INSAS rifles not to blame for soldiers' deaths: Defence ministry

The Centre on Wednesday refuted in the Delhi High Court that INSAS (Indian small arms system) rifles were to blame for the death of soldiers in Naxal strikes in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.

100 live bullets of SSB go missing, 2 suspended

About 100 live bullet rounds belonging to troops of paramilitary SSB were reported to have gone missing when they were going from Delhi to their base here, after which two securitymen were suspended.

Anti-Naxal ops: CRPF prefers AK rifles to INSAS, bulk purchase on cards

CRPF, which is deployed for anti- Naxal operations, has decided to shun its standard weapon of combat, the indigenous INSAS rifle, and henceforth arm its troops exclusively with the AK series of assault rifles.

New assault rifles to replace INSAS, says Antony

India is in the process of procuring new assault rifles to replace the indigenously-designed `INSAS` (Indian Small Arms System) rifles, Defence Minister AK Antony said.

Army wants INSAS rifles replaced urgently

Gearing up its soldiers for future warfare, the Indian Army feels there is an "urgent need" to replace the indigenously developed and manufactured INSAS series of rifles.