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But what about the Make in India program? - India comments on the purchase of Finnish Sako sniper rifles

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It turns out that the Indian army, in addition to the Russian, Israeli, American infantry weapons also uses Finnish rifles. It is reported that recently a batch of Sako TRG sniper rifles (.338 Sako) entered service with the Indian Army special forces.


These are sniper rifles made in Finland. Earlier, it was not reported that such weapons would enter service with Indian troops.

The Indian Minister of Defense during his yesterday's visit to Ladakh met with soldiers of one of the special forces. The fighters were armed with .338 Sako rifles.

According to the Indian media, .338 Sako rifles have a range of 2400 m. As the manufacturer indicates, the Sako TRG sighting range is about a kilometer.

The rifle is made using composite materials. At the same time, the charging system is designed so that it is equally convenient for both right-handed and left-handed people. The rifle frame is made by cold forging of alloy steel.

Earlier it was reported that a batch of Finnish rifles was purchased by Ukraine for the needs of the soldiers of the special operations center "A" of the SBU and the special forces "Omega" of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Indian users, commenting on the information that the special forces of India also armed with Finnish sniper weapons, are wondering:

If we continue to buy weapons abroad, how does the Make in India program work in general?
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 18 July 2020 18: 58 New
    +2
    The Hindus continue to have logistical problems.
    The variety of weapons and ammunition has not yet brought anyone any benefit.
    1. Vicontas
      Vicontas 18 July 2020 19: 16 New
      +1
      The Serdyukov case lives on! Only moved to India.
    2. Observer2014
      Observer2014 18 July 2020 19: 25 New
      -6
      Do you want to "neigh?"
      Observer2014 Today, 19: 04
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      1. The popuas
        The popuas 18 July 2020 19: 34 New
        +1
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        1. Observer2014
          Observer2014 18 July 2020 19: 36 New
          +3
          Quote: Popuas
          Rather, someone grazes on your page and puts a minus on the next comment recourse

          Minus to article fromMarch 4 2020 !!!! Yes, I myself can’t put anything to anyone there! In addition to comment how to leave!
          1. The popuas
            The popuas 18 July 2020 19: 40 New
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            I did not think about it, by the way, the minus again flew in!
            1. Observer2014
              Observer2014 18 July 2020 19: 42 New
              +1
              I did not think about it, by the way, the minus again flew in!

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              1. The popuas
                The popuas 18 July 2020 19: 53 New
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                By the way, yes, on your personal page you can sculpt minus comments, so I was right wink I interrupted you about teleportation with a plus.
                1. Observer2014
                  Observer2014 18 July 2020 20: 07 New
                  -1
                  Quote: Popuas
                  By the way, yes, on your personal page you can sculpt minus comments, so I was right wink I interrupted you about teleportation with a plus.

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                  1. Ryaruav
                    Ryaruav 18 July 2020 20: 44 New
                    +4
                    you know, they put in minuses not only trolls, but more often people with insufficient education when they take to judge what they don’t know
                    1. Observer2014
                      Observer2014 18 July 2020 21: 09 New
                      -3
                      Quote: Ryaruav
                      you know, they put in minuses not only trolls, but more often people with insufficient education when they take to judge what they don’t know

                      And what is my opportunity to thank you after
                      9 July 2020 18: 34
                      +3
                      Your comment was lost? Well, it’s not justice. And the squares with minuses and pluses around your digits disappeared then repeat Or is this just such an opportunity for me? Are you educated enough, and even with blue epaulets .. And all that. bully
      2. Mikhail3
        Mikhail3 19 July 2020 10: 54 New
        +2
        I put a minus for example. For offtopic.
  2. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 18 July 2020 19: 08 New
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    If we continue to buy weapons abroad, how does the Make in India program work in general?
    No way. This always happens, in the absence of will or paralysis in decision-making (insanity repeat ) Decades have passed, and weapons "Made in India" are not really there.
    1. SovAr238A
      SovAr238A 18 July 2020 23: 02 New
      +2
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      If we continue to buy weapons abroad, how does the Make in India program work in general?
      No way. This always happens, in the absence of will or paralysis in decision-making (insanity repeat ) Decades have passed, and weapons "Made in India" are not really there.

      What for the sake of buying 50-100 weapons - start production?

      We have a lot of Glocks, Springfields and a dozen other foreign manufacturers in special forces.
      And they are in our arsenal.

