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In addition to the AK-203, Russia will buy India a batch of Caracal carbines in the UAE

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Indian armed forces intend to procure small arms weapons a company from the United Arab Emirates. It's about Caracal International.


The Indian armed forces are about to acquire a batch of melee carbines (CQB). Moreover, the UAE announced the proposal in 2017. And for three years in New Delhi, they thought about whether to accept it or not. In the end, it was decided that the purchase of carbines from the United Arab Emirates was a good thing.

It is planned to spend about 35 billion rupees on the implementation of the contract. This is about 33 billion rubles.

According to representatives of the Ministry of Defense of India, "the army voiced important requirements for small arms." It is not reported exactly what these requirements were, but it is added that new carbines are “a priority for infantry units”.

The carbine for the Indian army will be produced under the cartridge of 7,62x39 mm. He is a modification of the AR-15 rifle designer Eugene Stoner.

It should be recalled that India had previously concluded a major contract with Russia for the supply and assembly of hundreds of thousands of AK-203 assault rifles. The various options for procuring small arms at the Indian Ministry of Defense are designated as a replacement for Indian-made INSAS rifles. Earlier in New Delhi, they said that INSAS did not meet the needs of the modern Indian army.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 16 July 2020 06: 16 New
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    I wonder what quality of AK-203 assault rifles of Indian assembly will be.
    If the full cycle of licensed production will be, what quality will be?
    1. Graz
      Graz 16 July 2020 06: 28 New
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      well, there is a more automatic line there, the question is probably more about the quality of the metal, whether it will be identical to the original
      1. Maki Avellevich
        Maki Avellevich 16 July 2020 06: 38 New
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        Quote: Graz
        well, there is a more automatic line there, the question is probably more about the quality of the metal, whether it will be identical to the original

        For example, milling cutters, it seems, do not automatically change to new ones.
        a person can kill any, the best line. verified.
        1. Victor_B
          Victor_B 16 July 2020 06: 42 New
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          Quote: Maki Avellevich
          a person can kill any, the best line. verified.

