Mizoram buys Insas rifles for armed battalions

The Mizoram government has so far purchased 1,280 INSAS rifles from the Rifle Factory, Icchapore in West Bengal with permission from the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Updated: Sep 27, 2010, 15:16 PM IST

Aizawl: The Mizoram government has so
far purchased 1,280 INSAS rifles from the Rifle Factory,
Icchapore in West Bengal with permission from the Ministry of
Home Affairs, state home minister R. Lalzirliana informed the
state assembly Monday.

Replying to a question from Lalduhoma of the Zoram
Nationalist Party (ZNP), Lalzirliana said that the state
government paid Rs 28,352 for each indigenous rifle and full
payment had been made.

The state police department received the consignment
on July two this year, he said, adding that INSAS rifles were
distributed to all the armed battalions in the state.

PTI