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India signs contract for 72,400 Sig Sauer assault rifles for armed forces

The Sig Sauer assault rifles could be crucial in tactical operations of the Indian Army and may be given to troops stationed in areas on the border with China.

Feb 12, 2019, 17:48 PM IST

China develops 'Star Wars gun' which can fire at targets 1 kilometer away

The ZKZM-500 has the potential of becoming the most lethal weapon in the world with its energy beam reportedly capable of 'instant carbonisation' of skin and tissues.

Jul 02, 2018, 10:56 AM IST

India eyes AK-103 assault rifles, looks for deal to 'Make in India'

Indian officials are set to meet Russian counterparts to discuss a deal.

Apr 20, 2018, 19:16 PM IST

Florida shooting: Students take out march, urge lawmakers to ban assault rifles

Gun violence on public school and college campuses has become commonplace in the United States in the last several years.

Feb 22, 2018, 00:37 AM IST

Defence Ministry allows purchase of 7.40 lakh assault rifles for Armed forces

The Defence Ministry has cleared the proposal to buy 7.40 lakh assault rifles for the three services and will also procure light machine guns worth Rs 1,819 crore. The Narendra Modi government has also cleared the proposal for the purchase of 5,719 sniper rifles for the Army at the cost of Rs 982 crore.

Feb 13, 2018, 19:51 PM IST

Machine guns, battle carbines, assault rifles - Army finalises Rs 40,000 crore procurement plan to replace ageing weapons

The Army has finalised one of its biggest procurement plans for infantry modernisation.

Oct 29, 2017, 14:24 PM IST

Army turns down assault rifles manufactured by Ordinance Factory Board

With India still importing 65 percent of its military requirements, PM Modi has favoured making the country self-reliant in the defence sector.

Jun 21, 2017, 19:52 PM IST

Defence Ministry on foreign shopping spree; eyes assault rifles, body armour, helmets for soldiers: Report

Bloomberg reported that the ministry may be purchasing 185,000 modern assault rifles from global markets.

Oct 28, 2016, 20:02 PM IST

31 assault rifles found on detained US ship

Security forces have seized 31 assault rifles and around 5,000 rounds of ammunition from the ship detained off the coast of Tuticorin coast, from 35 persons on board including four Indian ex Army and Navy personnel.

Oct 14, 2013, 21:24 PM IST

Army issues global tender for new assault rifles

Army has issued a global tender for arming its more than ten lakh soldiers with a new assault rifle, which will replace the existing indigenous INSAS.

Nov 30, 2011, 19:09 PM IST

Assault rifles, ammunition intercepted in Nigeria

Officials have intercepted 52 Kalashnikov rifles, 1,700 rounds of ammunition.

Aug 19, 2010, 11:33 AM IST

‘Blackwater agents took 500 assault rifles meant for Afghan police’

Agents of America’s private security firm, Blackwater, took more than 500 assault rifles that were intended for the Afghan police force and routinely carried weapons without permission, a hearing has been told.

Feb 25, 2010, 13:47 PM IST