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Russia and India signed an agreement for the licensed production of AK-203 assault rifles for the Indian army

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The previously announced signing of the Russian-Indian agreement on licensed production in India of the AK-203 Kalashnikov assault rifles nevertheless took place, the parties finally agreed on all the conditions. This is reported by the Indian publication Нindustan Times, citing sources in the Indian Ministry of Defense.


Reportedly, on Monday in India, negotiations were held between Russian and Indian Defense Ministers Sergei Shoigu and Rajnath Singh, the results of which were the signing of a number of agreements in the military sphere, including the production of weapons... One of the documents signed was the agreement for the licensed production of the AK-203. As noted, the parties managed to finalize the agreement.

According to the agreement, India will produce at its enterprise more than 500 thousand AK-203 assault rifles worth more than $ 677 million. As previously stated, if an agreement is signed before the end of this year, production of the AK-203 in India could be organized as early as 2022.

Recall that India announced its desire to organize licensed production of AK-203 Kalashnikov assault rifles at the Indo-Russian Rifles Private Limited Russian-Indian joint venture in the city of Corva, Uttar Pradesh state, with full localization of production. Initially, it was supposed to produce about 700 thousand AK-203 assault rifles, including for export. Judging by the information received, the parties settled on an amount exceeding 500 thousand. Apparently it was not possible to agree on something.

The AK-203 assault rifle will go into service with the Indian army units, where it will replace the Indian INSAS assault rifle, which has been in service since 1998. The Indian Ministry of Defense commented on the transition from 5,56 to 7,62 mm with the words: "If you shoot at the enemy, he must be killed, and not temporarily incapacitated."
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  1. Alexga
    Alexga 6 December 2021 11: 49
    +2
    with full localization of production

    Full localization is serious. To be honest, I thought that they would organize an assembly production from the supplied components.
    1. RUSS
      RUSS 6 December 2021 11: 58
      -1
      Quote: AlexGa
      with full localization of production

      Full localization is serious. To be honest, I thought that they would organize an assembly production from the supplied components.

      In fact, the full cycle in India, respectively, jobs and income, and what remains in the bottom line for Russia?
      1. Alexga
        Alexga 6 December 2021 11: 59
        +10
        and what remains in the bottom line for Russia?

        Probably only money for a license.
        1. Carat
          Carat 6 December 2021 12: 05
          +2
          And for a second, considerable. You have to pay a license fee for each issued machine.
          1. Victorio
            Victorio 6 December 2021 23: 32
            +1
            Quote: Carat
            And for a second, considerable. From each released machine to licenses have to pay.

            ===
            for a certain period of time or for a certain number of units produced.
        2. Piramidon
          Piramidon 6 December 2021 12: 08
          +2
          Quote: AlexGa
          and what remains in the bottom line for Russia?

          Probably only money for a license.

          It depends on how they agree. This can be a sale of a license and a payout from each barrel fired. It seems that there will be a second option, since judging by the publication, the number of machines is being discussed for a long time.
          1. evgen1221
            evgen1221 6 December 2021 13: 41
            +1
            I am inclined to sell just a license, given which Indians are stubborn and don’t particularly like to part with money, then selling only a license with a full cycle and documentation without additional deductions for each barrel they produce looks more real. In addition, the peresedelkin needs money here and now it is not time to show off, given that there are many Indians who would like to offer their own.
      2. Pereira
        Pereira 6 December 2021 17: 10
        0
        License. Perhaps equipment. Indirectly - advertising.
    2. knn54
      knn54 6 December 2021 12: 20
      +4
      - it was supposed to release about 700 thousand AK-203 assault rifles,
      And further:
      - the parties settled on the number EXCEEDING 500 thousand.
      WHAT have you not agreed on?
      1. Alexga
        Alexga 6 December 2021 12: 27
        0
        It was about the localization of production, not the number of samples produced.
      2. Jacket in stock
        Jacket in stock 6 December 2021 14: 36
        0
        Quote: knn54
        WHAT have you not agreed on?