          In the nineties and zero, for example, on Izhmash, the quality of the weapons produced fell below the plinth ...
          Alas...
    2. Maz
      Maz 16 July 2020 08: 57 New
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      Bollywood, dance, dance and song with tambourines. Even the Chinese do not allow themselves such a mess
  2. And Makarov
    And Makarov 16 July 2020 06: 25 New
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    Hindus decided to arrange a raznosortitsy in everything
  3. Graz
    Graz 16 July 2020 06: 29 New
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    hm interesting well I don’t believe that the company from the UAE produces weapons in my country
    1. smart fellow
      smart fellow 16 July 2020 07: 09 New
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      But the satellite to Mars will be launched.
      1. Graz
        Graz 16 July 2020 08: 51 New
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        by whom and where did they do and what will they launch, while even their direct competitors-neighbors, Turks and Persians on technologies mastered above Arabs stand
  4. orionvitt
    orionvitt 16 July 2020 06: 32 New
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    The Indian army will soon be like a detachment of partisans armed with something. But if the partisans can be understood, they are fighting what they got, or got in battle. It’s difficult to understand the army of the state that claims to be one of the leading places in the world (as they position themselves), armed on the principle of “one by one” and “every creature by pair”.
    1. notingem
      notingem 16 July 2020 19: 23 New
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      In India, the main thing is that bamboo sticks are enough for the people. A standard sticks
  5. Moonsund
    Moonsund 16 July 2020 07: 01 New
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    Indian chaos in the procurement of military equipment, staggering. The whole world is striving to unify their armies, and they have complete Krishna, and in some places even Brahmaputra.
  6. smart fellow
    smart fellow 16 July 2020 07: 09 New
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    They can’t even make their own machine?
    1. Alexander Drobyshev
      Alexander Drobyshev 16 July 2020 16: 13 New
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      Made!!! They wanted AK so that it was the same universal (standard, folding, carbine and machine gun), but under 5,56x45 mm NATO, and so as "Ishapore 1A1" (and doesn’t waver !!!). It is called INSAS. Now changing ...
  7. Lara Croft
    Lara Croft 16 July 2020 07: 27 New
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    Wouldn’t it be easier to buy AK-based carbines in Russia?
    1. Alexander Drobyshev
      Alexander Drobyshev 16 July 2020 15: 50 New
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      They bought 50 thousand AK-203 chambered for 7,62x39 mm cartridge and a factory for their production, in the USA they plan to buy 72 thousand Sig 716 rifles chambered for 7,62x51 mm, and in general they need to replace 768 thousand 5,56 mm automatic rifles INSAS linear parts. So they swept around, because kickbacks are floating away
  8. mlad
    mlad 16 July 2020 07: 36 New
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    It feels like more contracts, more kickbacks
  9. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 16 July 2020 09: 14 New
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    In India, a rollback is an increase in the country's defense capability. In general, it is interesting what caste occupies the highest positions in the Defense Ministry.
    1. Alexander Drobyshev
      Alexander Drobyshev 16 July 2020 18: 48 New
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      Rajnath Singh - Minister of Defense of India since May 31, 2019, was born in a wealthy Rajput family. He has been president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (Indian Nationalism Party) since 2004
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 16 July 2020 18: 54 New
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        It is clear that strangers are not allowed to the trough. But he is dressed modestly. Obviously local production.
        1. Alexander Drobyshev
          Alexander Drobyshev 16 July 2020 19: 20 New
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          Rajnath Singh is considered a supporter of the hard line in Bharatiya Janata Parti and a consistent supporter of Hindutva (a large movement preaching Hindu nationalism, according to some sources, relies on the support of 35-40% of the Indian population). And politicians dress modestly there, they are Hindus
        2. Alexander Drobyshev
          Alexander Drobyshev 16 July 2020 19: 37 New
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          16th Prime Minister of India Narendra Damodardes Modi (since May 26, 2014, pictured)
          before that, he was also in the Bharatiya Janata Parti party with the rank of Secretary General, but he is from the lower ghangchi caste (food merchants). Adherents of the Hindutva set themselves the goal of uniting a Hindu society torn by caste problems, regionalism and passive religiosity. They are distinguished by a positive attitude towards the Dalits (untouchables), whom they strive to put in leadership positions in their parties.
          1. tralflot1832
            tralflot1832 16 July 2020 19: 44 New
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            They are divided into castes, and it also turns out that castes are also divided. I did not know. In England, I could only distinguish the Sikh from the Hindu. Thanks, I did not know. I will read the time in tyrnet. Interested!
            1. Alexander Drobyshev
              Alexander Drobyshev 16 July 2020 19: 48 New
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              Now guess which party the 14th President of India Ram Nath Kovind belongs to and from which caste?
              1. tralflot1832
                tralflot1832 16 July 2020 20: 04 New
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                Well, it’s certainly not the Sikhs or the Sikhs in India do not wear their headdress in official photos? The Minister of Defense of Canada is also a caloritic person. I already doubt his knowledge of India. Is India really a cow a sacred animal?
                1. Alexander Drobyshev
                  Alexander Drobyshev 16 July 2020 20: 24 New
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                  He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Parti party and belongs to the measles caste, the untouchables. The cow in India is a sacred animal, and the Sikhs are
                  it’s not at all a caste, but a separate people, and they don’t take off their turban, because this is a memorial shroud in which he will be buried, in the Indian Army they even came up with a special helmet.
                  1. tralflot1832
                    tralflot1832 16 July 2020 20: 41 New
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                    So much for the social Indian elevator. It turns out you need to learn!
                    1. Alexander Drobyshev
                      Alexander Drobyshev 16 July 2020 20: 55 New
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                      Rather, to be in the right party, Rajnath Singh first made Narendra Damodardas Mody Prime Minister, then Ram Nath Kovinda president, and then “added” himself the Minister of Defense, a place that has real power and power in those parts, though it seems to him that it’s boring or great things ancestors are not given rest, and he decided to play war games with China
                      1. tralflot1832
                        tralflot1832 16 July 2020 21: 25 New
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                        Well, just like in Russia. The scandal in Arkhangelsk. You can not have a higher education and a kind of secondary education, the most important thing is to be a member of the right party and you can lead the City Duma.
                      2. Alexander Drobyshev
                        Alexander Drobyshev 16 July 2020 21: 28 New
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                        In fact, the whole world is the same ...
  • cat Rusich
    cat Rusich 16 July 2020 21: 16 New
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    Hindus want a carbine chambered for 7,62x39mm ... AK-104 (length 824 / 586mm, barrel 314mm, weight 3,1kg) good
    1. Alexander Drobyshev
      Alexander Drobyshev 16 July 2020 21: 52 New
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      Yeah, they want an AK-104 chambered for a 7,62x39mm cartridge with a 314 mm barrel, but they buy a full-fledged AK-203 (pictured) for a 7,62x39mm cartridge with a 415 mm barrel, an additional Sig 716 rifle chambered for it with a 7,62x51 mm cartridge and a barrel 406 mm and carbines Caracal CAR 816 CQB chambered for 7,62x39mm and a barrel of 368 mm. And at the same time we bought a plant for the production of AK-203 ... Where did you get this information from the ceiling? If the Indians wanted a short barrel of 314 mm, then they would take the AK-204, and not the AK-104. And they can be produced at this factory, there are only 3 other details

      1. cat Rusich
        cat Rusich 16 July 2020 22: 01 New
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        Alexander, AK-104 as a variant of the "carbine" - a shortened version of the main armament (AK-203). He simply suggested that the Indians be consistent in armament - accept the AK-203 - adopt other AK variants for free niches for uniformity.
        1. Alexander Drobyshev
          Alexander Drobyshev 16 July 2020 22: 22 New
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          So they would write the AK-204, although there are small differences, but they are