Published on: November 24, 2021

AK-203 DEAL

AK-203 DEAL

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Dampit The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved deal for the manufacture of 6.71 lakh AK-203 assault rifles in India

ABOUT AK-203 ASSAULT RIFLES

  • Built in cooperation of Russia
  • Considered to be the latest and most advanced version of the AK-47 rifle.
  • Expected to replace the Indian Small Arms System (INSAS) 5.56×45 mm assault rifle, that are presently being used by Army, Navy and the Air Force besides other security forces.
  • Advanced version of AK-47 and its magazine can hold 30 bullets.

ABOUT DEFENCE ACQUISITION COUNCIL

  • Formed after the Group of Ministers recommendations on ‘Reforming the National Security System’, in 2001, post Kargil War (1999).
  • Highest decision-making body in the Defence Ministry for deciding on new policies and capital acquisitions for the three services (Army, Navy and Air Force) and the Indian Coast Guard.
  • Chairman – The Minister of Defence
  • Objective – ensure expeditious procurement of the approved requirements of the Armed Forces in terms of capabilities sought, and time frame prescribed, by optimally utilizing the allocated budgetary resources.