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"Instead of defective weapons - rifles from all over the world": China appreciated India's transition to Sig Sauer


New Delhi's latest military procurement plan calls for the allocation of $ 310 million for the purchase of new American rifles, which are planned to eliminate the shortcomings characteristic of the Indian rifle weapons.

The Indian military department plans to transfer 72 thousand Sig Sauer assault rifles to the troops located on the border with China and Pakistan, increasing their combat power. However, according to the Chinese edition of the Global Times, the new purchase is not able to give the Indian military serious advantages.

As experts interviewed by the publication explain, in India it is long overdue to replace the domestic INSAS rifles, which have been in service since 1998, since they are characterized by a number of defects. Through the acquisition of American Sig Sauer assault rifles and the joint production of Russian AK-203 assault rifles, New Delhi expects to re-equip the army with more advanced shooting systems.

India uses weapons purchased from all over the world, and therefore there are many compatibility and logistical issues that pose a serious burden to its military

- the expert believes.

In his words, the transition to new rifles, like replacing any other tactical infantry weapons, will not significantly change the balance of power between China and India.

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  1. NEXUS
    NEXUS 2 October 2020 05: 20
    72 thousand Sig Sauer machines,

    Against the PRC? Well, if the fly swatter were purchased in the same quantity, the effect would be the same.
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 2 October 2020 06: 22
      In the right hand SIG for accurate hits, in the left INSAS holding the barrel even more accurately to hit the Chinese on the head am
      1. chingachguc
        chingachguc 3 October 2020 22: 58
        here you are not here ...

  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 2 October 2020 05: 53
    $ 310 million for the purchase of new of american rifles
    As far as I know Sig Sauer is a German company that is part of a Swiss holding and has a branch, incl. and in the United States. If German-Swiss weapons are produced in a branch in the United States, this does not mean that they are American.
    The Chinese make an absolutely correct conclusion on the problems of various kinds with weapons purchased by India in different countries. But this is a problem exclusively of India, which really plays into the hands of the PRC in connection with the conflicts arising between these countries.
  3. Russ
    Russ 2 October 2020 06: 10
    India uses weapons purchased from all over the world, which poses many problems

    Solyanka team ... team hodgepodge ....
  4. vomag
    vomag 2 October 2020 06: 26
    Guys, what are you talking about? The Indians armed the army with a reliable AK and an excellent and accurate zig! Instead of problematic trash, they have a new weapon .. so what's the problem? .... so when in Russia there are 2 different assault rifles in service, then this is a peremog! and when others have it, it's bad bro, it's impossible ...
    1. strannik1985
      strannik1985 2 October 2020 07: 46
      instead of problematic rubbish

      Ahem, SIG716 is a marksman rifle, they have different niches with a machine gun.
      1. unhappy
        unhappy 2 October 2020 08: 35
        And really, they are going to close up all the infantry with snipers?
        1. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA 2 October 2020 09: 02
          Quote: unhappy
          And really, they are going to close up all the infantry with snipers?

          So India has long wanted to buy DMR for its troops in the border conflict areas. EMNIP, this is due to the fact that they need to crush the enemy at a great distance, and the use heavy and group in these areas, it is either forbidden or undesirable in order to avoid escalating the conflict. So all that remains is to raise the range of the shooter.
        2. strannik1985
          strannik1985 2 October 2020 09: 04
          They have disputed high altitude mountain areas. Most likely these rifles are for high-altitude units with a minimum of heavy weapons.
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 2 October 2020 07: 18
    "Instead of defective weapons - rifles from all over the world": China appreciated India's transition to Sig Sauer

    Nothing new, in general .... a big smut for suppliers and others serving.
  6. Romanenko
    Romanenko 2 October 2020 08: 57
    It's not about the interest to arm the army, it's probably just kickbacks ...
  7. yehat2
    yehat2 2 October 2020 09: 17
    and what kind of machines?
    I'm a fan of 552 commando, but this unit is hardly suitable for a mass army
  8. Nastia makarova
    Nastia makarova 6 October 2020 10: 25
    very interesting