AK-203, preparing to come into service with the army, is called "good helpers" in India


According to a previously concluded contract between Russia and India, not only the supply of finished Kalashnikov assault rifles of a new version from Russia is provided, but also their production in India itself. Major General Sengar, who heads the Indian representative office of the Indo-Russian Rifles Private Limited (IRRPL) joint venture, said earlier that the first batch of AK-203 assault rifles will be produced in India in 2020, and the production process itself will last 10 years. The previously announced production capacity of the Indian plant was confirmed - up to 75 thousand AK-203 annually.


The Indian side notes that as the AK-203 assault rifles arrive in various types and types of troops, the issue of INSAS assault rifles will be addressed. it weapon, which was originally conceived as a platform for both machine guns and light machine guns.

However, in the process of manufacturing and arming the Indian army, it was decided to refuse the option of INSAS light machine guns. Not the last role was played by complaints from the military. These complaints were that the weapon is not very reliable. In particular, it behaves unstably in dusty conditions - it malfunctions, quickly clogging and requiring cleaning.

In such a situation, as they say in India itself, the Russian AK-203 become "good helpers" for units of the Indian army, which are deployed in areas with difficult climatic conditions. The unpretentiousness of Kalashnikov assault rifles and the reliability of operation even in dusty (sand) storms make it possible to increase the combat effectiveness of units, including in border areas.

It should be noted that since the late 1990s, the Indian Army received more than half a million INSAS assault rifles, and their production has not been completely phased out. In connection with the purchase of a batch of AK-203 in the Russian Federation with the deployment of production of such weapons in India itself, the INSAS rifles, apparently, will be completely discontinued. At the same time, the question of what to do with the hundreds of thousands of INSAS that are in service as a result is not resolved in India. One of the proposals voiced - put up for sale.
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  1. silberwolf88 April 17 2020 11: 55 New
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    Finally, the dancers stopped curbing themselves and made the right decision ... the rest can be turned over for scrap and this is a big benefit than keeping INSAS or trying to boil it for someone ...
    1. Uncle lee April 17 2020 12: 14 New
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      Kalashnikov and in India Kalashnikov! soldier
    2. Peter is not the first April 17 2020 21: 55 New
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      Gypsies (Indians) are able to bargain, they will endure the whole brain, but they will sell their INSAS to someone.
      I hope that these buyers will not be us. wink
      But seriously, the market for automatic weapons is always in the world, especially in the Middle East and Africa. There are enough hot spots in the world, and you can sell at a discount.
  2. Paul Siebert April 17 2020 12: 22 New
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    Even the INSAS rifle itself has a lot of borrowing from our AK.
    Stamped receiver, locking unit with a rotary mechanism, gas vent mechanism.
    And while INSAS did not shoot in continuous bursts, only with a cut-off of three shots.
    So, adopting our AK is a reasonable idea.
    It will be more reliable in the conditions of the Indian subtropics ...
  3. sanik2020 April 17 2020 12: 34 New
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    They just watched REMBO-2 carefully and realized that if rambo without Kalash was in any way, then even more so.
  4. Lord of the Sith April 17 2020 13: 07 New
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    No wonder the Indians failed, where did they get the weapons school from?

