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India is ready to start licensed production of Russian AK-203 assault rifles

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India is ready to start licensed production of Russian AK-203 assault rifles

India is ready to start licensed production of Russian AK-203 Kalashnikov assault rifles. This was stated by the Chief of Staff of the Indian Armed Forces, General Manoj Narawane.


According to the general, the final contract for the production of the AK-203 will be signed in the near future, and now the final approval of certain points is underway. The machines will be manufactured at Indo-Russian Rifles Private Limited, a joint Russian-Indian venture in Corwa, Uttar Pradesh.

According to the Indian newspaper The Economic Times, the cost of one licensed AK-203, produced in India, will be $ 958, which is cheaper than American rifles purchased at a price of $ 1218 per unit. The Russian side will receive $ 85 from each machine produced, the newspaper writes.

A total of 671427 AK-203 assault rifles are expected to be produced with full localization of production. In the future, it is possible to supply licensed AK-203 for export.

The AK-203 should replace the Indian INSAS assault rifle, used by the army since 1998 and no longer satisfying the military. The caliber of the Indian weapons 5,56 mm. The transition to a 7,62 mm caliber in the Indian Ministry of Defense began under the slogan: "If you shoot at the enemy, he must be killed, and not temporarily incapacitated."
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  1. iouris
    iouris 14 January 2021 17: 23
    -18%
    India could also supply to the Russian Federation (but already cheaper).
    1. seti
      seti 14 January 2021 17: 38
      +10
      Quote: iouris
      India could also supply to the Russian Federation (but already cheaper).

      Is this a joke? Maybe we will listen to you and start buying our Su-30s from them? Yes, and the T-90 at the same time .. Like a reverse as in Protoukrii .. And the engine for them from whom we will fart after all, according to your logic, ours is worse than even Indian.
      1. iouris
        iouris 14 January 2021 18: 36
        -4
        Quote: seti
        Like a reverse like in Protoukri ..

        Duc, helicopter engines of the plant. Klimov (St. Petersburg) was supplied in this way from Zaporozhye. It was both cheap and angry. Or maybe this reverse is still working.
      2. Pereira
        Pereira 14 January 2021 23: 28
        0
        We can also buy an aircraft carrier from them. With planes.
    2. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 15 January 2021 10: 33
      0
      As a rule, everything is more expensive with them.
  2. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 14 January 2021 17: 37
    +7
    A total of 671427 AK-203 assault rifles are expected to be produced with full localization of production. In the future, it is possible to supply licensed AK-203 for export.
    For God's sake. The more Chinese and Indian clones in the world, the stronger the hands of everyone in the world are drawn to the original. request And the price doesn't stop.
  3. Crowe
    Crowe 14 January 2021 17: 46
    +16
    Quote: iouris
    India could also supply to the Russian Federation (but already cheaper).

    We don’t get Indian Kalashnikovs (or rather, a pitiful copy) for nothing, and don’t get money.
    There are some of the best in the world.
  4. Thrifty
    Thrifty 14 January 2021 17: 52
    +4
    Will the metal go to the machine locally, or will ours supply it? In our metal, we can be sure, but what the Indians will use is anyone's guess.
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 14 January 2021 18: 04
    +1
    Is it sho, the dancing is over? It went ...
    1. Alf
      Alf 14 January 2021 19: 20
      +7
      Quote: rocket757
      Is it sho, the dancing is over?

      It's a smoke break. They'll release a couple of thousand with their crooked little hands and continue dancing with the old chorus - Russian weapons are bad, they are torn in their hands.
    2. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 15 January 2021 00: 08
      0
      Quote: rocket757
      Is it sho, the dancing is over? It went ...

      I don’t consider this to be a matter - less than 10% for each machine made by them ?!
      And the Americans have not sold them a license - they are selling ready-made machines!
      I think this is "not comme il faut"!
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 15 January 2021 00: 38
        +1
        The toad, of course, moves ... but if you think about how many of those Kalash are made in the world, without any deductions at all ...
  6. venik
    venik 14 January 2021 18: 06
    +2
    "...India is ready to start licensed production of Russian AK-203 Kalashnikov assault rifles. General Manoj Narawane, Chief of Staff of the Indian Armed Forces, stated this..."
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    I don't know who - how ... And I personally would be from Indian "kalasha" shoot would not risk! request It may very well be that "yourself - more expensive" will come out! No.
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  8. Alf
    Alf 14 January 2021 19: 18
    +3
    "If you shoot at the enemy, then he must be killed, and not temporarily incapacitated."

    Dear dancers, go straight to 14,5, there are no options. And the bullets will be of mass destruction.