        Most likely about the export of Indian AKs to third countries.
  2. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 6 December 2021 11: 52
    0
    And the Indians did not come up with the idea to transfer all their calibers - 9x19, 7,62x39, 5,45x39,5,56x45,7,62x51 to AK ?! And to release in large quantities (if there is no mind to standardize calibers?). In Ak (unlike other systems), this is all well done and worked out, and on a scale of India it will save a lot of money and simplify the service. If you have already bought a license and a plant.
    1. paul3390
      paul3390 6 December 2021 12: 29
      +3
      In general, if they are going to fight in the mountains, in their place I would order barrels rather in .308WIN .. Because there are specific conditions, the firing range is large, and there is little equipment, there is often nothing to support the infantry with fire ..
      1. Sergey Aleksandrovich
        Sergey Aleksandrovich 6 December 2021 21: 04
        +1
        This point of view also has a right to life, but, for me, in the mountains it is more important to have a lower weight of ammunition and the advantages of the AK-74 with its 5.45-mm caliber in this are obvious.
        1. paul3390
          paul3390 6 December 2021 21: 08
          +1
          Well, imagine that the adversary is sitting 500-700 meters up the mountain. And - what will you do with it? Albeit with a lot of ammunition?
          1. Sergey Aleksandrovich
            Sergey Aleksandrovich 6 December 2021 21: 14
            +1
            A distance of 500 m is quite accessible for automatic fire from an AK-74, but at 7 hundred meters there is no battle, this is a distance for a sniper and a machine gunner or even a grenade launcher with an AGS.
            And if the adversary sat up the mountain, then in the absence of the opportunity to call artillery fire on him and the absence of armor, you are most likely the end, regardless of the caliber of small arms.
    2. Pereira
      Pereira 6 December 2021 17: 11
      0
      As Rafali has shown, the issue of economy is not the main one.
  3. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 6 December 2021 12: 01
    -3
    And behind Shoigu is a Captain of the 1st rank with a "suitcase". Photo with meaning.
    1. YOUR
      YOUR 6 December 2021 12: 11
      +2
      Where did you see the suitcase?
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 6 December 2021 12: 14
        -3
        And what does Shoigu's captain of the 1st rank do behind his back, and even more so in uniform.
        1. YOUR
          YOUR 6 December 2021 12: 18
          +3
          It became funny to me
          What a captain of the first rank does, and even in uniform.
    2. Piramidon
      Piramidon 6 December 2021 12: 14
      +1
      Quote: tralflot1832
      And behind Shoigu is a Captain of the 1st rank with a "suitcase".

      Are you fantasizing? Where did you see the "suitcase" there? The right hand is empty, and Shoigu does not seem to be transparent. request
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 6 December 2021 12: 25
        -3
        He has a second left hand and if you look at a photo of capraz, then if you are right-handed then the suitcase is in the left and vice versa.
    3. Kesha1980
      Kesha1980 6 December 2021 12: 44
      +7
      Take it higher, everything is much more mysterious - this is the "nuclear folder")

