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Mr. Rajnath Singh hands over multiple indigenous weapons to Indian Army

  • IBEF
  • August 17, 2022

Minister of Defence Mr. Rajnath Singh handed over multiple indigenous arms and ammunition to the Indian Army in order to strengthen the country's defence sector. This shipment of weapons contains anti-personnel landmines known as 'Nipun,' landing attack craft for operations in Pangong Tso Lake, infantry combat vehicles, and a variety of other weapon systems.

He handed over the weapons to the Army as the country's borders face increased challenges. Among the weapons are AK-203 assault rifles, F-INSAS (Futuristic Infantry Soldier as a System) rifles, and the new 'Nipun' anti-personnel mine. They were created by the Nagpur-based private firm Economic Explosives Ltd (EEL) and other Indian defence manufacturers. According to Lieutenant General Mr. Harpal Singh, the Union government has made several policy decisions to aid in the indigenization of the defence sector. Mines, face-to-face combat weapons, and infantry combat vehicles are examples of indigenous weapons.

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