Defence Ministry approves procurement of 73,000 assault rifles from US

Defence Ministry approves procurement of 73,000 assault rifles from US

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman approved the procurement of around 73000 Sig Sauer rifles from United States of America under fast track procurement mode in a major move towards infantry modernization.

USA will have to deliver the Sig Sauer rifles which is used by US forces as well as several other European forces within one year of finalization of the deal.

The Procured rifles will replace INSAS rifles and the new rifles will be used by the troops deployed along the 3600 km border with China.

Ministry of Defence

♦ Union Minister: Nirmala Sitharaman

♦ Minister of State: Dr. Subhash Ramrao Bhamre

♦ Headquarters: New Delhi