board (OFB) from the Indian side and Rosoboronexport and the Kalashnikov group of companies from the Russian Federation. At the same time, OFB owns a 50,5% stake, and the Russian side owns the remaining 49,5%. This joint venture was created in accordance with the intergovernmental agreement between India and Russia, signed in February 2019.

According to officials, the joint venture received all the necessary licenses for production and export. The Ministry of Defense has already sent a joint venture request for the supply of 671 thousand weapons.

Considering the issue of launching a weapons project, the Indian Minister of Defense previously emphasized the need for one hundred percent localization of production in India.

This, however, does not mean that Indians will focus on new AKs. The publication further notes that “in addition to the AK-203,” the Indian army is armed with SIG-716 assault rifles. Sources said that the troops had already begun to receive the named rifles (ten thousand pieces). Weapons arrive in accordance with the contract for 72400 SIG-716 assault rifles, signed in February 2019 with the US unit Sig Sauer.

Initially, it was generally planned to provide the entire SIG-716 army, one officer told the correspondent. However, “huge expenses” were taken into account. And it was decided that these rifles would be handed out to the troops that are at the forefront of the defense. The remaining forces "can be armed with AK-203 assault rifles."

Earlier, the Indian army was looking for a replacement for their INSAS rifles - they wanted to replace them with something more modern. In January 2018, the Ministry of Defense approved an accelerated procurement plan. Of the 72400 American rifles, 66400 are intended for the army, 2 thousand for the naval fleet and 4 thousand for the air force. It is expected that the entire number of rifles will be delivered to the Indian army within twelve months from the date of signing the contract.
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  1. Vasyan1971 6 January 2020 08: 39 New
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    Well. AK-203. And the armor plates against the AK-47 zerobili ...
    1. YOUR 6 January 2020 09: 38 New
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      AKM removed from the troops. Remained in small quantities in special forces. The main caliber is 5.45. AK-74M even rearmed the railway forces.
      1. Vasyan1971 6 January 2020 13: 39 New
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        https://topwar.ru/166395-v-indii-zaversheny-ispytanija-kompozitnogo-bronezhileta-vyderzhivajuschego-popadanie-iz-ak-47.html
        1. YOUR 6 January 2020 13: 59 New
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          Ну и что?
          By the way, what did you send yourself well read, or did you run your eyes so?
          The bronik of the corresponding class can withstand the 12.7 bullet, and the article clearly says modular where you can replace the plates. They’ve come up with something new. In the pockets cram armored elements.
          1. Vasyan1971 6 January 2020 14: 29 New
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            Quote: YOUR
            Ну и что?

            But nothing! winked
            The only surprise is why the AK-47? Not AK, not AKM, not AK-74, not AK-203, finally. And what kind of beast is the AK-47?
            I am guided by this:
            https://www.kalashnikov.ru/ak-ili-ak-47/
            1. aws4 7 January 2020 02: 07 New
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              they decided to start the barrel organ again about ak47 and that there isn’t one or there .. aren’t you tired of this?
              1. Vasyan1971 7 January 2020 09: 30 New
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                Quote: aws4
                decided to start a barrel organ again about ak47

                What do I have to do with it? All the questions to the Indians ... Why, after so many years and due to the lack of a device with the name "AK-47" in nature, do not get tired of twisting this barrel organ?
      2. aws4 7 January 2020 02: 05 New
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        they did it right .. there is nothing to use two cartridges even more so when one in the aggregate of qualities surpasses the other .. although of course 762 has its advantages
    2. Alexander Petrov1 6 January 2020 23: 15 New
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      Very good, otherwise our budget will come in handy hundreds of millions of dollars in royalties to us.
  2. Thrifty 6 January 2020 08: 42 New
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    If only the weapons were of high quality, and not like Romanian clones, which they wedge after the fifth shot !!!
    1. Vitalonson 6 January 2020 08: 50 New
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      Quote: Thrifty
      If only the weapons were of high quality, and not like Romanian clones, which they wedge after the fifth shot !!!

      Russian Kalash, will always be Russian Kalash .. There such a check of the Quality Control Department was manual .. Automatic devices created in the USSR, now at a special price ..
      1. bessmertniy 6 January 2020 09: 33 New
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        If they want quality, they will buy from us, if they want quantity, they will produce it themselves.
      2. d ^ Amir 6 January 2020 19: 52 New
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        Russian Kalash will always be a Russian Kalash.