      Photo from a different angle.
      Kozhugedovich, by the way, there together with Lavrov.
      We are waiting for the implementation of the following contracts.
      “In October 2018, Moscow and New Delhi signed a contract for the supply of five regimental sets of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems worth more than $ 11356 billion. a large batch of Igla portable anti-aircraft missile systems. "
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 6 December 2021 13: 15
        -4
        The folder clearly does not contain a plan to drive tanks along Ukraine! lol
        1. Kesha1980
          Kesha1980 6 December 2021 13: 20
          +2
          respiratory masks, rubber gloves and QR codes. Everything is like everyone else's, otherwise they won't be allowed back to the airfield.
          1. 2 Level Advisor
            2 Level Advisor 7 December 2021 10: 14
            0
            the form of the caprice is surprisingly rather old model .. not even the previous "generation" but also like it was under the USSR ..
            1. Kesha1980
              Kesha1980 7 December 2021 11: 29
              0
              Well, he zapadlo to wear a jacket from Yudashkin)
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  4. Fisherman
    Fisherman 6 December 2021 12: 04
    -8
    7,62 - this is for a fight from afar, so as not to get hurt by the enemy, the Indians are in their repertoire. But our choice of India is a good step, the Indians are the largest investors in West Africa, there are also a lot of barrels required!
  5. d ^ Amir
    d ^ Amir 6 December 2021 12: 07
    +1
    Well, they created their Insas from the Kalashnikov, sort of like with the AK-74 ... which will prevent them from doing the same with the AK-203
    1. Andrey Moskvin
      Andrey Moskvin 6 December 2021 12: 21
      0
      On one rake a second time?
      1. d ^ Amir
        d ^ Amir 6 December 2021 12: 22
        0
        Yes, as if not in the third ...
      2. Grandfather
        Grandfather 6 December 2021 12: 26
        -4
        Americans smile maliciously ...
  6. Volzhanin64
    Volzhanin64 6 December 2021 12: 32
    +1
    And the officer in naval uniform, this is apparently the commander of the submarine, who threw Kozhugetovich to the place of meeting with his Indian counterpart.
    1. Sergey Aleksandrovich
      Sergey Aleksandrovich 6 December 2021 21: 45
      0
      Kuzhugetich, not Captain Nemo, in order to swim under water for six months, most likely arrived by plane.
  7. CommanderDIVA
    CommanderDIVA 6 December 2021 13: 47
    0
    A good contract for our defense industry, the Indians must also be offered licenses for our RPGs, RPOs, it is possible to develop a belt-fed light machine gun based on the Ak 203 for the Indian market, this is a big jackpot and we need to fight for it with competitors
    1. Andrey Moskvin
      Andrey Moskvin 6 December 2021 14: 02
      +1
      Judging by the Indian principle "so as not to offend anyone", they will buy a Minimi or a Negev of some kind.
  8. sen
    sen 6 December 2021 14: 28
    +1
    Russia and India signed an agreement for the licensed production of AK-203 assault rifles for the Indian army

    A body kit: a grenade launcher, a collimator sight, etc. is not included in the kit? We will supply separately.
    https://pnevmatiky.net/ognestrelnoe/obzor-avtomata-kalashnikova-ak-203
  9. YOUR.
    YOUR. 6 December 2021 19: 40
    +1
    If you shoot at the enemy, then he must be killed, and not temporarily incapacitated

    Well, Indians have a peculiar attitude towards death.
    Especially among the Singhs.
    And the art of war and its derivative is a tactic for them, as it were, on the drum :)
    1. Andrey Moskvin
      Andrey Moskvin 7 December 2021 15: 46
      0
      Who are the Singhi? Or are you talking about the Sikhs?
      1. YOUR.
        YOUR. 7 December 2021 19: 52
        0
        I'm talking about him
        Rajnath Singha
        :)
  10. Yujanin
    Yujanin 7 December 2021 08: 49
    -1
    The Ministry of Defense commented with the words: "If you shoot at the enemy, then he must be killed, and not temporarily incapacitated."

    I have not heard a more stupid excuse in favor of 7.62.
  11. dima314
    dima314 7 December 2021 10: 23
    -1
    just a pitiful contract for machine guns? what about aviation? Was Putin going for this? The mountain gave birth to a mouse? Indians have abandoned all Russian aviation? Here the French have received a contract ... there is something to see!
    1. Charik
      Charik 7 December 2021 15: 16
      -2
      what to look at? non-existent planes? and they will be overturned again at the right time.
      1. dima314
        dima314 8 December 2021 09: 58
        0
        yeah, you can dream and tell fortunes, for the French, but with Russian aviation products, it's just a flight and, moreover, in full, despite the visit of His Serene Highness
        1. Charik
          Charik 8 December 2021 22: 55
          0
          Some kind of coliseum, I wanted to write about a contract from the Arabs on Rafali who are not yet produced, but why did it work about Indian AKs, it is not clear hi