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The Indian plant for the production of Kalashnikov assault rifles AK-203 is fully ready to start work

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The Indian plant for the production of Kalashnikov assault rifles AK-203 is fully ready to start work

India will soon begin production of AK-203 Kalashnikov assault rifles, a joint venture in the Indian state of Corva is preparing to start work. This was reported today by the press service of Rosoboronexport.


According to the general director of the state-owned company Alexander Mikheev, the plant built in India for the production of Kalashnikov AK-203 assault rifles is fully ready for production and will begin to do so before the end of 2022. The production is in line with the Make in India concept promoted in India. In the future, full, 100% localization of the production of Russian assault rifles will be achieved. In addition, in the future, an increase in production and the release of other assault rifles from the range of Kalashnikov assault rifles or promising models is possible, after modernization, of course.

The Russian-Indian agreement on the licensed production of AK-203 Kalashnikov assault rifles in India was signed in early December last year after a very long negotiation. The agreement was signed at a meeting between the defense ministers of the two countries, Sergei Shoigu and Rajnath Singh.

According to the agreement, India will produce more than 500 AK-203 assault rifles at its enterprise for more than $677 million. 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, then he must be killed, and not temporarily disabled."

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.
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  1. Smoker
    Smoker 17 October 2022 14: 54
    -5
    Initially, it was planned 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. Apparently, something could not be agreed.

    Hindus will not be sold to Ukraine by chance?
    1. Zhan
      Zhan 17 October 2022 15: 14
      0
      They would provide for themselves, 500 thousand pieces. not so much. Consider this to cover your own needs in the bulk. I'm interested in his DTK, how effective is it?
  2. Former soldier
    Former soldier 17 October 2022 14: 56
    -9
    With whom are the Indians going to fight? Or is it for sale first? After all, competitors.
    1. Postcode
      Postcode 17 October 2022 15: 04
      +5
      They do not get out of conflicts with Pakistan, they are not all right with China ...
      1. Ulan.1812
        Ulan.1812 17 October 2022 15: 27
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        Quote from Cap
        They do not get out of conflicts with Pakistan, they are not all right with China ...

        This is exactly what they have and these problems are enough.
  3. Zhan
    Zhan 17 October 2022 15: 00
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    Recall that India announced its desire to organize licensed production of AK-203 Kalashnikov assault rifles at the Russian-Indian joint venture Indo-Russian Rifles Private Limited in Korva, Uttar Pradesh, with full localization of production.

    As I understand it, in the future there is the possibility of releasing the AK-15.
  4. Buyan
    Buyan 17 October 2022 15: 03
    0
    Dances, dances, songs - all in the best traditions of the Hindus wassat
  5. Vladimir80
    Vladimir80 17 October 2022 15: 13
    -7
    I wonder how things really are in our army with machine guns? Judging by the news from the Far East, they tried to arm the mobilized with outright "junk" ... Maybe we should first build such a plant at home?
    1. stelltok
      stelltok 17 October 2022 15: 55
      -1
      Maybe we need to build such a plant at home first?

      It would be nice. Why build a factory in India? Mystery
      1. Piramidon
        Piramidon 17 October 2022 16: 04
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        Quote from stelltok
        Why build a factory in India?

        Free built and donated?
    2. Vita vko
      Vita vko 17 October 2022 15: 58
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      Quote: Vladimir80
      Maybe we need to build such a plant at home first?

      Modern warfare is a war of artillery, aviation and UAVs. Therefore, a couple of new artillery factories and UAV factories are definitely needed. And old AK-74s are enough to perform the cleaning tasks.
      1. Vladimir80
        Vladimir80 17 October 2022 16: 02
        -4
        apparently our mo agree with you exactly 50% (regarding
        enough old AK-74s
        )
    3. t-4
      t-4 17 October 2022 16: 00
      +7
      And to oblige, say, Abramovich to do this, so that he has something to do.
    4. Postcode
      Postcode 17 October 2022 16: 56
      +1
      They opened a couple of upper boxes, on which rain water had once leaked ... revealed problems, put them aside, opened other boxes, gave out machine guns and went to work .... in 1990 I saw revolvers of the Nagant system in the NZ warehouse. TT, Degtyarev machine gun ... cleaned it and run with them on the attack, everything works, weapons are never old))), well, if not a flint squeaker.
  6. Paul Siebert
    Paul Siebert 17 October 2022 15: 56
    -3
    I have mixed feelings about the article.
    On the one hand, excellent, they hooked the Indians on our weapons.
    On the other hand, a question...
    Why is there many more T-90s in the Indian army than ours?
    Do Indians need it?
    Maybe they have better leadership? He develops his army, and does not sell weapons to the side ...
    They also have an aircraft carrier built by us. "Nikramaditya" is called. And planes...
    Apparently - the Indians are waging an exhausting war against the whole of NATO, and not us ... request
  7. Leader_Barmaleev
    Leader_Barmaleev 17 October 2022 16: 02
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    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, then he must be killed, and not temporarily disabled."
    Indians are smart. I wonder when it will reach ours? And I don’t need to object only about the weight of ammunition - the wearable stock of 5.45 and 7.62 is not critically different.
    1. cat Rusich
      cat Rusich 17 October 2022 20: 51
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      Quote: Leader_Barmaleev
      Change from caliber 5,56 to 7,62 mm
      Indians are smart. I wonder when it will reach ours? And I don’t need to object only about the weight of ammunition - the wearable stock of 5.45 and 7.62 is not critically different.
      The weight of the BC is important for those who go on a combat mission behind enemy lines, as an example, the war in Afghanistan 1979-89, in Chechnya 1994-96, 1999-2009.
      For those who fight in the trenches, the weight of the ammo is not critical.
      soldier
  8. Gado
    Gado 17 October 2022 16: 55
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    Quote: Paul Siebert
    "Nikramaditya" is called.

    It's called "Vikramaditya" if that. I will correct you.
  9. IVZ
    IVZ 18 October 2022 07: 01
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    Quote: Paul Siebert
    Why is there many more T-90s in the Indian army than ours?
    Do Indians need it?
    Maybe they have better leadership? He develops his army, and does not sell weapons to the side ...

    Just better control over spending.