Vicky Nanjappa

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AK-203 rifles to be made in India as deal with Russia inked 

New Delhi, Dec 06: India and Russia have inked a deal for the procurement of AK-203 assault rifles. Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh and his Russian counterpart General Sergey Shoigu signed a contract for the procurement of over 5 lakh AK-203 assault rifles through the Indo-Russia Rifles Put Ltd and the agreement on military-technical cooperation from 2021-2031. 

This agreement comes on the backdrop of the government of India approving the plan for the production of over five lakh AK-203 assault rifles at Korwa, Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. This would be a big boost to self-reliance in defence. 

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