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India spoke about the prospects of the Russian AK-203

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India spoke about the prospects of the Russian AK-203

Russian Kalashnikov assault rifle AK-203 is planned to become the main one in the future weapons Indian army. This was stated by the Indian Ambassador to Russia Datla Bala Venkatesh Varma in an interview with the National Defense magazine.


According to the ambassador, the Indian military considers the Russian machine gun as the main weapon for the country's armed forces. AK-203 will be produced in India, which will speed up the flow of weapons into the troops.

The conclusion of a contract for the joint production of AK-203 will lay the foundation for the complete transition of the Indian Armed Forces to use the AK-203 as the main assault weapon

- the ambassador said.

At the beginning of this year, the Indian Ministry of Defense reported that the final contract for the production of the AK-203 would be signed in the near future, and the final approval of certain points was underway. The machines will be manufactured at Indo-Russian Rifles Private Limited, a joint Russian-Indian venture in Corwa, Uttar Pradesh.

The Russian AK-203 should replace the Indian INSAS assault rifle, which has been used by the army since 1998 and no longer suits the military. The 5,56 mm caliber of Indian weapons was especially criticized. The transition to the 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."

In total, it is planned to produce 671427 AK-203 assault rifles with full localization of production. At the same time, India plans to supply AK-203 for export, this is reflected in the signed agreement.
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  1. Civil
    Civil 2 March 2021 08: 30
    -6
    The bishop went to 7,62, the Indian circus based on total corruption does not let you get bored.
    1. mojohed2012
      mojohed2012 2 March 2021 08: 44
      +1
      There, China offered them its machine gun QBZ-95 for a new cartridge, so they also decided for a year, and then refused, saying that India would invent their own machine gun. They don't need Chinese.
      1. Nadrub
        Nadrub 2 March 2021 09: 24
        +7
        Strange, China is like with India at the stage of an unstarted war, and did it offer something from weapons to its enemy?
        1. mojohed2012
          mojohed2012 2 March 2021 10: 15
          +1
          He did, but it was still until the last exacerbation. Two years ago.
    2. Maz
      Maz 2 March 2021 10: 04
      0
      That is, our Jews threw off Vietnam with 95 million people and gave the market for their "galil", but got India with almost one and a half billion people and the need for weapons ten to fifteen times greater, well done!
  2. Victor_B
    Victor_B 2 March 2021 08: 34
    +3
    Kalash conquered (conquered) India!
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 2 March 2021 08: 39
    +1
    The Russian Kalashnikov AK-203 assault rifle is planned to be made the main weapon of the Indian army in the future. This was stated by the Ambassador of India to Russia

    Is it true?
    They are very, very fond of shaking a tambourine, and pulling the "blanket" over themselves to a large extent.
    In general, we will see.
    1. Victor_B
      Victor_B 2 March 2021 08: 45
      0
      Quote: rocket757
      They really, really love to shake a tambourine
      (Bored ...)
      Not a tambourine, but bells.
      On foot.
      And in the nose.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 2 March 2021 09: 38
        +1
        They can sing, dance ... fun, of course, but tiresome in the end.
  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 2 March 2021 08: 44
    +2
    Kalash is also in India Kalash. Finally, it came to 5 years of dancing with a tambourine.
    1. Fotoceva62
      Fotoceva62 2 March 2021 09: 40
      +1
      Especially in India ... Jungle, gouging and many wild monkeys jingling bells in an endless dance.
  5. Ros 56
    Ros 56 2 March 2021 08: 48
    +1
    And how many people do India have in the army? If we equip them at least 60-70 percent with our machines, however, good business will work out. good
    1. Flooding
      Flooding 2 March 2021 09: 34
      +2
      Quote: Ros 56
      And how many people do India have in the army? If we equip them at least 60-70 percent with our machines, however, good business will work out. good

      Based on open data, it can be judged that the most combat-ready units, located primarily in Jammu and Kashmir (with the exception of special operations forces, most of which are armed with versions of Tavor, M4 and various small arms manufactured by HK). The rest will slowly change INSAS to AK (first on 716, then on 103).
      India needs a massive, reliable, easy-to-use, easy-to-manufacture, and most importantly, a cheap machine. Kalashnikov is ideal in all respects. But according to a Punj Lloyd spokesman, the Indian market needs at least another 3 million weapons in the long run.