        Well, why?!? !! Indians managed to make Insas from AKM very creative ... where is the guarantee that the AK-203 will be assembled humanly ???
      3. e-sam 7 January 2020 02: 29 New
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        Quote: Vitalonson
        Russian Kalash will always be a Russian Kalash ..

        Russian? Do you know his story?
        Quote: Vitalonson
        Automatic machines created in the USSR, now at a special price ..

        And now not in the price. And they were never worth the price.
        It was always cheap stuff or a "gift to friends."
  3. gorenina91 6 January 2020 08: 51 New
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    - Through the efforts of "Hindu craftsmen", the world-famous brand "AK" can get a "new history of popularity" ... -And this "new popularity" will characterize "AK" not in the best way ...
    1. Amateur 6 January 2020 09: 00 New
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      And this "new popularity" will characterize the "AK" is not the best way ...

      A shooter fired in India, as well as fired in Bulgaria, Romania or Venezuela, although wears AK letters, but it’s still not the “signature” Kalashnikov from Izhevsk. And he will never be. The one who understands the difference understands. soldier
      1. Keyser soze 6 January 2020 11: 22 New
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        A shooter fired in India, as well as fired in Bulgaria, Romania or Venezuela,


        A little beguiled with Bulgaria .... a little beguiled. The best and most expensive AK, Mercedes Kalashnikov assault rifles in the US market is the Bulgarian Arsenal SAM7SF. Even the factory went back to Shchat and produce for their market.

        Anyone who understands the difference understands.


        Exactly hi
        1. saygon66 6 January 2020 15: 22 New
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          - SLR 107 SF - Bulgarian production ... Maniacs from AK Operator Union shot 5000 shots from it ..
      2. ssergey1978 6 January 2020 11: 30 New
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        The shooter from Bulgaria is of high quality and very valuable in the West. Quality is higher than Izhevsk.
        1. aws4 7 January 2020 02: 14 New
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          I do not know why these patriots instructed you the minuses who supposedly really hurt their eyes, but the fact remains that the quality of Russian AKs has fallen and the Bulgarian ones have remained at the level
      3. mishaia_23 6 January 2020 13: 10 New
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        Even to whom the factory is officially sold, they have an assembly scheme.
        But an alloy for the production of trunks ... negative stop
        1. at84432384 6 January 2020 14: 29 New
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          And not just trunks. There is one more important element ...
    2. Ratmir_Ryazan 6 January 2020 12: 31 New
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      - Through the efforts of "Hindu craftsmen", the world-famous brand "AK" can get a "new history of popularity" ... -And this "new popularity" will characterize "AK" not in the best way ...


      AK who just did not copy and China and Bulgaria and Romania and the United States.

      Only the quality and image of the Russian AK didn’t affect it.

      The fact that our gunsmiths will receive such a contract is very cool, but with 100% localization, India got excited, the trunks MUST BE MANUFACTURED ONLY IN RUSSIA and not allow technology to leak abroad.
  4. svp67 6 January 2020 08: 57 New
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    It is reported that in a month the Indian army will sign a "memorandum of understanding" on Russian AK-203 assault rifles.
    "The bear is not yet killed, and the skin is already divided ..."
  5. Mountain shooter 6 January 2020 09: 09 New
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    Everything that is in favor of our defense industry is in favor of Russia. Cartridge 7.62x39, the same as the AK-47. Classic. It’s good that not Amer’s rifles ...
    1. rich 6 January 2020 09: 28 New
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      I'm already confused in the new AK lineup, I specifically downloaded the tablet where simple, where shortened, what caliber recourse
  6. knn54 6 January 2020 09: 09 New
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    Good thing the joint venture. And that would be "neglected" copies of the image of the weapon lowered.
    1. nerovnayadoroga 6 January 2020 13: 04 New
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      Yes, and almost Carpet.
  7. Elturisto 6 January 2020 09: 13 New
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    How many reports have already been about Russian-Indian changes - PAK FA, MTS, Ka-226. The Indian market for the Russian Federation is lost. The stock created by the USSR is running out ...
    1. maidan.izrailovich 6 January 2020 11: 39 New
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      The Indian market for the Russian Federation is lost. The stock created by the USSR is ending ...