    Wang, that in the program of the Su-57 will return. Hindus are not able to independently develop and produce sophisticated weapons, only in partnership. Closer and come back.
    1. V.I.P. April 17 2020 14: 04 New
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      With a 5th generation airplane, they have a choice. They can buy F-35s, they can join the program with South Korea (South Korea and Indonesia plan to create a 5th generation airplane, they are now sharing in what proportion money is invested), they can with Japan (it changes the legislation regarding the army and selling arms abroad) . India has money so far, which means there is a choice ....
      India is buying the French “Rafali”, patrol “Poseidons” with anti-submarine torpedoes Mk.54 and Mk.82 bombs with the Harpoon anti-ship missiles. It buys Apache drums, buys S-130J, S-17A and C295W military transport planes, CH-47 Chinook transport helicopters, buys the European refueling aircraft A330MRTT, buys Scorpio TGT rifles from Beretta (instead of SVD) and M95 from Barrett, purchases LMG machine guns for a cartridge of 7.62x51 mm caliber. This is one of the versions of the Negev machine gun (to replace RMBs), it buys South Korean self-propelled guns K9 Thunder, buys American towed howitzers M-777, buys South Korean self-propelled air defense systems K30 Biho, buys American NASAMS-II air defense systems.
      At the same time, the Russian samples participating in these tenders lost.
      1. Lord of the Sith April 17 2020 14: 54 New
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        Lost, because the rollback is not so bold and that's it. And in the army they have a zoo.
        1. tracer April 18 2020 05: 10 New
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          Directly my statement was expressed earlier. Why the hell are such diversity in their army? On cartridge logistics, you can move. This threatens that the troops will be left without ammunition at the right time and right place. Say at least a hundred times that there are better cartridges than 7,62 x54R, but I always prefer to take SVD, because machine gunners can always get hold of them. "Sniper" we have never been given vseravno. So that the gypsies rule ... trinkets more and brighter.
      2. awdrgy April 17 2020 18: 19 New
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        F35 ??? - yes, from this cuttlefish a 5th generation airplane as a programmer from me Koreans and Indonesians plan to plan and buy cuttlefish The Japanese can invent and invent (but what is their school of aircraft manufacturing?) - anyway they will start their own Americans again Cuttlefish So without 5th generation options is just to take with us, well, or China with our engines (though they will not sell to Indians)
        1. awdrgy April 17 2020 18: 24 New
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          In general, they have an option — to buy from amers f16 with some sort of letter closer to the end of the alphabet and declare it to be the 5th generation — it’s better than cuttlefish) T e all are just “crochets” and they take the norms
        2. V.I.P. April 17 2020 18: 41 New
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          It is this aircraft that meets all the requirements of the 5th generation, which is not in the SU-57 (engine, radar, full range of missile and bomb weapons for the inside of the fuselage) at this stage. The number of countries purchasing the Penguin is impressive ... The cunning Jews, too, take the truth with their electronic equipment and ammunition. And you will fool these horseradish. Although they could also take the F-16/15. In that region, the adversaries have no aviation competing with Israeli. But still they buy 35 ... ....
          1. awdrgy April 17 2020 18: 50 New
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            Yes, he doesn’t squeeze 2000 either. Probably, the U-2 can also be brought up to the 5th generation. that cuttlefish-et nitsche main stealth!
            1. awdrgy April 17 2020 18: 55 New
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              This cuttlefish bomber 80s of the 20th century can not catch up)))
  5. Zaurbek April 17 2020 13: 38 New
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    And what is his caliber?
    1. ssergey1978 April 17 2020 15: 31 New
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      In the photo 7.62x39
  6. Cananecat April 17 2020 14: 35 New
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    Curvature of the lens or in the "Kalash" in the picture led the barrel? )))
    1. Catfish April 17 2020 14: 47 New
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      It looks like he was stuffed into a thermal furnace. laughing
      1. Cananecat April 17 2020 14: 51 New
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        It’s more like a refrigerator, on the spirit of “nails” there are traces of corrosion, it means condensate, it means minus temperatures ...
  7. Finn April 17 2020 17: 23 New
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    Automatic, machine gun copy is not difficult. It’s hard to make a trunk. More specifically metal. They and the Chinese put a horse in front of the cart. Develop metallurgy and after 30 years you will be able to understand why Kalash is reliable and why aluminum planes of the Russian aircraft do not melt at 1000 degrees, but about 500.
  8. cat Rusich April 17 2020 20: 55 New
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    The "old" friend (AK-203) is better than the new two (2pcs INSAS).
    1. tracer April 18 2020 05: 13 New
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      "Hindi-Rus Bhai Bhai .."
  9. av58 April 18 2020 14: 59 New
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    Another example that everyone should do their own thing. It is right for Indians to be programmers, to make medicines, to grow pineapples, to do yoga, etc., but they don’t need to do weapons and complex equipment. Everything that they “construct” and “produce” can be used only from complete hopelessness, but rather as an example, how not to do it.