      From here:
      https://topwar.ru/154980-prikljuchenija-kalashnikova-v-indii-zakonchilis-li-tancy.html
  6. Runway
    Runway 2 March 2021 08: 49
    0
    The slogan is of course "fire". laughing than Mowgli low-impulse cartridge did not suit? If you didn’t have enough brains to bring to mind the “domestic” trunk, then yes - you have to sign for curvature.
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 2 March 2021 08: 56
      +2
      Quote: WFP
      If you did not have enough brains to bring to mind the "domestic" trunk, then yes - you have to sign for curvature.


      Their patron is "The wrong system"?

    2. paul3390
      paul3390 2 March 2021 09: 28
      +3
      than Mowgli low-impulse cartridge did not suit?

      The same as mattress makers in Afghanistan or Turks in Kurdistan. Mountains .. One barmale with ancient Anfield keeps a whole squad on the ground, and they - they can not do anything to him. It is not for nothing that they return straight to .308WIN, at least in a special way .. FN SCAR-H and HK417 appeared for a reason ..
      1. Runway
        Runway 2 March 2021 09: 36
        +1
        The mass barrel and the barrel (with the ability to change the caliber) for the specialty are two big differences. Mountains and bachaboz with a cartoon have nothing to do with it.
  7. Luty
    Luty 2 March 2021 09: 25
    +1
    From the point of view of cost-efficiency, it is a very balanced decision. Hindus are asking the price and bargaining for a long time, but as a result they choose not badly. And the caliber is correct and the cartridge is available. And the DB in the mountainous wooded area is assumed.
  8. grandfather_Kostya
    grandfather_Kostya 2 March 2021 09: 41
    +3
    "If you shoot at the enemy, then he must be killed, and not temporarily incapacitated."

    What bloodthirsty. In tactical terms, many of the wounded in the enemy are useful - they divert forces and means to their salvation. And if you do not save, no one will rise to the attack.
  9. Scharnhorst
    Scharnhorst 2 March 2021 09: 53
    0
    India, as a country that has all the development prospects, should not rush around the market in search of various super jets, but take seriously one of the world's best developments and create a weapons system. For example, Soviet development, cartridge 6 * 49 for assault rifles, pistol 9 * 21 and something modern for sniper weapons and a single machine gun in 8 mm caliber. Both the elephant and the Chinese will be incapacitated on a permanent basis and with a margin for the future.
    1. Intruder
      Intruder 2 March 2021 16: 40
      0
      For example, Soviet development, cartridge 6 * 49 for assault rifles, pistol 9 * 21 and something modern for sniper weapons and a single machine gun in 8 mm caliber. Both the elephant and the Chinese will be incapacitated on a permanent basis and with a margin for the future.
      well 6x49, even in the Russian Federation and the USSR they did not accept it, and for a long time it was already ..., somehow !?
      9x21 mm., I agree they could use it, especially since there are time-tested solutions already in real combat ... solutions: even a pistol, even a PP, make on its base, in any configuration for the military ...
      in caliber 8 mm
      rather, better for self-loading sniper rifles, excellent caliber, as well as close to it - .338 LM (8,6x70 mm.), but for a single machine gun, even more so, I consider it a bit overkill, already ... winked
  10. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 2 March 2021 14: 07
    -1
    I hope that the Russian army will switch to new ak.
  11. Intruder
    Intruder 2 March 2021 16: 33
    0
    "If you shoot at the enemy, then he must be killed, and not temporarily incapacitated."
    Yes Yes... request disco dancers .. what to take from them (not to their liking, it suddenly became - 5,56x45 mm.), dancing and some kind of Bollywood !!!
  12. ironic
    ironic 2 March 2021 22: 40
    -3
    We had already agreed with "Kalashnikov Israel" LLC and the deduction of royalties on the patent to Russia, there would be no need to waste time trying to repeat it in the form of 203rd. All one Tavor is taken.
  13. Sancho_SP
    Sancho_SP 4 March 2021 14: 08
    0
    If production is localized, then it is more important to know how much they will pay Russia from each unit. Maybe there is ten euro license and that's it.