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