23 June 2017

News Story: India's home-made assault rifles fail basic test

NEW DELHI, June 22 (Xinhua) -- India's home-made assault rifles have failed basic trials, thus being rejected by the Indian Army, media reports said Thursday.

The 7.62 x51 mm indigenous assault rifles, which were made by state-owned Ordnance Factory Board and meant to replace AK-47s used by Indian armed forces, have many faults, including excessive recoil and excessive flash and sound signature, unnamed Army sources were quoted as saying.

"The weapon in its present form leaves much to be desired, is unsatisfactory and requires comprehensive design analysis," an Indian Army's internal assessment says, after a user trial was conducted at the Rifle Factory in the eastern state of West Bengal's Icchapore on June 13 and 14.

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