      .... We all will die. crying
      Russia will create .... already creates its stock. Though not as fast as we would like, but the process is ongoing.
      1. Elturisto 6 January 2020 12: 24 New
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        Yes creators will create already created stocks ... in London and Miami ...
    2. Quadro 6 January 2020 18: 55 New
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      Quote: ElTuristo
      How many reports have already been about Russian-Indian changes - PAK FA, MTS, Ka-226. The Indian market for the Russian Federation is lost. The stock created by the USSR is running out ...

      Can you tell us about the US-Indian change, sickly? Did you give a lot of F-35 technologies? Well, or at least the latest F-16s, how many helped develop your own? What? There is nothing? It is understandable.
  8. K-50 6 January 2020 09: 32 New
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    these rifles (SIG-716) will be handed out to the troops that are at the forefront of the defense. The remaining forces "can be armed with AK-203 assault rifles."

    Then it turns out that the “ridges” were left for parades, and the AK-203 for military operations. yes lol
  9. aszzz888 6 January 2020 09: 38 New
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    The weapon arrives in accordance with the contract for 72400 SIG-716 assault rifles, signed in February 2019 with the American division of Sig Sauer.
    There are grandmothers, so they get out. Although they currently have plenty of junk.

    WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION
    Home »Weapons» Automatic / Assault Rifles »USA.
    In fact, these rifles, like SIG 516, are an attempt to improve the AR-15 / M16 rifle system, which has become popular in the USA, by rejecting the most controversial element of this design - direct gas exhaust into the bolt frame, developed by Eugene Stoner, and also to offer weapons to the market NATO's ever-growing caliber of 7.62 mm.
  10. Alf
    Alf 6 January 2020 17: 33 New
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    About a hundred thousand machines will be made in Russia,

    About 750 thousand machines will be delivered directly from Russia,

    The Ministry of Defense has already sent a joint venture request for the supply of 671 thousand weapons.

    That is 100 thousand, then 750 thousand, then 671 thousand ..
    I’m not a doctor of mathematics, but something figures “walk a little” .. I, of course, understand that the New Year is being celebrated, but so much ...
    1. Lena Petrova 7 January 2020 20: 23 New
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      It would be nice for the author of the material to run through with his own eyes what he wrote. We see no time, - writes a new article.
  11. cat Rusich 6 January 2020 18: 51 New
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    India could not have suffered with the INSAS rifle and immediately in 1998 switched to AK good
  12. Quadro 6 January 2020 18: 52 New
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    How much can production be given abroad? Where are our "20 million jobs"? Why do we feed Indians and Saudis, not ours? We could arrange a separate production for this and sell the finished products ourselves, why deprive citizens of their work? Already disgusting. As a result, these Indians will rivet AKs in thousands and millions and sell left and right, and our powerful people are happy with green papers for organizing their production.
    1. Alf
      Alf 6 January 2020 20: 43 New
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      Quote: Quadro
      As a result, these Indians will rivet AK in thousands and millions

      And then run into Russia for the fact that Indian assault rifles do not shoot.
  13. Alf
    Alf 6 January 2020 20: 44 New
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    Quote: Quadro
    Where are our "20 million jobs"?

  14. e-sam 7 January 2020 02: 27 New
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    Initially, it was generally planned to provide the entire SIG-716 army, one officer told the correspondent. However, “huge expenses” were taken into account. And it was decided that these rifles would be handed out to the troops that are at the forefront of the defense. The remaining forces "can be armed with AK-203 assault rifles."

    Well, okay. Warheads will be armed with high-quality weapons SIG-716. And auxiliary, any cheap stuff (AK-203).
    And then I was already surprised why the Indians needed AK-203?
  15. serge siberian 8 January 2020 17: 52 New
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    If the Indians were given just the assembly, then it’s good. If all the technology is bad. There will be no money, no glory from there. The AK-203 is under the NATO patron, which India has a dime a dozen. Americans are not for nothing PC wanted to do at home. They like im.Kina I give everything except the barrel passed so what? Quality where? But still they are buying from the Chinese. hi