      This is not an example to you that small series are better to buy than to do production ...
  3. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 18 July 2020 19: 24 New
    +4
    The rifles are great! Hindus need 20 years old barefoot to this quality. So, in terms of large-caliber snipers, they would not bother. Not so many of them are needed, and the consumption of ammunition is not so great, well, not a machine gun ...
    1. ved_med12
      ved_med12 18 July 2020 20: 03 New
      +2
      They would at least have massive weapons (weapons (to start developing and producing, not that niche and narrowly specialized
  4. Magic archer
    Magic archer 18 July 2020 19: 28 New
    +2
    And what can the Indians do themselves !? Fighter "their" already from 83 year of the last century can not finish, Arjun is also a long-term construction, it is easier to buy a T-90. And here everything is ready, battle-worthy, plus the next problems with China
  5. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 18 July 2020 19: 39 New
    -1
    just some kind of world arms kunstkamera of different countries ... a good museum can be organized ... and make money on tourism ... where else can you see such an arms carnival)))
    1. ved_med12
      ved_med12 18 July 2020 20: 05 New
      +1
      They explain this by the fact that they should not depend on supplies of only one country or even an alliance (NATO)
  6. a.hamster55
    a.hamster55 18 July 2020 19: 49 New
    +5
    And why do they need such accuracy if they shoot with their eyes closed? As in the joke - Navigator, where are we?
    - In the detoxification center.
    - Nah such accuracy, you tell the city!
  7. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 18 July 2020 19: 52 New
    0
    Not a single week without a purchase. The rear service is now one "smut" more fun. Don’t confuse where to send what cartridges.
    1. PSih2097
      PSih2097 18 July 2020 20: 16 New
      +4
      Quote: tralflot1832
      Not a single week without a purchase. The rear service is now one "smut" more fun. Don’t confuse where to send what cartridges.

      they have .338
      India purchased 5719 Italian Minerva Tactical Scorpio TGT sniper rifles chambered for .338 Lapua Magnum from the Italian firm Victrix Armaments (part of the Beretta holding)

      Plus, in addition to Barrett under .50 BMG, the US wants to fit Barrett 98B under .338LM (in principle, not a bad bolt).
  8. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 18 July 2020 19: 58 New
    0
    It turns out that the Indian army, in addition to Russian, Israeli, and American small arms, also uses Finnish rifles.

    With the world on a string - bare rope. request
    1. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 18 July 2020 20: 41 New
      -1
      My company commander loved to say: "With the world on a thread, a beggar a rope around his neck"))))
  9. rocket757
    rocket757 18 July 2020 20: 05 New
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    That's where their government got so much "extra" money ???
    Country of contrasts! There, from real wealth to complete poverty, there is not even a single step; there, one above the other layers is located.
    So that's okay, their business, but my God, how much crap is their supply and logistics services ???
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 18 July 2020 21: 12 New
      0
      Four turbochargers made by York City Bombay buzz for the sixth year. Top of the refrigeration equipment perfection. Two 4 m high, two 3 cm lower can make good money! Now they spend, the most important thing is that our military industrial complex should not be forgotten!
  10. Hydrography Bay Golden Horn
    Hydrography Bay Golden Horn 18 July 2020 20: 08 New
    0
    The FSB seems to have bought this for a long time
    1. ved_med12
      ved_med12 18 July 2020 20: 17 New
      +3
      And, personally, I don't see anything wrong with that. Adjusted for corruption. We don't seem to have any close analogs, except for sports (piece)
      1. Hydrography Bay Golden Horn
        Hydrography Bay Golden Horn 18 July 2020 20: 19 New
        0
        In FSO generally English
  11. Hydrography Bay Golden Horn
    Hydrography Bay Golden Horn 18 July 2020 20: 12 New
    0
    MO under Serdyukov also bought this
  12. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 18 July 2020 20: 39 New
    0
    I don’t care, in an Indian zoo))) the rifle is not bad, but when the time comes to make repairs or a soldier, God forbid, something will break. What to do? Send a rifle to Finland?
  13. Well
    Well done 18 July 2020 21: 25 New
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    Indians have real vinigret.
  14. Revolver
    Revolver 18 July 2020 21: 55 New
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    If we continue to buy weapons abroad, how does the Make in India program work in general?
    They probably write software for rifles and hand grenades. tongue
  15. kulinar
    kulinar 18 July 2020 22: 28 New
    +2
    Quote: Ryaruav
    you know, they put in minuses not only trolls, but more often people with insufficient education when they take to judge what they don’t know

    I do not agree.
    More often comments below the plinth are not suitable for the mainstream.
    If a couple of years ago it was possible to find out the opinion of a person, now alas ...
    Following the "Military Secret" has become a purely propaganda platform.
    It's not bad. Such work is needed all the time!
    As for education, or education, how can you judge?
    Not always "under-educated" are stupid or naive.
    Moreover, this is most likely a deliberate attack on the forum swamp.
    1. SovAr238A
      SovAr238A 18 July 2020 23: 10 New
      +1
      Quote: kulinar
      Quote: Ryaruav
      you know, they put in minuses not only trolls, but more often people with insufficient education when they take to judge what they don’t know

      I do not agree.
      More often comments below the plinth are not suitable for the mainstream.
      If a couple of years ago it was possible to find out the opinion of a person, now alas ...
      Following the "Military Secret" has become a purely propaganda platform.
      It's not bad. Such work is needed all the time!
      As for education, or education, how can you judge?
      Not always "under-educated" are stupid or naive.
      Moreover, this is most likely a deliberate attack on the forum swamp.

