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Review of Indian Army Small Arms Modernisation Programme

In the small arms category essentially used as personal weapon by individuals and small squad or section guns, the Indian Army is progressing two simultaneous programmes for acquiring assault rifles, light machine guns (LMGs) and carbines through Fast Track and normal tendering process. Ministry of Defence issued initial tenders or RFPs (requests for proposal) for 72,400 assault rifles, 93,895 CQB carbines and 16,479 light machine guns, which will together cost an estimated Rs 5,366 crore to selected foreign armament companies under Fast Track Procurement (FTP). Request for Information (RFI)has been issued separately for the assault rifles, LMGs and carbine in larger quantities through normal tendering process. 

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