05 July 2017

News Story: Manufacturer of India's home-made guns slams army for rejecting assault rifles

NEW DELHI, July 4 (Xinhua) -- Manufacturer of India's home-made guns, the government-run ordnance factory board (OFB), has slammed the army for rejecting its assault rifle on grounds that it failed basic tests, a local television news channel NDTV said Tuesday.

According to NDTV, U Mukherjee, spokesperson of the gun manufacturer, said in a letter to the channel that the home-made assault rifle rejected by the army last month functioned flawlessly without any stoppages.

"A top army General fired the rifle during trials and it delivered like a dream," Mukherjee was quoted as having said.

Last month, the channel was the first to report that the Indian army had, after trials of the new 7.62mm x 51mm assault rifle, concluded that it failed basic tests including being too noisy and indiscreet for combat.

Read the full story at Xinhua