      Well, yes.
      Paid bots.
      Only now it is not clear who pays.
      If foreigners - starting any discussion from a technical plane into pure uro-patriotism, bringing it to the point of absurdity, which is then no longer accepted by normal patriotic people, then it’s understandable.
      Bring the idea to the point of absurdity and everyone will reject it.

      If our MO pays these bots, then it’s doubly incomprehensible here.
      The result is the same.
      The most absurd ur-patriotism.
      Hatred and terry racism and nationalism flourish on this site.
      In both cases, these bots only have a negative effect on our country.
  16. Gloomy skeptic
    Gloomy skeptic 19 July 2020 01: 50 New
    0
    Hindus were always famous for their military-technical talents. They had been making and making their own tank for 40 years, but they never made it. In addition to the ability to breed, they were not seen in other useful activities.
  17. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 19 July 2020 10: 57 New
    -3
    A kilometer of sighting range? That is, somewhere at the level of the three-line? Charming! Apparently, this barrel is a cheap Finnish stamping. Indians, as can be seen with the naked eye, collect bribes from around the world not so much weapons. Every non-Indian supplier is free negotiation trips, pleasant pastime and foreign accounts that are difficult for Indian inspectors to find. Capitalism...
    1. Ingenegr
      Ingenegr 19 July 2020 16: 18 New
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      Quote: Mikhail3
      Apparently, this barrel is a cheap Finnish stamping.

      This rifle is practically a masterpiece made by SAKO Ltd. People who are knowledgeable are likely to support me.
      Quote: Mikhail3
      A kilometer of sighting range? That is, somewhere at the level of the three-line?

      Since the TRG-42 does not have a standard mechanical sighting device, and the optics do not have markings in meters, such a characteristic as the aiming range for this rifle is determined by the arrow depending on the caliber and type of ammunition used. And for the target, which can be reached from the 42nd per 1 km without any difficulties, from the “three-line” you can shoot bursts for a long time without guarantees of success.
      Learn materiel, as they say.
      1. Mikhail3
        Mikhail3 20 July 2020 09: 31 New
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        Wait a minute. No mechanical sighting device? No markup on optics? So it's an artist's tool? Charming! The rifle is an original copy for a unique sniper. I’m silent that the purchase seems to be for the army, where artists are not encouraged, and everything should be as it should be and uniformly, and not for each performer in his own way. But the sighting range of the three-line is 2 km, and it is ALSO for a unique sniper) Only the three-line is made in Russia by the Russians, so it makes your fingers feel like a masterpiece, right? Hehe ...
        1. Ingenegr
          Ingenegr 20 July 2020 11: 31 New
          0
          The ZAZ-966 also has 4 wheels, like the Mercedes S-Class born in 2020. And only on this basis are they equally good?
          1. Mikhail3
            Mikhail3 21 July 2020 10: 30 New
            0
            Not. But the three-line is still used by snipers. Let's see what will happen to Finnish stamping in a hundred years)
            1. Ingenegr
              Ingenegr 21 July 2020 11: 39 New
              0
              Laptem can also be sipped)
              It's boring.
  18. KSVK
    KSVK 19 July 2020 11: 06 New
    0
    Quote: ved_med12
    And, personally, I don't see anything wrong with that. Adjusted for corruption. We don't seem to have any close analogs, except for sports (piece)

    You are slandering us. There is Orsis and Lobaev Arms. Both the one and the other makes rifles under the 338. And they do it entirely with the barrels of their own production. Orsis T5000 is fighting in Syria.
    1. ved_med12
      ved_med12 19 July 2020 16: 23 New
      +1
      Thank ! although Lobaev was always considered a purely sporting weapon! exclusively for highscores
  19. iouris
    iouris 19 July 2020 11: 19 New
    -1
    I'm embarrassed to ask how "Make in India" is translated? (Although I also once learned a foreign language).
  20. Ingenegr
    Ingenegr 19 July 2020 16: 09 New
    0
    More than a smart choice. Great rifle, one of the best. Simple and reliable. Slick, comfortable and, after all, simply beautiful. When ordering TRG-shki, you can choose both the length of the barrel and the butt - permanent or folding - to choose from, or both at once. Replacing one with another is a question of 15 minutes.
    With good cartridges, Lapua GB488 with a 250-grain Scenar bullet, for example, the rifle shoots gorgeous - no worse than 0.7 angular minutes up to 600 meters. What is most enjoyable about it is the fact that shooting it is not work, but pleasure.
    The Indians were definitely not mistaken with the TRG-shkoy.